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Returned from Bangkok Monday PM with a bad cough and heavily infected chest awful thick expectorant dark yellow usual aches etc as if the flu Boots Chemist in Bangkok Airport supplied Augmentin 7 day course. Day 4/5 still unwell?

Returned from Bangkok Monday PM with a bad cough and heavily infected chest awful thick expectorant dark yellow usual aches etc as if the flu 
Boots Chemist in Bangkok Airport supplied Augmentin 7 day course. Day 4/5 still unwell?

Symptomatic Rx: Sounds like a cold. Antibiotics do not help for this. No cure for that but it is about rest, fluids, and time and of course managing the symptoms. Consider decongestants and antihistamines. Cough syrups and drops may be of benefit. If you are a smoker now would be a good time to stop. Ibuprofen and paracetamol will help with the aches. If not improving see your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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I have very bad cough?

I have very bad cough?

Emergency: A very bad cough can lead to or signal that you could have a serious medical problem See your doctor asap ...Read more

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How do you cure a bad cough?

How do you cure a bad cough?

Depends: Depending on the diagnosis of why you are coughing so bad, will answer your question. For example if you are coughing from a pneumonia, you may need to treat that with antibiotics. If you have a smokers cough-stop smoking. If it's a viral infection, rest, fluids, cough meds, etc. See a dr and gt diagnosed, then the treatment will follow. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough, what can I do?

I have a bad cough, what can I do?

Find out why: There are many potential causes of cough, and each cause has a different treatment. Find out why you have the cough. See your physician this week. ...Read more

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Care and medication for a bad cough?

Care and medication for a bad cough?

Rest, fluids, suppor: Without knowing the cause of the cough, I'll assume it's viral (influenza epidemic in US). Most viral illnesses run their course in 10-14 days (but less than 5 days if you get flu vaccine). In the mean time, notify your doctor, rest, drink plenty of fluids (urine run clear), & keep tissue handy. Cough syrups (with Guafenisin) can help thin mucus, as does chicken soup & humidifier. TTYD. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for a bad cough ?

What are some reasons for a bad cough ?

Various things...: When i see a bad cough in clinic, and there's no clear infectious source like bronchitis, pneumonia or other type of viral illness, i start to look for things like asthma, gastric reflux, post-nasal drip. It usually takes a good history and exam to figure out the cause. Sometimes people have coughs that get better on their own, and we never figure out why they had it in the first place! ...Read more

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What can you take or do to stop a bad cough?

What can you take or do to stop a bad cough?

Severe cough: There are many reasons for coughing and while a cough suppressant seems desirable, the real answer is to identify the "cause" of the cough. By knowing the trigger, the right treatment can be given. Most coughing is related to throat irritation from cold, sinus infection or allergies. Chronic cough can be related to asthma or even acid reflux. Dextromethorphan is a common cough suppressant (dm). ...Read more

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What can I do for a bad cough for nearly 3 weeks?

What can I do for a bad cough for nearly 3 weeks?

See doctor: Coughing that has not resolved within 3-4 weeks could be related to asthma, pertussis (whooping cough), pneumonia, sinus infection, acid reflux and a whole lot more possibilities. Rather than keep waiting, a lung specialist can assist in an accurate diagnosis, so specific treatment can be given and life will be good again! ...Read more

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Which medicine should I take if I have bad cough?

Which medicine should I take if I have bad cough?

Depends: The medicine to treat cough is the medication that treats the underlying cause triggering the cough. Cough suppressants can decrease the cough response at the level of the brain's cough center, but should only be for temporary use due to side effects and risk for addiction in some. An allergist or pulmonologist can assist in finding the cause of cough such that a specific treatment is offered. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a bad cough for a month?

What should I do if I have a bad cough for a month?

Cough: Cough of longer than a month in the setting of failed over the counter and other home remedies, may require a visit to your doctor for further evaluation, possible chest x-ray and lab testing. All the best! ...Read more