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I'm coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker). Will amoxicillin take care of it?

I'm coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker). Will amoxicillin take care of it?

NO: You need a bronchoscopy and cat scan thorax. Coughing up blood or hemoptysis is one of the possible presenting symptoms for lung cancer. You need to see a pulmonologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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 long will it take to develop a smoker cough?

How long will it take to develop a smoker cough?

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 more

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How long does it take to get smokers cough?

How long does it take to get smokers cough?

It depends: It varies from smoker to smoker and other factors such as how much one smokes a day and how long that individual has been a smoker. ...Read more

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How long do you have to smoke to develop smokers cough?

Varies.....: This varies because it depends on many factors including how much the person is smoking, whether they're probe to bronchospasm, etc. See your doctor for help with quitting smoking! ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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The dr said my wifes smokers cough is due to allergies. What type of meds should she take to control it?

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

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Could codeine linctus help to get rid of long term smokers who develop a cough?

Could codeine linctus help to get rid of long term smokers who develop a cough?

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

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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. I ha?

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. I ha?

Have you considered: Given that this has been ongoing for 4 years, and apparently has not deteriorated to anything worse, have you considered Vocal Cord Dysfunction? This commonly goes under diagnosed, because it requires a scope to take a look at your vocal cords. ...Read more

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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

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

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Is it good idea for smokers to take mucinex-d everyday? It makes u cough up more phlegm so wouldn't it make u cough up more tar and other junk as well?

Is it good idea for smokers to take mucinex-d everyday? It makes u cough up more phlegm so wouldn't it make u cough up more tar and other junk as well?

Hi John, BP check: Hi John, please check with your primary doctor to see if you can take Mucinex (guaifenesin) D for more than a few days as the D ingredient can raise your BP. It's safer to take the plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) (without D). Kind regards. ...Read more

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Long episodes of a harsh, moist cough. For years. Cold air, stress makes worse. Red face. Mild straining to breath. Non-smoker. What could it be?

Long episodes of a harsh, moist cough. For years. Cold air, stress makes worse. Red face. Mild straining to breath. Non-smoker. What could it be?

Moist cough: With your long history it is time that you get evaluated for asthma. Make an appointment with an allergist or a pulmonologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Constant need take deep breath, rattle/weeze, always yawn (unsuccessful), brownish balls of mucus when cough, tired, smoker scared! Tryin to qt copd?

Could be: But it's easy to be evaluated. A history, physical examination, chest xray and pulmonary function tests (breathing into a spirometer which measures your ability to breathe) will determine if there is COPD and its extent. There are a variety of very effective treatments, but absolutely key is what you already know. You must quit smoking. There are a variety of new methods for smoking cessation. ...Read more

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I am 34, female, and have never been a smoker. Today I started having a pain under my right clavicle everytime I take a deep breath, cough, or laugh.?

I am 34, female, and have never been a smoker. Today I started having a pain under my right clavicle everytime I take a deep breath, cough, or laugh.?

Could be: Pleurisy or even pulmonary embolus. You should see a doctor asap if you have breathing problems, leg swelling/pain, or palpitations. If not, you can probably wait on it to see if otc NSAID such as ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) would help. ...Read more

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I'm coughing real blood and I've got chest pain. No fever, but constant cough (big smoker). Will amoxicillin take care of it?

NO: You need a bronchoscopy and cat scan thorax. Coughing up blood or hemoptysis is one of the possible presenting symptoms for lung cancer. You need to see a pulmonologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I'm a smoker and I can't take deep breath why? I don't have chest pain nor does my lung make a sound I just cough when I take a deep breath

I'm a smoker and I can't take deep breath why? I don't have chest pain nor does my lung make a sound I just cough when I take a deep breath

Breathing: Issues means you need to see your doctor ASAP. This is dangerous. Catch this before it gets worse. Please work on stopping smoking and it will raise the probability of a longer and much happier life for you and those you love. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I got a dry cough from taking lisinopril 20mg. How long will it take for this drug to get out of my body from the time I last took it?

I got a dry cough from taking lisinopril 20mg. How long will it take for this drug to get out of my body from the time I last took it?

