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is fenistil effective for cough

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Pollary
46 years experience in Pediatrics
Cough : We are in the middle of the RSV season. That is the most common cause of cough right now in children. A 2 month with a severe cough needs to see the ... Read More

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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
45 years experience in General Practice
Infants cold & cough: Fenistil is an antihistamine, not available in the U.S. Prospan is also not available here. General speaking American Academic of Pediatrics does not ... Read More
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A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: Your baby should be examined and treated by a doctor ASAP.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No: We don't use cold medications or antihistamines (like Fenistil) in young babies. For moderate (or worse) symptoms in a 2 month-old such as coughing, c ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Doesn't treat it: Cough suppressants will not treat the cause of Croup (a viral infection), but may help suppress a cough to promote comfort and adequate rest.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Carlos
19 years experience in Critical Care
It depends: It depends on what caused your bronchitis. If it is an infection with a virus you may just need to give it time. Bacterial bronchitis may warrant tr ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Toddler cough : Hello, zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine that may help with allergic disease. It will also help dry up excessive watery drainage. If your child ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Flovent, an inhaled steroid, is a maintenance treatment for asthma that reduces chronic inflammation of the airways. This class of medications is the ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Albuterol (ventolin): is a short acting bronchodilator, it opens up constricted airways, allowing a person to breath easier. It is the best medicine for treating shortness ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience in Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: This medication can be used to treat inflammation in the airway. Other treatments include cool air mist. Usually croup is a mild self limited illness.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Did you get this in : The uk.? According to drugs.Com, prospan cough syrup contains ground ivy dry extract 5-7.5:1 ethanolic 30% w/w. Info states “the safety of this pro ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
"Alternative" means: ...Never proven to work, so in that sense, honey isn't alternative any more because it was shown to work better than any cough medicine.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
?: Productive cough, 26 weeks pregnant, you are asking about salbutamol nebs and cetirizine, salbutamol is category C and cetirizine is category B with p ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Check for DM: Tussin DM syrup has guiafensin a mucous thinning agent. The DM is the abbreviation for Dextromorphan the cough suppressant medication. It does not co ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
If Dr. is monitoring: Cough and cold medicines are no longer used for younger children (partly due to government recommendations a few years ago). However, a school-aged ch ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: The expectorants are not real effective but in general are safe and well tolerated. There is no problem using antitussives with expectorants and they ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joan Kinlan
51 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: A netty pot has been shown to be very effective. You may also try antihistamines or a nasal spray.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience in Pulmonology
Interactions: there is no special interaction between those medications when used as prescribed.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: Works the same and different. Advair is fluticasone (flovent) with another medicine called salmeterol which is a long acting bronchodilator. Advair ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
26 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: Singulair or montelukast is an asthma medication which is also used for allergic rhinitis (allergic runny nose). Studies show it is more effective tha ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Identify trigger: Cough is a symptom of an underlying problem. Chronic cough (>6 weeks) can come from asthma, post nasal drip from allergies, sinus infection or even s ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Use caution: Dhatifen is used in the treatment of asthma and allergic bronchitis, including symptoms of allergic rhinitis or hay fever. It takes days if not weeks ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Advil: are medications which are helpful to relieve discomfort due to injury, illness and fever but do not treat the cause of the symptoms.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Very!: It is a great first line treatment for not only allergies but any inflammation of your sinus. As long as you don't use tap water (use distilled water) ... Read More
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