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Why Do I Get A Constant Cough Without Having The Flu
Many causes: Allergies and post nasal drip could be the cause. You could have a more silent case of asthma too! there are other infections that cause cough that don't have flu like symptoms. Walking pneumonia is like this (chlamydia infection). A low grade pertussis (whooping cough) could cause this. When was your last DPT booster? I'd get it checked out. May be simple, may be complex? Get seen. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
I think I mite be getting the flu I had a few sneezes and I also had the sniffles aswell what can I do to get rid of it ?
I have never been able to cough up phlegm I gag and then vomit. I currently have a chest cold and I can not get rid of the phlegm. Any suggestions?
Congestion: I don't think it is typically necessary to cough up phlegm. Try thinning it out by taking something like Guaifenesin and drinking lots of water. Don't just take the med without the water. Also try nasal saline rinse kit or neti pot if you have nasal congestion. The thinner phlegm should be absorbed by your body or swallowed and exit through the GI tract. See doctor if fever or not improving ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if I have been sick for over a month! help! I need something to get rid of my cough and runny nose.?
I had acute bronchitis back in may I'm not coughing any more but my chest is still really congested every day I wake up how do I get rid of this?
I have the flu and am having coughing (unproductive), and wheezing. Can I get an inhaler without seeing a doctor?
Would not suggest: First of all, you can not get an inhaler without a prescription. Secondly, diagnosing and treating yourself without a doctor exam is definitely the wrong thing to do. You can potentially kill yourself if you miss something. May I suggest going to an Urgicare center. It won't be a long wait and you'll get a better diagnosis and proper treatment. Feel better ...Read more
Every time i get sick I have a problem with my asthma or get bronchitis. I am losing my voice and have a sore throat. What can I do to prevent it?
Hand hygiene : A viral infection (especially the rhinovirus associate with colds) often triggers asthma attack. A practical way to reduce exposure to the virus is by cleansing your hands with soap or a gel after touching door knobs, faucets, phone etc which other people have come into contact with. This must be done each and every time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After the cold I still cough for month do I have bronchitis? If I do what do I do other than go dr. I cough with my troat irritation and lot a mucus
I have a dry cough , and my chest pain when i cough their is no mucus what can I take to feel better , i all so have a fever and headache?
I had Influenza A last week, now a cold. I cough to the point of gagging. I do not smoke, my throat is not sore but I'm hoarse. Can I make this better?
I've had a cough for over 3 weeks an its not getting any better my full body hurts when i cough especially my chest I don't know what to do now...
Try nasal steroid: You likely have an allergic problem with your nose . Try nasal steroid. If not helpful, consult an allergist. ...Read more
I have been having abdominal pain for a week on my right side. I don't know what to do. Know I have a cough and a stuffy nose. ?
Possible diagnosis: There are several possible causes to right abdominal pain. Appendicitis, bad gallbladder and other bowel problems can make you very sick, very fast so they get looked into first. Fever, vomiting and worsening pain needs more urgent evaluation. Otherwise, an outpatient visit with your doc to look for hernias, kidney stones, gallstones, cysts is okay. Take friend with you to see Doc. Be well. ...Read more
My throat has been hurting i don't have a fever but I have a stuffy nose what can I do to get rid of the sore throat.? Anyway what do I have also.?
Tips: F you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. >. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took the flu vaccine in october and seem to have just caught the flu. I have fever, headaches, dry cough, pain all over. What should I do to recover?
FLU: Many viruses can give rise to flu-like symptoms. Again, flu vaccination doesn't prevent influenza 100%, but makes it milder if one gets. Drink a lot of fluid, some juice, tea, warm drinks. Ibuprofen 600 mg 6-8 hourly for fever and aches, take enough rest, shower 1-2/day. Can take a cough suppressant, otc or prescribed. If symptoms are worse, see your primary care physician. ...Read more
I have a cough all year round and mucus when I get a cold u cough so much I have difficulty catching my breath?
I have severe pain in my chest everytime i cough.. And whenever i get the flu.. The cough always takes time too long to get better.. Is this normal?
Influenza is a viral respiratory infection that causes cough, fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches and headache. While most healthy people suffer few complications from the flu, it can be deadly for pregnant women, babies and children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems. That's why it's so important to get the flu shot to protect yourself ...Read more
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