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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the best medicine to take when sinus drain makes you cough?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Sinus rinse: The predominant method used for flushing the nasal cavity with saline is the Neti-pot. Neilmed has a newer device that is a squeeze bottle. The advantage is better control over the velocity of the rinse. If the rinse makes you cough, then you would do well with a more gentle strategy such that it flows out the other nostril instead of down the throat. Our patients do well with this.

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A 26-year-old female asked:

I have a cough what is the best medicine i will take?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 49 years experience
Extra fluid: Drink extra water, this will loosen the secretions and allow you to cough up the material easier.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Additional fluids/water intake can be helpful for some situations, including asthmatic bronchospasm. Yet it can also compound problems, even be fatal, especially in so called "cardiac asthma", congestive heart failure, pulmonary edema.
Jul 12, 2015
Last updated Mar 10, 2015


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