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Can I Take Amoxicillin For A Cough
I'm coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker). Will amoxicillin take care of it?
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
Is it safe to take Dextromethprphan Phenylephnne HCI or tuseran forte for dry cough and amoxicillin together?
In er, I was prescribed amoxicillin 875 mg and doxycyline for a persistent cough (bronchitis I suppose). Advisable to take these 2 meds concurrently?
My 4 years son has an ear pain for more than 3 hours, he also has cold and cough... Could you please advise if we can take amoxicillin ear drops?
There is no such thing as Amoxicillin ear drops. Amoxicillin is an oral antibiotic.
It is not unusual to get ear pain with an upper respiratory infection. Check for fever. Generally ear pain will resolve within 24 hours. Give him a pain reliever. If he starts running high fevers or pain does not resolve, than call his doctor to be seen. ...Read more
Is it alright to take an OTC cough syrup while taking an antibiotic? I went into see a doctor today and was diagnosed with bronchitis. I took my first dose of amoxicillin at 4pm cdt. I am having one of those hacking coughing attacks almost to the point of
Yes: Amoxicillin should be compatible with otc cough meds. May take a few days to see improvement. Honey has been shown to be equally effective as dextromethorphin in suppressing cough. Make sure that otc is not just Guaifenesin which only thins mucous. Could do dextromethorphin and honey together. Could go to Codeine syrup if cough dry. Don't stop cough completely if mucous coming to clear lung. ...Read more
I'm taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection but I have a bad cough and some slight body aches can I take theraflu express max severe cold and cough n?
Mgt: For an adult patient it would be alright. Often, nasal saline relieves congestion just as well. ...Read more
I am on vacation and have prescription amoxicillin with me. I have a scratchy throat, slight cough caused by the tickle. Can I take it? I'm in sun
DON'T DO IT! Bad Idea: Antibiotics should only be taken when it's clear you have a bacterial infection sensitive to that antibiotic. The vast majority of sore throats are viral & antibiotics will do more harm than good, impairing immune function, killing friendly flora & can cause diarrhea & yeast infections. Pelargonium sidoides, an herb sold at health food stores as Umcka, is more likely to help- also zinc lozenges. ...Read more
I complained from cough after common Cold wet cough since 3 weeks I take augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) and congestal but no improvement &chest x ray was normal?
6yo was diagnosed in the ER with pneumonia on Sun night, has been on Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) since Mon afternoon. Thurs he still has a fever, no appetite, and bad cough. At what point should I take him back to see his doctor?
Now will be a good: Time. Your son has been on antibiotics for more than 48 hours and appears to be getting worse. His doctor will likely want to re assess his plan of care. Continue the recommended care though until he is seen for follow up. ...Read more
Will amoxicillin work for an upper respiratory infection? Persistent cough over a week now with clear phlegm and wheezing. Take pro-air as needed.
Antibiotics are to treat bacterial infections and do nothing for allergies or viruses If you are wheezing you should take the proair q 4 hours and see your doctor as you may need an ancillary agent such as an inhaled steroid to calm down the chest inflammation
Also some forms of chest infection are not associated with fever so close f/u with your doctor is essential ...Read more
Yes., .: If you were prescribed this antibiotic by your doctor for your cough, then you need to finish the prescription to reduce the risk of developing resistance. You were prescribed the antibiotic probably for acute bacterial bronchitis so you need to finish the antibiotic course as prescribed. ...Read more
Viral?: If your cough developed during or just after an upper respiratory tract infection, (URI) it is likely non-infectious so an antibiotic may not be helpful. Typically, these coughs are bronchospastic and you may need a bronchodilator inhaler and perhaps a steroid inhaler. These coughs can occur with a viral URI or bacterial and may last for many weeks. Inhalers may increase your comfort. ...Read more
My14 month old has been on amoxicillin for 10 days & was getting better but last 2 days her cough & congestion r worse; what could b the cause? Thank u
Resistant bacteria?: If worse call her doctor and discuss it with them. ...Read more
My 8 year has a serious, constant, rough cough. What might it be. A dr. Here told us its strep but the medicine he prescribed (amoxicillin)is not work
Taking amoxicillin for dry cough for 4 days now and no change. It's actually worse during the night. What should I do?
I am suffering frm severe cold cough my senses like smelling, hearing and taste r almost lost, I am taking amoxicillin but no use what should I do?
Respiratory Illness: Not uncommon to have your senses of taste, smell, and hearing be altered when you have an infection. Takes time for the antibiotics to work and sometimes it is actually a virus causing the symptoms so the antibiotics don't really help with that. Over the counter decongestants may help but really the best medicine for the senses/ symptoms is time. ...Read more
Suffering from a severe cough the last 3wks. Already took amoxil (amoxicillin) n klacid but no result. Now I can't breath when coughing. What shld I do? New athma?
ER: If you are experiencing shortness of breath, you should go to an er for evaluation and treatment. Many disorders can lead to shortness of breath, including asthma and many other things. Some causes of shortness of breath are life-threatening and even fatal so do not waste any time at home. Go to er for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
My 2 year old is on day3 of amoxicillin for tonsillitis which followed a cold. Cough has lasted 3 weeks & since having the medicine the cough is worse. Really husky. Should I get her checked again?
