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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?

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 more

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Dr. Aida Soriano
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Persistent Cough (Definition)

Persistent cough is a symptom in which a person's cough doesn't seem to go away for very long. Persistent cough can mean that coughing occurs every few minutes to every few hours. Causes of persistent coughs include allergies, infections, smoking, cancers, ...Read more


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What is the best cure for a persistent cough?

What is the best cure for a persistent cough?

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

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My 1 1/2 year old has had persistent cough for a week now, what is the best remedy?

My 1 1/2 year old has had persistent cough for a week now, what is the best remedy?

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

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Persistent cough, possible flu. How to cure?

Persistent cough, possible  flu. How to cure?

Supportive care: A viral illness (like the flu) can last a week or longer. If your cough persists longer than a couple of weeks, it is advisable to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Best home remedies for persistent cough?

Best home remedies for persistent cough?

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

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Will persistent cough and cold cause lung hardening? How to cure it, as in lifestyle and diet? :d thanks in advance

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

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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?

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

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4 half baby persistent cough since first immunisation occasionally wheezing but getting more persistent cough like mucus filled 2 courses antibiotics?

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 more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more