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Are there any herbal teas that act as good expectorants? I use benylin but am wondering of a herbal method instead?
Warm tea: To promote expectoration, equal parts primula root (cowslip) thyme herb ribwort plantain herb ingredients: thyme * plantain * herbal tea :1 heaped teaspoon to a cup of boiling water, leave to infuse for 20 minutes, cool down . 3 cups daily related remedies: bronchitis, congestion, cough, this will help in mild cases. If congestion becomes serious, please seek the help of a physician. ...Read more
How long can I keep taking an expectorant (dextromethorphan) before i decide it is not working and need to see a doctor (can't afford one right now)?
Perhaps: Expectorants help to loosen mucous and let you cough it up easier. Supressants help with the annoyance of coughing. Coughing is good unless you cough to the point of vomiting or not being able to rest or sleep. Both seem to been of help but most colds stop on their own with plenty of rest and fluids. Humidification helps as well. ...Read more
Yes: Over the counter expectorants like guanefisin are thought to work by causing irritation in the stomach causing stimulation of secretions in the lungs and stimulates cough. The respiratory secretions become less thick and easier to expectorate. A patient with persistent secretions and cough would benefit from evaluation as there are medications which are more effective than expectorants. ...Read more
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