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A 34-year-old female asked:

how to stop an irritating cough? what can we take to relieve a very sore throat? do otc medicines really work?

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Dr. Jana Tomsky corvalan
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Gragle with salt...: Cough irritating may be result of " Postnasal drip " as sinus congestion . It causing bad sore throat and cough . Start from up down - nasal saline rinses ( " Netty pot" ) 2 x day. Saline gargles, Plenty of warm tea with lemon , ginger , honey. Steam bath with Epson salt and Eukalyptus oil. Humidifier in bedroom . All above can releive temporarry disocmfot - if lasting mor ethan 7 days see MD

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Last updated Mar 24, 2018

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