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Did unprotected oral, came back and can't stop coughing. Side of my neck was swollen then went away. Cough is dry and persistant. Won't go away.

Did unprotected oral, came back and can't stop coughing. Side of my neck was swollen then went away. Cough is dry and persistant. Won't go away.

Could be an STD: It is possible that you have an infection. A doctor can diagnose that and treat it if necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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My daughter has been coughing now for about a week and half, two days ago her cough became uncontrollable and she can’t stop coughing and worse at night. I took her to the dr this morning and she didn’t do any testing for flu or strep, said sound cle?

My daughter has been coughing now for about a week and half, two days ago her cough became uncontrollable and she can’t stop coughing and worse at night. I took her to the dr this morning and she didn’t do any testing for flu or strep, said sound cle?

Many Causes of Cough: Does she have a history of asthma? Does she cough during the day? How long has the cough been a problem. Cough likely caused by either postnasal drainage when she lies down or narrowing of breathing tubes, bronchospasm. ...Read more

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Muscles hurt, can't stop coughing, chest hurts when I cough and am congested and feel hot and cold.

Muscles hurt, can't stop coughing, chest hurts when I cough and am congested and feel hot and cold.

URI: If otherwise healthy and absent additional information, U R likely harboring an upper respiratory tract infection which may or may not merit antibiosis. Do check your temperature to exclude a febrile illness. ...Read more

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Got an awful cough. Tried robitussin, mucinex, (guaifenesin) and tessalon but can't stop coughing! Suggestions?

Got an awful cough. Tried robitussin, mucinex, (guaifenesin) and tessalon but can't stop coughing! Suggestions?

Mgt: A bacterial infection may be the cause, and I think your PCP can consider a work up for pertussis. There are many causes, including asthma, reflux, and post nasal drip.
Stay well hydrated, and monitor your temperature. ...Read more

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Everytime I cough it burns the area around my heart/between ribs. Can't stop coughing and not sure why it hurts so much. Please help.?

Everytime I cough it burns the area around my heart/between ribs. Can't stop coughing and not sure why it hurts so much. Please help.?

Fever?: Your symptoms suggest pneumonia, pleurisy, or pericarditis. Pneumonia is the most likely. You need evaluation because you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I've had a dry cough for a few days no flu prier, tonight nothing's helping I've tried ventolin cough medicine but can't stop coughing, possible cause?

I've had a dry cough for a few days no flu prier, tonight nothing's helping I've tried ventolin cough medicine but can't stop coughing, possible cause?

Cough: Cough in a smoker is always a concern. If an inhaler does not provide relieve it is not likely to be asthma. It can be as simple as reflux/ heartburn (even if you do not have the classic symptoms) or post nasal drip. Allergies may be a trigger as well. There are over the counter medications that can be used to treat each of these issues. If these are not helpful seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have cough that lasts for about 3 minutes and I simply can't stop coughing due to the tickly feeling in my throat. What is this?

I have cough that lasts for about 3 minutes and I simply can't stop coughing due to the tickly feeling in my throat. What is this?

Cough: Most common causes for persistent cough include 1) gastric reflux 2) postnasal drip 3) undiagnosed asthma 4) medication side effect. We are able to successfully treat most cases of persistent cough by focusing on these possibilities. A few screening tests are also warranted (such as a chest xray) and so seeing your physician is important. If new cough, then likely viral: hydrate, rest, eat well ...Read more

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Can cough cause throat chest feel rAw n burning n cause u to cough more n what can I do can't stop coughing cause throst I think?

Can cough cause throat chest feel rAw n burning n cause u to cough more n what can I do can't stop coughing cause throst I think?

Respiratory infectio: Sound like you may have infection in the respiratory tract, you need physical exam and medicines could be used to make you feel better. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm on Oxycodone HCL 10 MG for post-surgery. I have severe Bronchial cough & can't stop coughing. They gave me Mucinex/codeine syrup. Can I take both?

