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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

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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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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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

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I've got had a bad cough for 3 months. Help please?

I've got had a bad cough for 3 months. Help please?

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

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I've had a very bad cough for 2 weeks - what's going on?

I've had a very bad cough for 2 weeks - what's going on?

Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can be a sign of a viral or bacterial infection. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available for relief. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more