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Kennel Cough Came Back After Course Of Antibiotics
I have had a productive cough for almost 3 months now. I have tried antibiotics but it comes back?
See an ID doctor: The two primary illnesses that can produce a persistent cough of this nature are mycoplasma pneumoniae and bordetella pertussis infection. Things to consider would include acid reflux, chronic sinus infection, chronic granulomatous infections like tuberculosis, cryptococcosis and others, along with non-infectious inflammatory conditions. This is not a one-stop shop. You must undergo a work up. ...Read more
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
Reverting to my message with the cough coming back, it is possible to get another cold in 1 day after she finished her antibiotics?
Yes: Cough is a symptom and can come back after finishing antibiotics. Take some over the counter cough suppressant, e.G Robitussin dm/ Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm to alleviate your symptom. Any lingering symptom, talk to your dr again and mention the possibilities of asthma, reactive airway disease, acid reflux, and having a chest xray. Take care! ...Read more
I have had a cough for about two months now. Went to the dr and they gave me antibiotics but it came back. Any ideas on what it can be? Im 28-f.
I have had whooping cough for 6 weeks - have had antibiotics for a couple of weeks but still feel horrible and extemely tired. Should i go back to dr?
I have pneumonia i been on antibiotics for 4 days i dont feel much better and my cough is really bad should i go back to the ER ?
You should feel: little better by now. Follow up by your doctor instead of going to ER unless you have an emergency such as difficulty to breath. You may need your treatment to be reviewed such as ordering additional test ( sputum and blood culture). Antibiotic may need to be changed depending the tests result. You may also be referred to a lung specialist by your local doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ihad a very bad bronchial cough in february was nebulized. Given prednisolone. And antibiotics.. Cough had gine bt nowbit comes back at different time?
12 weeks baby has got cough n cold. Undergone antibiotics 2 days back. Everytime she coughs she poos lil bit. Is it normal?
Yes it is normal: It is normal for 12 weeks old baby to poop when coughing. ...Read more
I have a bad cough. Had xray taken and an on antibiotics for three days. Still terrible. Should I go back to docs or give it more time?
Depends...: If you have pneumonia, you likely need more time. If you have bronchitis, you would expect to begin feeling better soon. The cough can continue if there is ongoing airway inflammation which can lead to bronchospasm. Sometimes, bronchodilator and even steroid inhalers may be needed for a short time to resolve the cough. Your doctor can prescribe these medications so see your doc if cough persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer