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Honey And Bronchitis
Sore throst upper respiratory cough with thick grey sputum history of bronchitis and pneumonia do not and never have smokef?
No: Neither treat pneumonia, but in patients who have underlying obstructive lung diseases like asthma or copd, pneumonia can worsen symptoms of these diseases and the inhaled medicines you mention can help treat these problems. Albuterol helps dilate the airways and relieve shortness of breath and pulmicort helps decrease airway inflammation and may also help relive symptoms but more slowly over time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Really bad cough, wheezing am on cough medicine and antibiotics and steriod inhaler. I'm coughing up green stuff could be pneumonia?
Go to your doctor: If you are having respiratory infection and wheezing, both have to be treated appropriately. Pneumonia is a diagnosis by xr, with a clinical presumptive diagnosis. You have to be diagnosed fully and treated fully, so go back to your doctor as you probably need more treatment than you currently have. ...Read more
If hot liquids increase mucus velocity+inflammation, and cold liquids decrease mucus velocity+inflammation, wouldn't cold be better for post nasal drip cough and inflamed/sore throat?
No: Cold fluid would not feel better if you use it for nasal irrigation to alleviate postnasal drip. Choice between cold and hot is based not on any scientific ideas, but rather on the level of comfort one or the other brings. In cases of inflammation it is recommended to avoid extremes - cold and hot and stick with the middle ground - lukewarm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been diagnosis influenza a, on day 4 of tamiflu, (oseltamivir) am doing lots of coughing with congestion, head and lungs, yellow to brown mucus. Pneumonia?
Go see an internist: Have a chest xray and blood workup done. ...Read more
Have pneumonia asthma bronchitis on prednisone 40mgx5 levoflaxcin500x7 is ok to take benedryl, cough supp and expectorant to manage severe coughing?
Probably OK but..: If your cough is caused by uncontrolled asthma, then you need to get the asthma under control instead of relying on cough medicine to relieve the symptoms. On the other hand, if your lung function is reasonably good and the cough is too bothersome, i see no harm in taking a cough suppressant for a few days. I would suggest that you talk to your doctor about these issues. ...Read more
Not Good: Not agood idea as the drugs are similar enough to worry about side effects from incorrect, too high doseage. ...Read more
Can asthmatics take OTC cough syrup? Barking cough for 6wks lots of phlegm. 10 days antibiotics and 4 days steroids helped briefly but getting worse
Diagnosed with bronchitis after sore throats and cough (phlegm and blood). Given augmentin. How long before cough and fever go away?
Most bronchitis is v: Most often these issues are. Oral but if you are bacterial can take several weeks to resolve ...Read more
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?
Start with sore throat and then chest congestion, itching throat, cough with sputum, yellow thick. Is that bronchitis?
Possibly...: Your symptoms may be indicative of bronchitis, either bacterial, viral or even allergic etiology. In order to be sure, you should see your doctor. If you have a bacterial infection, antibiotics may be needed. For viral or allergic etiologies, therapy depends on the precise signs and symptoms present ! ...Read more
Chlorine bleach: fumes can be very irritating but a brief exposure will produce only transient symptoms! You should be fine in 24-48 hours! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
No: Albuterol is a quick relief medication to treat the bronchospasm associated with asthma. It is also used for copd. Pulmicort (budesonide) is an inhaled steroid used as a daily controller medication for asthma. Neither of these are used to treat pneumonia or bronchitis. Antibiotics are typically used to treat bacterial pneumonia and serious bronchitis. ...Read more
Sore red throat for a month. Saltwater rinse and honey not helping. little cough and ear pain. Had a chest cold but cough and phlegm are gone no fever?
History of lung congestion and phlem from childhood.If I drink smthing cold Im likely to get sore throat,cough,fever.How to improve lung resistance?
Lung Resistance: Best bet will be to have lung function test(PFT), to be evaluated by lung doctor (pulmonologist). It will identify if you have any problem. Regarding frequent congestion and phlegm, you may have chronic sinus problem. You may need antibiotic course. One stop shop at pulmonologist should be helpful. Hope this helps. Let me know. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
2 weeks plus postnasal drip course antibiotics done thick phlegm with shortness of breath at times need relieve using chlorcol and prednisone, cough m?
Can an elderly person with bacterial bronchitis have 1 or 2 spoonfuls of honey to ease their throat and hoarse voice?
Acute bronchitis: Acute bronchitis ("acute" here refers to new onset, self-limited) tends to be viral including cold viruses, but, more seriously, also influenza.Symptoms can persist once the virus has passed, therefore contagious depending on stage. Whooping cough is a contagious bacterial bronchitis, sometimes serious, making a comeback due to the unfortunate decision of some not to vaccinate their children. ...Read more
Acute bronchitis.: Acute bronchitis is a viral infection heralded by a cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, sweats, and perhaps some diffuse chest discomfort that increases with inspiration. Chest X-Ray may not always show acute bronchitis, so it's mainly a clinical diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms...: Acute bronchitis symptoms include cough productive of discolored sputum, cold symptoms, fever, chills, body aches, shortness of breath, wheezing, etc. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis include cough productive of sputum, shortness of breath, wheezing, etc. Without any symptoms of infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute or chronic?: Acute bronchitis symptoms include fever, cough productive of discolored sputum, chills, body aches, cold symptoms, headache, fatigue. Common symptoms of chronic bronchitis include shortness of breath and productive cough without any infection symptoms, fatigue. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not specifically: There is not a vaccine specifically made to protect against bronchitis, which is an infection of the larger airways in the lungs. The pneumococcal vaccines protect against pneumococcal bacterial infections (pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, blood sepsis, meningitis). Pneumonia is an infection farther down in the lungs, beyond the larger airways involved in bronchitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take a deep breath: Defined as inflammation of the mucous membranes of the larger/medium-sized airways in the lungs. Presents usually with a non productive cough that can change to coughing up discolored thick sputum with possible small amounts of blood in it. It usually stars from a virus infection but can be bacterial in origin. Likelihood of getting bronchitis increases with smoking, asthma, allergic rhinitis ...Read more
Many: There are many symptoms to bronchitis, including cough (productive or unproductive), fever, wheezing, shortness of breath, chills, nausea, vomiting, etc. If you are suspicious, be sure to see your doctor so that he or she can listen to your respiratory tract. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bronchitis: Bronchitis usually starts with a cold caused by a virus. In bronchitis, due to the weakened immunity, some of your own bacteria get down into your airways to the lung and produce heavy mucous which eventually turn purulent (yellow, gray, or green). The main symptoms are heavy cough and production of this thick sputum. There is usually no fever. There may be chest tightness or wheezing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need right meds: You may not be given the right medication.Lots of triggers for so called"bronchitis, reactive airways disease, asthma etc".Oftentimes, patients are treated with several rounds of antibiotics, cough meds suppressants/expectorants to no avail.If you are treated with broncodilators and inhaled steroids, then maybe it was not taken long enough which can cause recurrence/relapses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer