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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

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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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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Is it alright to take an OTC cough syrup while taking an antibiotic? I went into see a doctor today and was diagnosed with bronchitis. I took my first dose of amoxicillin at 4pm cdt. I am having one of those hacking coughing attacks almost to the point of

Is it alright to take an OTC cough syrup while taking an antibiotic? I went into see a doctor today and was diagnosed with bronchitis. I took my first dose of amoxicillin at 4pm cdt. I am having one of those hacking coughing attacks almost to the point of

Yes: Amoxicillin should be compatible with otc cough meds. May take a few days to see improvement. Honey has been shown to be equally effective as dextromethorphin in suppressing cough. Make sure that otc is not just Guaifenesin which only thins mucous. Could do dextromethorphin and honey together. Could go to Codeine syrup if cough dry. Don't stop cough completely if mucous coming to clear lung. ...Read more

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Chest congestion with cough. Week's dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and vasican didn't help. Been a month, able to breathe better but phlgem persists. Possibilities?

Chest congestion with cough. Week's dose of augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and vasican didn't help. Been a month, able to breathe better but phlgem persists. Possibilities?

Cough: Could've been viral to begin with and this is now just a post-viral cough. If it was pneumonia, sometimes the cough can last for weeks afterward. It may be a new process - infection has cleared, but you got a new viral illness. Lots of possibilities. It's reassuring if there's no fever and breathing has improved. ...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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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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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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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 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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Doctor prescribed Cefodox (cefpodoxim) for a cough and said it was safer than amoxicillin. I'm 2 weeks pregnant. Is it really safer than amoxicillin?

Doctor prescribed Cefodox (cefpodoxim) for a cough and said it was safer than amoxicillin. I'm 2 weeks pregnant. Is it really safer than amoxicillin?

Silly comment: The most dangerous time in pregnancy is between weeks 4-12 when the organs are being laid down. Most colds are viral and antibiotics are useless for them anyhow. Always try to take the least broad spectrum antibiotic for the shortest possible time and surely while you are pregnant. Best of luck!! ...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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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.

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

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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?

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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My 4 yr old daughter was diagnosed positive for strep. While on amoxicillin, 4 days later bad night cough, 2 days later woke up covered in a rash.

My 4 yr old daughter was diagnosed positive for strep. While on amoxicillin, 4 days later bad night cough, 2 days later woke up covered in a rash.

Penicillin allergy: The 2 are probably not related.
Stop amoxicillin.
Give her benadryl
If the cough continues she will need to see the dr again fit tt and to see if she needs antibiotics for further tt of strep ...Read more

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Had 3 rounds of antibiotics amoxicillin, Z-pak, and ciproflocin and im left with a dry cough with phlegm sometimes what could it be?

Had 3 rounds of antibiotics amoxicillin, Z-pak, and ciproflocin and im left with a dry cough with phlegm sometimes what could it be?

Could be...: Many different causes. Most likely, it is a "post-viral" cough, which is just a chronic irritation from bronchitis. But it could be asthma, stomach acid reflux, allergies, or post nasal sinus drainage. If you smoke, you should quit, and you can try prescription cough suppressants for a week or so before you get worried. It is not abnormal for the cough of a viral bronchitis to last 4-6 weeks! ...Read more

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Had acute bronchitis, its been 3 weeks. I was given amoxicillin and Bromfed (brompheniramine) and I now have a cough that makes me choke and I have burning in my chest.

Had acute bronchitis, its been 3 weeks. I was given amoxicillin and Bromfed (brompheniramine) and I now have a cough that makes me choke and I have burning in my chest.

See your doctor: Hi,
It sounds like the antibiotic did not treat your bronchitis. You may need a different antibiotic. I suggest seeing your doctor again for further treatment. ...Read more

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I wake up and spit yellow/dark I just finished a round of amoxicillin for sinuses is this common? I only have to spit in morning no cough

Post-nasal drip?: You might want to try a sinus irrigation twice a day using a netti-pot and an irrigation solution of salt and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Your current issue is more likely to be due to accumulation of post-nasal secretions accumulating in the back of your throat during sleep. Also might help if you smoke, stop! ...Read more

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My 4 years son has an ear pain for more than 3 hours, he also has cold and cough... Could you please advise if we can take amoxicillin ear drops?

My 4 years son has an ear pain for more than 3 hours, he also has cold and cough... Could you please advise if we can take amoxicillin ear drops?

No: There is no such thing as Amoxicillin ear drops. Amoxicillin is an oral antibiotic.

It is not unusual to get ear pain with an upper respiratory infection. Check for fever. Generally ear pain will resolve within 24 hours. Give him a pain reliever. If he starts running high fevers or pain does not resolve, than call his doctor to be seen. ...Read more

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Hi I just went to the ER today because of bodyache, cold and cough and some spotting and im26weeks 5days pregnant, is taking amoxil (amoxicillin) safe?

Yes amoxicillin is: Safe for pregnancy, as it does not cross the placental barrier and is not teratogenic. Any penicillins would be safe in pregnancy. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with sinusitis a week ago and was given augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Now I have a deep dry cough that causes me to be sob. Could these be related?

I was diagnosed with sinusitis a week ago and was given augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Now I have a deep dry cough that causes me to be sob. Could these be related?

Cough: The four common causes of cough: post nasal drip (a potential sequelae of sinusitis), asthma, gastroesophageal reflux, & infection (also a possible sequelae of sinusitis). Interestingly, bronchitis often has a reactive airway component that leads to wheezing & sob. Recommend f/u w your doc as maybe you have developed bronchitis from PND & spread of infection & maybe need a bronchodilator. ...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