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What Happens To Your Body When You Cough
Depends on the cough: If you have an underlying medical issue like asthma and emphysema, speak to your doctor about this. If you have a cold a teaspoon of honey is as effective as many over the counter remedies. If you have fevers >102 of cough for more than 10 days, see your doctor. Finally, for muscle pain, try Ibuprofen or acetaminophen.See 1 more doctor answer
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
Cough attacks: A cough is a forceful reflex to clear the airway. The reasons for cough can be irritation, infection or inflammation generated from the larynx, bronchi, sinus, ear, lungs, lining of the lungs, brain, and even heart (rarely). It's for this reason that a thorough exam and evaluation is necessary to find the cause of coughing, so treatment can be provided.
When I cough hard my chest rattles and nothing comes out. What could it be?! I don't feel any pain in my body..
Getting over cold w junky cough for 1 week. Waking up drenched with sweat and body temp dropping to 35.2C (room is 20C). Is that normal?
Infection.: It sounds like you are having a fever and chills, which means you are not getting over your cold, but getting worse! Get seen and treated, if necessary: you might have pneumonia. If you are taking over-the-counter meds, they can make you feel bad, too, and are proven to be of little use, and may make you worse, so stop them.
I take daily a bottle of cough syrup corex regular for the last 1 year what are the consequences and will it effect my body? How can I quit
Drug addiction: Since corex contains codiene, and since you've been taking it for a year I would say you have a drug addiction. Seek help from an addiction center or your physician.
I've had a cough for over 3 weeks an its not getting any better my full body hurts when I cough especially my chest I don't know what to do now...
Medical care: I know exactly what you need to do now. Please see your GP! Sorry you've been feeling so bad for so long.See 3 more doctor answers
I'm having headach and cough and cold all day... even I take any tablet that remain the same what test help me to rectify what's going on with my body?
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Yes: Coughing is necessary to clear secretions and infectious stuff from the lungs. It basically helps keep the lungs clean.See 2 more doctor answers
Can foreign body aspiration give cough only at night and early morning or it should be all day long?
How can I quickly flush cough syrup out of my body? Accidental overdose and I hate the way it's making me feel.
Water: Drink plenty of water, enough so that your urine is colorless. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
When the virus of cold cough gets into your body you instantly get ill or how many days it takes to get you ill?
It can take: Several days before symptoms develop.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have had a bad cough for a few weeks now and I cough for a few times my body feels strange like I'm going to faint?
Coughing increases: The pressure in the thorax which reduces the normal blood return to the right side of the heart. This can result in a sudden drop in blood pressure and dizziness or fainting. The treatment is for the cough not the dizziness. A persistent cough for a few weeks needs to be evaluated and treated. You probably have developed reactive airways. See a health care professional soon for evaluation.
I feel a tickle sensation in all my body, internal (not scratchable). I've had dry cough in the last five weeks. Can this be a lymphoma thing?
NO: You should evaluated and have CXR to find cause of problem.
MY body starts to itch whenever I cough. I am a smoker too. IT has been 3 weeks so far. IT gets really worst in the night that I find it hard to sleep?
Needs to be checked: Are you taking any medicine. How long you have been coughing. Is it dry cough or you are coughing phlegm The itching is 3 weeks now You can take over the counter pills like Zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to stop the itching and cough medicine with Dexromethotphen And since you are a smoker consult your doctor and get checked And if you desire to quit smoking get advice from your Doctor as well
Infection or asthma: An occasional dry cough is normal. Even an occasional bit of mucus isn't of too much concern. But if you develop chest pain upon coughing, perhaps even shortness of breath, it's time to go see your family doc regardless of fever or not because you might have asthma, copd, or some lung infection. Of course, there are other reasons for cough & chest pain so don't delay. .
How do you know when a virus is leaving your body? Do you develop a cough or have any cold like symptoms?
When a viral: Infection is resolving - generally, you will start to feel better.
When I go for my walk I always leak or when I cough I leak what is going on with my body I'm 62 years old.
Stress incontinence: Urinary leaking with physical activity (stress incontinence) is common in older women, especially those who have delivered children. It often goes along with urinary urgency and frequency. You've probably seen the TV ads for drugs for "overactive bladder". This may be your problem. See your doctor about it. Good luck!See 1 more doctor answer
I have had a slight cough for about two months it can get bad at times I can breath for eg when I spray body spray etc would this be serious?
Chronic cough: Cough that has been continuing beyond 2 months is considered chronic and should be evaluated. Possibilities of chronic cough include asthma (triggered by irritants such as perfumes, smoke etc.). An evaluation of lung function is common for persons having ongoing cough. If it indeed is asthma, this is serious and should not be ignored.See 1 more doctor answer
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