ACE cough: Your annoying dry cough happens in about 20% of people that take an Ace inhibitor. Lisinopril has a half life of about 12hrs and it takes roughly 5 half lives for a drug to completely clear you system so 60 hours. However, he level of lisinopril should drop below the cough threshold much before that. The cough is usually a class effect so you will likely get it from all other Ace's. ...Read more

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I was switched from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor for hbp due to bad side effects. How long will it take for the cough with lisinopril?

I was switched from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor for hbp due to bad side effects. How long will it take for the cough with lisinopril?

10%: There is a 10% chance of getting a cough with lisinopril. That means there is a 90% chance of not getting a cough. Lisinopril is still very useful. Be optimistic that you are in the 90%. ...Read more

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Day5 of flu (-like illness?), fever (101F-103F), body aches are worse today and still having chills. Cough mostly dry. How long will it take?

Day5 of flu (-like illness?), fever (101F-103F), body aches are worse today and still having chills. Cough mostly dry. How long will it take?

Fever rare after 5-6: Most individuals with influenza have resolution of fever and chills by 5-6 days, but may have lingering fatigue and cough. If you still have significant fever, you may be experiencing a secondary infection or other illness and it would be time to get evaluation. ...Read more

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It's been a couple of days since blurriness in one of my eyes. How long will it take to heal? I have severe cough and cold, and blow my nose a lot.

It's been a couple of days since blurriness in one of my eyes. How long will it take to heal? I have severe cough and cold, and blow my nose a lot.

Viral syndrome: Your description is most consistent with a viral syndrome. The blurry vision may be due to eye surface irritation from conjunctivitis but it also can be related to inflammation in the cornea (keratitis) or rarely iritis. Since the blurriness seems to be persistent, I would go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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4 month old baby has a bad cough. I've tried hot steamy bathroom, humidifier, saline nasal spray. How long will it take to go away?

It depends.: If saline & suctioning isn't helping and you've tried steam and cool mist, it souns like it's time to see the doctor. There are so many causes for cough, each needing different management, that there's no way to know how long it'll last without examining him. I hope he feels better soon! ...Read more

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How long does it take to get chemical bronchitis? How do u know does it come with a strong cough?

Depends: Chemical bronchitis is usually from exposure to potent toxins whether it be household cleaners or pesticides or other chemicals. Symptoms can come on immediately or be slightly delayed. It is important that you get evaluation and follow up for this. You may need an inhaler to help with any bronchospasm you're having. Are you coughing up blood? Hard to breathe? If yes, go to the emergency room now ...Read more

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How long would whooping cough symptoms take to go?

How long would whooping cough symptoms take to go?

A long time: This has been called the "100 day cough" I have enclosed a link to the cdc website for more information on this.

Good luck.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/pertussis/about/signs-symptoms. Html. ...Read more

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I am 16weeks pregnant can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) long-acting cough?

I am 16weeks pregnant can I take Robitussin (guaifenesin) long-acting cough?

Ask your OB: U should be asking all these? S to yoru OB as yoru OB has specific meds that they will recommend usually that should be safe but ask your ob. ...Read more

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I took nyquil approximately two hours ago to relieve my cough, but to no avail. I was prescribed iophen c n r. How long do I need to wait to take rx?

I took nyquil approximately two hours ago to relieve my cough, but to no avail. I was prescribed iophen c n r. How long do I need to wait to take rx?

Which nyquil?: At any rate most nyquil preparations contain an antihistamine which would interact with the iophen C-NR and cause CNS depression, kindly call/see your doctor, good luck ...Read more

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My daughter has had a cough for a long time the artbuterol didn't work. Should I take her back to her pediatric dr?

My daughter has had a cough for a long time the artbuterol didn't work. Should I take her back to her pediatric dr?

Cough: Yes, I would take her back, sometimes the albuterol is not enough, sometimes there are other medications to try or diagnoses to consider. ...Read more

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How long after consuming alcohol can I take cough syrup?

How long after consuming alcohol can I take cough syrup?

Depends the amount: Usually one drink takes 1-2 hour to disappear. Therefore it should be ok after 4 hours with 2 drinks.

However, there all kinds of cough syrups. Some have tylenol (acetaminophen) and both tylenol (acetaminophen) and alcohol may cause bad liver trouble.

Obviously, it also depends the amount of cough syrup and the presence of any (undetected) liver disease. ...Read more