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hey anyone with cough that doesnt go away??

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  • Posted By: webbman992
  • October 27, 2006
  • 02:00 PM

maybe everyone already knows , but i have had a mostly dry cough for about 2 mo. no pain anywhere else, no other symptoms,, mostly have noticed at night, and on cold days,,, i asked the pharmacist where i am living ie. costa rica.. they say that other people are saying they have persistent cough and sometime raspy breath( ie. you can note phlem when i breath)... i dont want to take antibiotics for viral infection,,,

any ideas out there,,,

ps.. i am 36 yr. old and never been sick...

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  • you may want to check out your stomache for acid reflux or something like that.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 11, 2006
    • 11:46 PM
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  • :) Hello there, Sounds like you have irritated the linings of your lungs, this is what happens when we contact a viral infection and have a residual cough which lasts for a long time. Avoid poluted areas and I hope you dont smoke? Simple honey and lemon drinks can help, also inhalation of some of the essential oils such as eucalyptus or maybe menthol. If you can reduce your coughing in any way, it should settle down. Good luck.
    hairy45 11 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 08:06 AM
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  • you could be having a post nasal drip.drink a lot of water to thin your secretions.avoid coffee.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 21, 2006
    • 02:09 AM
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  • :) Hello there, Sounds like you have irritated the linings of your lungs, this is what happens when we contact a viral infection and have a residual cough which lasts for a long time. Avoid poluted areas and I hope you dont smoke? Simple honey and lemon drinks can help, also inhalation of some of the essential oils such as eucalyptus or maybe menthol. If you can reduce your coughing in any way, it should settle down. Good luck.have a dry cough mostly at night.. started only a month ago.. ..very uncomforatable trying to sleep.. though I was getting the flu. but not yet.. should I be concerned?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 30, 2007
    • 06:31 PM
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  • post nasal drip.due to chronic low grade sinus infection.((bacteria,not virus.)treat with pseudoephidrene ,cetirizene and several courses of high dose antibiotics.set aside your prejudices.get better.p.n.d. makes lungs hypersensitive .this causes cough.the fact that pulmonary phlegm is clear misleads many ,even doctors.this ignorance nearly cost me my life.learn.other possibles:yeast in lungs---independently occuring or as complication of above.---(opaque white phlegm)------------------next,g.e.r.d.---traces of stomach acid irritating lungs.also causes hypersnsitivity.once provoked,such a hypersensitive state can take four months to settle.that is why people say "them antibiotics never done me no good". ---- you have to persevere.pnd causes most chronic cough though.that is why it is a good place to start.your tropical location may be significant:mould spores often provoke sinusitis,due to the fact that an allergi c response can start things off by closing the sinus drains,thus enclosing the bacteria,which then force their way out under pressure,and then drip down the throat....ugh!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 1, 2007
    • 09:48 PM
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  • sounds like glandular fever to me (or mono for those who live outside of ireland). my friend has had her cough for about 2 years now. she's pretty much stuck with it. she goes all red for no reasons sometimes and also when she coughs. she always has a high body temp and usualy is to hot when the rest of us are freezing!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 2, 2007
    • 09:44 PM
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  • Viral infections are not treated with antibiotics. You probably have a bit of bronchitis. do you smoke??? Maybe you do need an antibiotic. Get it checked out so you know it's not pneumonia.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 3, 2007
    • 04:51 PM
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  • if a viral infection (or an allergy ,or a yeast infection,)causes swelling which closes the sinus drains,bacterial secondary infection will usually follow;and it will usually be the sinuses which play host to the secondary.,which in turn keeps the sinuses closed until pressure builds up and the p .n.d. starts.prompt antibiotic treatment of u .r.t. virals in vulnerable people ,while obviously---obviously----obviously---obviously------obviously------obviously------(is that enough "obviouslies ?)ineffective against the primary,will tend to prevent bacterial secondaries becoming established.since it is the bacterial opportunistics which cause the p.n.d. ,which cause the pulmonary hypersensitivities, which cause chronic cough,which disables(take it from me!)---in both senses!and which develops into c.o.p.d.---the killer-,it is vital that they are stopped:this sort of "four legs good two legs bad"medicine ---"what colour is the phlegm?--its clear---then it is viral ,so go away and die"kept me a semi invalid for sixty years.i had come to believe it;until i met a real doctor,somebody who could think beyond the obvious.as i now ask you to do.how do you propose to take responsibility if some vulnerable person acts on the basis of what you say?i am truly ashamed not to have worked it out for myself.can you get it now i have spelled it out to you?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 3, 2007
    • 06:21 PM
