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How Can I Get Ride Of My Scratchy Raspy Voice And My Chest Congestion And Bad Cough Of 3 Months
Could be reflux: A cough that has lasted more than 8 weeks is most often cause by one of four reason: 1. Allergies or post nasal drip 2. Gerd (reflux or heartburn) 3. Asthma that is manifesting as cough 4. Due to medicines, most commonly ace inhibitors which are used for high blood pressure. Of course this is assuming you are not a smoker, if you are then this may be chronic bronchitis. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Bad cough itchy throat chest congestion nasal congestion what over-the-counter medicine is best to take?
OTC meds: Medications like Guaifenesin which could be found in Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) can be helpful. Also for nasal stuffiness you could try afrin nasal spray one spray in each nostril twice a day. Please only take for three days as there's a high risk of rebound rhinitis if you take for longer than three days. ...Read more
I have terrible chest congestion with a itchy cough in my lungs. I am on a z-pac. How long does it usually take to clear up?
Doctor can re-check: After starting antibiotics, things should be better each day after the first 2 days. Otherwise, the doctor can re-check to see if a different antibiotic or a longer course of antibiotics is needed. Sometimes asthma meds such as inhalers and anti-inflammatories like singulair (montelukast) or Prednisone are also needed. If doing well, a mild residual cough can be around for a couple of weeks, improving daily. ...Read more
How long?: Itching is often associated with allergy. If you have had these symptoms for more than 2 weeks or they have been recurring, they are likely from allergies. Consult an allergist to find out what may be ailing you and whether you may have asthma as well. If there is a family history of allergies, then your chances of having allergies get much higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has a rash on her chest. Sandpaper feel, itchy, with cough and chest congestion, no fever associated. Although vague, what could this be?
Viral Exanthem: Most likely symptoms are related to viral illness but if she starts having a fever and sore throat then it could be scarlet fever related to Streptococcal infection. Finally the two symptoms could be unrelated with a common cold and dry winter skin or skin irritation from an agent contacting her skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very sore throat, chest congestion, cough, and itchy ears. It has been 2 days and it is only getting worse. What could this be?
18wks prego w/strep throat can i let it ride out?antibiotics? Had chest congestion&100.6 fever thursday. Now just have bad cough,sore throat&runny
?documented?: Many soar throats are self healing viruses.Only testing could tell if you really had strep.If you do, the common meds used to treat it pose no risk to baby, while your failure to treat might create problems for you. ...Read more
What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad.Cough, and chest congestion?
I have a 16 month old son that has had a 102 to103 degree fever for 24 hours now accompanied by an occasional bad cough sounds like chest congestion?
Started flu like symptoms saturday til present, fever gone, sinus clear, chest congestion and cough, now mild.Voice is hoarse, no pain.Should i worry?
Don't worry,: But if it persists, see pcp.Get a more detailed answer ›
Exposed to MRSA and now experiencing hoarse voice, eczema, rash on hand, chest congestion, harsh cough and headache. Could this be mrsa?
MRSA: If MRSA infection is moderate, some of the symptoms that may be present include headache, a general sick feeling, muscle aches, shortness of breath, fatigue, fever, shivering and chest pain of mild to medium intensity. More severe cases of MRSA infection usually have worsening symptoms, including: muscle aches, joint pain, bone pain, chest pain, painful breathing, shortness of breath, and fever. ...Read more
Severe reaction to 2hand cigarette smoke/cling. Instantly lose voice, chest congestion, wet cough, wheezing, trouble breathing. Some popcorn bags too. Pure tobacco ok. No other asthmas. What additive?
I have a scratchy throat, sore throat, hoarse voice, chest pain, nasal congestion, dry cough and it's not going out, it is been for 1 week already.
I'm abroad & previously lost voice& stronger allergy meds helped. Now have sore throat, chest congestion, and itchy ear. Do I have allergies or a cold?
? Both: allergies can be superimposed by infections, especially viral infections, can give same symptoms as having colds, trust there are drug stores where you currently are, saline nasal washes, salt water gargles, plenty of fluids and rest as much as you can will definitely help, allergy meds with decongestants, unless hypertensive, taken regularly would help too,antibiotics later if those measures fail ...Read more
Sick for about a week. Began with stomach pain/pressure upper abdomen. Went away. Then sore throat, aches, chilling, chest congestion, itchy all over?
Depends...: On the cause. One common cause is asthma, and there are many very good medications on the market to control asthma inflammation in the airways and decrease the cough and congestion that result from that inflammation. You need a thorough evaluation by a doctor to help you identify the cause of your chest symptoms. ...Read more
I have plugged sinuses, yellow snot, a bad cough, congestion in chest and throat, and an irritated throat and almost no voice. What could I have?
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