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Which Antibiotic Is Best For Severe Cough
Every winter I get a severe cough in spasms that lasts for 4 months.seems to be lasting longer each year.not asthma test done.Antibiotics no good ?
Possibilities...: A cough that lasts for 4 months is by definition a chronic cough. Possible causes include bronchospasm, GERD, sinus disease. Each of these should be aggressively treated until the cough is controlled. The likely diagnosis is bronchospasm which can be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Antibiotics are not needed since an infection would be shorter duration. See a lung doctor. ...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
I've had a bad cold that was diagnose recently as Bronchitis. Given medicine & 2 separate antibiotics. The condition continues with severe cough.
Bronchitis: may need some different medications to help this, i would perform a virtual consult so you can be prescribe medicine ...Read more
My sister was diagnosed with pneumonia 2wks ago, antibiotics given. She has had a low grade(101) steady fever for 13 days with severe cough.
Needs follow up ASAP: Complications from pneumonia may arise - and if she STILL HAS FEVER, I would be very concerned for the development of an empyema or other complication. An empyema is pus trapped against the lung and the chest wall, and is known to occur particularly with severe disease and in certain patients who may be 'weak' to begin with (diabetes, history of cancer, certain medications like steroids etc). ...Read more
I ve bronciectasis +ve severe cough, shd i b using antibiotic on long term basis
2 -broncio exercises don't help much any other way 2 keeep lungs clear?
Severe Cough/congestion off & on for 2 mos. Been treated with antibiotics/steroids (4wks ago). Now have metallic taste when coughing. Why?
Medication effects: It's quite possible one of the medications you were given (clarithromycin?) gave you the metallic taste. Some antibiotics are known for that side effect. Sometimes too mucus from sinus drainage can taste pretty bad... It sounds like you need a thorough check-up. I wonder if you've been diagnosed with asthma or reactive airway disease - that could explain the ongoing cough. See an ID doc if you can ...Read more
Almost 6 days since dx w/pneumonia, starting antibiotic.Still have 101 fever,severe cough w/phlegm,chest/back pain.Is this normal?
My daughter has a severe cough. I don't have insurance at the moment but I am re all worried. She threw up green stuff yesterday morning. I can't afford to get antibiotics causeb I am In a DV shelter. She has no fever. Just severe coughing and congestion?
Severe cough . .: . . . I am so sorry for your situation, for you and your daughter. However, your daughter does need medical attention, based upon your description. I would hope that wherever you live, there would be a clinic or even an emergency room that could evaluate your daughter for you. Ideally, it would be great if everyone had a family doctor to see . . . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2nd round of antibiotics& prednisone & albutrol for severe cough. Is it whooping cough? Cough not any better. What next? Dr said pneumonia 1st time
Doubtful: Whooping cough has a characteristic sound to it and is some really bad coughing too did your doctor do a chest x-ray yet? A blood count would be abnormal too. Chronic sinus drainage will cause a cough especially with respiratory allergies. Basically your doctor needs to dig a little more to find your solution. ...Read more
Helo docs, can you please tell me if theres any home remedies for children who r suffering from severe cough for years specially at night during bed time... And also neithers cought expect syrup npr anti biotic is wrking. .. Has tried so many docs presc
Clean air: Night cough is often related to non specific irritants in the sleeping environment. These include dust, fumes, smoke, fragrance of cleaning agents or dryer sheets and the like. If you can smell it it can irritate the airway & make kids cough. Dust mites also get into the weave of the pillow or mattress & build up over time. Kids that are sensitive get a super exposure every time they go to bed. ...Read more
My wife has 5th month satarted of pregnancy and she got wet cough for last 6days. Cough is severe .Plz advise me best medicine for this .I m a pharma?
I live in kashmir, india and it is snowing here, my wife, mother and children have severe cough. What is the reason and best medicine for this.?
Dear dr. My daughter has a chiken box with fever and severe cough. What should I do ? What is the best treatment?
Im currently having cough and colds right now, can i ask what is the best antibiotic i need to take? Thank you.
Upper respiratory: Many of our colds are viral infections and antibiotics will not help at all. Rest, ibuprofen, decongestants and plenty of fluid help most, along with time. If yo truly have a bacterial infection, the penicillin class or cephalosporin class are first line treatments, followed by macrolides like clarithromycin and azithromycin. ...Read more
3weeks ago I had severe lower back pain, cough, fever &shortness of breath. Dr said I had bronchitis. Gave me antibiotics, back still hurts bad. Why?
My son is sick. He is 4. He has severe runny nose, a cough lots of congestion and a red puffy left cheek near sinus area. No fever? How should I proceed antibiotics or not?
Can severe sore throat and chest congestion, cough last for over a week in 3 yrs old. He had 101 fever 1 night only.Today is his 3rd dy on antibiotics?
Severe sore throat,cough,headache,no appetite,fever,feel hot,chest tightness from coughing.Doc said dont know, strep neg, gave antibiotic.Been 7 days!
Inflammation...: A persistent cough will maintain some inflammation in the airways which can cause bronchospasm and continued cough. This is the reason for a cough to remain even after a bronchitis infection has resolved. The treatment often includes a steroid inhaler to decrease the inflammation as well as a bronchodilator inhaler to relieve bronchospasm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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