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What are some causes of dry cough?

What are some causes of dry cough?

Possibilities...: Persistent chronic non-productive cough is usually due to bronchospasm (due to any cause), post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. An evaluation by a doctor is needed for diagnosis since these all have different treatments. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What are some causes of dry mouth?

What are some causes of dry mouth?

Dry mouth: Common causes in my practice include anticholinergic side effects of medication, such as antidepressant or antihistamine meds, mouth breathing due to sinus or nasal problems, dehydration from vomiting, diarrhea, and uncontrolled diabetes. It can be caused by autoimmune diseases such as sjogren's syndrome. ...Read more

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What are some causes of persistent coughing?

What are some causes of persistent coughing?

There are three.: A chronic cough can be caused by GERD (reflex), asthma or allergies, generally. Lung problems can also cause a cough. If your cough has lasted a few weeks and hasn't responded to medications, you need an evaluation by a doctor. Especially if you're a smoker. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of bad breath?

What are some common causes of bad breath?

What in the hetaking: Not getting breaking down food out between your teeth using floss. ...Read more

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What are common causes of barky cough?

What are common causes of barky cough?

Several: In children, the most common cause is croup which is caused by a virus. Other causes of a barky cough would include tracheomalacia and psychogenic (habbit) cough. A chronic, dry cough would also be suggestive of asthma. ...Read more

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What are the causes of cold cough?

What are the causes of cold cough?

Virus/ allergy/ bac: There are many viruses, allergens and bacteria that can cause a cold and a cough. Most people will improve with time and many meds can help with symptoms. If symptoms persist more than 1 or 2 weeks or if they are severe seek out your doctor for help. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What are some potential causes of "wet flatulence"?

What are some potential causes of "wet flatulence"?

Diarrhea : It sounds like there may be a tendency to have diarrhea. I would advise you get evaluated for that possibility. There can be rectal leaking from other issues as well. Things to consider might be rectal inflammation, infection or a leaky cyst. You need to see your physician to get an evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic cough?

What are the causes of chronic cough?

Bronchial irritation: Bronchial tube irritation, sinus/nasal irritation, gastroesophageal reflux all tend to cause chronic cough. In the lung smoking, asthma, pneumonia (especially pertussis, mycoplasma), foreign bodies can cause chronic cough. Treat acid reflux disease, sinus infection sinusitis. Some medications such as ace inhibitors. Stepwise treatment of asthma with sinus, gi, treatment avoid aspirin/dust. ...Read more

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What are some causes of headaches?

What are some causes of headaches?

HEADACHES: Causes of headache maybe primary: not associated with structural abnormality, these disorders include migraine, tension, cluster, chronic paroxysmal hemicrania. Secondary headaches are: intracranial, extracranial, systemic disorders, drugs and toxins. ...Read more

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What are some of the whooping cough symptoms?

What are some of the whooping cough symptoms?

Pertussis symptoms: Prolonged cough (sometimes resulting in vomiting), fast breathing, retractions, congestion, low grade fevers, and the breathing pattern for which it gets its name whooping cough -> the child caoughs so hard and so much, they are unable to get a breath and then inhale a loud "whoop" sounding breath. ...Read more

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What are the causes of persistant productive cough?!

What are the causes of persistant productive cough?!

Multiple causes: Get a comprehensive physical examination, blood testsfor infection and a chest xray. ...Read more

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What are some vocational causes of fatigue?

What are some vocational causes of fatigue?

Work-related fatigue: Some vocations include a lot of physical labor, which tires you. If there's not enough recovery time between work sessions (esp w/shift work), one gets more and more run down. More often though, people are working in jobs which are stressful, hold no interest for them, or which do not align with their personal values. This kind of fatigue may come from loss of joy, creativity, and inspiration. ...Read more

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What are some causes of dizzyness?

What are some causes of dizzyness?

Dizziness: Many causes which require evaluation by your doctor. Can be related to change in blood pressure or if vertigo (room spinning), can be a middle ear disturbance. ...Read more

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What are some causes of fainting?

What are some causes of fainting?

Decreased bloodflow: Fainting is caused by a decreased bloodflow to the brain,causing your body to momentarily shut down. This can be due to something as simple as standing up too fast after sitting, or something as complex as a heart, brain, vascular, or other issue. Working up the cause of fainting can be quite difficult, as there are so many possible causes. Moreover, the cause in 33% of cases is unknown! ...Read more

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What are some causes of chronic diarrhea?

What are some causes of chronic diarrhea?

Laundry list: Here is a laundry list for causes of chronic diarrhea: crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, fructose intolerance, parasitic infestation, bacterial infection, postcholecystectomy syndrome, laxative abuse, food allergies, gastrointestinal hormone secreting tumor, hyperthyroidism, constipation, etc. Best advice is to seek medical consult. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of recurrent eye pain?

What are some common causes of recurrent eye pain?

Many possible: Depending on the nature, severity, location and frequency of the ocular pain, there are many possible causes. Some of the more likely causes include dry eye syndrome, sinus disease, iritis, blepharitis, recurrent corneal erosion, misdirected eyelashes, among many others. See your ophthalmologist to help sort it out, preferably when you are actually having the pain. ...Read more

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What are some causes of a sore throat?

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What are some causes of a sore throat?

Ear, throat: Best to get that checked by your doctor for pharyngitis, tonsillitis, otitis, etc., thru exam of throat & ears. Viral infection possibility if no fever. Other causes might be medications that dry your mouth. ...Read more

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Dry Cough (Definition)

Dry cough is a non-productive cough in which sputum/ ...Read more


Cough, No Sputum (Non Productive) (Definition)

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