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Asthma And Cough
No: Cough medicine for youngsters may do more harm than good. First, make sure the asthma is under control else you end up getting into more trouble by suppressing the cough. During a cold, your doctor may even prescribe a short-course of oral cortisone to get the child out of asthma. Honey may work for cough some times but you need to know the cause for the cough first. ...Read more
Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more
Non-smoker, no asthma, productive cough for 6 months. Feels like I am breathing through straw at times. diangosis with herniated discs. Is it all related?
Cough: Wondering what medications u r prescribed?. Also, whether u had chest x-ray or not?. Review with your doctor. ...Read more
Something triggered asthma and cough fit. used inhaler 1 hour later my peak flow ok at 76%. But if I talk it triggers another coughing jag. What do?
I have asthma & my cough has been bad my dr is putting me on more antibotics and dulera (formoterol and mometasone) should I take the antib. Or no? Bc its astma
Asthma + antibiotics: Your doctor probably had a good reason for the antibiotics although you are correct that antibiotics are not usually effective for asthma alone, sometimes asthma may be complicated or triggered by infection, sinusitis or even pneumonia. If you are questioning the need for the antibiotic you should contact the drs office not just not take it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr prescribed 3 days of 2ml liquid prednisone for 11months olds' asthma and cough, but its day 4 and he's not better. Can I keep giving it to him?
See your doctor: I would advise you follow back up with their physician to make sure something else has not developed. As they saw him recently, they will be the best equiped to evaluate if a change in treatment is necessary. ...Read more
I have been recovering from a nasty bout of illness, asthma, flu, cough, etc but now I have developed a constant ache in my right arm. Concern?
My son has a dry cough, every time he run it gets worst for the past two months. His doctor said its cough variant asthma, but cough is not stopping?
20yr, female, non smoker, did a peak flow test and blew 250 could it be asthma ? dry cough for 4 weeks, chest tightness/pain, feel like i can't breath.
Weird question: I have asthma w/ cough and when it's bad the saliva in my mouth gets thick, even difficult to spit out. Why is that?
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