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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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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My15m baby w fever runny nose cough,given antipyretic and keflex & actifed syrup,wake at night persistant crying for 2 hours he feels cold then sleep?

My15m baby w fever runny nose cough,given antipyretic and keflex & actifed syrup,wake at night persistant crying for 2 hours he feels cold then sleep?

Pediatric fever: If the baby is not feeding properly, continuously irritable, sleeping excessively, or behaving quite differently than they do normally it would be prudent to have them seen and re-examined by the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Chronic bronchial asthma. 2 days coughing up green sputum, no voice, SOB, uncontrolled cough even with benzonatate. No wheeze, o2 94-96%?

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 more

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I have an 8 day old cough from a cold...Wet but not produtive..Used nyquil guaifenesen (sp) and hycodan (hydrocodone)....Gotta skeep... Benedryl next?

I have an 8 day old cough from a cold...Wet but not produtive..Used nyquil guaifenesen (sp) and hycodan (hydrocodone)....Gotta skeep... Benedryl next?

See a doc: My colds and coughs last a while too. You might benefit from a Codeine cough medicine, but see a doc and have it checked out. Don't wait if it is pneumonia. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may really dry you up and make your symptoms worse. ...Read more

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24 week pregnancy, can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) ex cough syrup?

24 week pregnancy, can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) ex cough syrup?

Cough: I usually have my patients take regular Robitussin (guaifenesin) for their cough. Cough drops are perfectly safe as well, especially if your throat is irritated. ...Read more

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I cannot stop coughing? I've been coughing for an hour straight. I'm taking guaifenesin/codeine syrup

I cannot stop coughing? I've been coughing for an hour straight. I'm taking guaifenesin/codeine syrup

Response: I see your recently had bronchitis and could not take mucinex (guaifenesin). I am not one to favor cough suppression as the cough reflex is natural in trying to remove substance in the airways which does not belong there. Your best option is to see someone and make sure you do not have something worse. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks pregnet and sick with a cough. I keep caughing up mucus can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) D?

I'm 5 weeks pregnet and sick with a cough. I keep caughing up mucus can I take mucinex (guaifenesin) D?

Better to increase: would be better to just increase your fluid intake(water) this will loosen the secretions, make them more viscous(runny) and you will be able to cough them up more effectively. I would suggest avoiding all meds (except those RXed by you DR)during your first trimester. ...Read more

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12wks pregnant. Severe chest congestion. Coughing up brownish/yellow phlegm. Using inhaler 20+ times a day. Robutussin doesnt help. Suggestions?

12wks pregnant. Severe chest congestion.  Coughing up brownish/yellow phlegm.  Using inhaler 20+ times a day. Robutussin doesnt help. Suggestions?

Chest Congestion: Definitely see your doctor. You are using your inhaler way too many times and this may be unsafe for you and your baby. You may require antibiotics and or a different long acting inhaler that addresses the bronchospasm and wheezing. ...Read more

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Should hydromet cough syrup make me throw up if codeine pills do?

Should hydromet cough syrup make me throw up if codeine pills do?

Hydrocodone: Hydromet syrup is a narcotic pain medicine with hydrocodone. It is generally considered stronger than codeine. Because they are different medications, it is hard to say what side effects you will have. I have seen patients who have nausea and emesis with Codeine and not with hydrocodone. I have also seen nausea and emesis with hydrocodone and not with codeine. Only way to know is to try it. ...Read more

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4 yr old has a cough day & night. Night cough for 2 wks. Added day cough 1wk. Dry cough. When worry? No fever. Vomiting 1 day prior to day cough.

4 yr old has a cough day & night. Night cough for 2 wks. Added day cough 1wk.  Dry cough. When worry? No fever. Vomiting 1 day prior to day cough.

Time for a visit: Most viral infections (colds) should improve after a week. Since your child's symptoms have lasted longer than that and are expanding I would consider a medical office visit. Cough at night may be reactive airway disease and might benefit from inhaled albuterol. There is a mild respiratory infection - Mycoplasma - that can cause mild cough for weeks especially at night. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM while on Lexapro, (escitalopram) Synthroid, Zyrtec, Dymista Nasal Spray & Albuterol nebulizer?

Is it safe to take Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM while on Lexapro, (escitalopram) Synthroid, Zyrtec, Dymista Nasal Spray & Albuterol nebulizer?

Many meds: At your age (or anyone else for that matter) taking five medicines and wanting another one is not smart unless your doctor has told what medical problems you have. Having said that, if your doctor did prescribe those meds, over time the meds should be reduced. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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Zyrtec, claritin, singular, and allegra don't work on my 7 yr olds allergies at night (nasal drip & cough) only benedryl. Can he take it every night?

Zyrtec, claritin, singular, and allegra don't work on my 7 yr olds allergies at night (nasal drip & cough) only benedryl. Can he take it every night?

Dose?: Zyrtec & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) are very similar. He should get similar relief if he's taking the right dose for his weight. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will make him more drowsy. You should talk to his doctor about an rx nose spray to control allergies like Flonase or nasonex. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Phenylpropanolamine And Chlorpheniamine (Definition)

Phenylpropanolamine|chlorpheniamine is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Scott Keith
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Cough Suppressant (Definition)

Cough suppressants are a kind of antihistamine type drug and common cold or symptom drug (common ...Read more