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My one week old daughter just coughed should I be concerned? It didn't have a whooping sound nor did it sound like a smokers cough. No high temperature

My one week old daughter just coughed should I be concerned? It didn't have a whooping sound nor did it sound like a smokers cough. No high temperature

Babies cough: And sneeze, and make all kinds of noises. I understand, especially with new parents, that anything out of the ordinary can be scary, but a cough can occur with a temporary aspiration of saliva. If it is persistent, if the baby has a temperature, if there are breathing problems, then see your pediatrician. If not, enjoy your baby more and worry less! ...Read more

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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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How long do you have to smoke to develop smokers cough?

How long do you have to smoke to develop smokers cough?

Varies.....: This varies because it depends on many factors including how much the person is smoking, whether they're probe to bronchospasm, etc. See your doctor for help with quitting smoking! ...Read more

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My wife, 25yrs old, has had a constant "smokers cough", sounding cought and she has never smoked! she says it hurts in her chest when she coughs..

My wife, 25yrs old, has had a constant "smokers cough", sounding cought and she has never smoked! she says it hurts in her chest when she coughs..

Needs to be checked: She needs to be checked to find the cause of her cough.Cough can be caused by following 1bronchial asthma 2acute bronchitis 3gatro esophageal reflux 4allergies and sinusitis 5 other rare causes consult your family doctor or a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mild cough but my voice sounds like a smokers?

What to do if I have mild cough but my voice sounds like a smokers?

See you doctor: For an evaluation of your mouth and throat. Some internists and family physicians are familiar with the techniques to look directly or indirectly into the larynx and visualize it and the vocal cords. However, most would probably refer you to an ENT specialist who has the training and equipment to do this. Are you a smoker? If so, stop. In either case, someone needs to take a look at the anatomy. ...Read more

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Can a non smoker have a smokers cough?

Can a non smoker have a smokers cough?

Cough: A cough is a cough. What is needed is to determine the reason for the cough. If you are not a smoker than there is clearly another reason. Please see your doctor for diagnosis and support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get smokers cough?

It depends: It varies from smoker to smoker and other factors such as how much one smokes a day and how long that individual has been a smoker. ...Read more

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What to do if I had smokers cough, can anyone help?

What to do if I had smokers cough, can anyone help?

STOP SMOKING: comes to mind. If you are developing chronic bronchitis secondary to the smoking, the ONLY effective treatment is smoking cessation. Everything else is to try to suppress the inflammation caused by the smoking, or treat infections that are related to the inflammation, or to help keep the airways more open, but they do not stop the chronic bronchitis. Get info on smoking cessation and please!!! ...Read more

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Why do I have this real bad smokers cough at night even though i don't smoke?

Why do I have this real bad smokers cough at night even though i don't smoke?

Think other causes: If you are not exposed to smoke from others, two more common causes of nocturnal (nighttime) cough are acid reflux and allergies. The allergies to dust mites are particularly troublesome at night. Cough from acid reflux usually occurs at night especially if you eat late, use a lot of caffeine, have spicy or acidy, fatty or processed foods. ...Read more

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Why do smokers cough up sputum?

Why do smokers cough up sputum?

Smoke deposits: Tar and other materials in the smoke get deposited in the lungs. Coughing it out is the only way the body can get rid of it. Otherwise it would build up to the point that one couldn't breathe over a few months. Over time, the normal cleaning mechanisms of the lungs and windpipe get overwhelmed and the effects of smoking multiply. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a smokers cough quickly?

How can you get rid of a smokers cough quickly?

Stop smoking: If you want to stop smokers cough the first thing you have to do is quit smoking.At your age if you quit smoking the cough will disappear. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my dry smokers cough for an interview?

How can I get rid of my dry smokers cough for an interview?

Quit smoking!: The most important thing you can do is to quit smoking today! beyond that, your cough needs to be evaluated by your doctor so the correct diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated. Possible etiologies for this cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these factors. Quit smoking and see your doctor! ...Read more

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The dr said my wifes smokers cough is due to allergies. What type of meds should she take to control it?

The dr said my wifes smokers cough is due to allergies. What type of meds should she take to control it?

Let Dr. Know: If truly due to allergies than an anti-allergy medication would be the answer. Inhaled corticosteroid meds like flonase/nasonex etc can help post nasal drip from allergies that may cause a cough. Either way, you need to let the dr. Know so they can place any meds in the chart to appropriately know all meds you take (even otc meds). Best wishes. ...Read more

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When I user my nebulizor my smokers cough turns into non stop coughing and feels like pepper is in my throat?

When I user my nebulizor my smokers cough turns into non stop coughing and feels like pepper is in my throat?

Cough and smoking: your "smoker's cough" maybe more than that. Several other issues such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulm disease( like chronic bronchitis) can have chronic coughs. When you use your nebulizer you are able to take deeper breaths which maybe triggering the spasm in your airway. FIRST STOP SMOKING!! and you should get a evaluation by your doctor including pulmonary function testing and xray. ...Read more

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