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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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After 5 days amoxicillin cough still frequent and debilitating?

After 5 days amoxicillin cough still frequent and debilitating?

Viral?: If your cough developed during or just after an upper respiratory tract infection, (URI) it is likely non-infectious so an antibiotic may not be helpful. Typically, these coughs are bronchospastic and you may need a bronchodilator inhaler and perhaps a steroid inhaler. These coughs can occur with a viral URI or bacterial and may last for many weeks. Inhalers may increase your comfort. ...Read more

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Can I take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Can I take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Yes: Most cough meds should not interact with amoxicillin. Usually contain dextromethorphan or a codeine-like cough suppressant. Do not mix with alcohol due to additive sedating effect. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough from sinus infection that has gotten worse and now my chest hurts extremely bad when I cough, taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

I have a bad cough from sinus infection that has gotten worse and now my chest hurts extremely bad when I cough, taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate)?

Who gave u Rx?: Whoever the doctor was that prescribed Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is the person you should go see asap. If you did this yourself, go get help from a qualified person. ...Read more

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16mth old has cough trying to get phlegm off chest. Had it a wk & getting worse with vomiting. Not whooping cough & on amoxil (amoxicillin) for ears. See doc again?

16mth old has cough trying to get phlegm off chest. Had it a wk & getting worse with vomiting. Not whooping cough & on amoxil (amoxicillin) for ears. See doc again?

See Doctor: If your child's cough is persisting and not getting better, it is time to see the doctor again. It's possible that the ear infection is not clearing up and he needs a different antibiotic. It's possible it's a virus and antibiotics won't do anything- it just has to run its course. Your doctor will be able to tell if you should be concerned. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin cure cough?

Can amoxicillin cure cough?

Depends: What is the cause of the cough? If from a community acquired pneumonia, then Amoxicillin could be an effective treatment. However, if the cause is not infectious, then Amoxicillin will not do anything. Find the cause of the cough and treat, don't just treat the symptom. ...Read more

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I'm coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker). Will amoxicillin take care of it?

I'm coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker). Will amoxicillin take care of it?

NO: You need a bronchoscopy and cat scan thorax. Coughing up blood or hemoptysis is one of the possible presenting symptoms for lung cancer. You need to see a pulmonologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Its 4 days since my wisdom tooth removed and im having a cough. Is it ok to drink cough syrup together with amoxicillin antibiotic?

Its 4 days since my wisdom tooth removed and im having a cough. Is it ok to drink cough syrup together with amoxicillin antibiotic?

Depends on: Depends on active ingredient in the cough syrup you are taking. To be totally certain, talk to a pharmacist and inform them the exact cough syrup so they may determine if contraindicated. ...Read more

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I'm feeling super faint, body feels "tingly" and light headed in evening for past 2 nights is this strange? Taking amoxicillin for cough/ soar throat

I'm feeling super faint, body feels "tingly" and light headed in evening for past 2 nights is this strange? Taking amoxicillin for cough/ soar throat

Dehydrated?: Sometimes when you are sick you can become a bit dehydrated and this can cause that light headed tingly feeling. Drink at least 80 oz of water daily and avoid sugars, caffeine and alcohol. I hope you are feeling better soon. If not see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a barking cough since dec12' had antibiotics, still coughing more tabs augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625mg still coughing night sweats? Doc said bronchitus!

I have had a barking cough since dec12' had antibiotics, still coughing more tabs augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625mg still coughing night sweats? Doc said bronchitus!

See doctor: Be sure to follow your doctor instruction for follow up. If you are not better with what you were given, you need to go back so your doctor can do blood test, order chest x-ray for you if need. ...Read more

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Is amoxicillin good for a cough?

Is amoxicillin good for a cough?

Depends: What is the cause of the cough? If from a community acquired pneumonia, then Amoxicillin could be an effective treatment. However, if the cause is not infectious, then Amoxicillin will not do anything. Find the cause of the cough and treat, don't just treat the symptom. ...Read more

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Should I continue taking amoxil (amoxicillin) for my cough?

Should I continue taking amoxil (amoxicillin) for my cough?

Yes., .: If you were prescribed this antibiotic by your doctor for your cough, then you need to finish the prescription to reduce the risk of developing resistance. You were prescribed the antibiotic probably for acute bacterial bronchitis so you need to finish the antibiotic course as prescribed. ...Read more

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My 8 year has a serious, constant, rough cough. What might it be. A dr. Here told us its strep but the medicine he prescribed (amoxicillin)is not work

My 8 year has a serious, constant, rough cough. What might it be. A dr. Here told us its strep but the medicine he prescribed (amoxicillin)is not work

Allergy, asthma: You may have the cough from sinus drainage-allergy or asthma.You need to see doctor again for addiional med, may need blood test -may be viral, or even chest x-ray if your cough is long enough. ...Read more

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I am suffering frm severe cold cough my senses like smelling, hearing and taste r almost lost, I am taking amoxicillin but no use what should I do?

