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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

Natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

Honey: One of the simplest is a teaspoon of honey every 4-6 hours for cough and increase your water intake. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a bad cough/sore throat other than cough drops and salt water?

What are some home remedies for a bad cough/sore throat other than cough drops and salt water?

My favorite: My favorite is a classic "hot toddy." specifically I use a camomile tea with honey, lemon juice and either rum or whiskey (about half-a-shot). The choice of spirits is up to you. The point is to drink a warm liquid that will relax you and open up your airways. (adult only for alcohol, however, lemon, honey, and tea can be used alone for those abstaining or kids.). ...Read more

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Is eating too many cough drops bad for my throat?

Is eating too many cough drops bad for my throat?

Maybe: Why are you eating "too many cough drops"? Most are full of sugar, not so bad for your throat but not good for your overall health. ...Read more

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What to do for a cough due to using clorox and ammonia for cleaning. She tryied drinking milk and halls droups for cough>she got a chronic cough

What to do for a cough due to using clorox and ammonia for cleaning. She tryied drinking milk and halls droups for cough>she got a chronic cough

See a doctor: The chemical combination is extremely irritating to the airways, if she is still coughing, she needs to be seen by a doctor and she may need an inhaler. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for a wet cough and runny nose?

Any home remedies for a wet cough and runny nose?

The cause: You need to know the cause before you can treat an illness. Our information suggests that your cough may be from post-nasal drips. Daily saline irrigation 1 to 2 x daily on the nose may reduce the cough. If you are allergic to outdoor allergens, staying in an air-conditioned room during the pollen season may help. Pets may be a problem. No home remedies has been found to be that effective. ...Read more

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Remedies for coughing?

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Remedies for coughing?

See a doctor: If your cough is new, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is good for night time coughing and helps you to sleep. Mucinex dm can be use in am for day time cough. If you have been coughing for more than a week, see your doctor! ...Read more

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Help please! is drinking cough syrup bad for you?

Potentially: Cough syrups may contain a variety of active ingredients such as first generation antihistamines, mucolytics (break up mucus), cough suppressants (dextromethorphan), narcotics (codeine) and alcohol. While most people tolerate these just fine and the cough improves, i prefer to treat the "cause" of the cough rather than just the suppress symptoms. Be careful with any and all medications! ...Read more

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Home remedies for Coughing with phlegm.

Home remedies for Coughing with phlegm.

Cough: A good remedy for coughing is honey (buckwheat is good choice) with lemon juice added to Chamomile tea or ginger tea. Hydrate well. Humidifier can help. ...Read more

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Is apple cider vinegar good for reflux?

Is apple cider vinegar good for reflux?

Not so much: Reflux can be serious. Apple cider vinegar is promoted for everything -- and this alone should tell you something. Something as simple as elevating the head of your bed may help more. Staying trim and fit is a plus; you may not be able to eliminate reflux but you can control the symptoms. Your physician knows how to manage it and when to do endoscopy. ...Read more

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Productive cough with white phlegm, no fever for more than a week. Ventolin use daily.(increase). See dr? Avoid antibiotics?

Productive  cough with white phlegm, no fever for more than a week. Ventolin use daily.(increase). See dr? Avoid antibiotics?

Viral URI?: All of your symptoms could be viral. If this has been less than 14 days, what's coming up is not thick green or yellow, you can probably avoid an antibiotic. If your ventolin dose isn't lasting 4 to 6 hours you may need a short course of prednisone. If suddenly get worse or lasts more than 2 to 3 weeks seek antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

It depends: Upon what is cough due to. Is it just allergy? Asthma? From smoking? Infection causing Bronchitis? Pneumonia? And also upon what did you try OTC. Warm Ginger tea is very good for soothing throat. ...Read more

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What is the recommended dosage for salbutamol neb and cetirizine fo 26wks pregnand that has a productive cough?

?: Productive cough, 26 weeks pregnant, you are asking about salbutamol nebs and cetirizine, salbutamol is category C and cetirizine is category B with pregnancy, those categories are degrees of safety given for a drug during pregnancy, given that, you need to see your doctor, or any doctor to prescribe the right medicine safe for yourself and your unborn child, goodluck ...Read more

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Can I use guaifenesin for a dry cough?

Can I use guaifenesin for a dry cough?

Cough: Possibly you may have an atypical pneumonia...See your local primary doc for an exam. ...Read more

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What are some good OTC medicines for sore throat, congestion. N cough?

What are some good OTC medicines for sore throat, congestion. N cough?

OTC Cold Drugs: This article provides some useful tips==>http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/76285-overthecounter-cold-medicines/. You don't want to over medicate, but a short term combination of readily available meds can help you feel better and sleep at night. Be cautious of drugs containing Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) if you have high blood pressure or a heart condition, though. ...Read more

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After a head cold for a week I'm left with a dry, unproductive cough. I've tried decongestants, antihistamines, expectorant, and nothing helps. Help!

After a head cold for a week I'm left with a dry, unproductive cough. I've tried decongestants, antihistamines, expectorant, and nothing helps. Help!

? bronchitis,: reactive airways disease, or sinusitis due to the cold that you had, causing the dry cough, you need to see your doctor for assessment, possibly Rx medications are needed as bronchodilators and may be antibiotics, best wishes ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best medicine for sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, and relief for mucus?

Help please? What is the best medicine for sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, and relief for mucus?

Cold or flu: If less than 48 hours, and there truly is fever (temp > 100.3) then get to a doctor to get tested/examined to determine whether or not flu is present. If not, then you have a cold. I'm a big fan of the dayquil(for daytime, duh)/nyquil (for nightime)combination. Mucinex (guaifenesin) d can help with the mucous, plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) if ur hypertensive (high blood pressure) if worsening, you need to be seen. ...Read more

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For several says I have been coughing up a yellowish flium. I've taken cold medicine. Zicam, corricidin, and cough liquid medicine. It won't away. ?

For several says I have been coughing up a yellowish flium.  I've taken cold medicine.  Zicam, corricidin, and cough liquid medicine.  It won't away. ?

Cough: Most of the times, these cold symptoms are a simple viral infection and should clear within 10 days or so. Keep yourself hydrated and try the otc cold medicine. However sometimes they may be progress into bronchitis or a bacterial infection then you need to see your doctor and be treated with antibiotics. If you have more than just cough ( chest pain, body ache, fever- then that may be the flu. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more