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  • Dear Webbman, I don't know how the medical establishment works in Costa Rica but I would insist that my doctor do a CT scan of the chest. Many doctors diagnose without benefit of testing and when you allow a doctor to practice this kind of medicine you are playing with your life.My son had a dry cough. The man that treated him insisted he had upper respiratory infections. 11 months later when Brad was vomiting blood the doctor? finally ordered tests. The cough was coming from cancer that was growing in his thymus and pressing on his trachea. Don't be alarmed but insist on testing. That is the only way to practice good medicine.Visit my son's website: bradkimball.comLinda Kimball
    bradacura 13 Replies
    • February 10, 2007
    • 06:28 AM
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  • Why are so many people sick with coughs ? Clear phlem, runny nose, feeling tired. And it comes back and lasts for months or years.Can't blame it all on the CIGS, as I know people who have it, don't smoke and won't be where there are people who do. Doctors just say maybe it's this or that and give medicines that work until a few days after they are gone then it is back.MAYBE IT'S A DESEASE FROM A FOREIGN COUNTY OR TERRIOSTS. THINK ABOUT IT. ( EXCUSE THE SPELLING)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2007
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  • the problem lies in evolution.we lost our snouts!(would you think a member of the opposite sex with a snout was attractive?)so all the equipment which used to occupy the snout got crammed back into the maxilliary area.we lost nearly all of our sense of smell(not known but a good guess)and we lost our lovely big drains to our sinuses.thats why border collies dont get sinusitis and why dogs like pekes and bulldogs snort and dribble so much ,cruel really. but can you really see it?"hey osama ,i am reet fed up of them infidel pig dogs.lets see if we can design a virus to give them all a runny nose" " ali my brother you are a genius,while they are sneezing we can take advantage in all sorts of sneaky ways." "anyway i am off to the tribesmans arms for a swift yogurt and tonic.,and a game of fives and threes if abdul has cleaned the blood off the dominoes after last time." "yes and dont forget the bingo might be on later."
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 05:17 PM
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  • what is a "terriost"?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
    • 05:24 PM
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  • I have had the cough for two years now- a very dry cough. Been tested for asthma , GERD, vocal cord disorder and allergies. So far I have a clean bill of health except I cough 10-12 times a day so hard that I gag most of the times. I run, don't smoke , eat healthy, not overweight... any ideas. The doctors can't figure it out.
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  • I have been coughing for 6 months. Family Dr. put me on a slew of antibiotics plus advair, astelyn, zyrtec......you name it I have been on it. Went to Barnes hospital in St. Louis, Mo. had ct scan of sinus blood work chest exram. 2 weeks ago checked for side effects of drugs ( on my own). Everyone of my drugs they put me on for high cholestral (3) ....side effect sinnusitus, bronchitis and coughing. I took myself off of all drugs 2 weeks later my coughing has begun to subside. I will love with high cholesteral... thank you. Check what your drugs are doing to you.
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  • I had a dry cough for a long time, the causes vary but the end result was the same, dry hacking cough that just doesnt go away.. one thing that helped was an over the counter drug called Mucinex. Dry cough usually means some kind of phlegm build up in the lungs, this med helped break it up and Id wake up in the morning spitting phlegm and mucus out. Releivs the coughing symptoms at night too (not much but enough to where you can get a few hours of sleep). HOpe that helps.H.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 21, 2008
    • 07:41 AM
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  • the problem lies in evolution.we lost our snouts!(would you think a member of the opposite sex with a snout was attractive?)so all the equipment which used to occupy the snout got crammed back into the maxilliary area.we lost nearly all of our sense of smell(not known but a good guess)and we lost our lovely big drains to our sinuses.thats why border collies dont get sinusitis and why dogs like pekes and bulldogs snort and dribble so much ,cruel really. but can you really see it?"hey osama ,i am reet fed up of them infidel pig dogs.lets see if we can design a virus to give them all a runny nose" " ali my brother you are a genius,while they are sneezing we can take advantage in all sorts of sneaky ways." "anyway i am off to the tribesmans arms for a swift yogurt and tonic.,and a game of fives and threes if abdul has cleaned the blood off the dominoes after last time." "yes and dont forget the bingo might be on later."Are you nuts???
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  • I did have that very same thing. It was a manifestation of my taking a Diuretic, Zesteretic.Check with your Doctor if that is the case. Your Doctor can prescribe a Diuretic that does not give you a chronic cough.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 30, 2009
    • 01:26 PM
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  • you may have developed a cough type of asthma after having had a viral respiratory tract infection, this can happen at any age and the only symptom is a dry cough often more prevalent at night or after exercise, there are treatments and a response to such treatments is a good indicator that this is the diagnosis as is often difficult to diagnose
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 20, 2010
    • 07:52 PM
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