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Your Use of Another Medication for Cough May Also be Known as:
Cough and prescribed steroid
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Cough and took steroid

Top 4 Use of Another Medication for Cough Causes

  1. 1.Condition Causing Abnormal, High - Pitched Breathing

    High-pitched inhaling is called stridor, and requires urgent referral to the ER to see why it's happening

    There may be several explanations for this symptom and its severity, but a healthcare professional should make an assessment as soon as possible because it may be serious.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    high-pitched breathing, severe pelvis pain, arm weakness, chest pain, loss of vision
    Urgency:
    Emergency medical service
  2. 2.Acute Bacterial Sinusitis

    Acute bacterial sinusitis occurs when the sinuses become infected and, in turn, inflamed, which causes pain and other symptoms. The sinuses are air-filled cavities in the face that are generally clean and empty but when sick collect excess mucus and can become infected.

    You should visit a physician or urgent care facility in the next day or two. It’s likely your sinus infection is caused by a bacterial infection, which requires treatment with antibiotics. In the mean time, ibuprofen or acetaminophen can be taken to help with pain & fever.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, cough, muscle aches, sore throat
    Symptoms that always occur with acute bacterial sinusitis:
    sinusitis symptoms
    Symptoms that never occur with acute bacterial sinusitis:
    clear runny nose, being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  3. 3.Influenza (in a Suppressed Immune System)

    Influenza, or the "flu," is an infection of the airway caused by the flu virus, which passes through the air and enters the body through the nose or mouth. The symptoms are similar to those of a cold, but the flu is usually more serious.

    In many cases, the flu is nothing to worry about and resolves on its own. Nonetheless, it can be serious in those who are immunocompromised. Since you have confirmed having a weakened immune system, you should seek care immediately.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, cough, loss of appetite, vomiting or diarrhea
    Urgency:
    In-person visit
  4. 4.Acute Viral Sinusitis

    Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus spaces behind the nose and cheeks. These spaces produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If the nose is swollen or if the mucus does not drain, this can block the sinuses and cause pain or infection.

    You can treat your symptoms at home using ibuprofen (for pain) and Tylenol (for a fever). Antibiotics for this diagnosis are not helpful because this is likely a viral infection.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, cough, sore throat, sinusitis symptoms, muscle aches
    Symptoms that always occur with acute viral sinusitis:
    sinusitis symptoms
    Symptoms that never occur with acute viral sinusitis:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Use of Another Medication for Cough

  • Q.Have you lost your appetite recently?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Is your cough constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Use of Another Medication for Cough Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced use of another medication for cough have also experienced:

    • 25% Blurry Vision
    • 25% Tight, Heavy, Squeezing Chest Pain
    • 25% Trouble Sleeping
  • People who have experienced use of another medication for cough had symptoms persist for:

    • 34% Less Than a Week
    • 22% Two Weeks to a Month
    • 17% One to Two Weeks
  • People who have experienced use of another medication for cough were most often matched with:

    • 33% Condition Causing Abnormal, High - Pitched Breathing
    • 33% Acute Bacterial Sinusitis
    • 33% Influenza (in a Suppressed Immune System)

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