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what medicine should i take for chest congestion and cough

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to f ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Category B meds: Your ob-gyn can order something for you. All medications that are pregnancy -category b will have no problems.
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Dr. David Jakubowicz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
OTC meds: Medications like Guaifenesin which could be found in Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) can be helpful. Also for nasal stuffiness you could try afrin ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
You cough less: But you still cough.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Keep it simple: Here's what I keep on hand in my house (I prefer single ingredient meds): motrin - fever / pain dayquil/nyquil - only combination cold products I use ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably stay home: You are likely to be infecting your coworkers. If you have to work and want to minimize symptoms, there are many otc products. For cough, choose one ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: Rather than self medicate see your doctor why you have chest pain with your cough.
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Hagler
80 years experience Geriatrics
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex-dm.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: according to my reference Epocrates. Robitussin (guaifenesin) would be OK to take for your cough. A better choice may be to go see your primary care ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Efremov
42 years experience Internal Medicine
See a doctor: The sound of wheezing is from air vibration..It can be a heart or lung symptom, and needs to be checked out. Asthma and heart disease can sound the sa ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Renee Harris
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seek care: If the infection has lasted over 2 weeks, you need to be seen. The diabetes makes you more prone for serious infections and should be evaluated.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A viral infection: could impact breathing, chest congestion & chest tightness/ pain.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
34 years experience Pulmonology
Lung doctor: Chronic cough can be from sinusitis, allergies, asthma but also from reflux. Chronic bronchitis & other possible. Get check first.
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A member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Antihistamine and: Antihistamine and a decongestant.
A female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes. Should work well together.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Try mucinex (guaifenesin) dm: Antihistamines, lots of liquid and vitamin c. Follow up with your md.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Medical evaluation: This certainly sounds like alleriy induced asthma- I would not advise self mediciation since you should get allergy testing and pulmonry function test ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
OTC cough medication: It's difficulty, if not impossible, to give individual advice with scant information but a nasty cough ; burning lungs is best evaluated by your famil ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Safe remedies: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For ant ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: symptom control is worthwhile Avoidance of flu exposure and vaccination is hefpful, and Tamiflu (oseltamivir) may be helpful within first 48 hours.
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A male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
If : If you are getting worse or are not seeing any improvement after 3-4 days, then you should see your doctor to make sure it's not something more concer ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience Addiction Medicine
Treat wheezing: Cough can induce wheezing but like anything in an enclosed system when there are spasms of the airways, this may also come out as cough with wheezing. ... Read More
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