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How To Get Rid Of A Chest Cough
Go see your doctor: Tight chest w/dry cough makes me think of bronchoconstriction or wheezing. This is a relatively common symptom of respiratory infections so it's best to go see family doc. A short acting bronchodilator such as albuterol will most likely take care of tight chest. With that said, this is all speculation. If you feel lightheaded, nauseated, short of breath, chest pain/pressure, don't wait. Call 911. ...Read more
First,: Why are you coughing? That needs to be determined as simple suppression is not advisable for a number of reasons. The inciting process may continue, the suppressive medication may not work, and may actually have significant unintended side effects. Have a medical professional examine you. ...Read more
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
Cough syrup: You may have a simple bronchitis. However, you did not say how long you have been coughing. Your physician should be able to get a more focused history and make sure you do not have a pneumonia. A cough syrup, a bronchodilator, or an antibiotic can help alone or in combination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insuff information: Is burning from reflux or constant cough or sore throat? Home, some hot tea w Honey, breathe in the steam. At pharmacy can try cough remedy like Robitussen(aval generic), esp if it has dextromethorphan good to quiet cough. Also taking fairly warm shower & breathing in warm moisture in the air for a while will help inflamed tissues. ...Read more
I have a cough that leaves me breathless an a sharp stabbing pain in the centre of my chest what can i do to get rid of it?
My 6 yr old has mild bronchitis wet coughing still after 7wks bloods normal chest clear how to get rid of the cough 3 courses of amoxciilyn no temp.
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