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What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

None: There are no cough medicines recommended for toddlers, or any child under the age of six. Recommend humidifier, elevating head of bed, and honey as needed if the child is over a year old. ...Read more

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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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

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What is best for cough with phlegm.

What is best for cough with phlegm.

Robitussin: I would recommend doing a sinus wash so that you get rid of the mucous, maybe using mucinex or robitussin. ...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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What's a good remedy for a dry hacking cough?

What's a good remedy for a dry hacking cough?

Depends on the cause: A person with a persistent dry cough can be evaluated by a doctor to see if antibiotics, asthma meds, or allergy meds are needed. Possible causes include viral or bacterial infection, the flu, mild "whooping cough", regular pneumonia, "walking pneumonia", allergic problems, asthma, etc... People with very mild, non-persistent symptoms sometimes find the otc allergy and cough meds helpful. ...Read more

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What is a home cure for nasal and chest congestion?

What is a home cure for nasal and chest congestion?

Nasal rinse?: Use of a salt water rinse by the use of a "netti pot" can be a simple way to help with nasal congestion and drainage. ...Read more

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Whats a good home remide, for a cough and runny nose for a 3 yr old?

Whats a good home remide, for a cough and runny nose for a 3 yr old?

Saline: Best is to use a saline nasal spray to help with the congestion and the cough. They are available over the counter. ...Read more

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What medicine is best for a 3 year old with a productive cough?

What medicine is best for a 3 year old with a productive cough?

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

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Please explain who has a good home remedy for sore throat and coughing?

Please explain who has a good home remedy for sore throat and coughing?

Home remedies: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. 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. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for a hoarse throat?

What's the best cure for a hoarse throat?

Hoarseness: The cure depends on the cause... Infections, polyps, nodules, tumors, gerd, vocal abuse, yeast infections, smoking, vocal abuse, etc. Etc. See an ENT doc to figure it out. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a persistent cough?

What is the best cure for a persistent cough?

Depends...: Treatment for a chronic cough depends on the reason for the cough. Possible etiologies for a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these have different treatments. See your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed first and then treated. ...Read more

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What is a good cure for bronchitis?

What is a good cure for bronchitis?

Time.: Best treatment is time although symptoms may be relieved by various preparations: benzonatate or Guaifenesin or Codeine or dextromethorphan or combination for cough. Acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication for fever or aches. Other medications may be useful if other symptoms are present. ...Read more

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What cough medicine is good for a child with croup?

What cough medicine is good for a child with croup?

None: Cough medicine is not recommended in general for young children and not indicated for classic croup. If the child has concerning croup symptoms they should be seen by physician as they may require other medications such as steroids. Cool air and warm moist air can both also decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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Does anyone know a good remedy for a hoarse throat?

Does anyone know a good remedy for a hoarse throat?

Lemon, honey, water: Try glycerin losenges. Avoid all menthol. Mix lemon honey and warm water and drink it. Use Mucinex (guaifenesin) otc - the plain form. ...Read more

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What is a good decongestant for bronchitis?

What is a good decongestant for bronchitis?

Bronchitis: None. Decongestants will dry the airway out more probably causing more coughing. Need to drink at least 2 quarts of clear fluids per day, More if hot environment. Can take robitussin, guaifenesin, No smoking or alcohol. No mouthwash as they all have alcohol which dries airway. If persistent, need chest x-ray and to see internist ...Read more

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How serious is whooping cough? What is the best cough medicine for this awful cough?

How serious is whooping cough? What is the best cough medicine for this awful cough?

Pertussis: This can be a severe illness in adults. The cough may be difficult to control, but something with dextromethorphan in it otc should be tried before going back to the doctor for a codeine-containing medication by prescription. This may continue for 8-10 weeks. ...Read more

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Please describe a good cure for a sore throat?

Please describe a good cure for a sore throat?

Options: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a streph throat test. 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the treatment for a productive cough?

Please help! what is the treatment for a productive cough?

Expectoration: The best treatment if feasible is expectoration to avoid stagnation and inspissation of mucous in the airways if they are from the lung . If infected, antibiotics is used. Fluid and mucolytics are a good way to start. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Productive Cough (Definition)

cough which ...Read more