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I'm suffering from being unproductive, I do nothing all day! Help?

I'm suffering from being unproductive, I do nothing all day! Help?

Get off your butt.: Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Experiment so that you get to know what activities you enjoy and what will give your life meaning. Work to get 8 hours or > of sleep per night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big + ...Read more

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What meds cause unproductive dry cough?

What meds cause unproductive dry cough?

Some BP meds: A common cause of cough due medication is a class of medication used for lowering blood pressure called ace-inhibitors, such as lisonopril. ...Read more

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How does an unproductive cough turn to productive cough?

How does an unproductive cough turn to productive cough?

Mucus: If you have had thick mucus in your chest, when it loosens, the cough can become productive. Also, productive cough can be confused with nasal drip which is then coughed up. See your pcp for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Persistent unproductive cough. Female aged 34. Suggest remedy. Thank you?

Persistent unproductive cough. Female aged 34. Suggest remedy. Thank you?

Depends...: ...On what is causing the cough. Obviously using a "remedy" for something conceivably serious would be a really bad idea. ...Read more

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I have a cough for more than a month already and it is unproductive. I drank 5 kinds of cough medicines. Nothing works, help?

I have a cough for more than a month already and it is unproductive. I drank 5 kinds of cough medicines. Nothing works, help?

See the doctor: Prolonged cough can be from many things. Over the counter cough medicines rarely help and do not treat the cause. Your doctor can better assess the underlying cause and come up with the proper therapy. ...Read more

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Want to get rid of an unproductive cough. Do you have any tips?

Want to get rid of an unproductive cough. Do you have any tips?

Etiology?? ....: Treatment of cough depends on diagnosing the etiology of the cough. Causes of chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these factors. Acute cough is usually due to acute bronchitis usually from an infection of the airways. Each of these have entirely different treatments so see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then treated. ...Read more

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Very bad pain in center of my chest bad congestion but unproductive cough pain severe to feeling it on the outside through touch?

Very bad pain in center of my chest bad congestion but unproductive cough pain severe to feeling it on the outside through touch?

Prob chest wall pain: Most likely causes stem from the respiratory infection, which is leading to chest congestion and cough. If cough severe, it may cause tearing of intercostal muscle fibers (mm between the ribs); may be some pleural (lining of the lungs) inflammation, which causes sharp severe pain with cough or deep breath. Since it is on the 'outside' chest, rx underlying infection, w cough suppressant will heal. ...Read more

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Taking the meds described could a dry unproductive and aggravating cough, along with achy muscles and tiredness?

Taking the meds described could a dry unproductive and aggravating cough, along with achy muscles and tiredness?

I think you might: Be talking about Lisinopril or an ACE inhibitor and maybe a statin drug for lowering cholesterol. These drugs also are used to lower risk of heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular disease in general and to reduce risk of kidney disease. I suggest taking the medications as they were prescribed. Side effects are possible, but not everyone has them. Your doctor decided the benefit outweighed the risk. ...Read more

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Diag w/asthma 2012. Norm o2sat but 28 resp per min. Unproductive constant coughing. Prednison and flovent day2. No relief. How long before kicks in?

Diag w/asthma 2012. Norm o2sat but 28 resp per min. Unproductive constant coughing. Prednison and flovent day2. No relief. How long before kicks in?

Asthma attack: Your breathing rate is fast. Prednisone if taken in proper dosage, should show effect in about 4-6 hours. If you still have difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, you should call your doctor for reevaluation. ...Read more

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I had unproductive sex today Sunday. I'm supposed to get my period, next week Sunday. Is there a Chance I could be pregnant?

I had unproductive sex today Sunday. I'm supposed to get my period, next week Sunday. Is there a Chance I could be pregnant?

Very unlikely.: Almost no chance. Although you can ovulate at any time in your cycle but it is very unlikely for you to ovulate this late in your cycle. ...Read more

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I'm 20 weeks pregnant and I had a cold 3 weeks ago now there is stuff in my chest that won't come loose. Dry and unproductive.

I'm 20 weeks pregnant and I had a cold 3 weeks ago now there is stuff in my chest that won't come loose. Dry and unproductive.

Ask your doctor: Most obstetrician's would recommend a few over the counter cold medicines you could take. Robitussin dm (guaifenesin and dextromethorphan) is considered safe. ...Read more

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Are there any over the counter cough suppressants a 3yr old (33lbs) can take? He does not have a fever, clear mucus, unproductive cough.

Are there any over the counter cough suppressants a 3yr old (33lbs) can take? He does not have a fever, clear mucus, unproductive cough.

Cold preparations: Over the counter cold medicines do not reduce symptoms enough to risk the side effects including changes in heart rate and blood pressure. Try humidifier, lots of liquids (chicken soup!) and ice pops. And see your doctor if he is very uncomfortable. Best of luck and get well soon! ...Read more

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My 2 yr old daughter has on and off mild fever, no other symptoms aside from unproductive cough (not frequent), do we need to go for check up?

My 2 yr old daughter has on and off mild fever, no other symptoms aside from unproductive cough (not frequent), do we need to go for check up?