I am suffering frm severe cold cough my senses like smelling, hearing and taste r almost lost, I am taking amoxicillin but no use what should I do?

Respiratory Illness: Not uncommon to have your senses of taste, smell, and hearing be altered when you have an infection. Takes time for the antibiotics to work and sometimes it is actually a virus causing the symptoms so the antibiotics don't really help with that. Over the counter decongestants may help but really the best medicine for the senses/ symptoms is time. ...Read more

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Suffering from a severe cough the last 3wks. Already took amoxil (amoxicillin) n klacid but no result. Now I can't breath when coughing. What shld I do? New athma?

Suffering from a severe cough the last 3wks. Already took amoxil (amoxicillin) n klacid but no result. Now I can't breath when coughing. What shld I do? New athma?

ER: If you are experiencing shortness of breath, you should go to an er for evaluation and treatment. Many disorders can lead to shortness of breath, including asthma and many other things. Some causes of shortness of breath are life-threatening and even fatal so do not waste any time at home. Go to er for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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I have bad cough in my 18 week pregnancy, I'm taking amoxicillin 500 mg, n ketotifen1 mg is it danger for baby?

I have bad cough in my 18 week pregnancy, I'm taking amoxicillin 500 mg, n ketotifen1 mg is it danger for baby?

Category C: Especially if the medication in a topical/local form, it is relatively safe (e.g. risks to the baby are minimal; but not zero). ...Read more

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My daughter is 9 and is taking amoxicillin for strep, she has a cough that won't stop so which kind of cough medicine can I buy OTC for her?

My daughter is 9 and is taking amoxicillin for strep, she has a cough that won't stop so which kind of cough medicine can I buy OTC for her?

RobituscinDM/DELCYM: I presume she has been examined by md and does not suffer from asthma or allergic conditions. And cough is the only symptom and you need some over the counter cough medicine for symptom relief. Suggest
1extra fluids
2over the couner cough medicine containing an expectorant like guifanicin and cough suppressant like dextromethorphen
robituscin dm
delcym is 12 hour/ no expectorant
discuss with md. ...Read more

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I've been on amoxicillin for a week for bronchitis and I forgot my dose this morning and I took it soon after but now I have a cough/wheezing?

I've been on amoxicillin for a week for bronchitis and I forgot my dose this morning and I took it soon after but now I have a cough/wheezing?

Bronchitis: Cough and wheezing can easily be a sign or symptom of bronchitis. It is unlikely that the Amoxicillin is causing the call although occasionally allergy to the drug can cause wheezing. If your wheezing continues you should contact your doctor and probably undergo a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Me, my 10 mth & 3yr old got sick 4 wks ago. I had amoxicillin, biaxcin & ventalin. They had cedefner & 2nebulizer meds. Can't get rid of mucas cough.

Me, my 10 mth & 3yr old got sick 4 wks ago. I had amoxicillin, biaxcin & ventalin. They had cedefner & 2nebulizer meds. Can't get rid of mucas cough.

Lingering Cough: It is not uncommon after a significant respiratory infection for the cough to linger. For you and the 3 year old Delsym (dextromethorphan) twice daily might help you feel more comfortable. You all should be reevaluated to be sure, there is nothing else going on. ...Read more

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My daughter has a Cough and cold w/ so much mucus. Been giving ambroxol and amoxicillin 10mg 3x aday. She's 11yrs old and weighs 46kg.

Dosage...: Did a physician prescribe the medications? I am not sure what you are asking - there is no question in your statements above. I would advise that you check with her pediatrician before starting medications (the amoxicillin dosage that you have reported is not correct). See her doctor. ...Read more

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Just found out that I am pregnant, I've been taking amoxicillin for a bad cold I got. Is it safe to continue taking it? I still have a bad cough.

Not a problem: Amoxicillin is not likely to help your cold if that is what it is, nor will it harm your baby. If you do not really need the Amoxicillin would stop it now. There are several potential side-effects for you (not your baby) that are unnecessary to risk. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more

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On amoxicillin for sinusitis. I'm on the 8th day and I am still coughing like crazy at night from this sinus infection. When will the cough go away?

On amoxicillin for sinusitis. I'm on the 8th day and I am still coughing like crazy at night from this sinus infection. When will the cough go away?

Better antibiotic: Sinusitis is better treated with Levaquin (levofloxacin) since its tissue availability deep in sinus is better. Amoxicillin is better for soft tissue swelling/infection. Consult with your doctor for treatment of the cause of your sinusitis. Treat the cause, not the symptoms. ...Read more

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


Dr. Philip Miller
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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more