Top
20
Doctor insights on: Cough Drops Help You Lose Weight

Share
Dr. Thomas Fiala
21 Doctors shared insights

Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


2

2
Girl.6.Obese, always hungry, sweats profusely, body odor, chronic cough, very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes. Sleep problems. Ideas?

Girl.6.Obese, always hungry, sweats profusely, body odor, chronic cough, very active but doesn't lose weight. Dark circles under eyes. Sleep problems. Ideas?

Pediatrician: Evaluation, might need to be evaluated as well by an endocrinologist for her obesity problem, and an allergist for the chronic cough and the? Allergic shiners (dark circles under eyes), check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, good luck Read more

3

3
How can you stop coughing without cough drops?

How can you stop coughing without cough drops?

Options: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. Read more

4

4
Just a quick thought. Can you overdose on cough drops?

Just a quick thought. Can you overdose on cough drops?

Cough drop over dose: Usually cough drops are over the counter and mild in strength with recommended dosages from their packaging label. However too much of anything can be bad so stick to recommended doses. If coughing is still problematic consider another remedy such as a tablespoon of honey (one study showed efficacy from Buckwheat honey equivalent to prescription narcotic suppressants). Don't give honey to infants. Read more

5

5
I eat cough drops almost as if they were candies, is that ok???

I eat cough drops almost as if they were candies, is that ok???

Cough drops: Good afternoon! It depends on what ingredients are in the cough drops. If it contains pseudoephidrine you may cause your heart to race or make an arrhytmia (abnormal heart rhythm or rate) worse and you will get dry mouth. Or if they contain guafensin the active ingredient in Robitussin (guaifenesin) you can get nausea vomiting etc. Just eat candy not cough drops... Read more

6

6
Can pregnant women take cough drops?

Can pregnant women take cough drops?

Yes: Most cough drops are just candy. Check the label to see if there is actually any medication, and if so check with your doctor. Read more

8

8
Can you have cough drops after a tonsillectomy?

Can you have cough drops after a tonsillectomy?

Yes: Cough drops are ok to use even after one has had a tonsillectomy. This is assuming that the surgery was not recent. If so, check with the surgeon first. Read more

9

9
I'm pregnant can I take a cough drop for my cold?

I'm pregnant can I take a cough drop for my cold?

Depends: 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. Read more

10

10
Is it ok to eat cough drops while pregnant for a cold?

Cough drops: Depends on the active ingredients as well as the quantity consumed. Once you know the active ingredients you can re-ask the question here if you like and get a more complete answer Read more

12

12
Can I take cough drops (halls) for my old while I'm on warfarin?

Can I take cough drops (halls) for my old while I'm on warfarin?

Yes: There will be no problems with this type of otc cough drop. Good luck. Read more

15

15
Is there any danger in taking halls cough drops. L have diabetes. Not worried about the sugar as I only take a few.

Is there any danger in taking halls cough drops. L have diabetes. Not worried about the sugar as I only take a few.

There should not be: Too much sugar in the cough drop to affect your diabetes but if you have a viral illness which necessitates the use of cough drops there could be an affect on your diabetes from the infection. As long as you monitor your sugars closely there should be no danger. Read more

16

16
Packaging of 9.1mg Menthol cough drops says I can take 1 drop every 2 hours. Is this the maximum amount I can safely have?

Packaging of 9.1mg Menthol cough drops says I can take 1 drop every 2 hours. Is this the maximum amount I can safely have?

A Drop In The Bucket: Maybe they're worried about too much sugar, unless they are sugarless. In that case, maybe worried about too much Eucalyptus (menthol)--tell that to the Indian chief in his sweat lodge! So, I really don't see a problem unless you're chewing them down by the dozens, which will defeat their rather meager purpose. All-in-all I'd say you could take a few more than that as long as you don't mind your breath Read more

20

20
Are cough drops bad for you when your pregnant or trying to become pregnant?

Are cough drops bad for you when your pregnant or trying to become pregnant?

Cough: Not necessarily but always err on the side of caution. Carefully read the ingredients and be sure none of them are contraindicated in pregnancy. If there is ever a question please consult your obstetrician. Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,562 Doctors shared insights

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