I'm on Oxycodone HCL 10 MG for post-surgery. I have severe Bronchial cough & can't stop coughing. They gave me Mucinex/codeine syrup. Can I take both?

Yes, carefully: As you probably know, those are both narcotics. The codeine will also block pain. While the Oxycodone won't help the cough that much. So. I recommend starting with the cough Meds, so the pain isn't worse by coughing. Then, if pain continues, add the Oxycodone. ...Read more

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Taking antibiotics & sudafed for bronchitis but can't stop coughing! Is cough medicine ok to take too w those meds?

Mgt: Most bronchial infections will resolve in 10 days. If your cough is not responding to the medication, it may be related to bronchospasm or worsening infection. A follow up is advised. ...Read more

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Sore throat and dry cough at night what can I take? Cough keeps me up can't stop coughing due to my throat

Sore throat and dry cough at night what can I take? Cough keeps me up can't stop coughing due to my throat

Cough...: It sounds as if you may be describing a post-nasal drip, which causes the itchy, scratchy throat and dry cough by stimulating cough receptors at the back of the throat. If an older child (> 12 years old) or adult, may try an otc decongestant and cough suppressant, usually with dextromethorphan. Throat lozenges, humidifiers, topical Vicks and offering warm liquids will also help;. ...Read more

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My doc put me nasonex (mometasone) and tessalon pearl for cough and post nasal drip, sneezing, stuffy for over 3 weeks but I still can't stop coughing. Need sleep?

My doc put me nasonex (mometasone) and tessalon pearl for cough and post nasal drip, sneezing, stuffy for over 3 weeks but I still can't stop coughing. Need sleep?

See below: If your cough is a post-viral cough, almost nothing helps. Nasonex can take weeks to really start working well. Astelin nasal spray works pretty well. Chlorphenirimine works as good as anything if the cough is coming from post nasal drip. Lastly, you might try to find Chestal with honey - I've found it at Whole Foods and Walgreens. It works as good as anything I've tried that's over the counter ...Read more

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I can't stop coughing have also runny nose and I'm stopped up of morning now have tickle in throat won't stop dry cough?

I can't stop coughing have also runny nose and I'm stopped up of morning now have tickle in throat won't stop dry cough?

Antihistamine: Try OTC Antihistamine like Loratadine etc and keep an eye on the color of secretions if these turn to dark yellow or green you will need Antibiotics. Also try Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM for further symptomatic relief especially if difficulty with bringing up the sputum or significant cough. ...Read more

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Last night before bed, I started to cough. Now all day today, I can't stop coughing! No other symptoms besides a ticklish throat. I have asthma & allergies & received a flu shot. What could this be?

Last night before bed, I started to cough. Now all day today, I can't stop coughing! No other symptoms besides a ticklish throat. I have asthma & allergies & received a flu shot. What could this be?

Lots of things: Could be asthma, post nasal drip down the back of throat, or a virus, or a way some people present from reflux. If over the counter cough medicines don't help and keeping a cool mist humidifier by your bed, see your doctor (assuming you tried using your asthma medication). ...Read more

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Once coughed so long made pollups. How can stop a cough so this doesn't happen again?

Once coughed so long made pollups. How can stop a cough so this doesn't happen again?

Cough: You need to be examined to determine the cause. Without a diagnosis (which can be difficult to make with cough) you end up treating recurring symptoms. Cough is also multifactorial so your doctor can help you determine what factor/ factors may be contributing to your cough. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a cough, it's not to bad during the day, however at night I can't seem to stop! Help please?

Hi, I have a cough, it's not to bad during the day, however at night I can't seem to stop! Help please?

Sinusitis: Depending on when the cough starts at night it may be that you have a sinus infection. When you lay down the sinuses begin to drain and will trigger a cough because of the post-nasal drip that occurs. If the symptom has been going on for more that 7 to 10 days you should see you doctor. ...Read more

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My son coughs in the morning but stops pass 9am or 10am. Then he will cough again at night around 12midnight or 2am but it won't last 5 minutes during?

