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What is cold and cough?

What is cold and cough?

Viral infection: Cold and cough usually means a viral infection in the nose, throat, mouth, ears, etc... Cold viruses fly through the air, but they also are on the places that people touch, such as faucet handles, door knobs, phones, keyboards, railings, etc... If one does not breathe in the viruses, one can still catch them by touching the viruses and then transferring them to one's own eyes, nose, or mouth. ...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 yogurt good in cold and cough?

Is yogurt good in cold and cough?

No: The milk protein in yogurt causes more inflammation and discomfort in respiratory tract. Do not consume any milk products until cold and cough resolve. ...Read more

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1month old son has cold and cough?

1month old son has cold and cough?

Cough: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing& cough. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from baby's environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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I have cold and cough.What shall i eat?

I have cold and cough.What shall i eat?

Soup !: A study done years ago at a superb jewish hospital in miami showed people given chic hen noodle soup recovered from "colds" faster.I've always suspected 2 reasons;all the antibiotics we feed chickens (although most colds are viral-antibiotics are not helpful) or the soothing and mucus helpful properties of warm liquids in the upper airways.And fond memories of mothers tending us when we were young. ...Read more

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Iam suffering from cold and cough from 5days?

Iam suffering from cold and cough from 5days?

Allergies or sinus : Allergies or sinus infection can cause these symptoms. Try over the counter medications. If they continue see a doctor for antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to cure cold and cough by home made remedies?

How to cure cold and cough by home made remedies?

Symptomatic relief: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What should I do if am suffering from cold and cough?

What should I do if am suffering from cold and cough?

Best cold treatment: Days 1-3 are the itchy, sneezy, runny phase. Take antihistamine and, if you can get it, ipratropium bromide .06% nasal spray. Days 4-7 are the congestion phase. Use afrin 12 hour nasal decongestant spray --don't use it for more than three days -- to keep you nose open. If you are not completely better within two weeks from when it started, then you probably have a complication like sinusitis. ...Read more

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What should I give my 22month old for a cold and cough?

What should I give my 22month old for a cold and cough?

Nothing much: A cold and cough in an otherwise healthy 22 month should run its course over a 1-2 week period of time. There really are no proven or, more importantly, safe medications that will help your child. Using nasal saline with suction may help relieve some of the nasal symptoms. Use tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for fever. ...Read more

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I have cold and cough.. Should I take zyrcold or novaclox?

I have cold and cough.. Should I take zyrcold or novaclox?

Not novaclox: Likely your cold and cough are viral in nature. Zyrcold is a medicine that can be used to break up mucus. So that sounds fine. But Novaclox is antibiotic and since your cold is likely viral in nature, Novaclox will not help. Rest, fluids and if you want Zyrcold would be fine. ...Read more

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To get relief from cold and cough which tablet will work faster?

To get relief from cold and cough which tablet will work faster?

Cold ; cough: Cold and cough can have different causes, if it is an infection, an over the counter decongestant can help, if it is allergies, you need an antihistamine and nasal spray. See your doctor to determine what is causing your symptoms. If this is chronic see an allergist. ...Read more

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I am suffering from cold and cough please suggest me some effective medicine?

I am suffering from cold and cough please suggest me some effective medicine?

Cold Symptoms: You can try almost any of the over-the-counter medications plus lots of fluids and rest. If the symptoms get worse or last over a few days, see your doctor to check for complications... Pneumonia, sinusitis, tonsillitis, strep, etc.Etc. ...Read more

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What happen if u eat icecream and have cold drinks during cold and cough? make it even worse?

What happen if u eat icecream and have cold drinks during cold and cough? make it even worse?

Common cold: The common cold is caused by a virus. It may produce nasal congestion, runny nose, and a cough. The temperature of the food to eat has no effect on the virus. However, warm foods such as soup may provide more protein and give local symptomatic relief to your throat. ...Read more

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Suffring from cold and cough..Please reffer me some healthy medicine which is available in indian market.

Suffring from cold and cough..Please reffer me some healthy medicine which is available in indian market.

Many OTC: But availability in india u would have 2 speak with a pharmacist in ur area. Same if ur mean native american. ...Read more

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I have common cold, cough is more serious when lying down for some minutes. Worse symptoms in the evening hours. Why?

I have common cold, cough is  more serious when lying down for some minutes. Worse symptoms in the evening hours. Why?

Postnasal drip: Likely post nasal drip contributing to worsening of symptoms when lying flat. Try to use a saline nasal wash/spray in the evening and or Claritin/ Zyrtec for few days- available over the counter. ...Read more

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I've cold and cough at the same time, and the cough is non stopping for hours, i'm 40 years old male. Please give me proper medication. Thank you.

I've cold and cough at the same time, and the cough is non stopping for hours, i'm 40 years old male. Please give me proper medication. Thank you.

6 weeks: The cough associated with bronchitis can last for up to 6 weeks. You don't need antibiotics unless you are feverish or short of breath (and other symptoms, then you should see your doctor). You would just need medication to treat the cough, like over the counter cough & cold medications, allergy medications, or even over the counter heartburn medications can help cough that is due to acid reflux. ...Read more

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What can I give my two year old for a cold and cough?

What can I give my two year old for a cold and cough?

Time and patience: Colds go away in spite of, not because of, all the over-the-counter remedies we use. Some feel better with humidified air, but make sure your humidifier is clean. Decongestants and cough suppressants (used short term) can reduce symptoms of runny nose, but cough meds are better at helping you sleep than at reducing cough. Make sure your little one drinks enough fluids to avoid dehydration. ...Read more

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Can i give banana to my 6+ baby when he has cold and cough?

Can i give banana to my 6+ baby  when he has cold and cough?

Yes: You can introduce supplemental feeds to babies after 6 months of age. Starting with cereals, vegetables and fruits. One by one. Start animal protein after the 9 months. Don't see any problem with eating banana if the baby 6+ if he has cold or any minor illness. ...Read more

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Is there any benefits of cold and cough to human body or not?

Is there any benefits of cold and cough to human body or not?

Yes: Coughing is necessary to clear secretions and infectious stuff from the lungs. It basically helps keep the lungs clean. ...Read more

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What should I give my 1.3 year old son in the event of cold and cough?

What should I give my 1.3 year old son in the event of cold and cough?

No cough suppressant: Many pediatric studies have shown that cough suppressants do not work in children, and some kids have adverse drug reactions to them. Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen would be fine for any pain relief if they have muscle aches or a headache (both hard to evaluate in a 1.3 year old). If they seem uncomfortable it is ok to try a dose to see if they improve. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more