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Severe Cough From Respiratory Infection
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
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
Days after respiratory infection I still have postinfectious cough and still producing a little phlegm is this normal when will it go away?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had Upper Respiratory Infection since last Tuesday. How can I get rid of this nagging cough? What helps it go away faster?
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
Please answer me. Is a respiratory infection contagious and are cough drops a permanent solution?
I was wondering is a respiratory infection contagious? Will cough drops work as a permanent solution?
Went to dr and have upper respiratory infection and all he gave was cough pills..should i see another dr?
I have a cough that produces phlem/mucus...Possible respiratory infection. Dr prescribed me kflex 500mg. Taken 3 so far in 24 hrs. Will it clear me up?
Depends: You should probably not be taking antibiotics unless proven to have a treatable bacterial infection. In a non-smoker what you describe is likely to be viral unless shown to have infiltrates on chest x-ray (pneumonia). You will probably get better in 7 days with Keflex and in one week without it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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