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i am suffering from cold and cough please suggest me some effective medicine?

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Dr. John McMahan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 48 years experience
Cold Symptoms: You can try almost any of the over-the-counter medications plus lots of fluids and rest. If the symptoms get worse or last over a few days, see your doctor to check for complications... Pneumonia, sinusitis, tonsillitis, strep, etc.Etc.
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
None really: There is no proven medical treatment for a head cold. Some over the counter remedies can be tried for nasal congestion, head ache and stuffiness etc. They may or may not help much. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be helpful for a fever if present.

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I am suffring from cold and cough pl suggest me good medicine without side effects?

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Dr. Stephen Camacho
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Cold meds: Very hard to avoid side effects when taking medication as the drugs are changing your body physiology to treat the symptoms you are suffering from. For my colds, i like Mucinex (guaifenesin) d or Robitussin cf...Either one will have some se.
A member asked:

I have cold and cough.What shall i eat?

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Anything : But if you have a cold you must drink more liquids. I recommend to my patients a lot of chicken soup, and as important is rest.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What should I give my 22month old for a cold and cough?

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Dr. Brian Bezack
Pediatric Pulmonology 18 years experience
Nothing much: A cold and cough in an otherwise healthy 22 month should run its course over a 1-2 week period of time. There really are no proven or, more importantly, safe medications that will help your child. Using nasal saline with suction may help relieve some of the nasal symptoms. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fever.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What are some good over-the-counter medicines to treat this cold and cough?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Some ideas: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What syrup should we drink to over come cold and cough in cold weather?

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Dr. Jason Marchetti
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 20 years experience
Avoid cough syrups: Guaifenasin is okay for cough. I recommend elderberry syrup for kids & adults as well as zinc +vit c lozenges.

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