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Five year old daughter nonproductive cough. Children's Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough medicine not helping. Also tried vapor rub and cough drops. Nothing is helping.
Time for a visit: The symptoms could mean anything from a flu to a sinus infection to a pneumonia. A physical exam and tests, which may include x-rays, would be appropriate.Blind treatment without an evaluation would be inappropriate.An office visit within 24 hrs would be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's in it?: Usually that is ok. Some antidepressants, the MAO Inhibitors, can cause very bad high blood pressure reactions with some cold meds. Mirtazepine can be sedating at lower doses, and increase sedating effects of cough syrup, or lead to an idiosyncratic reaction. Herbal remedies are usually benign but sometimes they have active components that can have reactions with prescribed meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough 2weeks, sometimes hurts in chest, body aches, no fever.Taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, netti pot, gypsy cold tea w/no results. Any recommendations?
Is it safe to take OTC Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough + chest congestion dm & an albuterol nebulizer treatment 2 hours apart? I am sick with a terrible deep cough
51 yom w/ hx of latent tb, and 2 yr hx chronic non-bloody, productive cough. neg cryptococcus, coccidioidies. no response to 3 wk LABA. what to do?
What is the best OTC cold medicine for 10 yr old healthy child? Running nose, itchy throat with mucus, sneezing, headache- no fever, no flu symptoms
24yr old daughter has 101.5-102.5 fever doesn't lower much with ibuprofen. She has cough w/ fleghm stuffy runny nose headache for 3days now. Seek doctor? Any otcs to help?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
9mos old ds has mild cough and colds for 2 wks(no fever). Doc prescribed antibiotic,salbutamol & antihistamine. Is it ok to take all 3 esp antibiotic?
34 y/o male. Bad cough still 6 wks after cold. Chest xray clear, took antis, cough productive, taking meds for reflux and allergies. Tired of this.
I am an asthmatic with hbp with a bad cough. Proair & safe tussin not working. Tried nebulizer repeatedly...No good. Persistent wheeze and cough...
Sean is 7 has fever ,achy,chest congestion ans runny nose .cough also rapid heart beat ..we gave him OTC meds should we go to er?
Asthma Pneumonia: If he has a past history of asthma treated with Singlair, the that would be a good plan. Mild asthma can progress rapidly into something much worse sometimes without treatment. Does he have a nebulizer with albuterol available at home? Is he short of breath or breathing fast? Can he talk without breathing in between words of a sentence? It may be better to be seen by a physician now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer