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The right side of my throat has been hurting when I swallow and at times speak. I have tried cough drops, water, tea, and a humidifier.

The right side of my throat has been hurting when I swallow and at times speak. I have tried cough drops, water, tea, and a humidifier.

Time sensitive: If your pain is worsening I would recommend seeing your physician to get a detailed history of recent events and your doctor may need to look at the area or refer to ENT doctor. ...Read more

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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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Itchy throat & dysphagia only at night; better after I eat cough drops. Developed sore throat; feels like something is stuck on right side. Bothersome?

Itchy throat: An itchy throat in your sleep can be secondary to post nasal drip or acid reflux. You need to see your doctor to determine which it is and treat it accordingly. ...Read more

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I am suffring from cold and cough pl suggest me good medicine without side effects?

I am suffring from cold and cough pl suggest me good medicine without side effects?

Cold meds: Very hard to avoid side effects when taking medication as the drugs are changing your body physiology to treat the symptoms you are suffering from. For my colds, I like Mucinex (guaifenesin) d or Robitussin cf...Either one will have some se. ...Read more

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Side effects of codein cough syrup, consuming from last 8 years.?

Side effects of codein cough syrup, consuming from last 8 years.?

Codeine cough syrup: If I understand your question correctly, you are consuming Codeine cough syrup for the last 8 years? It sounds like you might have not been using this for a cough, but perhaps for some other reason. Used chronically, Codeine can be addictive and also cause constipation, lightheadeness, drowsiness, nausea, sweating, etc. Http://tinyurl. Com/khflmgd. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of giving child under 6 cough medicine?

What are the side effects of giving child under 6 cough medicine?

Depends: There are many types of cough medicines, each medicine has its own side effect. Most common is sleepiness or drowsiness. ...Read more

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Side effects that are possible after getting the whopping cough shot?

Whooping cough shot: I would go to CDC site for full discussion. And discuss with your Dr. Who knows you best. ...Read more

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Is one of the side effects of Atenolol a cough? I have had a off and on cough for awhile now. It doesn't bother me, it's just very annoying. Thanks.

Is one of the side effects of Atenolol a cough? I have had a off and on cough for awhile now. It doesn't bother me, it's just very annoying. Thanks.

Not usually: Atenolol belongs to a class of medications call beta blockers. Medications in this class can cause bronchospasm which may be manifested as cough, particularly in patients with asthma. You mention also that you have dizziness which may be related to the medication. See your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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What r side effects of dextromethorphan cough syrup?

What r side effects of dextromethorphan cough syrup?

Minimal: Most over the counter cough medications (known as anti tussives) are typically very safe. Dextromethoraphan is a good cough suppressant and there are many "branded" versions out there. The most common side effects include dizziness and drowsiness; most people have no side effects. ...Read more

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What are side effects of whooping cough vaccine?

Whooping cough TDAP: This vaccine causes some significant muscle soreness with the shot. But, this should quickly resolve and be normal. ...Read more

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What r the side effects of taking cough syrup and sleeping pills?

What r the side effects of taking cough syrup and sleeping pills?

Somnolence: May cause excessive somnolence. So I would try to avoid if possible. ...Read more

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How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

About 1-3 hrs: Most night time cold meds contain an antihistamine that helps you fall asleep. Diphenhydramine and Doxylamine are the common drugs used and their onset of action is from 1-3 hours and 2-3 hrs respectively. Most other antihistamines would have a similar onset of action. ...Read more

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I ve bad chronic cough and was given gabapentin, I saw long list of side effects on leaflet, is there a way I can avoid its side effects? I must use it

Gabapentin? Cough?: If you have been given Gabapentin for a chronic cough i'd like to know that you had exhausted every other conceivable option. I'd like to know your work up and previous meds tried. In low dose the side effects can be pretty mild but if you haven't been adequately evaluated it is not correct to use early. ...Read more

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Side effects of hydrocodone cough syrup?

Side effects of hydrocodone cough syrup?

Some: Hydrocodone cough suppressants can have side effects. I typically caution my patients about decreased alertness, increased sleepiness and in my COPD patients decreased respiratory function. In the elderly hydrocodone can cause significant confusion. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and side effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

What are the dangers and side effects of hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup?

Nausea, drowsiness: Hycodan (hydrocodone) contains a narcotic that when ingested could give a "high", but it could also make people feel sick, nauseated, faint, groggy, have shallow breathing, get constipated. Used over a long period of time, people get dependent, meaning they get withdrawal symptoms when stopping. It's a medicine to be used with caution. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of the whooping cough vaccine?

