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What To Do When You Can T Stop Coughing
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
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
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?
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
Got an awful cough. Tried robitussin, mucinex, (guaifenesin) and tessalon but can't stop coughing! Suggestions?
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.?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
I have very bad asthma and can't stop coughing from a cold. Using prednisone and then steroid inhaler. Also used nebulizer for asthma. Cough medicine over the counter is not helping. Have had issue since Sunday?
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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