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Ayurvedic Medicine For Cough And Cold
I am 23 years. I am taking Ayurvedic medicine to increase my hunger. Recently i caught by common cold and fever. Can i continue with those medicines?
Yes: These medicines are not attended by the risks that pharmaceutical-house meds carry -- the latter are far stronger for better and for worse. Unless your practitioner has warned you, continue doing as seems best. Truth be told, the best remedy for defective appetite predates even the wonderful books we call the vedas -- it's getting into an active, fitness-based lifestyle. ...Read more
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
Cough and cold: Over the counter medications for coughs and colds may help a person feel better while waiting for the viral illness itself to resolve. For most people with a viral respiratory infection, no medication is necessary and may cause harm through side effects. There are exceptions, of course. ...Read more
Only if her Dr. says: It is not recommended to give infants meds in general, especially without first discussing any medical issues with the child's Doctor, to assure she gets the best care and you do her no harm by giving her medications she may not need and that could possible be given in excess at her young age.Call her Dr. and discuss her condition to get the best advice for both continuity of care & her wellness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold remedies..: There are multiple over the counter medications you can take( Robitussin (guaifenesin) for example), however it all depends if you suffer of any chronic diseases. If you suffer of hypertension or diabetes for example is advisable to consult with your doctor. Honey helps with cough and congestion as well w/out the risks of the others unless you are diabetic. For a cold, rest and plenty of fluids is important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Avoid Cold medicines: Cough in young children is extremely frustrating for parents. Unfortunately cough medications used in adults don't work in children. Decongestants in combination with cough medications can actually be harmful. Using guafenesin may be helpful to help secretions stay loose. Increasing fluid intake and humidity in the air can definitely help. Honey (for kids over 12 months) may be a natural remedy. ...Read more
Better to wait: The american academy of pediatrics has positioned against cold and cough medications for children, because the side effects of the medications far outweigh the benefit. They do not treat the cold virus. Unfortunately we are all susceptible to these viral illnesses which last 2-5 days, while the cough may persist a few additional day beyond. Stay patient and check with your pediatrician if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Many are ok to take depending on how far along you are. Your OB should have a list to give you. ...Read more
OK with Dr. approval: Azee® is azithromycin, a commonly used antibiotics. However, your symptoms probably are due to a virus, and no antibiotic will help. If a doctor believes you have a bacterial infection on top of the virus, and if s/he recommends this treatment, take it as advised. But don't do it on your own. If you do need to take it, no worries about your liver; azithromycin is safe in liver disease. ...Read more
Post nasal drip: Babies are nose breathers and get a lot of mucus in their nose. Since they can't blow their noses they have a post nasal drip which causes them to cough use the bulb syringe as suggested, but also use saline nose drops 4times daily. Use a vaporizer and elevate your childs mattress. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a bad cough and cold for about 2 weeks now and it hasnt got any better also the middle of my chest and back hurts, I've been taking medicine.
Can I give my child cough and cold medicine after giving him allergy medicine almost 4 hours prior?
Allergies : That should be fine but too much medication is worse than too little so be careful to follow the instructions on the OTC bottle ...Read more
The ua drug test when u take a ua what does the ua look for
what materials does it detect if i were to take cough and cold medicine would i fail
Depends: There are different tests, and different agencies (the gov't, employers, cops, schools) sometimes use very different panels of tests. They usually test for marijuana, amphetamines, pcp, opiates, benzos, cocaine. Some test for many more, including the newer drugs ("bath salts", k2/spice). Some cough meds have dextromethorphan or Codeine and those can show + tests. Others don't and will be negative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more
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