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How do I get rid of a bad cough and tight chest?

How do I get rid of a bad cough and tight chest?

Meds: A persistent cough associated w/ tight chest is usually due to bronchospasm. Your doctor can prescribe a bronchodilator inhaler which will relieve the bronchospasm and perhaps a steroid inhaler to decrease inflammation. Your doctor can also determine if your cough is due to some other etiology and treat that as well. Good luck! ...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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How do I get rid of a really bad cough?

Diagnosis: The secret to getting rid of a frustrating cough is to make the correct diagnosis as to what is causing the cough. This problem often requires seeing either an allergist or a pulmonologist. The majority of these problems are a combination of cough varient asthma, chronic post nasal drip and/or gastroesophageal reflux. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a bad cough?

How to get rid of a bad cough?

Diagnosis...: In order to treat a chronic cough, it is necessary to identify the etiology of the cough. Various possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, etc. And these possibilities all have different treatments. So, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed. ...Read more

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What things can I use to get rid of a bad cough?

What things can I use to get rid of a bad cough?

Things: Vicks fomula 44, or delsym (dextromethorphan) cough syrup best is find out the cause of your cough. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bad cough in 12 hours?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bad cough in 12 hours?

Depends on cause: Since coughing can be a symptom of many disorders, the response to treatment depends on appropriate treatment. A physician can diagnose the cause of the cough and with appropriate treatment the cough may subside in less than 12 hours. If whooping cough, it may take weeks or months. ...Read more

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So I have a bad cough the past couple of days and a bump showed up behind my ear it's small moveable and painless is it a lymph node? How do I get rid

So I have a bad cough the past couple of days and a bump showed up behind my ear it's small moveable and painless is it a lymph node? How do I get rid

Lymph node: It sounds like a lymph node. There is nothing you can do to get rid of it. Lymph nodes swell up as they filter out infection causing agents from the blood and help protect us. They usually shrink back down to an unnoticeable size after some time. However, sometimes, they do remain slightly swollen and hard due to scarring in the node. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough I can't get rid of, what can it be?

I have a bad cough I can't get rid of, what can it be?

Depends...: It depends on how long you have been coughing but in general possibilities include bronchospasm, post-nasal drip, gerd or a combination of these diagnoses. Acute bronchitis can be the diagnosis if the cough is present for a few days to a week or 2. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease inflammation. Your doctor can help make diagnosis and w/smoking cessation. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has a bad cough how can I get rid of it?

My 3 year old has a bad cough how can I get rid of it?

Cough: It is not clear what you mean by "bad, " but if it is associated with fever, difficulty breathing, blueness around the lips or fingertips, wheezing, excessive sleepiness (lethargy), or retractions when breathing get to the doctor immediately. I will assume there is no chance he/she has aspirated a foreign object? ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a fever that is 100 degrees fahrenheit and a bad cough?(fast)

How do you get rid of a fever that is 100 degrees fahrenheit and a bad cough?(fast)

Get rid of the infec: See u physician for evaluation and work up , take u medication, try to rest and take enough fluid. ...Read more