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Sore throat turns into cough

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Fluids&Humidificatio: Cough and cold medicines have been found to be ineffective and potentially harmful in young children and infants.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Soothing sore throat: Many times, when your child is sick, the best thing you can do is soothe and treat their symptoms while their body heals. For sore throat, try cool li... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Sisselman
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Uri?: Sore throat and cough are symptoms of lots of different ailments. More information is likely needed to make a diagnosis. Could be post nasal drip, aci... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Soothe cough/: To help soothe a sore throat and cough it is best to stay hydrated and gargle with salt water. You'll also feel better by getting enough rest.
Dr. Mahaveer Mukkamalla
Specializes in Family Medicine
No cure: Sore throat and cough are symptoms of wide range of diseases, most common being throat infection (pharyngitis). Some drugs, asthma, heart burn, lung c... Read More
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 52 years experience
Cough and soreness: If your sore throat and cough has been present with fever for more than 2 to 3 days, see your doctor. Your can try throat lozenges and cough droops f... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: It doesn't make sense to use something intended for your throat in your nose.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Most types run their: Course. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Salt... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Possibly...: The cough and whistling may be from bronchospasm. There are many different causes of bronchospasm including upper airway infection, gerd, post-nasal d... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 23 years experience
Sore throat/ cough: Otc choloroseptic type sprays/ lozenges. If symptoms worsen-fever, inability to eat/ drink, etc then you need to see a doctor right away.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Remedies: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several tsps of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Symptoms: Make sure to quarantine. Rest, hydration, acetaminophen, decongestant, cough med & nasal saline irrigation may help mild symptoms. Your symptoms c... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Med eval: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiot... Read More
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