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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anhkiet Tran
Urgent Care 15 years experience
Cough treatment: To get rid of cough, you have to treat the underlined conditions. Cough is a symptom, not a disease. Therefore, there is no one best medication to get... Read More

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Dr. David Jakubowicz
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
OTC meds: Medications like Guaifenesin which could be found in Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) can be helpful. Also for nasal stuffiness you could try afrin... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Pelargonium sidoides: The herb pelargonium sidoides, the root of a geranium native to south africa, is the best-proven treatment for colds, sinus infections ; sinusitis. It... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Depends...: On the cause. One common cause is asthma, and there are many very good medications on the market to control asthma inflammation in the airways and de... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Kufdakis
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Short answer: You could try Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and drinking lots of water but, if you have had your symptoms for a week or more or if you have risk factors li... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
Cough: Many coughs clear up by themselves but some do not - pneumonia, sinusitis, reflux, asthma and allergy are some of the causes of chronic cough that re... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Screening test: Screen for COVID 19 locally and please check your local health department. Watch for worsening respiratory symptoms and fever. If you experience diffi... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Don't know: Can't make that determination without an assessment. This may or may not be related to bacterial infection.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See below: You probably have viral bronchitis or influenza. Viral bronchitis will gradually get better but the dry cough may persist for several weeks. Influen... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
Pleurisy?: Pain on the right side of chest without cough could be from different causes varying from pulled muscles to pleural pain from an infection. Chest cong... Read More

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