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is whiskey good for a cough

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: Will it help your cough? Probably not. Will it taste good and perhaps be soothing? It might.

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It doesn't: It doesn't that's why it isn't recommended. It will warm the throat and loosen mucus because of the warming action of the whiskey itself but it might ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Alcohol: The effect of alcohol on viral infections is not well known, but alcohol in the bloodstream limits the function of wbcs that fight bacterial infection ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Cough drops: Cough drops. It really doesn't matter what type.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Depends: What is the cause of the cough? If from a community acquired pneumonia, then Amoxicillin could be an effective treatment. However, if the cause is not ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
No cough meds: There are NO GOOD cough medicines for toddlers. The studies very clearly show they don't work and have undesirable side effects. Try some honey in tea ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR: You are 65 and have been coughing and tried different cough meds without relief.We do not have information to advice you.We do not know if you smoke ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doina Marina
52 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
No.: Ginger's clinical applications are for motion sickness, (acting more on the gastro-intestinal tract, not on the vestibular-visual stimulation in a stu ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Alen Cohen
13 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Robitussin dm or Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm are both good for productive coughs. If really severe and unresponsive may consider Codeine based elixirs.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on cause: There are many different reasons for cough. Depending on the specific cause, there is a different treatment. The most common cough suppressant for ir ... Read More
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