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A 26-year-old female asked:

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

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Dr. John Rhoades
Family Medicine 48 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 41 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
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Few. Humidification?: Cough=a backup protective mechanism after the mucocilliary elevator has not worked well enough. Study: http://goo.gl/IXDw19. Suppressing cough further ↓es clearing lung air passages. In clinical trials, cough meds have little efficacy, despite ads. More important issue=addressing what is driving the air passage irritation: inhaled particles, asthma, virus, sometimes bacteria, CHF, rarely cancer.

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