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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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I have a bad cough from sinus infection that has gotten worse and now my chest hurts extremely bad when I cough, taking augmentin?

I have a bad cough from sinus infection that has gotten worse and now my chest hurts extremely bad when I cough, taking augmentin?

Who gave u Rx?: Whoever the doctor was that prescribed Augmentin is the person you should go see asap. If you did this yourself, go get help from a qualified person. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over the counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Once
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
Once
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What does it mean when your chest hurts really bad when you cough?

Chest pain: If coughing hurts chest it could be due to bronchitis, pleurisy or something musculoskeletal. First see your doctor, try figuring out why you ate coughing as much. ...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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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Take an expectorant
2x day
Use ginger and turmeric to help with cough and inflammation
2x day
If not better in 3 days, consult doctor to possibly get an antibiotic
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I have cough for 2 weeks and my chest hurts super bad like someonr is sitting on it i can't eat or drink I have 2 autoimmune problems what can I do?

I have cough for 2 weeks and my chest hurts super bad like someonr is sitting on it i can't eat or drink I have 2 autoimmune problems what can I do?

Pneumonia?: Cough for two weeks with chest pain calls for thinking about pneumonia, especially in someone with autoimmune disease. Loss of appetite could be an indication of infection also. Depending on the type of autoimmune disease, the tightness of chest could be due to different causes. What you have to do is make an appointment with your doctor in a hurry and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
Once
Take over-the-counter antitussive medicine (such as Robitussin)
Once
If short of breath, chest pain, fever, or worsened cough, call Dr.
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Can u have bronchitis with no cough? My chest hurts, I have asthma, and I am having really bad headaches as well please help

Can u have bronchitis with no cough? My chest hurts, I have asthma, and I am having really bad headaches as well please help

Not likely: Bronchitis almost always has cough and mucus (phlegm) with it. Symptoms of asthma can overlap with pneumonia depending on whether you cough or wheeze. Headaches suggest something else such as influenza. It sounds like you should call your doctor and be seen if you don't start getting better fairly soon. ...Read more

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Chest Pain (Definition)

Many people with chest pain fear a heart attack. However, there are many possible causes of chest pain. Some causes are not dangerous to your health, while other causes are ...Read more

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