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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

Productive cough is a symptom in which a person feels there is mucus coming up from his chest when he coughs. Sometimes, a person mistakenly believes the mucus is coming from the chest when it is actually dripping down from the nose and throat. True mucus or phlegm (infected mucousy material) can be ...Read more


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How can I stop persistent productive cough and wheezing? I have been suffering since 8 days.

How can I stop persistent productive cough and wheezing? I have been suffering since 8 days.

Depends...: Smokers, Asthmatics.......have to be treated differently. Without those hx or occupational exposure to dust/fumes....you should take a course of antibiotic like Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Guafenasin, Antihistamin...like Loratadine, Inhaler.....albuterol inhaler 2 puffs 3-4 times a day as needed. Change your tooth brush today. Drink some orange juice ( Vit C ), chicken noodle soup.......... will be better in 24hrs ...Read more

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I have had a productive cough for 2 weeks and I sometimes wheeze...I also smoke. Is this simply from smoking or something more?

I have had a productive cough for 2 weeks and I sometimes wheeze...I also smoke. Is this simply from smoking or something more?

Possibilities...: Possibilities include bronchospasm, acute bronchitis, gerd, post-nasal drip. The cough will worsen with ongoing inflammation from smoking so smoking cessation is vital. Treatment depends on diagnosis and your doctor can help with this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have had a non-productive cough off and on for about 2 weeks. Not better or worse, and no other symptoms. Not wheezing. What should I do?

Have had a non-productive cough off and on for about 2 weeks. Not better or worse, and no other symptoms. Not wheezing. What should I do?

See doctor...: This could be a sign of bronchospasm which can be treated with bronchodilator inhalers. Some people have coughing instead of wheezing as a sign of bronchospasm. Other possibilities for your cough include post-nasal drip, GERD, bronchitis, etc. The only way to get diagnosed and treated is to see your doctor. You have been coughing long enough!!! Good luck!!! ...Read more

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What over counter drug can I get for non productive cough, wheezing, crackling for 2 months?

What over counter drug can I get for non productive cough, wheezing, crackling for 2 months?

Only one: If your symptoms go away with an antihistamine only (benadryl, claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or allegra) not any combination pill then this is due to allergies & you should remove all fragrances, aerosols, smoke,candles, in skin care & home. If one of these does not work in an hour & your cough persists you MUST see a doctor to find out the cause. It could be something serious. Naturally, if you smoke, quit. ...Read more

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I have had a chokey productive cough for months. No pain in chest, no fever, worse when i lay down. Doesn't seem to be drainage. No wheezing.

I have had a chokey productive cough for months. No pain in chest, no fever, worse when i lay down. Doesn't seem to be drainage. No wheezing.

Could be allergy: Although this could be reflux--allergy is another cause--you may try an over the counter allergy med in the evening and see if this resolves. ...Read more

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5 y/o developed wheezing, productive cough w/ no fever after exposure to someone who was sick & recently died from pneumonia. Watch or get a checkup?

Need more info: Were this my child, i believe the reasonable actions to take would be to have my 5 Y.O. Child examined immediately and obtain information as to the cause of the dead child's demise. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,457 doctors shared insights

Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through ...Read more