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I'm Coughing A Lot What To Do
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
Experiencing stabbing pains on my left side below my ribs. Every time I breathe, cough and move. I'm also coughing a lot. What could this be?
I've been coughing a lot for the past couple of weeks. I have rhinosinusitis I'm waiting to get drained, could this be causing the cough?
My neck cracks when I cough hard. I currently have bronchitis so I'm coughing a lot. It cracks 5/6 discs just above my shoulders. Potentially serious?
Take care of the: cough! Cracking doesn't mean anything more than articulation of the joint. The joint is moving! If it stops moving and you strain or injure it, then you'll have to have it treated! So take care of the bronchitis by visiting your PCP and getting an inhaler on board or more depending on what s/he finds out during the exam! ...Read more
I have a cold with lots of mucous. I'm coughing a lot. My BP has elevated since I started taking herbal cough medicine or could it be the cold?
If I'm not coughing up phlegm yet, but am coughing a lot and can smell foul phlegm in my lungs when I cough, should I take an antibiotic?
I have bronchitis & I cough very heavily. Now I have a very sharp pain shooting up my back. Did I injure myself by coughing a lot or what could it be?
Past week I've been coughing a lot but a dry cough but plegm will come up with out me coughing and its really thick and it had blood in today?
Why does only the left side of my head hurts close to the temple? Hurts more when I cough been coughing a lot
My 4 year old has a lingering cough, lungs are clear, but he's been coughing a lot today. Will using the nebulizer help?
Cough: Not always come from the lungs, could be his throat, sinuses ears or his nose, although cough could be the first sign of airway irritation and narrowing, you can still use the nebulizer with a bronchodialtor medicine if you have, if that doesn't help, see his doctor, whom you will need to see anyways for proper management after control of your son's cough, wish you both wellness ...Read more
I have a bad cough. I have been coughing a whole lot due to phlegm. It’s been an hour and a half since I was coughing hard and now I feel nauseous. Could this be because of the coughing force that was used from me coughing a lot?
My mother has been taking ceftum 250 mg thrice a day for her cough since saturday night bit she is still coughing a lot?
Might not be bacteri: If the cough is from a viral process then antibiotics won't work and it justs need to run its course. Cough and sinus drainage are the lasts symptoms to resolve after a virus or bacterial infection. Ceftin (cefuroxime) adequately covers the common bacteria causing bronchitis, sinusitis, and pneumonia. It may also be nonbacterial inflammation which responds better to steroids. ...Read more
My son is coughing a lot, just gave home vonteline and took zirtek few hours ago as per his doctor insteuctions anything can be done to relief cough?
Asthma: He should also start with his maintenance (steroid) inhaler tonight. You may repeat the ventolin again in 2 hours or if you have a nebulizer, give him an Albuterol Inhalation treatment. If there is improvement, you can continue with it or the venolin inhaler every 4 hrs. If no improvement, oral steroids will also help. If you do not have that, and he continues to cough hard, bring him to the ed. ...Read more
7 y/o with? Asthma and tic disorder, coughing a lot, more at rest than when active (but happens both circumstances). Could the cough be a tic?
I have been coughing a lot. Back of my neck hurts when I cough and my head is throbbing. Also weird pains all over head. Could this be from a cold?
Bronchitis: It could be bronchitis. That may be accompanied by sore throat, sinus symptoms and pain and runny nose which could be a cold accompanying bronchitis. Likely to be viral with no need for antibiotics. Take acetaminophen two to three times daily, drink fluids, rest and it should improve. ...Read more
I've been coughing a lot and I wake up feeling like I got hit by a train. When I blow my nose or cough up mucus, it's brown. What could be wrong?
I’ve been coughing a lot since 12/9 ish. Cough has mostly subsided. Still not feeling great. I just started taking Azithromycin. Can I take other meds?
Ascoril+ expectorant is it safe for my one year kid. He has cough and a runny nose. He is coughing a lot. Plz suggest a remedy.
Cold preparations: Cough and cold syrups are not recommended for children. The side effects are more likely to appear than any concrete benefits. A teaspoon of honey in a child over a year of age (avoid botulism) has been shown to help a cough. Increasing the humidity can also help. Best of luck. ...Read more
My throat is hurting for a week now. I have been coughing a lot, and now when I cough and spit some blood comes up??
I seem to be coughing a lot lately, and sometimes I feel like I need to clear my throat from mucus. The cough almost like wheezing. What should I do?
Doctor can examine: A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a cold (viral infection), a strep throat (bacterial and would need antibiotics), a sinus infection, allergies in the nose and sinuses, mucus or wheezing in the lungs (might need some asthma treatment), sinus symptoms related to other causes, etc... Since one can have one or more of these issues at the same time, a doctor's visit is recommended. ...Read more
I have been coughing a lot and now my rib hurts under my shoulder blade and wraps around under my left breast. Hurts to move, cough and sneeze.
You've got pleurisy: Try taking some dayquil/nyquil combo for now. Ask your dt if s/he would recommend antibiotics and chest x-ray. Take care! ...Read more
I've been coughing a lot and I occasionally cough up small amounts of blood. I also have chest and stomach pain but doctors say nothings wrong?
I am coughing A LOT sometimes getting phlegm. Its hard to breath. Nasil congestion. Sneezing and sometimes when I cough I get a pain my by ribs/stomach?
Cough: It sounds like you have a respiratory infection and the coughing is straining your muscles. Be checked, if you are not better. All the best. ...Read more
4 yr old parainfluenza went to ER proscribed codeine and cough syrup had breathing treatment sill coughing a lot and gargle bubble noicewhile sleeping
Need to be: Re- examined, she might need other prescription medicines, if codeine isn't helping, hold it for now, until evaluated ...Read more
After coughing a lot and clearing my throat, I now have a bulge at the suprasternal notch when I cough or laugh. IS this a hernia?
I was diagnosed with chronic cryptic tonsils and tonsils stones and made an appt to get my tonsils out. I just started coughing a lot. What's wrong?
May be unrelated: Cryptic tonsils and tonsil stones by themselves are not dangerous but they can cause some very annoying symptoms. Coughing is not necessarily a sign of tonsil stones. If the particles come out and tickle the throat it can sometimes cause a cough at that time. Otherwise, it might be a good idea to get checked for other causes of a cough - certainly do this before the surgery. ...Read more
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