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What Is The Best Treatment For Coughing Spasms
Asthma treatment: Cough variant asthma may be what you are describing. Step wise asthma treatment can be helpful with steroid inhalers and bronchodilators. Medical evaluation with breathing tests, xrays, blood tests can check for other causes and help confirm the diagnosis. Of course smoking cessation, avoidance of dust and asthma triggers is helpful. ...Read more
I am having saveer coughing spasms that hurt so bad, can't sleep cuz i stop breathing or i cough uptons ofwater, i'm scared.
Sleep apnea +: Please see your family doctor.Sleep apnea (where you stop breathing) causes a worsening of gerd in many people. This is where the contents of your stomach come into your throat and sinuses. It can also go down the wrong way into your lungs. It can even be projectile. The coughing is likely from what you are asperating into your lungs. Please see your family doctor, a sleep specialist + GI doc. ...Read more
Cough that lasts over a week. No mucus production. Dry cough. Sometimes coughing spasms are mild. What could be wrong?
Multiple causes: Sometimes a dry cough can be a sign of asthma. If the cough continues for three weeks or more, I would recommend pulmonary function testing. If you are experiencing a viral illness, then the symptoms should resolve and improve over the next one week. A virtual consult is available by appt. for further management. ...Read more
Flu for 4 days. Developed a chronic cough. I can not take normal or deep breath without triggering coughing spasms. Will pro air hfa help?
Dry, coughing spasms - do not have asthma. What can be done to relieve the cough (not drink a whole bottle of water)?
See your doctor: There could be a number of causes of frequent coughs. You may have allergies. You may have cough-variant asthma (not everyone with asthma has wheezing). You could have an infection. In the meantime, do drink plenty of fluids. Honey can be good for helping your cough (has been proven more effective than OTC cough meds). A humidifier at night may help also. ...Read more
Coughing spasms and I get shortness of breath and tightness in the left side of my chest and I cough up phlegm over half the time when I cough.
My son is suffering from a persistsnt cough and cold and keeps getting poorly from it onto 3 weeks now what is the best treatment for it?
Cough and cold: Very possibly a sinus infection. A cold will generally resolve on its own in 7-10 days and does not need any specific treatment. 3 weeks likely needs antibiotics. ...Read more
Allergy...: Your symptoms are likely related to allergy. You may be having bronchospasm as well as nasal allergy symptoms. There are prescription inhalers as well as nasal sprays that may help so see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. You may need to see an allergist for testing to see what you are allergic to so that avoidance, if possible, can be done. If you smoke, smoking cessation is imperative. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for dry cough in elderly with less side effects and cause no sedation (e.g lozenges) if allergic response is the cause?
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