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Why does whooping cough last so long and can the duration of cough be reduced?

Whooping cough is a chronic cough resulting from an infection with the bacteria Bordetella Pertussis. The cough resulting from the infection may last several weeks, and as such whooping cough is ...
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Increase immunity to common cold and cough

What are some home remedies (preventive) that I can try on a regular basis to increase my immunity to common cold? I get it way too often, almost once every couple of months. Sometimes it is viral ...
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Can coffee worsen or trigger a cough?

I had dry cough for a week now, haven't taken any meds for it and drinking 3 black coffees in a day is a routine for me. A friend told me it could worsen my cough, but she can't elaborate why. I ...
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Does Dextromethorphan actually suppress coughing?

I had a pretty annoying dry cough a while ago following a cold. In the list of incredients for a cough syrup that I used, it said: Each 5 mL or 1 teaspoonful (tsp.) contains: DM | Cough ...
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What kind of doctor or physician do I need to consult for continuous coughing?

I have a dry cough. It's persisting from last few months ( more than 3 months). There is no chest pain. Slight cold environment causes me urge to cough, irritation happens inside the chest. I have ...
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Asthma without coughing, wheezing, or chest tightness?

Shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, and chest tightness are the four classic symptoms associated with asthma. Is it possible for someone to not experience any of the last three symptoms and still ...
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Did I catch a cold from eating unwashed fruit?

Recently I caught a cold in presumably an amazingly short period of time (~6h). From prior infections I had the experience to have 24 to 48 hours "left" being a bit ill, before being forced to stay in ...
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Which disease is this combination of medicine is used for? [closed]

I have had a cough form in several days. My doctor had given me some medication for this. But when I searched for the medication used it made me confused, because the medications given commonly work ...
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I think I just coughed a little blood, have been dry coughing for 2-3 days. What should I do?

This is what my cough looks like, verify blood :( https://ibb.co/gD6Otv https://ibb.co/hE4nLa
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Cough that decreases on lying on stomach

What type of cough is relieved on lying on stomach? Does post nasal drip show such feature
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Cough treatment with well-understood mechanism of action

The medicines for cough threatment can be attributed to several classes: antibiotics and antiviral drugs mucolytics antitussives expectorants bronchodilators Are there any other means of cough ...
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How can I trust my doctor and what he said [closed]

I have been coughing for around 3 months now, with a feel of air flow on my throat. I went to my family doctor, who said it was reflux from my stomach that went out to my throat and made like red ...
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How fast can a common cold progress/develop into pneumonia?

I know that it all depends on the health of the individual, but typically speaking how fast can a common cold progress and develop into pneumonia? After how many days of enduring chest congestion ...
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Is it possible to spread cough even if I'm not coughing?

I don't have a cough but sometimes when I go into a place a moment later a person starts to cough. Last time I met my friend that I didn't seen for a long time, having some conversation after a few ...
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Does coughing make dry cough worse?

When I was younger I remember someone telling me to try not to cough when I have a dry cough, otherwise it will get worse. Is this true? For example, suppose one gets over a cold and then is dry ...