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How Long Will It Take To Develop A Smoker Cough
Im coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker). Will amoxicillin take care of it?
Varies....: There are many factors that determine this so it is difficult to say. The sooner you stop smoking, the less likely you are to develop sequelae like COPD and malignancy. The longer you smoke, the more likely you are to develop these sequelae. There is no amount of smoking that is safe! any smoking puts your health at risk. Quit today! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I developed a nightly cough a couple years ago. I am a smoker. I have been prescribed cough syrup. Could I take 30mg Oxycodone instead? thank you
Quit smoking!: Oxycodone is a narcotic, which can act as cough suppressant, but is just covering up the major problem here. While getting yourself checked is important, the best thing you can do for your long term health is quitting smoking. This will help with your cough, your heart, your blood vessels, and your risk of developing cancer. Do yourself a favor while you are still young... ...Read more
Get rid of smokers?: Or get rid of the cough. It will not get rid of the smokers, but it will suppress cough to some extent. Smokers cough is usually part of chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and any cough suppressant might reduce the cough somewhat, but it will not get rid of it. Stopping smoking and letting the bronchi and lungs heal is what will ultimately get rid of cough. Not sure how you get rid of smokers. ...Read more
My husband is clear from PTB xray but he has this long lasting cough. He is a smoker eversince i met him.Smoker's cough?
COPD?: A chronic cough in a smoker could be a sign of copd, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Pulmonary function testing is needed to confirm this diagnosis. Other possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Smoking cessation is absolutely needed. There is no cure for COPD but there are effective treatments so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The dr said my wifes smokers cough is due to allergies. What type of meds should she take to control it?
Let Dr. Know: If truly due to allergies than an anti-allergy medication would be the answer. Inhaled corticosteroid meds like flonase/nasonex etc can help post nasal drip from allergies that may cause a cough. Either way, you need to let the dr. Know so they can place any meds in the chart to appropriately know all meds you take (even otc meds). Best wishes. ...Read more
I have had an ongoing cough for around 4 years. I am not a smoker. Had tests done numerous times. Some des thought it was feeds. Take Prilosec.
Is it good idea for smokers to take mucinex-d everyday? It makes u cough up more phlegm so wouldnt it make u cough up more tar and other junk as well?
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