Doctor prescribed Cefodox (cefpodoxim) for a cough and said it was safer than amoxicillin. I'm 2 weeks pregnant. Is it really safer than amoxicillin?
Silly comment: The most dangerous time in pregnancy is between weeks 4-12 when the organs are being laid down. Most colds are viral and antibiotics are useless for them anyhow. Always try to take the least broad spectrum antibiotic for the shortest possible time and surely while you are pregnant. Best of luck!! ...Read more
I have bad cough in my 18 week pregnancy, I'm taking amoxicillin 500 mg, n ketotifen1 mg is it danger for baby?
Category C: Especially if the medication in a topical/local form, it is relatively safe (e.g. risks to the baby are minimal; but not zero). ...Read more
My daughter is 9 and is taking amoxicillin for strep, she has a cough that won't stop so which kind of cough medicine can I buy OTC for her?
I presume she has been examined by md and does not suffer from asthma or allergic conditions. And cough is the only symptom and you need some over the counter cough medicine for symptom relief. Suggest
2over the couner cough medicine containing an expectorant like guifanicin and cough suppressant like dextromethorphen
delcym is 12 hour/ no expectorant
discuss with md. ...Read more
I've been on amoxicillin for a week for bronchitis and I forgot my dose this morning and I took it soon after but now I have a cough/wheezing?
Bronchitis: Cough and wheezing can easily be a sign or symptom of bronchitis. It is unlikely that the Amoxicillin is causing the call although occasionally allergy to the drug can cause wheezing. If your wheezing continues you should contact your doctor and probably undergo a chest x-ray. ...Read more
Hi I have a cough which has irritated the rib and may them very painful on tuesday I spoke over the phone to my gp who left me 500mg amoxicillin?
Me, my 10 mth & 3yr old got sick 4 wks ago. I had amoxicillin, biaxcin & ventalin. They had cedefner & 2nebulizer meds. Can't get rid of mucas cough.
My daughter has a Cough and cold w/ so much mucus. Been giving ambroxol and amoxicillin 10mg 3x aday. She's 11yrs old and weighs 46kg.
Dosage...: Did a physician prescribe the medications? I am not sure what you are asking - there is no question in your statements above. I would advise that you check with her pediatrician before starting medications (the amoxicillin dosage that you have reported is not correct). See her doctor. ...Read more
Just found out that I am pregnant, I've been taking amoxicillin for a bad cold I got. Is it safe to continue taking it? I still have a bad cough.
Not a problem: Amoxicillin is not likely to help your cold if that is what it is, nor will it harm your baby. If you do not really need the Amoxicillin would stop it now. There are several potential side-effects for you (not your baby) that are unnecessary to risk. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more
On amoxicillin for sinusitis. I'm on the 8th day and I am still coughing like crazy at night from this sinus infection. When will the cough go away?
Better antibiotic: Sinusitis is better treated with Levaquin (levofloxacin) since its tissue availability deep in sinus is better. Amoxicillin is better for soft tissue swelling/infection. Consult with your doctor for treatment of the cause of your sinusitis. Treat the cause, not the symptoms. ...Read more
Went to the doctors w/cough and other symptoms and got amoxicillin feel better and sound better but coughing up yellow mucus is that normal?
Could be: You could be over the active infection but still have the residua remaining. ...Read more
My 4 yr old daughter was diagnosed positive for strep. While on amoxicillin, 4 days later bad night cough, 2 days later woke up covered in a rash.
My husband has had a bad cough for the past week. Coughing up flem, I have been giving him my Amoxicillin. Can I give him a treatment with nebulizer?
?: Why are you not taking him to the doctor for a diagnosis.? Best to see the doctor ...Read more
Tested negative for flu however still taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) as well as amoxicillin. Feel extremely "out of it". Does flu do this? No fever, cough etc.
Why Antibiotics?: Antibiotics can make you feel that way. If you do not absolutely need them, get off of them and you should feel better in about 3 days. ...Read more
Had 3 rounds of antibiotics amoxicillin, Z-pak, and ciproflocin and im left with a dry cough with phlegm sometimes what could it be?
Could be...: Many different causes. Most likely, it is a "post-viral" cough, which is just a chronic irritation from bronchitis. But it could be asthma, stomach acid reflux, allergies, or post nasal sinus drainage. If you smoke, you should quit, and you can try prescription cough suppressants for a week or so before you get worried. It is not abnormal for the cough of a viral bronchitis to last 4-6 weeks! ...Read more
My 19 month old finished amoxicillin but has bad cough, low fever & no appetite. He is on inhalers and allergy meds that aren't helping. What do I do?
Re-evaluation: You will need to have your pediatrician examine your baby again. ...Read more
Had acute bronchitis, its been 3 weeks. I was given amoxicillin and Bromfed (brompheniramine) and I now have a cough that makes me choke and I have burning in my chest.
I wake up and spit yellow/dark I just finished a round of amoxicillin for sinuses is this common? I only have to spit in morning no cough
Post-nasal drip?: You might want to try a sinus irrigation twice a day using a netti-pot and an irrigation solution of salt and bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate). Your current issue is more likely to be due to accumulation of post-nasal secretions accumulating in the back of your throat during sleep. Also might help if you smoke, stop! ...Read more
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