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Really bad cough with phelm some SOB after coughing multiple times in a short period Cause? Respiratory Infection? Bronchitis?

Really bad cough with phelm some SOB after coughing multiple times in a short period Cause? Respiratory Infection? Bronchitis?

Respiratory infectio: Bronchitis is in the spectrum of respiratory infection. If you have shortness of breath it could be bronchial involvement. You might have asthma component . It is little unusual for a 19 yr old to be on zestoretic (lisinopril and hydrocholorthiazide) which I assume taking for high blood pressure. Have it examined by a doctor as the shortness of breath can be from cardiac causes also. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff
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Respiratory Tract Infections (Definition)

An infection of the upper or lower respiratory tract. Upper respiratory tract infections include the common cold, laryngitis, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, sinusitis and otitis media. Lower respiratory tract infections include bronchitis, bronchiolitis, tracheitis and pneumonia. These infections can be caused by a ...Read more


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Days after respiratory infection I still have postinfectious cough and still producing a little phlegm is this normal when will it go away?

Days after respiratory infection I still have postinfectious cough and still producing a little phlegm is this normal when will it go away?

6 weeks: The cough associated with bronchitis can last for up to 6 weeks. You don't need antibiotics unless you are feverish or short of breath (and other symptoms, then you should see your doctor). You would just need medication to treat the cough. ...Read more

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Managing a Child with Whooping Cough (Tip)

Managing a Child with Whooping Cough

Treat early with antibiotics if diagnosed with whooping cough. ...See more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over-the-counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Daily
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
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I had a recent upper respiratory infection.What is the most effective treatment?

I had a recent upper respiratory infection.What is the most effective treatment?

Time and Drugs: There are lots of things that can cause a persistent cough. Some will go way on their own like colds, viral infections etc. Others will not go away such as chronic sinusitis, allergies etc. If you are still coughing, call your family doctor. ...Read more

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What is the rattle noise upon exhaling when my toddler has a respiratory infection? Should I continue the albuterol breathing treatments?

What is the rattle noise upon exhaling when my toddler has a respiratory infection?  Should I continue the albuterol breathing treatments?

Rattle noise exhalin: I think what you are describing is wheezing and your pediatrician has prescribed Albuterol Inhalation for it.Did you ask the doc if your child has asthma and if it is, you need to get educated to take care of your child.Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the bronchi and you need proper treatment with inhaled steroids and albuterol, unless he is being treated for bronchiolitis. ...Read more

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Managing a Child with Whooping Cough (Tip)

Managing a Child with Whooping Cough

If a child in the home has whooping cough, make sure EVERYONE around the child is vaccinated. ...See more

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Treating Whooping Cough (Checklist)

Control the cough with medications and keep hydrated
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Finish all antibiotics, even if the patient is improving or better
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Assure all immunizations are up to date, and avoid newborns when sick
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Had Upper Respiratory Infection since last Tuesday. How can I get rid of this nagging cough? What helps it go away faster?

Had Upper Respiratory Infection since last Tuesday. How can I get rid of this nagging cough? What helps it go away faster?

Coughing: in the coarse of a typical cold, the cough will last about 3 weeks, improving the second week and just a morning residual cough the third week. If it is not following this and instead it is getting worse, see your doctor. Rest and fluids are the best treatment. ...Read more

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Are there adverse effects to taking amoxicillin for respiratory infection while on lamictal, have epilepsy and nafld (genetic etiology)?

Are there adverse effects to taking amoxicillin for respiratory infection while on lamictal, have epilepsy and nafld (genetic etiology)?

No adverse effects: Amoxicillin is primarily excreted in the urine, mostly as unchanged drug; only 10% of Amoxicillin is metabolized by the liver, and there isn't felt to be any need to adjust Amoxicillin for hepatic impairment (thus, no worry about nafld). There is no drug interaction with lamictal. You're in the clear! ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...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