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What causes cough and cold?

What causes cough and cold?

Viruses: Mostly common cold viruses (rhino-virus) cause the common cold which includes a cough due to mild bronchitis. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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What cause cough out blood?

What cause cough out blood?

Airway bleeding: Coughing up blood is never a good thing. Some small streaks can come from your upper airway especially if you have upper airway symptoms such as a very painful sore throat or sinuses for instance, but anything more than that deserves a visit to your doc. ...Read more

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Just wondering what causes coughing?

Just wondering what causes coughing?

Cough: Many different causes sometimes in the same patient. Asthma/ allergies/vocal cord dysfunction/ gerd/ infections/ heart problems are a few of the possible causes. ...Read more

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What causes coughing when lying on the left side?

Interesting: That is quite interesting. Thorough history and physical exam by doc is next. ...Read more

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What causes coughing up for almost two months?

What causes coughing up for almost two months?

Get medical eval.: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea w a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea w 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 mins). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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What causes coughing after eating?

What causes coughing after eating?

Possible LERD: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. May however not be reflux so please get yourself checked. ...Read more

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What causes coughing up blood and weight loss?

What causes coughing up blood and weight loss?

See a doctor now: Tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, and cancer of the lung, throat or upper GI tract are three main causes. There are other rarer ones but they aren't good either. Do not delay! have it evaluated this week. ...Read more

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What causes hicc cough?

What causes hicc cough?

Phrenic nerve.: Irritation of the phrenic nerve somewhere along its course. The nerve travels from your spinal cord in your neck down through the chest, past the heart and innervates the diaphragm below. ...Read more