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Can toddlers suck a ricola cough drop?

I wouldn't

Cough
Since the drop could block their airway and cause severe respiratory distress, I would not offer this product to a toddler.
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I'm pregnant can I take a cough drop for my cold?

Depends

Stringio
There are some medications that you shouldn't take, like decongestants, if you are pregnant. A good cough medicine is plain old honey. It will coat the throat, is safe to use often, and tastes better.
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I've had a persistent cough that is associated with some wheezing. when these coughs start they can get to where I feel like I'm going to throw up. if I suck on a cough drop it seems to help. I feel like it's taking control of my life. I don't have insura

Chronic cough

Cough
The three commonest causes for a chronic cough are asthma, nasal/sinus conditions and gastroesophageal reflux. Thick secretions might be causing the cough to make you feel like you'll vomit. Wheezing sounds like you are in the asthma area. Even without insurance, you can get care. Try calling your county's medical society for guidance to a free clinic or federally-funded community clinic.
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Cough drop expired 10/13 is it still ok?

Probably

Cough
Expiration dates usually fall short of loss of effectiveness dates.
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Could it be bad if I swallowed a cough drop on accident?

No

Cough
It will be digested by the acid in your stomach. There is no harm to you.
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Dr. Tony T. Ho answered:

Do any type of cough drop brands cause blood pressure to increase?

Decongestant

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Any cough drop that advertises decongestant effects will likely raise blood pressure.
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Dr. Mark C. Loury answered:

Is it okay to take a cough drop with benadryl at night to go to sleep?

Yes

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Should be ok. Check lozenge ingredients and make sure they're compatible with Benadryl.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

Is there any possible harm in going to sleep with a cough drop in your mouth?

Yes...

Head-mouth
There is a risk of the cough drop going into your airway which is less protected while you sleep. Your cough reflex is suppressed during sleep so if the cough drop goes "down the wrong way", you could actually block your airway and essentially choke in your sleep. Better to take the cough drop out of your mouth before you fall asleep.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

Irrataction in throat. Feels like I was sucking on a cough drop. Hard to swallow.

Sore throat

Cough
See your doctor to get a throat culture to make sure you dont have a strep,throat
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What are considered the best cough drop/lozenge or any other remedy for coughing and sore throat?

Depends on how sever

Neck-throat
The over the counter cepacol or halls have a soothing quality, however, cough syrups such as robitussin have a cough suppressant that helps decrease the drive for your cough. In addition if you have a lot of phlegm you may want to use musinex.
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