What medicine is good for coughing, short of breath?

Depends. 3 most common causes of cough are acid reflux, post nasal drip, and asthma. So there is not a magic bullet medication that treats all cough. You have to know what the reason for the cough is. Best way to do that, if you don't know why you have it, is to see your doctor and have the cough and shortness of breath evaluated.

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I often feel short of breath and have to cough because my throat tightens.

Asthma? You may have asthma or hyperactive airway disease. Initially with asthma attacks pts get the urge to cough and get short of breathe. I would see either pulmonologist or asthma specialist because this is not something that you want to remain untreated. Most likely you will get an inhaler that dilated you airway relieving these symptoms. Definitely get this checked. Read more...

Wheezing, short of breath and constant cough but my stats are between 94 and 95?

See doctor... You likely have bronchospasm that needs to be treated. If you are severely short of breath (like cannot walk around the house), go to the ER. You likely need bronchodilator inhaler and perhaps a steroid inhaler. The body can compensate for quite a while, thus giving you normal oxygen sats. But that doesn't mean there is nothing wrong. See doc ASAP and, if you smoke, quit immediately!! Good luck!!! Read more...

I've been a little short of breath lately. And have this slight phlegmish cough, don't feel sick though. Any idea? Thanks

Possibilities..... Your symptoms could be due to bronchospasm caused by etiologies like allergies, acute bronchitis, etc. Since you don't feel ill, allergies are the more likely cause. An evaluation by your doctor is needed to make this diagnosis. Treatment would likely consist of bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. If your shortness of breath worsens, go to the er. Read more...

I have bronchitis & don't want to cough the mucous up, tho I'm short of breath. I try not to cough, makes me gag. What happens if I don't cough it up?

Short of breath. If you're short of breath see an MD get your vitals taken. You may need a short course of antibiotics some cough suppressant with dextromethorphan/Guaifenesin to thin the secretions and an inhaler +\- steroid taper if determined you have hypersensitivity in airway. X-Ray indicated if you've spiked a fever of over 100.4 and have shortness of breath. Good luck. . Read more...

I have been coughing for past 2 to 3 weeks. When I cough I experience shortness of breath. And it comes every 2 to 3 hrs. Can I take OTC medecine?

Yes . . . but. You don't mention any other symptoms or how old you are, but my concern is not whether an otc will help but rather why are you still coughing so persistently for 3 weeks? This has gone on longer than a typical virus. Your best next step is to discuss this with your doctor to see if further evaluation is in order. Read more...

I was just diagnosed with bronchitis. I am short of breath, but I really don't have a cough. I started to feel short of breath about a week ago?

Shortness of breath. For specific diagnosis please consult a doctor licensed in the US. If breathing troubles please get to the emergency room/doctor as soon as possible for a re-review. Here is some general advice re possible causes of breathing problems as an idea of what might be going on: http://patient.info/blogs/sarah-says/2016/06/breathing-problems-common-causes-to-know. Read more...
Shortness of breath. Bronchitis usually causes coughing. If a patient is short of breath and does not have a cough, possible causes include asthma, COPD, and other lung diseases, as well as many kinds of heart disease. For personal attention to your symptoms consider getting a second opinion consult. . Read more...