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Severe cough, swollen nostrils, spasms, difficulty breathing while coughing, tongue ulcers. Treatment?

I have a nasty cough and iv just looked in the mirror and seen that my tonsils are very swollen but I don t have any symtom of tonsillitis , I just have a very bad cough , it was phlem producing and then went to a dry cough and now it s abit of both. When I cough it feels asif I can t stop and then for a few moments after the cough spasm it feels hard to breath. Also when I got the cough I got a little ulcer on the right side of my tongue it has grown a tiny bit and is more painful.
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Hello and welcome to HCM,

After reading to your symptoms i suspect your are suffering from acute bronchititis. It is inflammation of air passages or bronchi of the lungs. It often shows the symptoms as you have mentioned like cough, nasal drip ,swelling of nostrils , phelgm, congestion and spasms. Tongue ulcers is the secondary effect might be due to acid reflux or phelgm.

you can apply dentogel ,an oral antiseptic and anesthetic ointment over the tongue ulcers which will give relief and numbing effect. mouth gargling with chlorhexidine will give soothing effect to tongue.

Though i suggest you to consult a ENT specialist for clinical evaluation and treatment. take care

Answered: Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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