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what helps with cough?

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Dr. Michael Borookhim
Geriatrics 25 years experience
The cause of the: Cough determines the treatment. For example if your cough is secondary to heart burn or reflux, then the treatment life style changes, dietary changes and the use of antacids. If the cough is due to a cold, upper respiratory infection, the treatment is time, fluids and time. If it gets real bad you may try cough syrups. There are many other causes and thus the same process... Good luck. Dr. B.
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Cough can be due to do many things that it really depends on the cause. If its a cold otc cough suppressants, cough drops can help. If its due to a bacterial sinus infection, bronchitis or pneumonia, antibiotics are necessary. If it is due to asthma medications such as inhalers are necessary. Reflux can cause cough as well as many other conditions. Best to see your primary doctor if it bothers you.

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A 21-year-old female asked:

Will hot tea help with coughing?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Sometimes it has a soothing effect particularly with honey. This may help the cough. In addition it may thin out mucus drainage.In addition some herbal infusions may help, alto no real proven cure exists.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Coughed up blood just now, please help?

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
See doctor....: The most common cause of coughing blood is bronchitis but malignancy must always be ruled out so this symptom must always be evaluated by a doctor. If you are also short of breath, go to the er. If you are a smoker, you need to quit and your doctor can help with this, too. You will likely need eval by a lung doctor. See your doctor asap.
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How to help with coughing during a cold?

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Dr. David Martin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 28 years experience
Cough relief: There are over the counter cough relief medications you could try. Dextromethorphan and Guaifenesin are two most common medications you will encounter. There are other medications, but most require a prescription.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Help please! could chocolate make you cough?

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Possible: Chocolate can make a person cough if they have any kind of allergies or reactions to the chocolate. Also, if chocolate causes reflux disorder, then that may also manifest as a cough.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

Hi doc, I have cough and when i coughing my throught is very painfull, can you help me doc?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Cough: Drink tea with honey and lemon. Take Ibuprofen for pain and gargle with salt water.

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