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Keep wetting myself when I have a cough how can I help it?

Keep wetting myself when I have a cough how can I help it?

See a gynecologist: Who can do several tests to see where the weakness is in the system and advise you on approaches to this, which is called "stress incontinence". ...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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I just got this horrible cough last night. What can I do to make this cough go away?

I just got this horrible cough last night. What can I do to make this cough go away?

Need diagnosis...: Before any cough can be treated, the etiology must be diagnosed. Etiologies of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm from any cause, post-nasal drip, gerd or even a combination of factors. All of these have different treatments so you need a diagnosis for the cough first. See your doctor for diagnosis and then treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit to reduce airway inflammation. ...Read more

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I keep having a sharp tickle at bk of my throatkeeps making me cough really annoying?

I keep having a sharp tickle at bk of my throatkeeps making me cough really annoying?

Sharp tickle: The sharp tickle in back of your throat may be due to an allergy caused by a post nasal drip. Consult your doctor for help. ...Read more

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I have cough?

I have cough?

Cough: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea w a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea w 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 mins). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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I have cough?

I have cough?

Cougher: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. 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. ...Read more

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What causes a cough?

What causes a cough?

Determine cause: Chronic cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing, pulmonary function testing, etc. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more

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What if I had a cough?

Coughing: 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 your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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What causes hicc cough?

What causes hicc cough?

Phrenic nerve.: Irritation of the phrenic nerve somewhere along its course. The nerve travels from your spinal cord in your neck down through the chest, past the heart and innervates the diaphragm below. ...Read more

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What are signs of? Whopping cough?

What are signs of? Whopping cough?

Multiple symptoms: Early symptoms include runny nose
low-grade fever, mild, occasional cough, apnea — a pause in breathing. As symptoms progress,
paroxysms (fits) of many, rapid coughs followed by a high-pitched. ...Read more

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Peadiartic cough syrups based on conditions...?

Not advised: Cough syrups are not advised for young children. Only if focused on a special medical condition does it make sense. Sometimes, for asthma, for example, a syrup is prescribed. ...Read more

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Is it necessary to have cough if you have IPF?

Is it necessary to have cough if you have IPF?

Not necessarily.: A cough is not a necessary hallmark of IPF. If the disease is mild or even moderate you probably won't be coughing because of the IPF alone. You may be more prone to coughing if the lung is irritated with an infection, a noxious chemical or gas or an allergic reaction. A cough does not mean you have IPF and the absence of the cough does not mean you do not have IPF. ...Read more

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If I at night keep cough when sleep? What can I do

See doctor...: Possible reasons for a nocturnal cough include post-nasal drip, gerd, bronchospasm from any cause or a combination of factors. Since all of these have different treatments, you will need to see your doctor to be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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Just a quick thought. Can you overdose on cough drops?

Just a quick thought. Can you overdose on cough drops?

Cough drop over dose: Usually cough drops are over the counter and mild in strength with recommended dosages from their packaging label. However too much of anything can be bad so stick to recommended doses. If coughing is still problematic consider another remedy such as a tablespoon of honey (one study showed efficacy from Buckwheat honey equivalent to prescription narcotic suppressants). Don't give honey to infants. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a baby has pneumonia or just a cough?

How can you tell if a baby has pneumonia or just a cough?

See doctor: Physical exam and possibly chest x-ray may be necessary, but this will depend upon the clinical history and findings by your doctor. ...Read more

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How to differentiate if my cough is just a normal cough or chronic cough?

3 months: A chronic cough is any cough that has lasted for at least 3 months. I recommend that you see your doctor if you have had a cough for several weeks that isn't improving. ...Read more

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I keep getting hot sweats a cough since November? Still waiting since 8.30 now 12.10

I keep getting hot sweats a cough since November? Still waiting since 8.30 now 12.10

Hot sweats and cough: Chronic cough and hot sweats is reason enough to get checked by a PCP. If they are related (not coincidental) then you need a proper diagnosis based on good history, exam, chest X-ray, and labs/blood work. If you also have unintended weight loss, then don't wait any longer to make appt. ...Read more

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My 13 week old has a barky cough. It's not continual, just every once in a while. Should I take him to the dr?

My 13 week old has a barky cough. It's not continual, just every once in a while. Should I take him to the dr?

Workup and Mgt: I agree that this may be a mild viral illness, which should resolve spontaneously. If it does not, and/or is associated with other symptoms such as respiratory distress, poor feeding, sweating, poor growth, then I would advise a further evaluation. This may include imaging studies of the airway. ...Read more

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My son is 9 weeks old and just came down with a cough. Is there anything safe over-the-counter that I can give him?

My son is 9 weeks old and just came down with a cough. Is there anything safe over-the-counter that I can give him?

No: The best thing to do is to check with his doctor. Since he is so young, you can't easily tell what the cause is. Most cough and cold meds are not approved for children under 4 years old- they aren't effective and have side effects. Clean your baby's nose with saline drops and the bulb syringe. Use a cool mist humidifier. Make sure he is drinking enough fluid. ...Read more

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I've a dry husky cough what is the best cough bottle to get. I don't smoke its just a cough I always get this time of year.?

I've a dry husky cough what is the best cough bottle to get. I don't smoke its just a cough I always get this time of year.?

Cough: A number of excellent products otc. Consider Robitussin-DM 1-2 teaspoons every four hours as needed. If no allergies to meds of course. If cough persists see physician. Cough from viral bronchitis can last six to eight weeks. ...Read more

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Hi, our 18 month boy tested positive for Adenovirus, he is a lot happier today, do we just ride it out? Small cough, and stable temp.

Hi, our 18 month boy tested positive for Adenovirus, he is a lot happier today, do we just ride it out? Small cough, and stable temp.

Yes, it will resolve: Virus infections usually resolve spontaneously. Just make sure he is drinking sufficient fluids. All symptoms should be gone in 5 to 10 days ...Read more

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If I ever inhaled food would I have to cough I feel food go down the wrong pipe but I don't choke or cough does it just go down but?

If I ever inhaled food would I have to cough I feel food go down the wrong pipe but I don't choke or cough does it just go down but?

Aspiration: Aspiration pneumonia can occur after inhaling liquids or small foreign bodies. Symptoms would include persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing, abnormal sputum, etc. Presence of these symptoms should prompt a visit to a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Does an infant with a staccato cough coughs a lot during a day or it can happen just once a day? Does the baby coughs a lot and always or?

Does an infant with a staccato cough coughs a lot during a day or it can happen just once a day? Does the baby coughs a lot and always or?

Staccato=description: Staccato cough is a description not a diagnosis. It just refers to the pop-pop-pop nature in a series of short events. It can have whatever frequency it does, it is just the pattern involved. ...Read more

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I am having cough, today morning I have noticed blood with white cough. I don't have cold just rare coughing ups. Help me with better solution?

See a doctor...: A cough productive of blood is called hemoptysis. The most common reason for this is bronchitis but it can also be a sign of malignancy so it is a symptom which always needs to be evaluated by a doctor. See your family doctor as soon as possible. You will likely require further testing to be sure it is due to a benign condition. Treatment can also be initiated by your doctor. ...Read more