A 24-year-old male asked:
i smoke cigarettes, recently i have become victim of common cold !now i am ok but my coughing is not over! !so what is the best way for the treatment?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Ronan Monsef answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
See your doctor: To make sure your cough is not something ominous. And quit smoking.
Answered on Apr 16, 2013
Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Stop smoking: Cigarette smoke paralyzes the microcilia (brush-like hairs) in the upper respir tract which help sweep out foreign material. If you then combine that with damage from the virus causing the cold it may be a very long time before your cough ends. In addition you can develop bronchitis and copd. In men I have found the only thing that makes sense about quitting is that cigs will make it limp.
Answered on Apr 11, 2013
Dr. Patrice Taylor answered
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
COugh: If no fever, steam treatment (over hot water in a sink with a towel) for 10 minutes 3 x a day today, drink a gallon of water today. If better-- then add mucinex (guaifenesin). If not see doc for possible small dose Prednisone for 2-3 days to calm inflammation of throat. Stop smoking-- see an addiction specialist to help.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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