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Cough and cold management?

Cough and cold management?

Increase fluid : Stay hydrated will clear by 7-10 days .No otc save your money. ...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 you mix Coricidin cough and cold and nyquil cold and cough?

Can you mix Coricidin cough and cold and nyquil cold and cough?

Not Good: Not agood idea as the drugs are similar enough to worry about side effects from incorrect, too high doseage. ...Read more

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What dosage of children's cold and cough medicine can you give 2 year old?

What dosage of children's cold and cough medicine can you give 2 year old?

Consider "none": These used to be given out routinely as prescription meds before they became over the counter. Now we don't recommend them at all under 6 if at all. So many kids ended up in ER's with overdoses that they took a look at the benefit/risk analysis.If you just want to be doing something, it can be done, but studies show no true benefit under 6. ...Read more

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Everytime my son catches cold and cough, his cough heals very late.Please suggest an effective cough syrup or medicine?

Everytime my son catches cold and cough, his cough heals very late.Please suggest an effective cough syrup or medicine?

The safest thing to : Do is see his pediatrician, as your son may have reactive airway disease or mild asthma. Upper respiratory infections can trigger bronchial spasms in people with these conditions, requiring medications called bronchodilators. It's always wise not to suppress coughs in children, except maybe at night for more restful sleep, but only if his doctor okays a medication with dextromethorphan. ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough cold and sore throat cough syrup ok to give to my 3 yr old?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) cough cold and sore throat cough syrup ok to give to my 3 yr old?

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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What additional cough medicine can I take on top of theraflu cold and cough nighttime?

What additional cough medicine can I take on top of theraflu cold and cough nighttime?

Dextromethorphan: Whichever cold compounds you take will be more effective in controlling cough if they contain dextromethorphan, and these are usually marked "dm" on the bottle. ...Read more

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Asthma and dry cough which medicine i can take?

Asthma and dry cough which medicine i can take?

Cough variant asthma: Dry cough could be related to asthma. This condition is called cough variant asthma. You should see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any other causes. Treatment is similar to that for asthma in general. Depending on the severity of cough, inhaled albuterol or short course of steroids may be needed. In addition, your doctor may prescribe maintenance therapy with inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC cold medicine for 10 yr old healthy child? Running nose, itchy throat with mucus, sneezing, headache- no fever, no flu symptoms

What is the best OTC cold medicine for 10 yr old healthy child? Running nose, itchy throat with mucus, sneezing, headache- no fever, no flu symptoms

Ibuprofen and Honey: Believe it or not, raw honey, 1 to 2 teaspoons every 4 to 6 hours, is very beneficial. Also a good dose of Ibuprofen every 6 hours can be greatly helpful. ...Read more

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Traditional way to treat 6 months infants cough and cold.

Traditional way to treat 6 months infants cough and cold.

Saline nose drops/fl: All you can do is use saline nose drops followed by gentle suction and make sure the baby is eating and drinking well.If there is fever over 100.5f , give tylenol (acetaminophen) and if not getting better or cogh is worse and fever is high or baby not feeding well, get the baby checked by your pediatrician if there ia any concern call your pediatrician or let him/her check the baby. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for cough and colds and colds?

What is the best medicine for cough and colds and colds?

Rest: Rest, plenty of fluids, tea with honey...And time. You can try over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or iburofen if you have no medical problems (use as directed on the box) othewise, discuss even these medicines with your doctor. ...Read more

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Cold n cough medicine?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): The Robitussin people make a great line of products. They very clearly spell out what is in each cough syrup. There are only a few ingredients to choose from and you don't want to take one that may be unnecessary. Choose a product that has what you need: cough med, decongestant, expectorant, tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamine. Most likely, there is a bottle that has the 2 or 3 things in it that you need. ...Read more

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Can a 11 week pregnant woman take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu. She has cold with runny nose and cough. What is best medicine for her?

Can a 11 week pregnant woman take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu. She has cold with runny nose and cough. What is best medicine for her?

Be cautious: You are still in the first trimester and it is better to err on the side of caution and avoid unnecessary medications. Fevers should be actively managed but otherwise you are only treating symptoms. I do not recommend multi-symptom preparations. If you must take something, take the minimal effective amount of medication for the particular symptom you are trying to manage. ...Read more

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Is cetirizine good for children with asthma and runny nose (no fever)?

Is cetirizine good for children with asthma and runny nose (no fever)?

It depends: If the runny nose is due to allergies, Cetirizine (zyrtec) will most likely help. The medication is an anti- histamine that provides 24 hour allergy relief. However, the runny nose may be a symptom of a common cold. This medication may help in if that is the case, but maybe not. Has the child ever been allergy tested? That information would help to determine if allergies are the cause. ...Read more

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Can we take cough medicine and herbal cough medicine along with mirtazapine ??

Can we take cough medicine and herbal cough medicine along with mirtazapine ??

What's in it?: Usually that is ok. Some antidepressants, the MAO Inhibitors, can cause very bad high blood pressure reactions with some cold meds. Mirtazepine can be sedating at lower doses, and increase sedating effects of cough syrup, or lead to an idiosyncratic reaction. Herbal remedies are usually benign but sometimes they have active components that can have reactions with prescribed meds. ...Read more

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What syrup should we drink to over come cold and cough in cold weather?

What syrup should we drink to over come cold and cough in cold weather?

Avoid cough syrups: Guaifenasin is okay for cough. I recommend elderberry syrup for kids & adults as well as zinc +vit c lozenges. ...Read more

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Infants having flu and cough and can't sleep?

Infants having flu and cough and can't sleep?

Vaporizer: Try steaming yourself with hot shower. Sleep with vaporizer. Sleep on several pillows. Use saline nose drops several times a day. Rub vapo rub on chest and push fluids. ...Read more

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