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Why Do I Cough When I Eat
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
Ongoing pain in my midsection worsens when I cough when I eat chest tightens and chronic burping could the pain be my lungs? X-ray came back clear smh
Second opinion: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Dysphagia (trouble swallowing) can cause problems. Uncoordinated contractions in mouth, throat, esophagus can cause pooling of material. A bunch of causes. Less likely is fistula (abnormal connection) between esophagus and trachea (windpipe).
See your doc; video-esophagram or feest test can test swallowing mechanism; may be treated with rehab. ...Read more
Soup!: A study done years ago at a superb jewish hospital in miami showed people given chic hen noodle soup recovered from "colds" faster. I've always suspected 2 reasons;all the antibiotics we feed chickens (although most colds are viral-antibiotics are not helpful) or the soothing and mucus helpful properties of warm liquids in the upper airways. And fond memories of mothers tending us when we were young. ...Read more
Aspiration?: If eating or drinking provokes vigorous coughing then aspiration should be considered. There is a swallow evaluation that can be done to look for aspiration risk, and if proven then other strategies new to be pursued with a GI specialist and possibly a nutritionist. ...Read more
What to eat: Homemade chicken noodle soup can help to mobilize mucus ; has an anti-inflammatory effect. Hydrate well with clear broths, water or add a small amount of lemon to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey ; sip. Try thyme tea. Although some recommend hot toddies for a cold – use of alcohol is discouraged by others. ...Read more
That depends: What type they are? Some are medicated & some are not. Try this: hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if >. ...Read more
Why do people cough while eating. Many time and occasionally, which cause embrassment to go out to eat with?
I have cough and cold for 2 weeks. I can't eat well because I don't have taste at all for 2weeks. What should I do?
See a physician: If you are ill and, it sounds like you need treatment, then the next step is to go see your physician. ...Read more
Cough drops: Good afternoon! It depends on what ingredients are in the cough drops. If it contains pseudoephidrine you may cause your heart to race or make an arrhytmia (abnormal heart rhythm or rate) worse and you will get dry mouth. Or if they contain guafensin the active ingredient in Robitussin (guaifenesin) you can get nausea vomiting etc. Just eat candy not cough drops... ...Read more
Can my wife have Vicks drop sweet as my wife is 14 week pregnant or can u advice me cough sweet to eat?
My 5 month old has a bad cough, she don't want to eat and she has less then 4 wet pampers. The cough is day and night?
I am having cough, it is trubling me for a long time, its like in my woung in throught and I am not able to eat spicy food?
Keep on coughing up every time after I eat something even though my cough is alot better ive still got it and it is bothering me?
Non smoker, cough since X-mas, chesty- tickly. No other symptoms- helps when I eat something. Moved into a cold room recently, could it be connected?
Allergy: Only allergy will last that long any virus or bacteria will be gone by now check with your doctor take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at bed time and Zyrtec or Claritin during the day drink hot green tea with lemon and honey and take a fell table spoon of local honey from a farm market three times a day mainly check with your doctor ...Read more
I am 23 years old. I am very thin. Want to gain weight but I have cough problem as well so I cannot eat lot of things. I have minor asthma also. Help?
Need more info: It sounds like you have chronic respiratory symptoms & your failure to gain weight might be linked to the underlying cause of your symptoms. If you have not had a detailed evaluation including chest xray, work up for tb, cystic fibrosis etc. Then you should see a lung specialist for more detailed evaluation. ...Read more
Cough drops: Depends on the active ingredients as well as the quantity consumed. Once you know the active ingredients you can re-ask the question here if you like and get a more complete answer ...Read more
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