What are some of the side effects of the whooping cough vaccine?

Swelling: Mostly local pain, redness and swelling. Possibly fever. Thanks for taking an active interest in your health and your family's health! ...Read more

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Can Micardis (telmisartan) cause side effects such as a bad cough & back pain?

Can Micardis (telmisartan) cause side effects such as a bad cough & back pain?

Yes: Back pain -- up to 3 percent, unexplained swelling of the head or neck (including the face, lips, tongue, or throat) could cause coughing. ...Read more

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Is it possible that telmisartan (micardis) cause side effects such as a bad cough & back pain?

Possible: It's possible. The only way to know for sure is to stop the med, wait for the side effects to resolve, and then reintroduce the med. ...Read more

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If my doctor increases Ramipril 2.5mg to 5mg how likely is it to get side effects like the dry cough?

If my doctor increases Ramipril 2.5mg to 5mg how likely is it to get side effects like the dry cough?

Each pt is different: You'll just have to try it and see. Each pt is different! You are presumably being prescribed it for high blood pressure. There are plenty of drugs that can be used to treat high BP. If the side effect is intolerable for you tell your doc and change to another class of drugs. ...Read more

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What are the chances of developing side effects from Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max severe congestion and cough?

What are the chances of developing side effects from Mucinex (guaifenesin) fast max severe congestion and cough?

Side effects: There are side effects with almost every medication you take-over the counter and prescription. Difficult to predict who will experience them and to what extent. Taking the medication as directed can decrease the likelihood in some instances but never any guarantees. Sometimes it's a matter of do the side effects make you feel worse than the medication makes you feel better. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been using duo set and maxiflo 250 rotacaps by cipla for the last 6 months to control persistent cough. Is there any side effects if I continue?

I have been using duo set and maxiflo 250 rotacaps by cipla for the last 6 months to control persistent cough. Is there any side effects if I continue?

Work with the doctor: All meds can have some side effects in some people. Duoset has ipratropium & salbutamol, to help open up airways and decrease mucus. Maxiflo has fluticasone and formoterol, to treat asthma too. The salbutamol & formoterol are similar drugs. With long term use, one must work with his doctor to see if the diagnosis is correct, to see if he is getting well, and to see if some meds can be weaned down. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of mixing cough medicine and alcohol? Especially if you use cough medicine to get high then drink to get drunk?

What are the side effects of mixing cough medicine and alcohol? Especially if you use cough medicine to get high then drink to get drunk?

Misuse: Wow - this is a loaded one. Firstly - do not mess around with medication or chemicals to get a high - this is sick. Secondly - drinking to get drunk is a disease of addiction. Both practices are bad and means that treatment is needed. Never mix cough medicine with alcohol and never take one to get high and the other to get drunk. ...Read more

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Got flu shot friday having side effects that comes along with it and having chest pain to it hurt when I breath in or out, cough, when I bend down?

Got flu shot friday having side effects that comes along with it and having chest pain to it hurt when I breath in or out, cough, when I bend down?

Influenza vaccine: These symptoms are not generally associated with this killed virus vaccine, and would strongly recommend that you see a doctor asap and find out what else may be going on. Their onset may simply be coincidental with your receipt of the vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use steriod tablets for 1 to 2 weeks on periodic basis if one has severe cough variant asthma? Or will it still cause many side effects?

Is it safe to use steriod tablets for 1 to 2 weeks on periodic basis if one has severe cough variant asthma? Or will it still cause many side effects?

Steroid use for resp: Steroid use in respiratory problems is routine medical therapy. I should be regulated by your medical provider, so hopefully it won't become chronic usage, which definately has many side effects.
Beta2 agonists ie albuterol are still the basic meds for asthma type problems.
Steroid are a secondary adjunct and do carry complications if used too frequently. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of Robitussin (guaifenesin) for cough & chest congestion?

What are the side effects of Robitussin (guaifenesin) for cough & chest congestion?

Symptom control: Do not give these products to children younger than 4 years of age as they can cause problems. Guaifenesin is used to relieve chest congestion. Guaifenesin may help control symptoms but does not treat the cause of symptoms or speed recovery. Guaifenesin may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:headache, nausea, vomiting. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a flu shot on one arm, a tetanos and a wooping cough combined in the other arm?

What are the side effects of a flu shot on one arm, a tetanos and a wooping cough combined in the other arm?

Local: The most common side effects are local soreness and tenderness. Rarely you might feel flu like symptoms such as achiness, low grade fever and malaise. They do not last long. ...Read more

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I was switched from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor for hbp due to bad side effects. How long will it take for the cough with lisinopril?

