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Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

Is there any cough medicine for women who are still breastfeeding?

A few ideas for you: You can take a product with dextromethorphan if you need to, but don't ignore simple remedies like a couple teaspoon of honey, throat lozenges. If your cough is quite bad, you have fever or chest pain, or if you have any difficulty breathing, you should see your doctor. ...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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Can i take cough medicine with magic mouthwash?

Can i take cough medicine with magic mouthwash?

Sure: The "magic mouthwash" that you are using for mouth sores and the cough medicine should not cause a problem. As long as the cough medicine does not burn your mouth, you should be ok. ...Read more

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Can i take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Can i take cough medicine with amoxicillin?

Yes: Most cough meds should not interact with amoxicillin. Usually contain dextromethorphan or a codeine-like cough suppressant. Do not mix with alcohol due to additive sedating effect. ...Read more

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Why when I take cough medicine, I later notice that my acne improves. Coincidence?

Why when I take cough medicine, I later notice that my acne improves. Coincidence?

Side effect: Many cough medications have a drug in them to help dry your airways. These medications may also dry your skin an help to reduce the amount of oil and bacteria on your skin and mildly improve your acne. ...Read more

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Can i take cough medicine with milk?

Can i take cough medicine with milk?

Milk: Milk makes mucus which could be causing an increase in your coughing so i wouldnt recommend taking cough medicine with milk. ...Read more

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Can i take cough medicine with nyquil?

Can i take cough medicine with nyquil?

Not a good idea: There are several versions of nyquil and most if not all of them contain cough medicine. Taking another cough syrup would probably give you too much dextromethorophan. ...Read more

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Due to a condition with my lungs I am coughing to the point of tears, i take Xanax (alprazolam) for insomnia and anxiety. Can i take cough medicine with my xanax (alprazolam)?

Due to a condition with my lungs I am coughing to the point of tears, i take Xanax (alprazolam) for insomnia and anxiety. Can i take cough medicine with my xanax (alprazolam)?

Try Delsym (dextromethorphan): Try delsym (dextromethorphan polistirex), take 2 teaspoonful (10 ml or cc) every 12 hours and if cough gets worse or does not resolve in about 1 week see your doctor for evaluation and care. Hope you feel better soon. Take care. ...Read more

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Think I have bronchitis coughing up Mucus for forever cuz I smoke pot. Dislocated knee exercising so can't walk. Should I take cough medicine?

Think I have bronchitis coughing up
Mucus for forever cuz I smoke pot. Dislocated knee exercising so can't walk. Should I take cough medicine?

See doc: Sounds like you should see the doctor for the bronchitis and the knee. You should also stop that pot smoking. Not good for your long term health ...Read more

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What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

What cough medicines can I take while breastfeeding?

COUGH RX: You can take any expectorant or suppressant cough rx .It is minimal amount it will not bother the baby. ...Read more

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What kind of cough medicine can I take if I have afib?

What kind of cough medicine can I take if I have afib?

Raw Honey: Many coughs are due to that"tickle" in the throat resultant from a viral uri. Raw honey coats the throat, is sfae for afibbers, and otc. You can take a tsp or 2 as often as needed. ...Read more

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Can I take hylands cold and cough medicine while pregnant?

Can I take hylands cold and cough medicine while pregnant?

Homeopathic,: alcohol and sugar free. No pregnancy warning. Best to check with your OB doctor first however. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can I take this cough medicine and sleeping pills combined?

Can I take this cough medicine and sleeping pills combined?

That depends: What does the cough medicine contain? Many combinations of sleep medication and cough medications are fine. If you can provide the name of the sleep medication and the cough medication - they can be checked for drug interactions. Take care. ...Read more

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How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

How much time after you take cough medicine do you feel the sleepy side effects?

About 1-3 hrs: Most night time cold meds contain an antihistamine that helps you fall asleep. Diphenhydramine and Doxylamine are the common drugs used and their onset of action is from 1-3 hours and 2-3 hrs respectively. Most other antihistamines would have a similar onset of action. ...Read more

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Can i take a night time cough medicine like nyquil if i take trazadone each night?

Can i take a night time cough medicine like nyquil if i take trazadone each night?

No: Better avoid the combination, night time cough medicines contain antihistamines which interact with trazodone, also other ingredients of cough meds like dextromethorphan would interact with trazodone as well, all would lead to CNS depression, call or see your doctor if your cough symptoms are really bothersome and you can't stop the trazodone , good luck ...Read more

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Can sinus medicine an cough medicine make you emotional if you take them together?

Can sinus medicine an cough medicine make you emotional if you take them together?

Medication: Cant render an opinion because you haven't told us what medication you sre taking. Write back soon with the info. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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