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

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Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 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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What causes me to cough up phlegm when I don't have even a cold?

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Possibilities...: Possibilities include chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, or perhaps bronchospasm or post-nasal drip. Each of these has different treatments so see your doctor to determine the diagnosis in your case. If you are smoking, you need to quit asap to decrease airway inflammation.
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What the best thing to use on infant heat bumps?

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What are some of the best home remedies for sunstroke?

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True sunstroke is…: …not a condition to be treated at home; it requires immediate medical attention to lower the body's core temperature so the brain is not permanently damaged. Lesser sun-related illnesses can be treated with cooling, fluids, salt/electrolytes, staying in cool environment. Check with doc as to whether any meds may put you at risk for heat-related problems.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Could coughing a lot cause permanent damage?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Yes and No.: You could have coughing fits so severe that you actually strain muscles to the point of pain. Most people would seek out some type of care before that happened, though. The worse case scenario, however, would be that you coughed to the point of causing a hernia. That would be permanent damage that would require a surgical repair, but you would know because of a new pubic hairline bulge and pain.

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