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A 33-year-old female asked:

it's been 3 weeks since i was diagnosed with bronchitis and i still have dry cough (though much much better). taking mucinex (guaifenesin)...anything else to do?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Dry cough: Try delsym (dextromethorphan) if the cough is keeping you up. If this does not work, see your doctor. You may need to add a steroid to reduce the lung inflammation. Something like advair may be of benefit.

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My babys throat is red, shes been coughing, and she sounds hoarse, should I call the doctor?

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What can someone do for a bad cough with chest pain?

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Antitussives: The best relief from cough is prescription medication. Usually this comes in two main forms 1) non-narcotic 2) narcotic. Most of the non narcotic forms use antihistamines or affect the cough receptors themselves (ie benzonoate). Narcotic cough medications usually contain either Codeine or a synthetic Codeine (like hydrocodone).
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Could you still have a chest infection even if your not wheezy or coughing up phlegm?

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Yes: While typical bacterial pneumonia presents with wheezing and productive cough, it can also cause a dry, non-productive cough, chest pain when you breathe, etc. Viral and atypical bacterial pneumonia are also characterized by dry coughs. If you still feel sick, see your physician for a possible chest x-ray or sputum culture.
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If a person who has COPD and starts coughing up blood, how serious is it?

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A 25-year-old female asked:

My 1month old baby has gurgling sound when she breathes, its like she has phlegm, but she doesn't have cough or cold, its worst at night what could it be?

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Dr. Sabina Ben-Zion
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Can be normal: Babies often have a congested sound because they breathe through their nose and can't blow their noses. Your baby may also have some milk/formula in back of throat that she is not clearing or coughing like adults would. As long as your baby is not having labored breathing, and it is not interferring with her eating or sleeping, treat it as just a noise.

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