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297 Possible Causes for Dry Cough, Gagging

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

    These symptoms may include vomiting, gagging, coughing, and trouble breathing.[] A persistent regurgitation of the acid into the throat and back of the mouth particularly at night may lead to a persistent dry cough.[] Your symptoms could include a dry cough, asthma symptoms, or trouble swallowing. Anyone, including infants and children , can have GERD.[]

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

    Abnormal reflexes Stiff or clumsy walk Decreased or increased reflexes at the joints Difficulty controlling crying or laughing (sometimes called emotional incontinence) Loss of gag[] If patients report dry cough, this should prompt further diagnostic steps.[] In July 1995, she had amyotrophy and fasciculations of the tongue together with an exaggeration of the gag reflex.[]

  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula

    Common symptoms of EA with TEF include: Skin turning blue (cyanosis) while feeding Coughing, gagging and choking while feeding Excessive drooling If your baby is showing symptoms[] Symptoms of EA/TEF include: feeding problems right away drooling or spitting up a lot bubbly mucus in the mouth coughing, gagging, or choking when feeding bluish color to[] Infants born with congenital esophageal atresia/TE fistula present with coughing, gagging, cyanosis, vomiting, voluminous oral secretions, and possibly respiratory distress[]

  • Tracheal Foreign Body

    Trachea – similar to larynx in presentation, but can have biphasic stridor, dry cough. Often appear uncomfortable or scared.[] Only about half of those with impacted true foreign bodies have symptoms referable to the foreign body In children, symptoms more commonly include drooling, vomiting or gagging[] Assessment History Sudden respiratory arrest and collapse is caused by complete obstruction of the upper airway by an inhaled foreign body (FB) There may be a history of choking, gagging[]

  • Smoke Inhalation Injury

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was used successfully in two children who had respiratory failure secondary to smoke inhalation injury. The first involved a 20% body surface area burn with initial carboxyhemoglobin of 26%. The patient developed varicella pneumonia, which complicated his respiratory[…][]

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    Because infants are unable to spit out mucus that they cough up, they often gag and choke.[] It starts suddenly, with a high temperature, a sore throat or a dry cough, as well as sore muscles and joints, and back pain or a headache.[] cough is usually dry (no sputum from the lung is being produced); with post-nasal drip, the cough may bring up some of the nasal secretions that have dripped into the back[]

  • Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection

    Because infants are unable to spit out mucus that they cough up, they often gag and choke.[] Other symptoms include sore throat, dry mouth, cough, posttussive emesis, hyposmia, and fatigability.[] cough, with lingering fatigue and malaise; elderly patients may also present with confusion and somnolence Physical exam Common cold–nasal voice, macerated skin over the[]

  • Pneumonia

    This may happen if something disturbs your normal gag reflex, such as a brain injury, swallowing problem, or excessive use of alcohol or drugs.[] She was admitted to clinic with a 2-week history of dyspnoea, dry cough and fever.[] Aspiration is more likely if something disturbs your normal gag reflex, such as a brain injury or swallowing problem, or excessive use of alcohol or drugs.[]

  • Acute Respiratory Infection

    Barking or whooping cough, gagging, rib pain (from severe cough) are other symptoms and signs. Source: iStock What are the risk factors for upper respiratory infection?[] Symptoms commonly include fever, shivering, chills, malaise, dry cough, loss of appetite, body aches, and nausea, typically in connection with a sudden onset of illness.[] The most common symptoms of uncomplicated influenza are an abrupt onset of fever, shivering, headache, muscle ache and a dry cough.[]

  • Influenza

    […] thank Harry Hill for millions of new fans She can thank Harry Hill for millions of new fans — the quirky comic wrote a catchy song about her and turned it into a running gag[] The dry cough and fatigue of influenza can last two to three weeks. Signs that influenza is getting worse include fever, shaking chills, and shortness of breath.[] Hoarse, dry or sore throat, cough and possible mild chest discomfort become more noticeable. You may feel tired or flat. Day 8: Symptoms decrease.[]

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