I have a severe cough that I can't seem to treat.

Patient

Q: I have a very persistent cough that isn't responding well to any medication I take, and it seems to only be getting worse. It started last Thursday after a fire extinguisher was set off. I'm not sure its related to that because a guy I work with was sick as well and could possibly have affected me, or it could be a combination of both. I initially got very sick, throwing up, weakness, all of it. It's now down to just major congestion in my nose, chest, throat, and a very bad cough. Like every 10 minutes or so and it's coughing to the point where I'm almost choking and I can't seem to breathe right. I can't even sleep right now. The cough just gets worse and worse and medicine seems to have little affect. Even Tessalon.

Symptoms:  Coughing, sneezing, stuffy nose, sore throat, chest congestion,
Doctor

A:   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I have a cold I've been to the doctor and I'm on OTC and a Z pack and he also said to buy Affrin because I was oppose...

Q: Hello Doctor, I have an extremely strong immune system but I would not want to share my immunity with certain peopl...

Q: What to do if I have a fever of 100.4?

Q: Hello, I often blow my nose at night and seem to be waking up to a bloody tissue every morning or so. I thought it w...

Q: Hello, was in thailand for 2 weeks, bangkok phuket and the islands of phi phi and krabi, travelled to cambodia by pla...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews