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Dr. Alen Cohen
14 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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: Since there are many causes for a chronic cough (lasting more than 3 monrh? ) one needs to establish the cause before treating it. Antibiotic does no ... Read More
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None work great: There is no great medicine for this. Over the counter preparations may help but are mostly snake oil. Honey and lemon tastes good and is benign and ... Read More
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better c ur doctor : Dry cough can be a symptom for several disorders, and if OTC medications aren't helping , better see your doctor, good luck
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on the cause: There are many potential causes for a cough but the more common ones include post-nasal drips, post-viral infection etc. The list goes on. Need to see ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on age: Most of the cold medicines have been removed from use for those under 4 to 6 years old. For small infants, nasal saline and suction are the best. Aft ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Coughing: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. lemon juice & 1 tsp. honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and in ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: The correct treatment for a cough depends on its cause. Possible etiologies for cough include infection like acute bronchitis or pneumonia, bronchospa ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Intersting question?: Some cough because they smell a ciggarate, or somke thier 1st one. Advanced cases of smoker’s cough mean people can cough for a long time after waking ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
48 years experience Family Medicine
Extra fluid: Drink extra water, this will loosen the secretions and allow you to cough up the material easier.
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