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Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Maybe: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness that is recurrent. It typically worsens at night and with exercise. There are multiple triggers including allergies, smoke/irritants and even acid reflux. An allergist or pulmonologist can perform a history, exam and lung function tests to help determine if asthma is the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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I have cough, sore throat, body ache and chills at night but have no fever and when i wake up in the morning, i will feel weak?

I have cough, sore throat, body ache and chills at night but have no fever and when i wake up in the morning, i will feel weak?

Viral infection? : Your symptoms are consistent with a viral infection. Use acetamenifen or Ibuprofen for fever or aches and keep well hydrated. Let your body's immune system do the rest. If your symptoms persist for more than a week, have your doctor check you. If fever occurs let your doctor know. ...Read more

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When i wake up in the morning I have fluid on my lungs and cough until I am sick. This has been happening for about 8 years.

When i wake up in the morning I have fluid on my lungs and cough until I am sick. This has been happening for about 8 years.

See a doctor!: Your symptoms could be caused by a wide range of problems (infections, asthma, allergies or toxic exposures, other serious lung or heart conditions), but this is definitely serious and not normal. See a primary care doctor, who will start off with a detailed history (asking lots of questions) and most likely bloodwork & x-rays, possibly additional tests. These are certainly not symptoms to ignore. ...Read more

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I wake up in the morning with a cough (productive not dry). It gets better as the day goes on. Did just return from Africa last week.

I wake up in the morning with a cough (productive not dry). It gets better as the day goes on. Did just return from Africa last week.

Cough: If you have been in Africa (you don't specify where) and are symptomatic would go immediately to a large hospital facility or to a local Infectious Diseases doctor and be checked thoroughly. If this is early onset Ebola you want to be isolated and treated aggressively, to say nothing about protecting those around you. Good luck and hope you are better soon., ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Throwing Up (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Nausea is the sensation of having an urge to vomit. Vomiting is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the esophagus and ...Read more