Doctor insights on:
Had an acute bronchitis and is recurrent. Used beclazone & antitussive medications. Now I have itchy throat with a clear white mucus /not phleghm.?
Allergies?: There could be a few possibilities. Environmental allergies could be a possible problem. However, the use of an inhaled corticosteroid could lead to thrush. This really depends on how long you used the medication for and if you rinsed your mouth with water after each use of the drug. White mucus is not thrush but following up with your pcp may be helpful to get a trained eye on the problem. ...Read more
In the lungs nothing: Between the lungs (in the "mediastinum") there is a proliferation of scar tissue that can lead to coonstriction of the large central vessels and airways leading into the lung. The cause is often blamed on a fungal infection, but in some people the cause is unknown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Category C drugs: Both dextromethorphan & codine are anti-tussives that fall into category c. This is a pregnancy related scale listing meds form class a-x from very safe to dangerous/damaging. Category c includes meds that have no known negative effect on human fetal development from available studies but those studies are not extensive enough to move it to a safer category. Dm is in many otc products. ...Read more
My daughter is 8 months and has a horrible cough can i get her some cough medicine from a drug store for her age?
What is the cough: suppressant? Need more information.Get a more detailed answer ›
Few days: Depends on the dose and duration of use. No more than five days after stopping it. ...Read more
Antitussive: This is a medicine that is supposed to help suppress coughs. ...Read more
Depends on cough: Mucolytics are used to thin secretions and mucus - we use it in copd, sinusitis, and other things. The goal of which is to help get mucus out of the lungs through a cough. Antitussives are on the other end of the spectrum - they work to block or suppress the cough. Whether you use a mucolytic or antitussive really depends on the cause of the cough in the first place. ...Read more
Suppresses cough: An anti-tussive suppresses cough. This is only beneficial is you are having frequent coughing spells or pain with coughing. Coughing is an important reflex that happens when the body senses something foreign or irritating in the respiratory tract. It's a way to expel that quickly and forcefully. ...Read more
Lets see?: Expectorants and mucolytics tend to loosen up thick mucous and allow you to expectorate (spit up and out). Anti-tussives help to suppress coughs. Cough is good to get inflammation and infections out of the bronchial tubes. If annoying, then antitussives may help to get some sleep. Drink lots of water, use a humidifier and rest. Stay at home. ...Read more
I have my 1 week cough . when is the best time to drink my antitussive syrup and my mucolytic medicine ? are they advisable to drink it together ?
Can take together: But those two medicines are just temporizing, you had the symptoms for a week, bit long, you need to see a doctor for better treatment, good luck ...Read more
Hi, to everyone...my quastion is :
What the anti cough ( antitussive ) whach can use for hypertensive patients without hazard.
Cough: You do not list hypertension as a condition or any medications you are on for HTN. If you have a confirmed diagnosis of hypertension, avoid decongestants in your over the counter medications. Suppressing a cough is not always a good idea especially if the cough is productive and your body is trying to get rid of an irritant or infection. ...Read more
1 week dry cough, with sometimes (once or twice a day) brown phlegm. Should i buy an expectorant or antitussive?
Cough: Do you have fever or chills? Any chest pain? You might need to get a cxr to exclude the possibility of having pneumonia since the treatment will be of antibiotics. It is possible also that you have allergic symptoms or even asthma. I would rather give a treatment of the cause of the cough than the cough itself. ...Read more
10months baby operated for large vsd now has cough with vomiting but no fever and feeds well is it ok to give him antitussive , which best one?
Should a doctor prescribe an antitussive to a patient with chronic bronchitis that is coughing up sputum?
Not necessarily: I am not a fan of antitussives for many reasons. If you have sputum, it is good to get it out. For sleep you can try to supress the cough, but studies show even prescriptions don't work very well. In desperation people spend money on things that don't work. Interestingly, honey has been shown to do a pretty good job, so get a cup of no-caffeine herbal tea with a tsp of honey to sip before bed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Antitussive cough mixture
- Antitussive side effects
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Expectorant vs antitussive
- Antitussive and mucolytic vs expectorant
- Antitussive cough adverse effects
- Antitussive dm adverse effects
- Antitussive dm medication