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How to get rid off tight chest with dry cough?

How to get rid off tight chest with dry 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

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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 can I get rid of the cough? My chest hurts so bad what medicine works?

How can I get rid of the cough? My chest hurts so bad what medicine works?

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

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How can I get rid of bad chest congestion and cough?

How can I get rid of bad chest congestion and cough?

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

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Pleasse help me! how can I get rid of bad chest congestion and cough?

Pleasse help me! how can I get rid of bad chest congestion and cough?

Short answer: You could try Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and drinking lots of water but, if you have had your symptoms for a week or more or if you have risk factors like smoking or having shortenss of breath, fever and chills, you really should see your doc. ...Read more

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How i can get rid of cough from my chest?

How i can get rid of cough from my chest?

See your doctor: Cough generally goes away by itself, but if it persists, your doctor can find the underlying cause. Then they can help treat and make it go away. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of this chest congestion and this cough?

How do I get rid of this chest congestion and this cough?

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 more

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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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Chesty cough and phlegm what are the best home remedies to get rid of the chest burning?

Chesty cough and phlegm what are the best home remedies to get rid of the chest burning?

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

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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?

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?

Get examined: You can try some Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve( if not allergic to these medicines) for the pain related to coughing; however, I recommend a medical examination and a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia and or pleurisy. I suggest an immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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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.

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.

More workup: With 3 ineffective amoxicyllin courses and a wet cough with normal blood work two important diagnoses have to be ruled out 1. Idiopathic bronchiectasis. 2. Cystic fibrosis. Have your pediatrician refer your child to a pulmonologist as soon as possible. ...Read more