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Cough And Cold Reliever Medication
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
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
The ua drug test when u take a ua what does the ua look for what materials does it detect if I were to take cough and cold medicine would I fail
Depends: There are different tests, and different agencies (the gov't, employers, cops, schools) sometimes use very different panels of tests. They usually test for marijuana, amphetamines, pcp, opiates, benzos, cocaine. Some test for many more, including the newer drugs ("bath salts", k2/spice). Some cough meds have dextromethorphan or Codeine and those can show + tests. Others don't and will be negative. ...Read more
Viral infection: Unfortunately, there is no cure for viral infection, such as the common cold. But you can take antihistamine and decongestant to help with the symptoms. The most important thing is to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest so that your body's immune system can fight the virus off. Home remedies such as warm ginger tea with a touch of honey or taking zinc 75 to 150 mg a day may help also. ...Read more
Symptom relief: There is no cure for the common cold, but there are meds that may make the symptoms a little more bearable. These include over-the-counter pain and fever relievers, nasal sprays, and cough medications. If you have several medical conditions, take prescription medications, or treating a young child, check with your doctor before taking OTC medications. Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/cold-flu ...Read more
Are you asking: Because you desire to use it recreationally? Some medications do have that potential - but most don't. ...Read more
Time: There really isn't a way to "cure" a cold because it's caused by a virus. Your body will kill it off within 7-14 days. You can help with the symptoms in many ways. Raw honey can help with cough and sore throat. Nasal saline spray or neti-pot can help with the nasal congestion symptoms. ...Read more
Question?: Your question, I guess, is what to do next. That depends on the child's medical status, & previous history. In general, most viral infections last 7-10 days in children. So if there is no fever, trouble breathing, lethargy, irritability, vomiting, or appearing ill, then wait a few more days. If the child continues having symptoms, or if any of the above occur, see your doctor. ...Read more
No cure...: There is no cure for the common cold, which can cause cough and fever. It is usually due to a viral infection so symptoms are treated while the infection runs its course, usually over several days to a week or so. See your doctor if symptoms are severe or worsening over time. ...Read more
Cough x1 month: Could be mycoplasma infection which responds to zithromax or allergies with post nasal drip (try Zyrtec), or GI reflux (try omeprazole). Could be pneumonia if fever and worsening, TB or in immunocompromised population consider penumocytitis/mycoplasma bacterium but usually you are quite ill with fever. Check it out with doctor/urgent care /remote telemedicine doctor so you can treat ...Read more
Why?: It should be fine, assuming you have no allergy or intolerance to that food. ...Read more
Cough and cold: Over the counter medications for coughs and colds may help a person feel better while waiting for the viral illness itself to resolve. For most people with a viral respiratory infection, no medication is necessary and may cause harm through side effects. There are exceptions, of course. ...Read more
I have cough and cold for 2 weeks. I can't eat well because I don't have taste at all for 2weeks. What should I do?
See a physician: If you are ill and, it sounds like you need treatment, then the next step is to go see your physician. ...Read more
Hey, I am having sever cough and cold. Its night here and I have an exam day after tomorrow morning. Can u suggest something for a quick recovery?
Severe URI: You can try otc meds or if you are really sick you could call your doctore for a prescription prior to your visit or perhaps he or she could see you today as an emergency. ...Read more
I'm having headach and cough and cold all day... even I take any tablet that remain the same what test help me to rectify what's going on with my body?
Please resend the: Question with your true age. If less than 16 years old have an older sibling or your parents ask the question. We only answer questions from those 16 years old and above ...Read more
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
Yes and No: Sometimes yes and sometimes no. Some over the counter medications are not safe for all babies. It is wise to have a discussion with your doctor about which medications you can use for some common problems, and write down the advice. Recheck with followup visits. ...Read more
Prolonged symptoms: Once and upper and or lower respiratory infection goes on for over 10 days, it is suspicious that you have gone from a viral condition to a bacterial condition that may require antibiotics. You need to see MD to check you and determine what the best course of action is. ...Read more
A bit long: A cough and chesty cold for 10 days is a bit long for a typical viral infection. You don't say whether you have a fever, sweats, chills, are short of breath or feel ill. The absence of those is somewhat reassuring, but not enough to say there is nothing to be concerned about. With your history of dm it would be best for you to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Better to wait: The american academy of pediatrics has positioned against cold and cough medications for children, because the side effects of the medications far outweigh the benefit. They do not treat the cold virus. Unfortunately we are all susceptible to these viral illnesses which last 2-5 days, while the cough may persist a few additional day beyond. Stay patient and check with your pediatrician if needed. ...Read more
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