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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.

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Last updated Apr 16, 2013

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