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Im coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker). Will amoxicillin take care of it?

Im coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker).  Will amoxicillin take care of it?

NO: You need a bronchoscopy and cat scan thorax. Coughing up blood or hemoptysis is one of the possible presenting symptoms for lung cancer. You need to see a pulmonologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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


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Can i take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Can i take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Yes: Most cough meds should not interact with amoxicillin. Usually contain dextromethorphan or a codeine-like cough suppressant. Do not mix with alcohol due to additive sedating effect. ...Read more

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Im coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker). Will amoxicillin take care of it?

NO: You need a bronchoscopy and cat scan thorax. Coughing up blood or hemoptysis is one of the possible presenting symptoms for lung cancer. You need to see a pulmonologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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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?

No: 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

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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

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

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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

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

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Will amoxicillin work for an upper respiratory infection? Persistent cough over a week now with clear phlegm and wheezing. Take pro-air as needed.

Will amoxicillin work for an upper respiratory infection? Persistent cough over a week now with clear phlegm and wheezing. Take pro-air as needed.

Probably not: 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

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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?

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

Amoxicillin (Definition)

Amoxicillin is in the penicillin class of antibiotics. All penicillins are distinguished by the presence of a beta-lactam ring, and are known to kill bacteria by inhibiting synthesis (production) ...Read more


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Amoxil (Definition)

Amoxil is a third generation penicillin which is a kind of penincillin type drug (anti-bacterial ...Read more