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Still Have Mucus Cough After Z Pack
Several Reasons: 1. Your infection may be a virus not a bacteria. Z packs are antibiotics that only work on bacteria. If your infection is from a virus, the z pack will not kill it. 2. It is working & you are now able to bring up all the mucus that collected in your lungs during the infection to get rid of it. 3. There are 3 day & 5 day z packs. You may need the 5 day pack. See your dr if your symptoms get worse. ...Read more
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
I have been coughing up mucus for about 3 months. It is mostly clear and very sticky. I was prescribed a z pack 2 weeks ago, but it did not work.?
Dignose acute bonchits 9/1212. Doxycycline didn't worktook z pack and prednione & now I hve weezing, bad coughing fts, mucus. Is this somethig worse?
Maybe: It certainly doesn't sound like you're any better so you need to go see your family doc. Throwing more antibiotics at you might not be the answer, at least not w/o finding out the causative bacteria. Or perhaps you have mild asthma or reactive airway disease (euphemism) and need an inhaler. But since it's been over 3wks, you really need to get close follow up care by your doc. ...Read more
Diagnosed with strep and prescribed z pack. Still had strep and was prescribed clindamycin. Still have mucus feeling In throat after finishing medicine
For 2 1/2 weeks had sinusitis and bronchitis. Finished z pack. Saw pcp wed and was told my lungs were clear. Still bringing up mucous, though clear. Today chest feels tight and I have mild pain in heart area when taking deep breath. I do have mild asthma.
Hard to say: If wheezing and short of breath - maybe, but you should be seen by your doctor for another evaluation asap. Btw, z-pack is great for bronchitis but worthless for sinusitis however, since 98% of all sinusitis is viral related, it probably makes no difference for your recovery time. ...Read more
Last week I got sick with a soar throut, a cough, then the other symptoms went away but I still have a mucus cough its deep. Iv had broncitus befor?
Bronchitis/rhinitis: May be either or both. This is residual of acute illness which you had. Try decongestant. ...Read more
I have bronchitis and I'm on the z-pack, cough syrup and steroids. I took 4 z-pack pills and my cough is still terrible! When will it get better?
I have bronchitis been on z pack for 3 days am I still contagious? Still have a little cough not bad though. Supposed to watch my 1 mo old grandson
On a 5 day z pack. I only cough with the z pack and if I take a cough expectorant. Will I still rid my lungs of fuid without coughing?
I was given tessalon perles, singular, and Ventolin inhaler last week, then a Z-pack Tuesday. Still have a dry hacking cough. Anything else to do?
I was recently diagnosed with strep throat. I subsequently completed a round of z-pack antibiotics. I still have the congestion and a cough which I?
Viral URI?: How was strep throat confirmed? Over 90% of throat infections are viral, which do not respond to antibiotics. Strep is less common at your age and with presence of a cough. Even with confirmed strep it is possible to have other symptoms linger. A Z-pack is also not the antibiotic of choice, and should only be used in patients with penicillin allergy. Try an OTC cough medicine and decongestant, ...Read more
Finished 5 day z-pack 7 days ago, still terrible cough and a lot of phlegm and post nasal drip, no longer green, need to stop coughing throat raw?
I have constant mucus deep in the lungs. I had pneumonia 3 months ago which was treated with a 5 day z pack. I'm stillwaking up with sticky mucus that's hard to get out. What should I do?