I was switched from a beta blocker to an ACE inhibitor for hbp due to bad side effects. How long will it take for the cough with lisinopril?

10%: There is a 10% chance of getting a cough with lisinopril. That means there is a 90% chance of not getting a cough. Lisinopril is still very useful. Be optimistic that you are in the 90%. ...Read more

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Sick for month before seeing doc for cough. Bp was 170/110. Put on bp med. Week later, occasional dizzy, lightheaded, unfocused. Hr 96. Side effects?

Sick for month before seeing doc for cough. Bp was 170/110. Put on bp med. Week later, occasional dizzy, lightheaded, unfocused. Hr 96. Side effects?

Possibly: I suggest buying a reliable digital blood pressure cuff and checking your BP 3x/day. Call your PCP or prescribing physician today and clarify your current medication and dosing. ...Read more

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For cough variant asthma, my 7yr old was prescribed flovent 2xday, albuterol as needed side effects?

For cough variant asthma, my 7yr old was prescribed flovent 2xday, albuterol as needed side effects?

Some: Flovent is a cortisone type inhaler. Make sure to the child rinses his/her mouth after use since steroids may cause throat infections. Albuterol- rescue inhaler- may cause a little excitability, gitteriness, etc. Since the child is 7, make sure to use a spacer since hand-inhaling coordination is important to get drugs into the lungs. ...Read more

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Had cough and runny nose/drainage for 3.5 wks. Had to stop amox for side effects. Cough is worse now and tastes really bad! Go back to dr or wait it out?

Had cough and runny nose/drainage for 3.5 wks. Had to stop amox for side effects. Cough is worse now and tastes really bad! Go back to dr or wait it out?

Get rechecked: I would advise going back to get rechecked if you feel worse and had to stop the Amoxicillin early. A different antibiotic could be prescribed that may have fewer side effects. Also want to make sure you aren't developing something more serious like pneumonia which only your doctor can tell after examination and possibly a chest xray. Could also be a sinus infection. Just get rechecked! ...Read more

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What are the whooping cough vaccine side effects on someone who is 15 or older?

What are the whooping cough vaccine side effects on someone who is 15 or older?

Little or nothing: I give it in my office all the time to teens. None report any issue beyond their initial pain and soreness. This is dramatically different from the whooping cough vaccine we gave in the 70's and 80's. The old vaccine had more problems as you got older, and we never gave it after age 6 because of side effects. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, I am 43 yrs old woman who got operated for femoral hernia with a mesh. Will there be any side effects on the hernia repair due to cough?

Dear doctor, I am 43 yrs old woman who got operated for femoral hernia with a mesh. Will there be any side effects on the hernia repair due to cough?

Shouldn't be: The placement of the mesh will augment you existing connective tissue and scar forming at the operative site such that it should prevent hernia in the future even with a chronic cough, heavy lifting, and all noral activity. While problems with the mesh are possible, they are unlikely, and would typically manifest with chronic pain. Activity or cough should not increase the risk of mesh problems. ...Read more

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My father is suffering from cold and cough allergy. He was talking cetrazine but now he stopped after konwing its side effects. Tell me any solution?

My father is suffering from cold and cough allergy. He was talking cetrazine but now he stopped after konwing its side effects. Tell me any solution?

Allergies: You do not mention what side effects your father developed from cetirizine, the most the people get is sedation. There are a number of over the counter allergy medications such as Loratadine and fexofenadine and if your father has concerns about what medications to take, he should really consult an allergist to treat his symptoms. ...Read more

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Side effects of flu shot in infants? Also, would they be contagious? 6mo got flu shot on Friday and has had elevated temp no fever runny nose cough

Side effects of flu shot in infants? Also, would they be contagious? 6mo got flu shot on Friday and has had elevated temp no fever runny nose cough

Unrelated: The child's symptoms are unrelated to the vaccine. It is possible the child came in contact with someone with a cold around that time. The flu vaccine is a dead virus vaccine, does not cause illness, nor is the patient who receives the vaccine contagious. ...Read more

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Can I mix prednisone sodium phosphate in milk? My 18 mo old spits it. Dr prescribe it for lasting cough with phlegm. What r side effects?

Can I mix prednisone sodium phosphate in milk? My 18 mo old spits it. Dr prescribe it for lasting cough with phlegm. What r side effects?

Prednisone: Try giving child something frozen to freeze taste buds or give small amounts of medication at a time. Call your doctor if your child still can't tolerate it ...Read more