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Comtrex 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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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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Suffring from cold and cough..Please reffer me some healthy medicine which is available in indian market.
I have common cold, cough is more serious when lying down for some minutes. Worse symptoms in the evening hours. Why?
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
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
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
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