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What Is The Best Treatment For Persistent Cough For More Than 2 Weeks
6 months babu with persistent cough, nasal congestion and wheezing. the fever (102°f) went away 3 days ago. as a treatment only sodium chloride inhal?
Bronchiolitis: At this age the airways are so small that a little swelling causes the obstruction with wheezing rather than bronchospasm as in asthma. RSV is often the cause. I know it's hard to watch your baby get sick like this but should make a full recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My child has a persistent cough (2mo), no other symptoms(fever, rash, runny nose) and breathing treatments aren't working. What can I do to help him?
Depends...: Treatment for a chronic cough depends on the reason for the cough. Possible etiologies for a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these have different treatments. See your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed first and then treated. ...Read more
M.D. visit: A persistent or worsening cough should be further evaluated. If the cough was associated with congestion, keeping the nasal passages clear with nasal saline, reduces post nasal drip. Conditions such as asthma, gerd and aspiration, a foreign body or CF may also be underlying causes of persistent cough. Your physician may elect to treat or screen for one of the above. ...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
I have had a persistent cough for two months now and have recently begun feeling nauseated on a constant basis. May be unrelated.
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
Can an old case of active TB continue without killing the person and undetected for more then a year just causing persistent cough and breathlessness?
Yes: Tb is very slow - it can simmer for a long time with slowly progressive symptoms. And diagnosis is difficult because the organism is hard to catch and cultures are very slow to grow. So, yes, it's not uncommon to make a diagnosis after it's been present for a long time. ...Read more
4 half baby persistent cough since first immunisation occasionally wheezing but getting more persistent cough like mucus filled 2 courses antibiotics?
Cough & wheezing: Cough and wheezing in babies are usually caused by respiratory viruses that don't need antibiotics. A nebulizer treatment can be tried. Some bad viruses like RSV cause cough that persist for a while during recovery. Maybe you need a second opinion on how to treat your baby's condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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