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How does a hacking cough effect CHF ?

How does a hacking cough effect CHF ?

It does not: However it is quite possible that the CHF is what is causing the cough not the otherway around, on the other hand some drugs that treat CHF can also cause cough and are called ace inhibitors , and if that is the case then ask your doctor to replace it. ...Read more

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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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How does whiskey work as a cough suppresent?

How does whiskey work as a cough suppresent?

It doesn't: It doesn't that's why it isn't recommended. It will warm the throat and loosen mucus because of the warming action of the whiskey itself but it might actually worsen the cough after the "shot." why not trial honey first? ...Read more

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Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause a dry, hacking cough?

Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause a dry, hacking cough?

ACE cough: Capoten (captopril) is one of a class of blood pressure medicines called ace inhibitors, which can sometimes cause a dry, persistent cough as a side effect. If you are having trouble with this, talk to your doctor about changing to a different medication. ...Read more

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How long does it take bronchitis with cough induced asthma to improve? Albuterol nebs 4xday. Only better with lots of treatments. Is that good or bad?

How long does it take bronchitis with cough induced asthma to improve? Albuterol nebs 4xday. Only better with lots of treatments. Is that good or bad?

Bad: When things are that bad, albuterol is not enough, you need a controller inhaler that has steroids and depending how bad things are, you may need oral steroids. Plus excess albuterol will worsen your atrial fibrillation. Call you doctor and get treated adequately. ...Read more

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How long does a post nasal drip cough last with low immune system?

How long does a post nasal drip cough last with low immune system?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the nasal problem and the degree to which the immune system is depressed. ...Read more

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If my chronic cough subsides completely with inhaled asthma med, does it rule out other causes? or does sinus cough and GERD react to salmeterol too?

If my chronic cough subsides completely with inhaled asthma med, does it rule out other causes? or does sinus cough and GERD react to salmeterol too?

Likely: A cough which responds COMPLETELY to inhaled asthma medicine is UNLIKELY to be due to other causes, but only a personal evaluation can tell you about YOUR health with CERTAINTY. ...Read more

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Please explain why does dextromethorphan (dxm) taken as a cough suppressant cause my cough to get worse ?

Please explain why does dextromethorphan (dxm) taken as a cough suppressant cause my cough to get worse ?

Cough: Dextromehtorphan and medicines that help,loosen the mucous ,(mucolytic agents,)these act as expectorants,that is the reason for a short time people cough more,unlike suppressant s. ...Read more

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Cough from bronchitis. Phlegm trying to break up but cough is straining and makes me dizzy/short of breath/too much phlegm. Can this hurt me? How?

Cough from bronchitis. Phlegm trying to break up but cough is straining and makes me dizzy/short of breath/too much phlegm. Can this hurt me? How?

Usely not: This is typical but there are inhalers that help to loosen and expectorate it easier. You want to see your lung doc. ...Read more

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Have virus, fever headache, dizziness, pressure elevated, coughing. How long before it passes? Taking cough med with codine.

Have virus, fever headache, dizziness, pressure elevated, coughing. How long before it passes?   Taking cough med with codine.

Runs its course: Viral infections typically run their courses in 10-14 days, 7-10 if you're lucky.....I'm never lucky i guess! lol....Anyways, be aware that cough suppressant are poorly effective and using too much of them (especially over the counter types) can cause more coughing than curing it. I always recommend humidification to patients with coughs associated with viral respiratory infections. Seem to work. ...Read more

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Took 4 yr old to ER for parainfluenza cough bad prescribed predisone is it Safe for her? oxygen 100% lungs clear why such a bad cough though

Took 4 yr old to ER for parainfluenza cough bad prescribed predisone is it Safe for her? oxygen 100% lungs clear why such a bad cough though

Croup: Swelling if trachea from a viral infection is called croup. The cough and noisy breathing are usually worse at night. The swelling can become obstructive particularly in small infants. The key is to pay attention to air movement, not the cough or noise. Less air means a trip to the ER. Prednisone is the drug of choice. Cold air and a humidifier also shrink the swelling. Lasts 3-5 days. ...Read more

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What can a person on beta blockers do for chest wheeze, cough, phlegm when albuterol breathing treatments are contraindicated? How to clear out lungs?

What can a person on beta blockers do for chest wheeze, cough, phlegm when albuterol breathing treatments are contraindicated? How to clear out lungs?

Alternative: I don't know the contraindication to albuterol but there is Levalbuterol as alternative. In addition, an inhaled steroid is usually indicated for chronic lung problems. Revisit your bblocker as there are also more selective ones that don't induce bronchospasm. Talk to your doctor about these. And definitely try to see if you can get cough meds. Cough can induce wheezing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Barking cough untreated by asthma, allergy, and GERD meds. Only prednisone clears it up. It effects my life greatly and no one can fix this. Help!

Barking cough untreated by asthma, allergy, and GERD meds. Only prednisone clears it up. It effects my life greatly and no one can fix this. Help!

Poss spasmodic croup: Depending on how frequently these episodes occur, and in association with what triggers, you could have spasmodic croup. Spasmodic croup is alleviated by prednisone. If the cough is more persistent, and refractory, you should have a workup to determine the etiology. Smoking is probably not helping, so i would try quitting that first and foremost. ...Read more

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What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

W/DM: Likely with dextramethorphan a cough suppressant. Show it to your pharmacist for confirmation, side effects and if you should take it. All the best. ...Read more

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Does albuterol cures asthma or COPD it only suppress the symptoms?

Does albuterol cures asthma or COPD it only suppress the symptoms?

No cures for either: The conditions you mention are managed with the aid of medication, not cured.Once you have them, they are present to some degree indefinitely. ...Read more

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Does albuterol sulfate cause heart palpitations and increased pulse? If so, how long does effect last after dose? Doctor prescribed for bronchitis.

It often does: Give your physician a call, especially if your heart is doing more than 5 flipflops per minute or it bothers you. It's not especially dangerous. By the way, if you've needed a rx for albuterol, you may have a tendency to asthma / bronchitis and this would be a great time to ask for help stopping smoking. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long does a cough from acute bronchitis last? I have already seen my doctor and been given hydromet syrup to control the cough.

How long does a cough from acute bronchitis last? I have already seen my doctor and been given hydromet syrup to control the cough.

Acute is < 2 weeks.: The term "acute bronchitis" is a description of a problem, not a diagnosis. It could be viral, or a complication of smoking, or a mycoplasma infection, or asthma. It may take more than one visit to tell if your cough lasts more than two weeks. And young adults are susceptible to pertussis (whooping cough), which can last 3 months. Did you get your pertussis vaccine? ...Read more

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Sore throat, short breath and cough and phlegm. Using asthalin inhaler, but doesn't work. Whats wrong with me?

Sore throat, short breath and cough and phlegm. Using asthalin inhaler, but doesn't work. Whats wrong with me?

Allergies/Asthma: Nasal allergies can cause sore throat and phlegm, and can worsen bouts of asthma. See your physician for adjustments to your medications and to make sure you don't have bronchitis. Drink more non-caffeinated fluids and do some warm salt water gargling. ...Read more

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If a person with COPD and CHF has constant reflux, what does it mean?

If a person with COPD and CHF has constant reflux, what does it mean?

See below: There is a relation between asthma and reflux. People especially with adult asthma are more likely to have reflux. The relation is not well understood but perhaps the reflux of acid damages the lung tissue especially if the person also tends to aspirate into the lungs. Also nerves connected to the esophagus may due to reflux cause the airway to constrict. Lungs mirror the GI tract, someone said. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more


Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more