Below: If the temp is more than 102, then she should be seen, and if the symptoms continue for more than 10 days then she should be seen.
It certainly sounds like a viral infection that should clear by itself.
If other symptoms, higher fever, or last longer than another week, then see your DR ...Read more

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Non smoker, I have an URI for 8 days now.... How do I get rid of this dry unproductive cough, nothing coming up! Prescription for hydrocodiene syrup not helpin?

Non smoker, I have an URI for 8 days now.... How do I get rid of this dry unproductive cough, nothing coming up! Prescription for hydrocodiene syrup not helpin?

See your doctor: After 8 days it is not a usual uri, and may be complicated by a sinus infection or some other respiratory problem. I would see your doctor or health care provider for an examination, and maybe a chest film. ...Read more

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After a head cold for a week I'm left with a dry, unproductive cough. I've tried decongestants, antihistamines, expectorant, and nothing helps. Help!

After a head cold for a week I'm left with a dry, unproductive cough. I've tried decongestants, antihistamines, expectorant, and nothing helps. Help!

? bronchitis,: Reactive airways disease, or sinusitis due to the cold that you had, causing the dry cough, you need to see your doctor for assessment, possibly Rx medications are needed as bronchodilators and may be antibiotics, best wishes ...Read more

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I have a thick feeling in my throat. It also feels very dry and I have a dry unproductive cough. When I do cough something up its yellowish green.

I have a thick feeling in my throat. It also feels very dry and I have a dry unproductive cough. When I do cough something up its yellowish green.

Cough: This reflex is stimulated by some inflammation or physical stimulus emanating either from the respiratory tract or the nervous system. Often the stimulus is material accumulating in the tracheo-bronchial tree which needs to be cleared out and the cough does this. You need to see a doctor to find out what is producing this stimulus. ...Read more

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Dry unproductive cough 4months & struggle 2 breath & wheezing during exercise - dr said it wasn't asthma but allergies, allergy meds aren't helping?

Dry unproductive cough 4months & struggle 2 breath & wheezing during exercise - dr said it wasn't asthma but allergies, allergy meds aren't helping?

Mgt: Your wheezing and history of allergies, are indicative of bronchospasm which may have allergic and non allergic triggers. I would suggest asking your physician to prescribe Albuterol with a spacer device and to perform lung function testing with and without Albuterol. ...Read more

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I have the flu and am having coughing (unproductive), and wheezing. Can I get an inhaler without seeing a doctor?

I have the flu and am having coughing (unproductive), and wheezing. Can I get an inhaler without seeing a doctor?

Would not suggest: First of all, you can not get an inhaler without a prescription. Secondly, diagnosing and treating yourself without a doctor exam is definitely the wrong thing to do. You can potentially kill yourself if you miss something. May I suggest going to an Urgicare center. It won't be a long wait and you'll get a better diagnosis and proper treatment. Feel better ...Read more

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Daughter had a head cold last week. Was better for 3-4 days. Now has a unproductive wet cough and burning chest with low grade fever?

Daughter had a head cold last week. Was better for 3-4 days. Now has a unproductive wet cough and burning chest with low grade fever?

Sinusitis or???: Certainly post-nasal drip could be responsible for her symptom of cough and even burning chest, but in the presence of fever it's important to get her evaluated as she could have something that's going to require antibiotics to get over (bronchitis, sinusitis, pneumonia...) ...Read more

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Hello, ive had a chronic viral dry unproductive cough 1 week, on seratide, but my side neck muscles kill as does a spot just below my left clavicle...

Hello, ive had a chronic viral dry unproductive cough 1 week, on seratide, but my side neck muscles kill as does a spot just below my left clavicle...

Mgt.: Your chest pain may be related to muscular strain from coughing. If you have had your cough is not improving on Seratide, then additional medications may be considered to reduce inflammation. Pulmonary function testing may be helpful in confirming your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Coughing for 3 weeks. At first the cough was only a problem at night. Now is a continuous unproductive cough due to an itchy throat. Should I see a doc?

Coughing for 3 weeks. At first the cough was only a problem at night. Now is a continuous unproductive cough due to an itchy throat. Should I see a doc?

Yes....: Any cough present for 3 weeks or longer needs to be evaluated by a physician. Treatment depends on the etiology of the cough and this can only be diagnosed by a doctor. Possible etiologies include gerd and post-nasal drip (especially if worse in supine position) as well as bronchospasm or even a combination of these diagnoses. Treatment depends on etiology so see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having flu like symptoms, with a lot of unproductive coughing. The cough reminds me of an asthma related cough, and I'm wheezing. What can I take? Do I need an inhaler to help me breath?

I'm having flu like symptoms, with a lot of unproductive coughing. The cough reminds me of an asthma related cough, and I'm wheezing. What can I take? Do I need an inhaler to help me breath?

Needs evaluation: Inhalers may be a benefit but use of prescription inhalers (what kind/how used) requires a brief history, and exam. This could be done at most urgent care centers. You may have atypical pneumonia and need different treatment. ...Read more

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Sick, unproductive cough for 3 months, low grade fever bur normal chest xray I had history of asthma?

Sick, unproductive cough for 3 months, low grade fever bur normal chest xray I had history of asthma?

Likely asthma: Be treated for asthma to see if this helps your cough. Also think about pertussis, or the whooping cough. All the best, 3 months is a long time. See you doctor. ...Read more