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Can Copd Patients Take Cough Meds And Or Mucous Thining Meds
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
Constant need take deep breath, rattle/weeze, always yawn(unsuccessful), brownish balls of mucus when cough, tired, smoker scared! tryin to qt copd?
Could be: But it's easy to be evaluated. A history, physical examination, chest xray and pulmonary function tests (breathing into a spirometer which measures your ability to breathe) will determine if there is COPD and its extent. There are a variety of very effective treatments, but absolutely key is what you already know. You must quit smoking. There are a variety of new methods for smoking cessation. ...Read more
Is it wise to take antibiotics for green mucus from lungs, but no fever or hacking cough, but I do have COPD or do I wait and see if I do get sicker?
64 year old COPD patient complaining of increasing shortness of breath and productive cough of thick. What would docs do?
Could B exacerbation: Any changes of the normal could be an exacebation of copd. Typical would be antibiotics not just for infection but antiflamatory properties as well. May need adjustments to medications as well. Need to see md especially if above occurs or an incease in rescue inhalers is noted. ...Read more
About five days ago I developed a cough with mucus. I was a mild smoker for 10 years I just quit about a month ago and I'm wondering at 39 COPD?
Not my first thought: It is typical for mucus production to increase for a period of time after one quits smoking. The lining of the airway has cells with motorized hair-like bodies called cilia that are damaged by smoke inhalation. As they begin to "wake up" more mucus is mobilized. Minor viral infections will also transiently cause productive cough. That said, 39 is not too young for copd. ...Read more
How can cough be avoided in patients with copd? Is antibiotics the first line of treatment each time there is a cough?
One of many: To treat exacerbation of copd, yes, but often along with other medications such as atrovent (ipratropium) inhaler, etc. Antibiotics are used often and early for acute exacerbation of COPD because of the propensity of this patient population to develop subsequent pneumonia. I assume this person is under treatment by a physician for these problems? If not, seek one out immediately. ...Read more
I have COPD emphysema i cough up thick greenish sometimes clear mucus but always with brown flecks in it what is it n is it normal?
COPD: is an obstructive airway disease. there is air trapping and your lungs cannot express mucus as well as normal lungs. Mucus production, ( even with different colors) is not abnormal. If you start having fevers or chills or increased Shortness of breath, see your doctor. Try your best to stop smoking altogether. ...Read more
Can we rule out COPD if there is no cough at all. Mucus actually comes frm nose. But shortness of breath n slight chest discomfort. Had chest infectio?
No...: There does not have to be a cough with copd. Symptoms vary but generally include shortness of breath, wheezing, cough. Some patients will also have weight loss. Shortness of breath can be at rest or just with exercise. See your doctor so this diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated. If you are smoking, you need to quit today! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes feels short of breath for no reason.ocassionally cough white clear mucus.doc says acid reflux.can gerd cause short of breath or is it copd?
Cardiac or lung: 26 year old man with shortness of breath could be anything from anxiety to pulmonary or even cardiac condition. It is important to be seen by your doctor who will ask you several questions regarding the situation that provoked the shortness or breath and other associated symptoms and will examine your heart and lungs and may recommend EKG as well as breathing test to narrow the diagnosis ...Read more
Have a bad cold, taking OTC cough meds, 4hrs as directed, its gettin better but am havin bad diarrhea! Taking Benylin (dextromethorphan) mucus & Night nurse.Side effect?
Peroxide Humidifier: Do you have a cool mist humidifier? Fill it with one bottle of hydrogen peroxide, and two bottles of water. That will give you a 1% aerosolized mist of hydrogen peroxide. The peroxide kills the bugs on contact (virus or bacteria) as you breath in the mist, and breaks down into water and oxygen. You should feel better in a day or two. ...Read more
Think I have bronchitis coughing up
Mucus for forever cuz I smoke pot. Dislocated knee exercising so can't walk. Should I take cough medicine?
I have a cold with lots of mucous. I'm coughing a lot. My BP has elevated since i started taking herbal cough medicine or could it be the cold?
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY. How to control heart rate in COPD bronchiectasis patient. Pulse 145. plz suggest a drug. ?
No perfect answer: Probably best to avoid combination medicines which contain pseudoephedrine, which many do. This speeds up your heart. Diphenhydramine (benedryl) can dry up secretions. However, it is important to understand that the cough may be due to the chf. Also medications commonly used to treat CHF (ace inhibitors - often end with ..Pril) can sometimes cause a chronic dry cough. Talk to your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Went from smoking pack a day to 3 times a day. Now coughing mucus in morning burning lungs. Pft normal last yr. copd? 10 pack yr history.
Can i take primatene for early symptoms of copd/emphysema? A lot of dirty mucus comes when I do but its only a 3 hour event, lower lungs close up agan
I experienci feverHave been coughing 24/7 , Severe pain in lower gums, taken cough medicine,cough syrup -not working.fever on/off. clear mucus bubble?
My husband has chronic COPD and Emphyzema he is coughing up green mucus went to ER they claim it's a COPD flare up gave him z pak and steroids.
Bronchitis: The treatment is appropriate for acute bronchitis superimposed on COPD. If symptoms don't show improvement, a sputum culture should be done and a switch to a more potent antibiotic. Watch for fever,chills, increasing shortness of breath, wheezing and, if these occur, take him back to the hospital emergency room. ...Read more
Mom x-rayed for bad viral cough. Rad said saw large mass RUL, COPD and bronchitis. ER rx'd meds. How soon to wait to see pulmonary re mass? No smoker
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
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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