My son coughs in the morning but stops pass 9am or 10am. Then he will cough again at night around 12midnight or 2am but it won't last 5 minutes during?

Could be reflux: You need to take him to a doctor and have him evaluated for reflux. There are many reasons for cough but the kind that gets triggered when lying down is often from gastroesophageal reflux disease. ...Read more

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I have a cough how to stop it?

I have a cough how to stop it?

Cough: You need to find out the CAUSE of the cough. Please see your doc. It MAY be an allergy or a reaction to a medication, or something else. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Child is coughing forcefully, can, t stop, he is taking big gasps of air right before each cough?

Child is coughing forcefully, can, t stop, he is taking big gasps of air right before each cough?

Needs immediate care: Your description of your child worries me. At that age, he may have inhaled a foreign body into his lungs, he could have an infection, an asthma attack - so many possibilities. Also, are immunizations up-to-date? Concerned about whooping cough (pertussis) with this history. This should not wait the weekend - he needs to be evaluated today! ...Read more

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I cough and tried to remove my plem but my Adam apple also hurts and when it totally hurted me I stop but the pain won't go away its been 3 days now?

I cough and tried to remove my plem but my Adam apple also hurts and when it totally hurted me I stop but the pain won't go away its been 3 days now?

Visit needed: When having severe throat pain, I always consider strep throat as a possible cause. You may want to go to a walk-in clinic and be seen by a nurse practitioner or a family physician if you're able to. They can make a rapid diagnosis and if you need antibiotics provide you with a new prescription. ...Read more

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How to stop a cough naturally?

How to stop a cough naturally?

Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause of the cough. Most acute coughs are due to viral infections, but coughs can also be caused by allergies, tuberculosis, cancer etc.
Presuming you are talking about an acute infection, my favorite treatments are the herb pellargonium sidoides (sold as umcka) & homeopathy. A good article on homeopathy for coughs is http://homeopathyplus. Com. Au/coughs-and-how-to-treat-them/. ...Read more

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Which is a good way to stop a cough?

Which is a good way to stop a cough?

Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can stop acute cough in children?

What can stop acute cough in children?

Identify trigger: There are many reasons for cough and the treatment depends on the cause of the cough. Severe cough may indicate a foreign body in the airway or esophagus (food tube), infection or post nasal drip. Rather than suppress the cough, a child should be evaluated to make sure there is no severe underlying lung condition. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can stop this cough?

Can I tell me how I can stop this cough?

Identify the trigger: A cough is a protective reflex for the lungs. Cough lasting longer than 6 weeks is abnormal and considered chronic and should be checked by a doctor. The treatment for the cough depends on the underlying cause-----infection, asthma, acid reflux, sinus problem, allergy, etc. ...Read more

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How can I stop a cough with home remedies?

How can I stop a cough with home remedies?

Honey: Honey sometimes works, and alcohol such as vodka or gin will also decrease coughing. ...Read more

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Will cough stop me from going on my vacation?

Will cough stop me from going on my vacation?

Depends...: Depends on the severity of your cough, the reason for the cough, how far you are traveling, the transportation means like car, train, plane. You need to see your doctor prior to your vacation to determine the correct answer for you, especially if you are also short of breath as your last question indicates. Good luck! ...Read more

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With a cold, what is the best way to stop a cough?

With a cold, what is the best way to stop a cough?

Depends...: If the cough is productive and due to infection, you may not want to suppress it as this is the way of ridding your body of the infection. See you doctor for evaluation to determine whether or not the cough should be treated with cough suppressants or allowed to run its course. ...Read more

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Can I get a tip on how to stop my cough effectively?

Can I get a tip on how to stop my cough effectively?

Find the cause: See an allergist and determine where the cough is coming from, it can be from post nasal drip, asthma, allergies, sinus disease or acid reflux. Get tested and diagnosed properly to get rid of the cough. ...Read more