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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.
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
32 years experience Pediatrics
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
25 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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.
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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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
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
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
29 years experience Internal Medicine
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
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
22 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Cough: If viral, no real cure. Just symptom relief and time. If bacterial, then appropriate antibiotics may shorten duration of illness. Always include your ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
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

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