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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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Started with a sore throat, moved to a cough, now very chesty and some production. Worse in the morning and night. 10 days old. Just a cold? Or more?

Started with a sore throat, moved to a cough, now very chesty and some production. Worse in the morning and night. 10 days old. Just a cold? Or more?

Possibly more....: 10 days is pretty long for a common cold. If your are coughing up colored phlegm or having colored nasal discharge you may have a sino-bronchial syndrome: basically, sinusitis with bronchitis. I suggest a medical examination, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my cough get worse at night or first in the morning?

Why does my cough get worse at night or first in the morning?

Position?: If your cough worsens when you lie down, either at night or in the morning, it may be due to post-nasal drip or gerd. Both of these can cause bronchospasm and lead to cough. The treatments for these are different so see your doctor so treatment can be initiated if either or both of these proves to be the culprit. ...Read more

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I have a bad pain in my lower left side, it's painful particularly when i cough. Its gradually been getting worse since this morning. Should i worry?

I have a bad pain in my lower left side, it's painful particularly when i cough. Its gradually been getting worse since this morning. Should i worry?

Depends on symptoms: Some possibilities lungs-short of breath, hurts to breathe, coughing up blood, discolored phlegm, (pneumonia). Kidney-pain/frequency of urination, bad smelling or blood in urine, sharp pain down side (infection or kidney stone). Ovary-focal, sharp pain (cyst). See a doctor asap especially with fever/chills or vomiting. If only muscles between ribs hurt (costrochonditis), try heat/aleve or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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LLQ pain yesterday that is worse when standing/sitting straight,better this morning.No other symptoms.Also had flu since last week,slight cough still.

LLQ pain yesterday that is worse when standing/sitting straight,better this morning.No other symptoms.Also had flu since last week,slight cough still.

Could be: This could be all muscular due to the cough, but also could be colon or ovary. If getting better just watch for now. Pain should always be watched carefully and not ignored. It is hard to diagnose pain without a history and exam. Www.Drlugo.Com ...Read more

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I've had a dry cough for 2 weeks gagging everytime. Worse at night and morning. should I see a doctor?

I've had a dry cough for 2 weeks gagging everytime. Worse at night and morning. should I see a doctor?

Yes: You should see a doctor. It sounds to me like could be some allergens causing you to cough like that. There are many good medications that can help you out. ...Read more

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Dry cough for 2 days. This morning woke up with fever and worse cough. It's dry, slightly hacking/barky and hurts in my windpipe. What could it be?

URTI: Your symptoms suggest a upper resp tract infection. Viral. You may have laryngitis and some inflammation in your wind pipe. Given that would suggest seeing an MD. Other symptoms are ok with home remedy but not tracheal issues. Hope this helps. ...Read more