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When you cough every day and have a distinct wheeze and bronchial secretions, what medications should you take?

When you cough every day and have a distinct wheeze and bronchial secretions, what medications should you take?

Persistant asthma: Guidelines say start w/ low dose inhaled steroid and as needed rescue inhaler (albuterol). Combo inhaler (advair symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) dulera) might be overkill, but could start w them and ease back when better. Singular less attractive unless allergy a problem too. Should get PFT to assess lung function, and follow up to check progress. Allergy testing for root causes. ...Read more

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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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Pt Dx'd with aspiration pneumonia. On antibiotic IV for 2 days now disc. Pt. has occasional bronchial sounding cough. Is pt pneumonia free?

Pt Dx'd with aspiration pneumonia. On antibiotic IV for 2 days now disc. Pt. has occasional bronchial sounding cough. Is pt pneumonia free?

Hopefully: Whoever made the diagnosis treated you first on an inpatient basis with IV mess and then decided that you could be treated on an outpatient basis safely. The fact that you have a cough is not a sufficient criteria of cure or not. Talk to your doc. If not satisfied make a virtual consult with me. ...Read more

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Had bronchial phemonia, dr gave me a zpack and a steroid (a pink pill starts with an a). Finished all meds on may29th, still cough, with flem.

Had bronchial phemonia, dr gave me a zpack and a steroid (a pink pill starts with an a). Finished all meds on may29th, still cough, with flem.

Not Uncommon: You may actually have had pertussis or a viral upper respiratory infection that not uncommonly can cause residual coughing for months following the acute event. On the other hand you may also have allergic asthma requiring separate current treatment. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone with bronchial pneumonia to cough up a foam-like spit?

Is it normal for someone with bronchial pneumonia to cough up a foam-like spit?

It is common!: It is common for patients with bronchopneumonia to spit up mucus; it is actually healthy to do that. When you have some bacterial infection of the lungs and airway as it happens with pneumonia, the immune system fights them by creating mucus which can washout the bacteria. It is helpful to cough these secretions up. ...Read more

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Had a persistent cough for a few months and constant pain deep in my chest. I had thickening of the bronchial wall 2 years ago. Awaiting x ray results?

Had a persistent cough for a few months and constant pain deep in my chest. I had thickening of the bronchial wall 2 years ago. Awaiting x ray results?

Cough: Cough is a frequent and common complaint for many people. Certainly, a chronic cough will cause a lot of muscle and chest wall pain. You didn't ask a specific question, but certainly your x-ray will be important to see if there are any findings. It may help direct your treatment, but you may need further assistance with a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?

Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?

Difficult: First, why do you have nasal ulcers? How do you know you have bronchitis, which is predominantly a viral infection.? You can develop cough from post-nasal drip if you have congested or infected sinuses. But why not see a doctor and get this worked out? ...Read more

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I'm on Oxycodone HCL 10 MG for post-surgery. I have severe Bronchial cough & can't stop coughing. They gave me Mucinex/codeine syrup. Can I take both?

I'm on Oxycodone HCL 10 MG for post-surgery. I have severe Bronchial cough & can't stop coughing. They gave me Mucinex/codeine syrup. Can I take both?

Yes, carefully: As you probably know, those are both narcotics. The codeine will also block pain. While the Oxycodone won't help the cough that much. So. I recommend starting with the cough Meds, so the pain isn't worse by coughing. Then, if pain continues, add the Oxycodone. ...Read more

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Having severe bronchial infection and severe cough can it make my back and stomach muscles hurt really bad?

Having severe bronchial infection and severe cough can it make my back and stomach muscles hurt really bad?

Yes....: Coughing can lead to musculoskeletal pain, including the symptoms you listed. It is important to diagnose and treat the cough so that this pain will also resolve. So, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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If a z-pack was unsuccessful in treating bronchitis, is there logic in a dr giving another one for a 2nd round? Bronchial spasms, wheezing, cough..

