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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 2 more doctor answers
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
What can I take/do to dry up my sinuses quickly after having the flu to get rid of a post-nasal drip caused cough without seeing a doctor?
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?
Had the flu in December which turned to bronchitis. Treated for bronchitis but still have lingering cough. How can I get rid of the cough?
Time and Rx?: When was the last time you had a follow up appointment with your doctor?Have they given you cough suppressants like benzonatate (Tessalon) that you can take with OTC guaifenesin which works well for a lot of people and is non-sedating.If it's so bad you can't work or function well or sleep there's the possibility of codeine at night but that's a discussion for your doc.Time is the ultimate factor ...Read more
I've had a cough for about a month I was put on antibiotics it never went away now my son has the flu should I go get tested for it ?
I have a cold or the flu the noises in my chest are drivimg me crazy i only get relief for a few minutes when i cough and spit out?
I had the flu a week ago. Fever is gone but my cough is constant, ton of mucus in chest. Doing nebs every 4 hrs. Bronchitis?
I received the flu shot a couple months ago but now im sick with an runny clogged nose, a constant cough along with spitting up phlegm, is it the flu?
This sounds more: Like a cold. Cold symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing, headache, sneezing, sore throat, watery eyes, mild fever, feeling tired ; watery eyes. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken>. ...Read more
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