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Bronchitis But No Cough
After antibiotics for cough had sorethroat colds fever cough again.Now no more colds fever sorethroat but cough still lingering, do I need antibiotics?
Probably not . : Your cough might just be drainage from the back of your throat due to allergies , the cold weather, ; viruses .You may want to try any allergy medicines with expectorant if you need to thin out your mucus . Drink plenty of warm liquids, honey with tea, chicken broth , warm chocolate drinks , coffee etc.If you develop fever and your condition worsened, time to go back to your doctor for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tightness/sore throa: If yo feel tightness in your throat you shuld be checked out. If it affects your swallowing or breathing go to the ed otherwise toalk to your doctor or go see him/her. ...Read more
Sick for 2 weeks. Coughing alot. Runny nose. No fever. Itchy throat. No allergies. Dont cough during sports only at rest. Whooping cough maybe?
Whooping Cough: This could be pertussis but there are many other diseases with similar symptoms... Check in with your doctor. ...Read more
Short of breath: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more
Asthmatic, had cold, now have thick green sputum from lungs, very tired, no fever, no wheezing. On mucinex (guaifenesin).Can this be beginning of pnemonia?
Yes it can : Individuals with asthma have an increased risk of developing serious respiratory infections. One one first signs of concern is the development of a cough with green mucous production. I recommend that you see your physician to ensure you do not have a bacterial infection in your lungs. Continue your Mucinex (guaifenesin) use to loosen the mucous. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My is coughing with yellow sputum for 10dys. Last 2dys no sputum, she's coughing less but sweating. No fever all time. Is it pneumonia, bronchitis or?
Pneumonia: Several considerations are possible given symptoms of fever, cough and yellow sputum production, but pneumonia (PNA) should be strongly considered in a 65YO person with these persistent symptoms. If you are a smoker your risk for PNA and acute on chronic bronchitis increases. If you have a lot of sinus congestion then sinusitis may also be considered as a cause of your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Had common cold with fever. Fever gone now, just nasal congestion and productive cough. Phlegm appears green. Paranoid about pneumonia?
Don't worry.: Pneumonia will give you a fever and your symptoms would have gotten worse, not better, without treatment. It is common to have congestion and cough when recovering from an upper respiratory infection, the majority of which are caused by viruses. not bacteria. If you get sick again, go see your primary MD for evaluation and maybe an xray, if necessary. ...Read more
Semi prod. cough with wheezing. Clear phlegm. No nasal cong. No fever. Ongoing for a week. No hist. of asthma. What could it be? Should I be worried?
Bronchospasm...: It sounds like you have bronchospasm. There are many possible causes, asthma being only 1 of them. By definition, asthma is recurrent so if this is the first time wheezing, asthma cannot be diagnosed yet. See your doctor to find out why you have bronchospasm and to treat it. See a lung doctor if your symptoms continue or if no etiology is identified. Good luck! ...Read more
not a problem: Congratulations for quitting - this a great thing you have done for your health. Not sure how much you smoked, or how long, but quitting does help any changes in your upper airway to recover fully. Some smokers have a cough when they stop because the 'cilia' in the windpipe come back to life! if you have no problems after quitting, great! stay off for good :-). ...Read more
Itchy feeling in lungs, constant non productive cough, no sinus or drainage issues. Do have asthma, but albuterol isn't helping. Asthma or other?
Bronchitis w/cough x2 weeks prescribed zpack not coughing but sob and mild chest spasms ER said pleurisy px albutrol but increases hr.Alternatives?
I have hayfever. Ive had sore throat, cough, wheezy chest, phlegm taste in throat for 4 days, but no congestion. Is this hayfever even w/o congestion?
No way to tell w/o t: ...testing. The "wheezy" cough & phlegm suggests there may be congestion in the lungs. But is it hayfever or a viral infection? or bacterial tracheitis? They all feel the same more-or-less, but are treated differently. Testing of phlegm, blood (allergy tests), chest X-ray, & other tools available to a doctor can sometimes tell the difference. TTYD or use HealthTap Prime to determine the cause. GL! ...Read more
Painful to breathe in, cough, some sputum, extremely tired, asthma (ventolin not helping), no other cold/flu symptoms (runny nose) on advair. ??
That is unusual: The hallmark of acute bronchitis is coughing and so if no cough, i would not call it bronchitis. Maybe u were coughing before and the cough medicine is suppressing your cough? Some medicines can induce loss of appetite, including cough medicines.If no cough from start, i would question the diagnosis. As with your lack of appetite, i can't tell why due to limited info. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What's the diff between asthma and cough-variant asthma, or asthmatic bronchitis? Never had asthma, but always get bronchitis with every cold now.
Intensity: Asthma is a variable condition where the "average" patient experiences periods of wheezing brought on by infection or other personal triggering events.In cough variant asthma it is mild enough they may never know, but the cough stops with asthma meds.A feature is sibs or parents with asthma.Asthmatic bronchitis is more a label for infection triggered wheezing.One with CVA would be more prone to it ...Read more
Is my bronchitis still contagious? Antibiotics 4 days, light cough (clearing throat) little bit of yellowish mucus, no urge to cough.
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