Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

How can chronic cough be treated?

Is there a cough medicine with vicoden? A friend of mine keeps telling me that s what I need. I ve been coughing for several weeks. I tried over-the-counter cough medicines. My doctor gave me one with codeine, which didn t work. Now I m on Tessalon, which also doesn t work. I have these coughing fits that go on and on until I m choking, gagging and spitting up junk.
Tue, 10 Oct 2017
Report Abuse
Dentist 's  Response
Hi Dear,

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have symptoms of chronic cough which seems to be due to upper respiratory tract infection leading to bronchitis.

Need not to worry. I would suggest you to avoid use of sharp and spicy food substances. Avoid cold carbonated beverages. Your symptoms will resolve in 1 week. if symptoms keeps on persisting you should consult ENT specialist and take proper treatment. You should get X-ray chest done along with pulmonary function tests. Doctor may prescribe antibiotics at least for 5 days along with decongestants and mucolytic agents. You should do warm saline gargles and take steam twice a day. Start with course of antibiotics Azithromycin 250 mg and anti inflammatory medications.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I m a 31 year old diabetic (5 9 180lbs.) who has had a chronic cough for about 13 years now. Last for 11 straight months. Normally get a break in...