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What Medicine Should I Take For Chest Congestion And Cough
Bought some Mucinex dm today for cough and chest congestion. I also take 20mg of Lexapro (escitalopram). Drugs dot com says major interactions. Uhhhh? Can I take?
Ask pharmacist or Dr: This is very troubling indeed. And everything I've read supports what you found. Don't risk a potentially life-threatening interaction but do try to find an alternative to Lexapro (escitalopram) w/ your doctor. It's not the guaifenesin part, so you could take Mucinex pills and gargle w/ salt water for throat pain and drink honey-lemon-tea-(bit of bourbon). Sorry, but you actually may find this to work better! ...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
What medicine is safe to take during pregnancy for extreme headache, bad.Cough, and chest congestion?
Bad cough itchy throat chest congestion nasal congestion what over-the-counter medicine is best to take?
OTC meds: Medications like Guaifenesin which could be found in Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) can be helpful. Also for nasal stuffiness you could try afrin nasal spray one spray in each nostril twice a day. Please only take for three days as there's a high risk of rebound rhinitis if you take for longer than three days. ...Read more
I am currently taking 50 mg of sertraline and I have a cough with chest congestion. What can I take for my for cold?
Viral URI: There a dozen or more otc cold tablets or syrups available and you can choose one based upon your symptom complex and what you would like relieved, or consult with your friendly pharmacist. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
My two month baby has serve cough and chest congestion prescribe me some medicines and fenistil is fine for him?
Cough : We are in the middle of the RSV season. That is the most common cause of cough right now in children. A 2 month with a severe cough needs to see the doctor to check for this and other infections. Your baby is too young to let this infection run its course. Testing oxygen levels and listening to the lungs for infection is essential. Let's go soon! ...Read more
I am pregnant and have developed a cough with some phlegm. Is there anything OTC I can take? I have chest congestion and its painful to cough.
My 5 month old has cough and chest congestion and spits up mucus she's had this for 4 days should I take her in to dr?
I have a dry cough with chest congestion and wheezing...Sometimes when i cough i cough mucus. What can I do or take to help my congestion /wheezing?
I have terrible chest congestion with a itchy cough in my lungs. I am on a z-pac. How long does it usually take to clear up?
Doctor can re-check: After starting antibiotics, things should be better each day after the first 2 days. Otherwise, the doctor can re-check to see if a different antibiotic or a longer course of antibiotics is needed. Sometimes asthma meds such as inhalers and anti-inflammatories like singulair (montelukast) or Prednisone are also needed. If doing well, a mild residual cough can be around for a couple of weeks, improving daily. ...Read more
Taking Zoloft 150mg and strattera (atomoxetine) 60mg. What is safe to take for head/chest congestion, cough, fever, and body aches?
I am experiencing cough (quality: blood in phlegm, with phelgm or mucus) and arm pain. The following also describes me: Chest congestion. Green and yellow phlegm with blood.. Was prescribed zpak. But afraid to take. Is there a substitute?
Take as prescribed: This sounds like a potentially serious infection, maybe even pneumonia. "Afraid to take" azithromycin (Zpak) is not rational; it is a very safe antibiotic with few side effects. Not treating your infection is MUCH riskier than any potential problem from the antibiotic. Take it as prescribed; if you remain concerned, discuss with the doctor who prescribed it. ...Read more
Allergic rhinitis with naso brochinal allergy
2 DNS optd on oct 2012
Using levocetrazine , montas tab ,deuonase nasal Sperry, anti allergic medicine/ asthaline but no relife since 4 year.
Always live with cough .running nose . Chest congestion?
Need an allergist: You need to see a professional allergist/Immunologist to deal with all the atopic (allergic) problems you have, look up on the net for a specialist where you live, or register in HealthTap for a virtual consult with an allergist/Immunologist just for more detailed advice, goodluck ...Read more
I took six tablets of 250mg azithromycin, but my nasal congestion, cough and chest congestion are no better. Should i take the 2nd script of the same?
No: It sounds like you took an adequate dose of antibiotics. Often times you get antibiotics for what turns out to be a viral respiratory infection, not responsive to antibiotics. It's good that you don't smoke, so keep drinking adequate fluids (like water) and treat yourself symptomatically with Acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Be patient. It could take weeks to get better. If worsening see doctor. ...Read more
Is it safe to take OTC Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough + chest congestion dm & an albuterol nebulizer treatment 2 hours apart? I am sick with a terrible deep cough
Can I give my 18 month old a chest congestion medicine? (Guaifenesin) She had an ear infection and is done with that now this bad mucus cough!
I am taking Tamiflu (oseltamivir) and steroids for influenza type B. Can I take something to help with the symptoms: head and chest congestion, sore throat, cough?
Caught a cold-chest congestion, cough, runny nose, body aches, sore throat.Can't take OTC meds,I take too many prescription meds.Home remedies plz?
Natural remedies: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends...: On the cause. One common cause is asthma, and there are many very good medications on the market to control asthma inflammation in the airways and decrease the cough and congestion that result from that inflammation. You need a thorough evaluation by a doctor to help you identify the cause of your chest symptoms. ...Read more
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