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Is there a cough cure that involves honey and warm onions?

Is there a cough cure that involves honey and warm onions?

Unlikely...: A cough can be treated once the etiology of the cough is known. So, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and the correct, effective treatment rendered. Treating a cough yourself can be harmful! ...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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Is tennesee honey whiskey good for a cough?

Is tennesee honey whiskey good for a cough?

Depends: Will it help your cough? Probably not. Will it taste good and perhaps be soothing? It might. ...Read more

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My son has a painful cough, head, body hurts. He's 5 1/2. I gave him Zarbees honey cough syrup last night, seemed to get worse. What else can I do?

My son has a painful cough, head, body hurts. He's 5 1/2. I gave him Zarbees honey cough syrup last night, seemed to get worse. What else can I do?

Cough/cold: Please treat pain symptoms with something like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to help him feel better. I like your choice for cough med - sometimes though, nothing works for coughs, They need to cough to clear increased mucous. Humidity will often help if irritation in airways, so take him in shower and spend 15-30 minutes in the steam. Push a lot of fluids. If short of breath or high fever, to see doctor. ...Read more

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Honey nor cough syrup working for 5 yr old, what to do?

Honey nor cough syrup working for 5 yr old, what to do?

Multiple causes: If your child has had a cough for 3 weeks or more, a visit to your doctor is indicated. Some causes may be related to prolonged infections of the lung, ears, sinuses, reflux/aspiration/, TB, asthma, in this age group. Postnasal drip/nasal congestion can be relieved with saline rinses for children. PRMG Pediatrics fax 858 259 9689 for ?s /review of records ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and have bad cough is it ok to drink a honey tea?

I'm pregnant and have bad cough is it ok to drink a honey tea?

Yes: Honeyed tea should be ok during pregnancy. There are other cough medicines that are ok as well. Check with your OB to be sure. ...Read more

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Can i give our 3 1/2 year old little remedies cold medicine with cough suppressant in it. Tried honey and natural stuff. Nothing is helping?

Can i give our 3 1/2 year old little remedies cold medicine with cough suppressant in it. Tried honey and natural stuff. Nothing is helping?

NEED SOME PATIENCE:: If honey and natural stuffs not helping, then check with his pediatrician. Some cough is good because it is a natural defense mechanism to clear the upper airway, sinuses and lower respiratory tract. If cough is prolonged, interferes eating, sleeping, then further evaluation needed to rule out asthma, allergy, sinus issue. Otc cough meds has a lot of side effects, not good for kids. ...Read more

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My grandson is coughing every few seconds i gave him Advil (ibuprofen) he has ate a little bit what should I do for the cough I have also givin him honey?

Cough: You have not said how old your grandson is. As the treatment is dependent on his age, if he is under a year of age, honey is not recommended. If cough last for more than a few days then schedule doctor appointment, if he is over a year of age honey is safe. Other cough medication that is over the counter is also not recommended if the child is less than 4years. ...Read more

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Is it ok to consume manuka honey +15 umf as a traditional remedy to cure cough when im 10 weeks pregnant?

Honey: Always include the pediatrician in these kinds of decisions. After all, now you are eating for two and would not want to do anything that would be harmful to your unborn child. ...Read more

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My baby is 10 n half months old....he is havin running nose and cough.... What shal i give him.????? Cn i giv him brandy wid honey half teaspoon....

My baby is 10 n half months old....he is havin running nose and cough.... What shal i give him.????? Cn i giv him brandy wid honey half teaspoon....

Sick infant 10 month: DO NOT GIVE BRANDY or HONEY to a 10 month old.There is botulism in honey and infant's stomach can not kill it, so they can get botulism. Brandy is alcohol and should not be given to infants. Clarinex (desloratadine) an antihistamine, can be given to children of 10 months -dose is 2 ml. Consider elevating head of bed, if possible.He may need antbiotics so seek attention today from urgent care, or doctor. ...Read more

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M 18 yrs old I have dry cough since 3 weeks I use lots of tablets like allegra (fexofenadine) , honeytus , warm water , honey but there is no result m worried please hlp?

M 18 yrs old I have dry cough since 3 weeks I use lots of tablets like allegra (fexofenadine) , honeytus , warm water , honey but there is no result m worried please hlp?

Possibility...: One common and easily treated possibility for your cough is bronchospasm. It is treated with bronchodilator and perhaps steroid inhalers. Your doctor will be able to diagnose this sometimes by simply listening to your chest with stethoscope, sometimes some testing is needed, like pulmonary function tests. If you smoke, you need to quit today. See your doctor but no need to worry! good luck! ...Read more

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My throat hurts and I've been using cough drops and honey and it's not helping. What can you do for me?

My throat hurts and I've been using cough drops and honey and it's not helping. What can you do for me?

Sore throat cause?: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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I have kinda of bloody phlegme no fever or cough i took amoxic& z pack in past month months.Drinking rubatasim , honey lemon now . Is it serious?

I have kinda of bloody phlegme no fever or cough i took amoxic& z pack in past month months.Drinking rubatasim , honey lemon now . Is it serious?

See a doctor: Without an exam there is no way in which to know what is happening here, except to say that bleeding from the upper respiratory tract is grossly abnormal and needs investigation. ...Read more

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Cough in nigh time from last 10 days. No fever or cold. Taking lemon, honey not cured yet. Had a mitral valve replacement 7years ago. Any suggestions?

Cough in nigh time from last 10 days. No fever or cold. Taking lemon, honey not cured yet. Had a mitral valve replacement 7years ago. Any suggestions?

Should be evaluated: Night-time cough may suggest viral illness or postnasal drip = common cause. Asthma/allergy sxs also produce night-time cough. However, with history of mitral valve surgery, must consider cardiac causes. Mitral valve disease--tightness or leakage can develop, esp. If any issue with anticoagulation--could cause cough or shortness of breath at night. Should check in with your pcp or cardiologist. ...Read more