unproductive cough

unproductive cough

[‚ən·prə¦dək·tiv ′kȯf]
(medicine)
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If your child does get the flu, there are warning signs of serious trouble, besides fever and unproductive cough, to heed.
Common colds are uncomfortable to be sure, but they get worse if infection settles deep into the lungs and a hacking, unproductive cough sets in.
A very dry, unproductive cough IBUPROFEN Can interfere with body's healing process because of the anti-inflammatory properties, but only use it up to 48-72 hours after an injury as it can interfere with the initial healing process.
Her symptoms improved over the next week but then reappeared, prompting her to return to the clinic with complaints of headache, muscle aches, fatigue, chest tightening, an unproductive cough, and night sweats so severe she had to wrap herself in a towel to avoid soaking her bed.
Although the symptoms of cold and flu are similar, a person who is suffering from the flu will be housebound, with general malaise, headache, body aches and a dry, unproductive cough. The leading indicator of flu, however, is a high temperature.
Over the normal course of acute bronchitis, a child initially suffers from a dry unproductive cough, which starts gradually about 3-4 days after rhinitis.
This condition causes fibrous scarring of lung tissue, leading to a dry, unproductive cough and shortness of breath with exertion.
The cough accompanying a cold is productive (the child brings up mucus when coughing) versus an unproductive cough with an allergy.
Chest clear F 20 None No (2/7) sore throat, unproductive cough, sternal pain, wheeze.
Quereshi said there are warning signs of serious trouble, besides fever and unproductive cough. The child may not act normal and might stop eating, breathe faster, have abnormal coloring, be lethargic, or have a dry diaper due to dehydration, she said.