Try Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex (guaifenesin) thins out mucus and makes it easier to cough up. You would also need to increase your fluids to help the medication work better. It also sounds like you may be allergic to something. Taking an antihistamine, like zyrtec or Claritin before bed, should stop the mucus production completely... ...Read more
Need diagnosis...: Before a cough can be treated, first the cause of the cough must be identified. If your cough is less than 3 weeks duration, it could be acute bronchitis, an infection of the airways. If due to bacteria, antibiotics may be needed. If the cough is of longer duration, possible etiology includes bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination. See your doctor to diagnose and treat your cough. ...Read more
Yellow upheaval: Your child has an ailment affecting his respiratory tree. At this time of year the most common cause is a viral upper respiratory infection or possibly the flu. The yellow vomitis is probably mucus, but if he has been vomiting for a prolonged period it may be bile. Other causes may be due to allergies or there may be a smoker in the house. If symptoms continue, it's time to get checked out. ...Read more
I have a mucus cough following a cold But everytime I cough my chest stings and I get out of breath easy. What could this be???
See a doctor: Doctor will examine and if you have infectuon prescribe antibiotics ...Read more
My 10 month old son has throaty raspy mucus cough no other symtoms it started last week but it was dry. I've had the cough for few weeks. Shud I worr?
Yellow mucus, cough, sweats, body ack sinus filled for 2-3 days. Is this infection or just a bad cold?
Viral: Most upper respiratory infections are viral. Try taking over the counter medication to decongest your sinuses and loosen the mucus in your chest. Rest and fluids if your symptoms worsen or are not clearing up after a week then see a doctor. Take care! ...Read more
Why does my upper chest or bronchs vibrate when exhaling hard? There's no phlegm/mucus/cough. Quit smoking pot recently but never smoked cigs. Normal?
Impossible to say: You need a physical examination of your chest, and may need additional tests, such as a chest x-ray, to really give an answer. Often, some obstruction in the upper airway, like a polyp or an aspirated foreign body, can cause such sounds, but usually there will be cough, sputum, mucus etc. You need to be examined if it is bothering or worrying you. ...Read more
Possibilities...: Possible etiologies of this cough includes gerd, post-nasal drip. Bronchospasm from any cause can also contribute. If you are smoking, smoking cessation to decrease airway inflammation is needed. See your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed and the proper treatment rendered. ...Read more
I have had a mucus cough for 3 weeks but started to get pain in the lower right side of my back and chest pain on the right side of my chest help?
Go to the Doctor: You are sick. You are so sick you are now in pain. Please sign off of the internet and call your family clinic to be seen today. ...Read more
Coughing that brings up mucus, cough in the chest, over 6 months, slight fatigue, talking causes coughing, laying down makes it worse, what may it be?
Salty clear phlegm/ mucus with little bubbles. Similar mucus sometimes from nose. Thick mucus cough sometimes in the morning. No chest pain no fev.?
I am having mucus cough, cold, blocked nose and short breathness for one month. What can be the reason, I feel feverish but there is no temperature.
What causes a person to vomit foamy pink mucus? Cough, fever, pain in right back shoulder blade when breathing? Uncontrollablediarrhea started 2days ago.
Sounds severe: You have multiple problems that may relate or 2 separate problems going on at the same time. Both are severe and need immediate medical attention. Cough, fever, chest pain with foamy pink mucus is concerning for pneumonia. Uncontrollable diarrhea is bad requiring medical attention to prevent dehydration. Suffering those without help is the worst thing you would want to do. ...Read more
Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Dry coughs are just as common as wet coughs. 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
4 yr old has paraflu had a bad croupy cough that had be prescribed predisolone and cough has weakened now a bad mucus cough what could help feverish
Time will help:
Parainfluenza virus can last up to 10 days and fever can last 3 to 4 but usually goes away after that. The cough can last the longest and cool mist at night can help but try not to give medicine to suppress the cough or the mucous could become infected. Fever usually gets better with tylenol (acetaminophen) but still might come back
Things to look for are fever coming back after 10 days, especially if it is high ...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
Azithromycin (zithromax, azithrocin, zmax, azin) is an azalide, a subclass of macrolide antibiotics. Azithromycin is one of the world's best-selling antibiotics.[not in citation given (see discussion.)] it is derived from erythromycin, with a methyl-substituted nitrogen atom incorporated into the lactone ring, thus making ...Read more
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