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Coughin & chockin on phlegm. What to do? Get nervous, face/eyes red 1.5wk bronchitis takin inhaler mucus relief antibiotics. Doctor said breath steam.

Coughin & chockin on phlegm. What to do? Get nervous, face/eyes red 1.5wk bronchitis takin inhaler mucus relief antibiotics. Doctor said breath steam.

Inflammation...: You likely have some airway inflammation in addition to bronchospasm resulting in your symptoms. This can happen with an episode of bronchitis. Your doctor may want to obtain a sputum culture to be certain you are on an effective antibiotic. Then, add a steroid inhaler in addition to the albuterol to decrease airway inflammation. It will take a few days for the result of the culture. See your doc. ...Read more

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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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Dry unproductive cough 4months & struggle 2 breath & wheezing during exercise - dr said it wasnt asthma but allergies, allergy meds aren't helping ?

Dry unproductive cough 4months & struggle 2 breath & wheezing during exercise - dr said it wasnt asthma but allergies, allergy meds aren't helping 
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Mgt: Your wheezing and history of allergies, are indicative of bronchospasm which may have allergic and non allergic triggers. I would suggest asking your physician to prescribe Albuterol with a spacer device and to perform lung function testing with and without Albuterol. ...Read more

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Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.

Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.

Yes, but...: Humidifier does provide extra moisture to upper airway, i.e., nose and throat. However, high humidity over 60% provides a favorable environment for the molds to grow and may aggravate asthma and allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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4 years cough congestion bronchitis pneumonia with wheez in lungs 5 days Zithromax & nebulizer 2 day steroid still sick wheezes worried plz help ?

4 years cough congestion bronchitis pneumonia with wheez in lungs 5 days Zithromax & nebulizer 2 day steroid still sick wheezes worried  plz help ?

The treatment: may be insufficient and she may need additonal medications like used for asthma. May need her antibiotic to be change to another kind depending the sputum culture result. Also a chest x-ray is in order. Call her pediatrician or seek a pediatrician's attention. ...Read more

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Caught a cold-chest congestion, cough, runny nose, body aches, sore throat.Can't take OTC meds,I take too many prescription meds.Home remedies plz?

Caught a cold-chest congestion, cough, runny nose, body aches, sore throat.Can't take OTC meds,I take too many prescription meds.Home remedies plz?

Natural remedies: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Xray- no bronchitis. chronic asthma, severe congest., still wheezy a lot, steroids & nebulizer, meds- little relief. runny nose, sinus drainage. ?

Xray- no bronchitis. chronic asthma, severe congest., still wheezy a lot, steroids & nebulizer, meds-  little relief. runny nose, sinus drainage. ?

See allergist: If you have not been seen by an allergist, it is time to do it now before you end up in the hospital. Do realize that not all wheezes are from asthma and not other conditions such as vocal cord dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension need be ruled out as well. ...Read more

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5 yr old has bad cold - congestion, sore throat, barking cough. All OTC cold meds w/ decongestant say 6+. Is there something i can give him?

5 yr old has bad cold - congestion, sore throat, barking cough. All OTC cold meds w/ decongestant say 6+. Is there something i can give him?

Check with : Your md as childrens otc medicines are based on weight. Not all otc meds are safe for children under certain ages/weights so please consult with your md. You should have the throat checked to be sure it is not strep. ...Read more

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If someone has lung cancer, would standard over-the-counter chesty cough medicine ease their coughing?

If someone has lung cancer, would standard over-the-counter chesty cough medicine ease their coughing?

It may: The cause of the cough also might not be the lung cancer. My hope is that the patient can find relief. If the diagnosis is uncertain, don't make any assumptions. A treatable cause, especially if the person is a smoker, might be identifiable. Even if this is not a treatable lung cancer, palliative care may find a way to help. ...Read more

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99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feel like needs to.Chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?

Maybe, maybe not: Some of these symptoms are seen with pneumonia, such as cough, chest congestion, etc, but they may be seen with other problems such as bronchitis or asthma exacerbation. A normal chest xray is a factor against pneumonia but is not always 100% accurate. The best approach would be to discuss the situation with ones doctor and determine if there is an infection or non infectious lung issue. ...Read more

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Cough for 2 weeks, deep sometimes hurts in chest, body aches, no fever been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, netti pot, gypsy cold tea, w/no improvement any recommendat?

Cough for 2 weeks, deep sometimes hurts in chest, body aches, no fever been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, netti pot, gypsy cold tea, w/no improvement any recommendat?

