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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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I have had a constant cough that wont go away its getting worse n is effecting my life. Help?

I have had a constant cough that wont go away its getting worse n is effecting my life. Help?

Chronic cough: The most common reason for chronic cough is asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infection and stomach acid (ge) reflux. There are many other less common reasons. A lung specialist such as an allergist or pulmonologist can assist in determining the diagnosis and offer a treatment approach. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of a constant cough but I don't have a cold?

What can be the cause of a constant cough but I don't have a cold?

Possibilities...: Possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these factors. Treatment depends on precisely what the diagnosis is so see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How come I constantly cough for no reason, im not sick and I have been coughing every 2 sec?

How come I constantly cough for no reason, im not sick and I have been coughing every 2 sec?

See doctor...: Possible etiologies of your cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. See your doctor so the diagnosis can be made and treatment given. Treatment depends on the diagnosis of the cough! if you are short of breath with this cough, go to the er! ...Read more

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I have a no temperature but a constant cough that kepps me awake at night and is with me day and night! my cough is wheezy!

I have a no temperature but a constant cough that kepps me awake at night and is with me day and night! my cough is wheezy!

Get checked: There could be several non-infectious reasons for a constant wheezy cough. Only with a thorough exam could you get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Does a constant cough mean cancer?

Does a constant cough mean cancer?

Usually no: Constant cough can be due to many things: asthma, allergy, bronchitis, pneumonia. After an episode of bronchitis, persistent coughing can last for several weeks. In only a minority of cases that it is associated with cancer, even in smokers. However, if you have a cough that does not seem to go away (especially if you are a smoker, or has weight loss ect...), you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for a constant cough?

What are some treatments for a constant cough?

Depends...: If the cough is present for 3 weeks or longer, it is considered a chronic cough. Etiologies include bronchospasm from any cause, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of factors. All of these have entirely different treatments so you need to see your doctor for diagnosis before the proper treatment can be given. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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What is a good remedy for constant cough in 16 month old?

What is a good remedy for constant cough in 16 month old?

Saline nose drops: A constant nonproductive cough in children is often due to nasal allergies or acid reflux. Rinsing your child's nose with saline rinses and nose drops can help a lot. Prescription nasal steroid sprays can be used in children 2 and older under the advice of a physician as well if allergy is suspected. Talk to your pediatrician about reflux therapy if appropriate. ...Read more