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4,000 Possible Causes for Cough, Flushing

  • Influenza

    The skin may be warm and flushed, especially on the face. The mouth and throat may redden, the eyes may water, and the whites of the eyes may become bloodshot.[merckmanuals.com] Simple acts such as coughing, sneezing and even laughing can transmit the infection.[symptoma.com] An 88-year-old woman presented to our emergency room with complaints of fever, coryza, barking cough and generalised fatigue for 2 days.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Not everybody may be good at performing saline flushes (see below ), but blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton swabs dipped in warm salt[fauquierent.net] This paper discusses the mechanism of cough in man and describes some clinical investigations on the effects of codeine on cough associated with URTI.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The face may be flushed, with pallor around the lips. Approximately 2-5 days later, the rash begins to resolve. Peeling is often noted on the tips of toes and fingers.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Pharyngitis

    Gargling several times a day with a mixture of 1 teaspoon of salt stirred into 8 ounces of warm water can also temporarily soothe a sore throat, break up congestion, and help flush[healthcentral.com] The authors present the case of an 11-year-old boy with pharyngitis, treated with amoxicillin, that worsened on day 7, with cough, high fever and refusal to eat.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Children usually present with diarrhea, loss of appetite, conjunctivitis, cough, and fever as high as 105 F.[symptoma.com]

  • Pneumonia

    Signs and Symptoms Like many infections, pneumonia usually produces a fever , which in turn may cause sweating, chills, flushed skin, and general discomfort.[healthychildren.org] The most common symptoms of pneumonia are: Cough (with some pneumonias you may cough up greenish or yellow mucus, or even bloody mucus) Fever, which may be mild or high Shaking[lung.org] There are high levels of antibiotic overuse for children with cough/cold in this setting which risks worsening antibiotic resistance.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Urinary Tract Infection

    Intravenous urography confirmed crossed fused renal ectopia, and a flush aortogram showed two anomalous right renal arteries arising from the left side of aorta.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] As cold and flu season approaches you will inevitably be exposed to a coworker who shouldn’t be at work (their cough or runny nose will tell you so).[goodrx.com] Drinking plenty of water can help flush the bacteria out of the system.[symptoma.com]

  • Sinusitis

    Flushing of the maxillary sinuses through catheters placed directly into the sinus is possible in patients who have undergone surgical antrostomies.[web.stanford.edu] Boodman, Washington Post , "Why did a little girl have a persistent ‘smoker’s cough’?[merriam-webster.com] Shah is also seeing bronchitis, where patients get a barky cough, wheezing and chest tightness. Dr.[wkow.com]

  • Sunburn

    Prevention Keep your drinks and eating utensils to yourself, cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and wash your hands often.[livestrong.com]

  • Insect Bite

    If in eyes, flush with water for 15 minutes and call a physician.[walgreens.com] Begin CPR if the person shows no signs of circulation, such as breathing, coughing or movement. Feb. 17, 2018 References AskMayoExpert. Stinging insect allergy.[mayoclinic.org] They include: Chest pain Face or mouth swelling Difficulty swallowing Difficulty breathing Fainting or lightheadedness Abdominal pain or vomiting Rash or flushing For severe[medlineplus.gov]

  • Appendicitis

    If you have appendicitis, you may also have other symptoms, including: feeling sick (nausea) being sick loss of appetite diarrhoea a high temperature (fever) and a flushed[nhs.uk] A previously healthy 5-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with a history of tactile fevers, cough, congestion, decreased appetite, and abdominal pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other symptoms include: feeling sick (nausea) being sick loss of appetite diarrhoea a high temperature (fever) and a flushed face You should seek urgent medical advice if[thesun.co.uk]

  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

    With acute superior vena cava obstruction, symptoms include facial and neck swelling, facial flushing, bilateral upper extremity swelling, neurological signs, dyspnoea, headache[radiopaedia.org] Classic symptoms include edema, plethora, and distended veins of the face, neck, and chest; shortness of breath; cough; headache; and hoarseness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] We report a case of a middle-aged man who presented with progressive oedema of the upper half of the body, dyspnoea, cough and weight loss for a 1-year duration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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