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What Drugs Or Combination Of Drugs Cause Persistent Cough
Cough: Per Mayo Clinic common reasons for chronic cough may include: Post nasal drip, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, asthma, chronic bronchitis, infections, some blood pressure medications. There are many other less common causes. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-cough/basics/causes/con-20030883 ...Read more
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
Multiple causes: The most common causes of persistent cough are asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infection, and ge reflux. There are numerous less common causes that should also be investigated such as tumor, infection, foreign body, heart failure, etc. A lung specialist will be able to identify the cause through chest/sinus x-ray or ct, lung function test, feno, lab studies, history and exam. ...Read more
Bronchitis...: Acute bronchitis can result in a cough which lasts for this duration. There can be associated bronchospasm which can cause the cough to increase even when the other symptoms are resolving. Chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, can also cause a long-lasting cough. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment, especially if the cough is worsening. ...Read more
YES IT CAN: It can rarely cause cough in some patients.19724 patients reported side effects when taking Pritor.And among them 344 people reported having cough(1.76%)It is more common in females64.05% versus males 36.95%&most common in females over the age of 60.It is rare at your age.Common in patients with Rheumatoid arthritis,Asthma,Diabetese.And taking with Laxis,Aspirin,Singular,Norvasc&Prilosec.ConsultMD ...Read more
How can I treat a very persistent cough? I think is allergic cause it begins in october and left in march, but no medicine helps me. Thx
Define it: The best first step is to see an allergist. Finding how if and to what you're allergic is the best way to start; simply trying med after med can be frustrating. Your allergist, possibly with the help of an ENT or pulmonary physician, can help figure this out if it turns out that you're truly not allergic. ...Read more
Reflex activityd: Cough is a reflex that is caused by a message from the bronchial tube to the lower brain. It might be caused by an input message to the brain (e.g. Infection) or an unnecessary executive message from an irritable brain. Strangely enough it can be caused by sugar intake or even cow's milk. This is partcularly true if he coughs in his sleep without awakening. ...Read more
I had my gallbladder removed laparoscopically 16 days ago. I have had a persistent cough which has caused internal pain where the gallbladder area was. What could this be? Could the cough cause me to not heal?
Persistent cough 3 month plus can't stop clearing throat I sing and do impressions breathing tickles throat near larynxe what's the cause?
Persistent cough: See an ear nose and throat doctor to see if you have laryngeal polyps that is causing your problem. ...Read more
I have an ascending aortic aneursym and have a bad cold with persistent cough. Can it cause problems with the aneursym?
Is it advisable to take five prednisone per day for five days? My sister was prescribed the drug for a persistent cough. Is this safe?
Prednisone dosage: High doses of corticosteroids like prednisone cause serious health problems, but only with prolonged therapy. Five days treatment is entirely safe if not done repeatedly or too often. How effective it will be is another story, however. Perhaps worth a try, but often has little effect against symptoms of respiratory infection. ...Read more
Will persistent cough and cold cause lung hardening? How to cure it, as in lifestyle and diet? :d thanks in advance
Cough and cold: Have to be treated simply because they are annoying. The only problem is that if it is due to a recurrent infection like a viral infection, you can develop bronchiectasis. If it is from allergy, you can treat it symptomatically and as long as no asthma, it does not affect the lung much. Of course some allergies can worsen. Find your allergies and avoid the cause, and treat the symptoms, ask doctor. ...Read more
Side effect...: Some blood preserve medicines can cause cough as a side effect. If it is determined by your doctor that you have this side effect, and it is bothersome, then the medicine causing this side effect can be changed under your doctor's supervision. Cough as sign of allergy is possible but cough as side effect is more common with BP meds. ...Read more
Have had on and off chest pain. Been told it's inflamed rib joint cartilage. Now have a persistent cough with no cause for the past few weeks.
