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Doctor insights on: Alka Seltzer Plus Cough And Cold

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Is it possible to put alka seltzer cold and cough in a humidifier?

Is it possible to put alka seltzer cold and cough in a humidifier?

No: If want to active ingredients in alka seltzer to enter your body, using a humidifier will prevent this from happening. The medicine will not vaporize efficiently; it will be trapped in the humidifier itself. ...Read more

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7th day now- have cold & low temp - severe cough - now no voice - been taking alka seltzer severe flu - dont wanna over react - wait or go to dr?

7th day now- have cold & low temp - severe cough - now no voice - been taking alka seltzer severe flu - dont wanna over react - wait or go to dr?

Follow up: Over the counter medications are not very effective. I would recommend relieving congestion with nasal saline, keeping well hydrated and taking a tsp of honey. If your cough is severe, a follow up is recommended. If there is difficulty breathing /high fever, please see your physician. Most uncomplicated viral illnesses clear up in two weeks. Virtual appt can be made. ...Read more

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I take a generic version of zyrtec (cetirizine) in the morning can I take alka seltzer cold and cough at night?

I take a generic version of zyrtec (cetirizine) in the morning can I take alka seltzer cold and cough at night?

Yes: And if you can quit smoking, you'd get sick much less! don't forget that in the winter, our noses need moisture--even when we think they are stuffy. Many times they are asking for moisture. I like ayr saline gel spray as it sticks and doesn't run down the back of your throat. Steroid nasal sprays are helpful too! ...Read more

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Is it possible to put alka seltzer cold and cough into a humidifier and breathe in the medication instead of drinking it?

Is it possible to put alka seltzer cold and cough into a humidifier and breathe in the medication instead of drinking it?

No: If want to active ingredients in alka seltzer to enter your body, using a humidifier will prevent this from happening. The medicine will not vaporize efficiently; it will be trapped in the humidifier itself. ...Read more

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Could i take alka seltzer plus cold if I have allergies?

Could i take alka seltzer plus cold if I have allergies?

Ok except: Alka seltzer contains aspirin, so it should be avoided by those people with Aspirin allergy. Otherwise, alka seltzer at usual doses is well tolerated by those who have environmental allergies. ...Read more