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Suffering from a severe cough the last 3wks. Already took amoxil (amoxicillin) n klacid but no result. Now I can't breath when coughing. What shld I do? New athma?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: ER
If you are experiencing shortness of breath, you should go to an er for evaluation and treatment.
Many disorders can lead to shortness of breath, including asthma and many other things. Some causes of shortness of breath are life-threatening and even fatal so do not waste any time at home. Go to er for evaluation/treatment.

In brief: ER
If you are experiencing shortness of breath, you should go to an er for evaluation and treatment.
Many disorders can lead to shortness of breath, including asthma and many other things. Some causes of shortness of breath are life-threatening and even fatal so do not waste any time at home. Go to er for evaluation/treatment.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Possibly, but...
...More likely that you have persistent inflammation from a respiratory infection, 98% of which are viral.
Amoxicillin might have helped your doctor sleep well, but did nothing for you. For some people with persistent cough, a steroid inhaler can shorten the duration of your symptoms. Cough suppressants are usually ineffective. Other causes of cough include post-nasal drip, and acid reflux.

In brief: Possibly, but...
...More likely that you have persistent inflammation from a respiratory infection, 98% of which are viral.
Amoxicillin might have helped your doctor sleep well, but did nothing for you. For some people with persistent cough, a steroid inhaler can shorten the duration of your symptoms. Cough suppressants are usually ineffective. Other causes of cough include post-nasal drip, and acid reflux.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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