If a z-pack was unsuccessful in treating bronchitis, is there logic in a dr giving another one for a 2nd round? Bronchial spasms, wheezing, cough..

No.: This does not make good sense. Most bronchitis is viral and does not respond to antibiotics. A second course will generally not do any better. Unless you had signs or symptoms that specifically suggested bacterial infection I would hold off on antibiotics and consider other agents for the wheezing and cough. ...Read more

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Chronic bronchial asthma. 2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?

Chronic bronchial asthma. 2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?

Pneumonia: You have acute pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis and you need urgent medical attention. You also list no medical history of any conditions or medications. Without adequate information about your general health, we cannot provide you with any more advice. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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3 wks ago went to urgent care w/a bronchial cough tha lasted 2 wks. X-rays looked clear. Got call today, found scar tissue on right lung. Means what?

3 wks ago went to urgent care w/a bronchial cough tha lasted 2 wks. X-rays looked clear. Got call today, found scar tissue on right lung. Means what?

X-Ray finding: You are looking at shadows. You have to look at a follow film in 6 month time to see if there has been any change in film. In the meantime, sit tight. ...Read more

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Throat infection orjust sick Persistent cough. Not pain in throat but in bronchial area in lungs. Ear pain. Threw up. Lots of mucus. No fever. What is?

Throat infection orjust sick Persistent cough. Not pain in throat but in bronchial area in lungs. Ear pain. Threw up. Lots of mucus. No fever. What is?

Viral illness: Hydrate yourself well. Treat the symptoms with OTC medications. Rest, take a lot of vitamin C and Zinc, hydrate more. Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to treat body ache, headache, or low grade fever. Not better or start having chills or high fever see your PCP or go to urgent care ...Read more

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I have a dry cough and a little chest tightness, when I get stressed it gets worse, a little hard to breath. I've had bronchitis and bronchio-spasms. Mucus tastes bad when I cough, and it's green.

I have a dry cough and a little chest tightness, when I get stressed it gets worse, a little hard to breath. I've had bronchitis and bronchio-spasms. Mucus tastes bad when I cough, and it's green.

See your doctor 4 tx: Green mucous tastes bad, and indicates you have either a secondary infection, or sinuses that are not clearing, and a possible upper respiratory infection that needs to be attended to by your pcp. S/he can listen to your lungs, and check your head, ears, eyes, nose, and throat to get a better idea what's going on, and to recommend treatment. Don't delay! ...Read more

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Pain in left chest. Brochial tube painful. Extends to left armpit and upper chest. Hurts to cough or deeply inhale when lying down.

URTI, Pleurisy +: The fact the it hurts with coughing or deep inhalation make it is less likely for this to be the heart (which is good). Recent infections? Upper respiratory tract infection history is relevant in this information. Depending on your age and past medical history pulmonary embolism could also be another thing to think about. Likely its ok but would need more details to give you a reassuring answer ...Read more

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What drugs treat bronchial asthma?

What drugs treat bronchial asthma?

CONTROLLER&RELIEVER: There are Controller MAEDICTIONS which some patients have to take every day to keep Asthma under control These are Long Term beta agonists (Long Term Bronchodilaters) Steroids Inhaled and Leucotrine like Singular Reiever or Resque Meds Quick acting Bronchodilaters like Albuterol, Xopenex Short Course of Steroids Most meds are given via inhaler or Nebuliser Except Singular or Oral Steroids ...Read more

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Please explain which drug would be used to treat bronchial asthma?

Please explain which drug would be used to treat bronchial asthma?

Depends: If attacks are infrequent and, mild, a rescue inhaler and avoidance of triggers would suffice. If they are frequent, and severe, a "controller" inhaler or oral drugs will be needed in addition to the rescue inhaler. Rescue inhalers open your bronchioles and allow you to breathe easier. Controllers reduce inflammation and minimize your attacks. When used together, most asthmatics do pretty well. ...Read more

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