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Please help! what is the treatment for a productive cough?

Please help! what is the treatment for a productive cough?

Expectoration: The best treatment if feasible is expectoration to avoid stagnation and inspissation of mucous in the airways if they are from the lung . If infected, antibiotics is used. Fluid and mucolytics are a good way to start. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

Productive cough is a symptom in which a person feels there is mucus coming up from his chest when he coughs. Sometimes, a person mistakenly believes the mucus is coming from the chest when it is actually dripping down from the nose and throat. True mucus or phlegm (infected mucousy material) can be ...Read more


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Productive cough from a long time and its treatment?

Productive cough from a long time and its treatment?

Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important. ...Read more

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I have a productive cough that keeps me up at night with a fever after having bronchitis and not getting treatment?

I have a productive cough that keeps me up at night with a fever after having bronchitis and not getting treatment?

You need to be seen: Soon, go to your doctor or ER , you will need prescription medications, or may get admitted if you have bad pneumonia, best wishes ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a persistent cough?

What is the best cure for a persistent cough?

Depends...: Treatment for a chronic cough depends on the reason for the cough. Possible etiologies for a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these have different treatments. See your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed first and then treated. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. I have a papilloma on my uvula.. There is only minor discomfort when i cough. If i am unable to visit a Dr. what is the best cure/treatment?

Hello Dr. I have a papilloma on my uvula.. There is only minor discomfort when i cough. If i am unable to visit a Dr. what is the best cure/treatment?

There doesn't seem: to be a cure or treatment for such a mass on your uvula outside of surgical excision or cauterization, if the mass is small enough. If you cannot get to a physician/oral cavity or ENT surgeon now, I suggest you wait a bit until you are able to. Or make it a priority to see a surgeon. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a sore throat and dry cough?

What is the best cure for a sore throat and dry cough?

ST: Fluids, lozenges. Not smoking. Treat the possibles cause (i.E, allergies, cold, reflux, excessive screaming, avoid dust & dry air), dental problems. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for 2 days of productive cough ?

What is the best medicine for  2 days of productive cough ?

Fluids: Keep drinking fluids, use Guaifenesin (mucinex). You should visit your doctor to see if you need antibiotic, bronchodilators or some other treatment. ...Read more

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C.1973-1983 i reproduced microfilm w/ a strong anmonia based developer. For awhile now several drs can't find a cure for my cough. Pls help.

C.1973-1983 i reproduced microfilm  w/ a strong anmonia based developer. For awhile now several drs can't find a cure for my cough. Pls help.

See a pulmonologist: Chronic ammonia exposure can cause respiratory abnormalities. If you have not seen a pulmonologist, see one and if you have seen one , a second opinion and /or ENT evaluation may be considered. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a viral cough?

What is the best treatment for a viral cough?

Supportive care: Nothing except time cures a viral cough. Rest, fluids, nutrition. You can try over the counter cold remedies. Your doc can prescrive a cough suppressant to help with the cough. 7 - 10 days for resolution of symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more