Bronchitis: You have bronchitis. Need to know if there is tightness in the chest or wheezing (asthmatic bronchitis). You do not require antibiotics unless purulent sputum (green or brown coloration). If dm doesnt suppress cough you may profit from a codiene containing expectorant. For bronchial tightness you need an inhaler or theophyllin (200 mg three times a day) or some steroids - like Prednisone few days. ...Read more

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Painful to breathe in, cough, some sputum, extremely tired, asthma (ventolin not helping), no other cold/flu symptoms (runny nose) on advair. ??

Painful to breathe in, cough, some sputum, extremely tired, asthma (ventolin not helping), no other cold/flu symptoms (runny nose) on advair. ??

See doctor now: Your asthma appears to be reaching crisis level and likely require systemic cortisone. See your doctor today or go to the nearest urgent care if you can't get an appt. Do not delay even for another second. ...Read more

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18mos baby cough with phlegm, runny nose, fever >100, dont want to eat, only breastfeeding, once vomitting with phlegm. Diagnose? Suggestion for cure?

18mos baby cough with phlegm, runny nose, fever >100, dont want to eat, only breastfeeding, once vomitting with phlegm. Diagnose? Suggestion for cure?

Congestion: Use gentle saline and a suction device. Treat any fever with Tylenol (acetaminophen). Keep her head up and her room cool and with a humidifier. If she is not drinking or wetting diapers, have her assessed by her doctor. All the best and I am sorry she is sick. ...Read more

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99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feels like need to.Chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?

99.2temp cough chest congestion not always productive, feels like need to.Chest/back/rib px&soa 3rdabx, inhaler, steroids-cxr o2 ok feel worse pneumonia?

Options : You have a complicated list of symptoms. These symptoms could be present from either a bacterial or a viral infection. If your chest x-ray was read normal it is unlikely that you have pneumonia. Sometimes sinus disease or a viral bronchitis can persist for a long time. It is probably most prudent to follow up with the doctor that has prescribed antibiotics and review your symptoms with them. ...Read more

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Viral acute bronchitis visit to urgent care 2 days ago given breathing trtmnt & sent home w/ meds. Developed 103°F fever, shaking chills, nt sweats, w/ worse cough & short of breath. Is it pneumonia?

Viral acute bronchitis visit to urgent care 2 days ago given breathing trtmnt & sent home w/ meds. Developed 103°F fever, shaking chills, nt sweats, w/ worse cough & short of breath. Is it pneumonia?

Probably infection: If the urgent care center didnt perform a rapid flu test, you should get one for prompt treatment that would be helpful. if test is negative, chest xray should be helpful to rule out pneumonia. ...Read more

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Can i give our 3 1/2 year old little remedies cold medicine with cough suppressant in it. Tried honey and natural stuff. Nothing is helping?

Can i give our 3 1/2 year old little remedies cold medicine with cough suppressant in it. Tried honey and natural stuff. Nothing is helping?

NEED SOME PATIENCE:: If honey and natural stuffs not helping, then check with his pediatrician. Some cough is good because it is a natural defense mechanism to clear the upper airway, sinuses and lower respiratory tract. If cough is prolonged, interferes eating, sleeping, then further evaluation needed to rule out asthma, allergy, sinus issue. Otc cough meds has a lot of side effects, not good for kids. ...Read more

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Cold n cough medicine?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): The Robitussin people make a great line of products. They very clearly spell out what is in each cough syrup. There are only a few ingredients to choose from and you don't want to take one that may be unnecessary. Choose a product that has what you need: cough med, decongestant, expectorant, tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamine. Most likely, there is a bottle that has the 2 or 3 things in it that you need. ...Read more

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Cough 2weeks, sometimes hurts in chest, body aches, no fever.Taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, netti pot, gypsy cold tea w/no results. Any recommendations?

Cough 2weeks, sometimes hurts in chest, body aches, no fever.Taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, netti pot, gypsy cold tea w/no results. Any recommendations?

Influenza test: Better to be safe and have a rapid influenza test since this sounds very much like a viral infection. No fever leads me to think less likely influenza but better to rule it out. ...Read more

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Cough, chest congestion & wheezing w/ deep breaths for ~3 wks. Cough can be aggressive @ times & barely productive. When productive, phlegm is thick.

Cough, chest congestion & wheezing w/ deep breaths for ~3 wks. Cough can be aggressive @ times & barely productive. When productive, phlegm is thick.

Seek help asap: You will need to see a doc ASAP. Antibiotics, bronchodilators , possible admission are in order. Probably all viral but if fevers and xray show anything they might start antibiotics. Meanwhile, keep yourself well hydrated. ...Read more