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Cough And Congestion For 3 Weeks
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
I've had a cold with a productive and raspy cough followed now with lots of sinus pressure and congestion for over 3 weeks. Sinus infection? See a dr?
See a doc: Because this is going on for so long, it's worthwhile to get checked. Antibiotics are rarely needed for bronchitis or sinusitis, but when symptoms persist for over 2 weeks, especially if they are getting worse... Sometimes antibiotics are what you need. Your doctor will be able to help you out with this one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Child strep and bad mucous cough. Antibiotics for 3 days still has fever. Doc prescribed claritin nasal spray and inhaler for rhonchi, why claritin?
Good question: I am not aware of a nasal spray containing Claritin. Even then it would not have done that much for nasal congestion or the cough That the fever is still present after 3 days of antibiotic points more to a viral infection which often causes coughing and wheezing in children especially before age 3. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My doc put me nasonex (mometasone) and tessalon pearl for cough and post nasal drip, sneezing, stuffy for over 3 weeks but I still can't stop coughing. Need sleep?
See below: If your cough is a post-viral cough, almost nothing helps. Nasonex can take weeks to really start working well. Astelin nasal spray works pretty well. Chlorphenirimine works as good as anything if the cough is coming from post nasal drip. Lastly, you might try to find Chestal with honey - I've found it at Whole Foods and Walgreens. It works as good as anything I've tried that's over the counter ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a heart attack and CHF no congestion no cough 3 months later coughing and congestion 6 months after that no congestion and coughing. What is it?
MI/CHF: One could speculate on the possibilities. There are however several of these. You need to discuss this with your doctor and go from there. There may need to be further tests depending on what has already been done. ...Read more
Flu, sore throat, runny nose, for 3 days, after that 3 weeks of coughing, 1 week producing mucus ~,Went to doctor with many check, said all Fine ???
Treated for pleurisy 2 weeks ago with steroids and amoxicillin. I am worse now with pain/shortness of breath, dry throat and cough and nasal congestion.
I am 33 weeks pregnant, sinus drainage and coughing for 3 wks. Using albuterol nebuluzer & inhaler for ~2 weeks & started wheezing last night.
Call your doctor...: I'm guessing you have underlying asthma, and it sounds that your sinus symptoms may be developing into an asthma exacerbation. You may need a course of steroids to stabilize your asthma at this point. I notice you live near my office, if you have trouble with your asthma control in general or can't get ahold of your doc, feel free to call and make an appt. If you get worse, consider er visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6 months babu with persistent cough, nasal congestion and wheezing. the fever (102°f) went away 3 days ago. as a treatment only sodium chloride inhal?
Bronchiolitis: At this age the airways are so small that a little swelling causes the obstruction with wheezing rather than bronchospasm as in asthma. RSV is often the cause. I know it's hard to watch your baby get sick like this but should make a full recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have Wheezing and chest congestion with runny nose. Cough. Clear mucous. I have had for 3 days. Is it allergy? .I had bronchitis Three weeks ago.
Mgt: Most episodes of bronchitis are caused by viruses which can also trigger wheezing. If you are wheezing, an inhaler called Albuterol is indicated. You may also need to take another medication such as an inhaled steroid, and/or an anti histamine. I would suggest a follow up with your doctor. In the meantime, rest, stay well hydrated, and monitor your temperature. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 27 weeks pregnant and have had a cough for 3 days. I'm starting to cough up yellow mucus and my chest hurts when I cough. Need antibiotics?
Pregnant/cough: Would follow up with doc urgent care. There is a degree of immunocompormised state during pregnancy and it seems as your cough is worsening so some might consider antibiotics like z pak (azithromycin) if not allergic. also have them check for reflux which can precipitate /exacerbate coughing and is common in pregnancy. ...Read more
Left over cough from bronchitis that's been gone for 2 or 3 weeks, still have the cough. Will a regular cough suppressant work for now?
Had a cold for week. Now have irritated cough and throat due to post nasal drip. Taking nasal spray and cough liquid. Any advice?
Post nasal drip and junky cough in 3 y/o for 16 days, hoarse for 2 days. Saw doc day 10 and day 14- no antibiotics. Sinus infection? Complications?
Nursing 14 months old.have severe cold, cough, nasal congestion. which medicine(except tylenol)may I take to loosen mucus of cough and stuffy nose?
Coughing for 4 weeks w/ chest tightness a wk of antibiotics&a wk of steroids Off the steroids for 3 days. coughing more w/some tightness seek re eval?
I was sick 3 wks ago- doc prescribed amoxicillin. improved, but have had a post nasal drip ,throat clearing and cough . What otc nasal spray is best?
Viral or allergic ca: The cause of your post nasal drip and subsequent throat clearing is almost certainly mucus generated in your nose secondary to either an allergy or a viral infection. Your response to the amoxicillin was most likely serendipitous. There are many nasal sprays. There is no one best spray. There are pluses and minuses to each. Discuss them with your doctor. ...Read more
I had a dry tickly cough with coughing fits for 3 weeks, also blocked nose for 1 week. Cough is gone, have sore throat for 1 week, spit blood?
Sore throat: After 3 weeks of uri. Need examination could be an infection or tears from prolonged irritation and dryness. ...Read more
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