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Still Coughing After Bronchitis
Had pneumonia a month ago, cleared but never stopped coughing, chest is now rattling when coughing. Inhaler for cough doesn't help. What now?
See MD: Most liklely you have " reactive airway " with some degree of bronchospasm - very common after infection is over. Just inflamed airways and irritable. There may be some inflammation - mucus and so producing ' rattle" . If no fever and in general feeling better - you may needs t use for short time " steroid inhaler " for calming down airway inflammation . But see your MD firs to examine you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Check temperature: I agree that most likely you do not have bacterial pneumonia which some patients develop following a viral infection. Viruses may cause damage to the lining of the airway. In the meantime, a humidifier and staying well hydrated, while recovering are suggested. If you have problems breathing and/or fever, please see your physician. If the cough lasts longer than 3 weeks, follow up is advised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About 3 weeks ago started a dry cough.Then about a week ago, wet cough and cold symp. Still coughing green phlegm.Give more time? Non smoker.
Coughing (slightly productive) x10 days after
initial tiredness, scratchy throat, . Am I still
Contagious: Possibly, but even if you are not you need to contact your doctor for management of your clinical complaints. If you think it is urgent please go to the nearest Emergency Room. ...Read more
Recovering from respiratory infection. Likely viral. Still coughing after 3 weeks. I especially cough while eating, after every bite. No gerd. Causes?
Had cold w/ congest and cough, went to doctor after weeks.They said lungs clear, got sinus meds and inhaler for wheezing, month later still wheezing.
I have had a barking cough since dec12' had antibiotics, still coughing more tabs augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 625mg still coughing night sweats? Doc said bronchitus!
See doctor: Be sure to follow your doctor instruction for follow up. If you are not better with what you were given, you need to go back so your doctor can do blood test , order chest x-ray for you if need. ...Read more
Cough started a month ago, got better, then runny nose started, cough came back, still have post nasal drip&itchy throat causing some coughing, normal?
Chronic cough: It is likely that your chronic cough is due to chronic rhinitis. Itchy throat, nasal congestion are signs of rhinitis. In the us the most common cause of rhinitis is allergy. It is not normal to have chronic cough. You should have it checked with a local physician to get proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Dry no phlegm cough for two weeks. Can't HOLD a deep breath in lungs without coughing? I cough after inhale. worse in morning. Better after hot shower
Sounds like: "asthmatic" bronchitis! Are you wheezing??? You may require an antibiotic so best bet is to call your Primary Care Provider! BTW the shower is a GIANT VAPORIZER , that's why its helping!!! Run a Vaporizer in your bedroom if possible....during the day and during sleep! Hope these "tips" help! Dr Z ...Read more
After 2 weeks of shortness of breath i was coughing up thick green phlegm for two days. Now yesterday i couldnt cough phlegm but coughed 1 tsp of blood. Saw doc two days before says viral. Still sob.?
Still coughing 2 weeks after sinus infection/bronchitis. Trying to quit smoking. Worried/scared of copd?
Silver linings: Sometimes it takes feeling ill to help people really get serious about quitting. If so, it's doing you a favor. 34 is not too old to have the changes you make be very significant - you should be able to avoid COPD (a good choice!) Worry may not be needed and once it motivates you - send it packing! Two weeks is still w/in normal range for healing, but see your Dr. if it goes on. Get a Star! ...Read more
Had a cold over a week ago symptoms subsided still some conjestion in chest coughing up phlegm clear, ,cough 4 perhour when to worry about a cough.
Rsp infection x2weeks.Zpak..Coughing up green mucus a week after stopping zpak. Never felt completely "well"now still sick and mucus is green again!
Antibiotics for URIs: It's not surprising that you didn't get better. Most upper respiratory infections (uris) are caused by viruses. Since Azithromycin treats only bacteria, it is usually just a placebo when given to people with uris. The color of your sputum is not helpful in determining whether you need antibiotics. If you have no fever and are breathing normally, you probably just need cough medicine. ...Read more
Burning when I cough started out as sore throat two days ago then stuffy nose with yellow green mucus now coughing up same mucus no fever?
Bronchitis. many-: -times colds which are viral can lead 2 bronchitis that is bacterial. Get in to see your PCP 4 eval. probably need antibiotics @ this stage. My preference is zithromaz Z pack plus 1 extra capsule. This gives the coverage 4 PPLO infections. Take the same as a Z pack only take You add 1 capsule the first day then finish them out. ...Read more
After antibiotics for cough had sorethroat colds fever cough again.Now no more colds fever sorethroat but cough still lingering, do I need antibiotics?
Probably not . : Your cough might just be drainage from the back of your throat due to allergies , the cold weather, ; viruses .You may want to try any allergy medicines with expectorant if you need to thin out your mucus . Drink plenty of warm liquids, honey with tea, chicken broth , warm chocolate drinks , coffee etc.If you develop fever and your condition worsened, time to go back to your doctor for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had bronchitis two weeks ago. Still have slight cough and gurgly noises when I breathe in or out. X-ray was clear. Is this still bronchitis?
I'm finishing up 10 days of Cefdinir for acute bronchitis but am STILL coughing. This is about 6 weeks of coughing. No mucus now. Should I worry?
Post-viral cough?: Cough often lasts many weeks after a viral cold or bronchitis that starts the problem. True personal story: I had a cold in April and only now, almost 3 months, my cough is finally fading away. If a smoker, you must stop. Ask your doc whether you need evaluation for underlying problem like asthma, maybe chest xray, and/or trying a bronchodilator or steroid inhaler. But probably nothing serious. ...Read more
How long does cough last after quitting smoking?Quit week ago. Coughing up a lot of brown and clear phlegm
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