Chest pain : Your cough needs to be evaluated ... Sometimes GERD or acid reflux disease will cause heartburn and may course chronic cough due to exposure of acid to upper respiratory tract ... Also, we must exclude other causes of cough such as asthma, allergies etc ... If this continues I suggest a PCP visit and some basic work up including chest X-eat and possibly trial of PPI such as Protonix (pantoprazole) to see changes ...Read more
Could prescribed meds w steroids for persistent cough from bronchitis and walking pneumonia cause dysfunction of parathyroid or hyperparathyroidism?
Hyperparathyroidism: Primary hyperparathyroidism results from overproduction of parathormone. There is oversecretion of PTH due to adenoma, hyperplasia or, rarely, carcinoma of the parathyroid glands. Secondary disease is seldom if ever due to corticosteroids. The answer is basically no. ...Read more
Viral infection: If the symptoms just started a few days ago, it is a viral infection. If it has been more than a week, it needs to be checked out by a doctor. ...Read more
I am 47. Never have smoked. I have had a persistent cough that some days is worse than others for the past 5-6 weeks. I have noticed a metallic/bloody taste after I cough a hard cough though. I don't take any medications for anything. Just take my normal
See your doctor...: Possible etiologies of this chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, sinus problem or a combination of factors. The metallic/bloody taste could be a med side effect (not sure what meds you take) or could be post-nasal drip issue leading to bronchospasm. You need to see your doctor to diagnose and treat you; may even need to see a lung specialist or an ear/nose/throat doctor. ...Read more
My baby has a persistent cough although it doesn't seem to be bothering her she's four months what could it be?
Cough in infants: There are many reasons for a persistent or chronic cough in infants. They include acid reflux/regurgitation with possible aspiration, foreign body in airway, recurrent respiratory infections with asthma-like presentation, congenital malformation of the lungs, etc. An evaluation of cough in infants usually involves chest x-ray, swallow study/upper GI evaluation. Chronic cough is not normal. ...Read more
First find cause: Chronic cough has many causes, allergies environmental, pollen, dust, mold. Medications, like ace inhibitors,. Infections, and finally underlying lung disease or reflux esophagitis. First the cause should be identified, so accordingly the treatment. To begin with see a doctor, be listened and examined. Get a chest x-ray. ...Read more
Depends...: Treatment for a nonproductive, chronic cough depends on the etiology. Some possible etiologies include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of factors. All these etiologies have entirely different treatments so treatment depends on the suspected etiology. Your doctor should evaluate your cough so the correct treatment can be rendered. ...Read more
Persistent coughing: Coughing of 4-6 weeks without an identifiable cause or improvement in symptoms should be best evaluated by a doctor. They may need to run specific lab tests or do x-rays to determine the cause. All the best. ...Read more
There are many possible causes of persistent cough lasting more than 3 weeks. If this is occurring after a viral illness, you may have chronic bronchitis or pneumonia.
Other possible causes include aspiration and sinusitis with post nasal drip. Sometimes inflammation of the ear drum may be associated with a persistent cough. Asthma can be associated with a cough.
Virtual consult appt suggested. ...Read more
Diagnose first...: In order to treat a chronic cough, it must first be diagnosed. Possible diagnoses include bronchospasm from any cause, post-nasal drip, gerd, or a combination of factors. These all have different treatments so see your doctor so the cause of your cough can be identified first and then treatment rendered. ...Read more
Persistent Cough: Cough- rapid expulsion of air from lungs, (usually to clear airways). Persistent = continuing over a long period. ...Read more
Yes...: Persistent cough in a smoker could be a sign of copd. If the cough is productive, chronic bronchitis may be present and if non-productive, empysema may be present. Either way, you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Smoking cessation is necessary and your doctor can also help with this. ...Read more
Possibilities...: The possible etiologies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or even a combination of issues. All of these have entirely different treatments so, if the cough persists, your friend should see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If your friend is a smoker, smoking cessation is strongly encouraged and a doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more
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