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Having cough problems. Medication?

Having cough problems. Medication?

Symptom: Cough is a symptom. It is the way to get materials out of the lungs, bronchial tree and upper airway so as to preveent infection. If one is coughing, it is the underlying cause that needs treatment. This could be minor (cold) or severe as with pneumonia. For a simple cough, otc meds like delsym (dextromethorphan) work. For more sever cough, your doctor may prescribe a narcotic cough supressant. Cough is good! ...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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What is the best medication for night-time cough?

What is the best medication for night-time cough?

Depends...: The best treatment depends on the etiology of the cough. Are you coughing at night when you lie down? If so, this could be due to post-nasal drip which has a very different treatment than bronchospasm (which is another possibility). Other etiologies include gerd which also worsens when lying down. All these possibilities have very different treatments. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Cold cough since one week what medication should I take?

Cold cough since one week what medication should I take?

Control symptoms: This may be viral. Control any fever that is present. Over the counter medications that have a nasal decongestant with cough suppressant would work the best. Drink plenty of fluids and get rest. If your symptoms do not improve over the next two days, you should see a doctor. Lack of resolution of symptoms suggests a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What can do or what type of medication should I take for my cough that I have had for about a month?

What can do or what type of medication should I take for my cough that I have had for about a month?

Cough: The 4 main causes of persistent cough are asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infection and stomach acid reflux. A lingering cough may occur after the "flu" or other viral respiratory illness. A lingering cough may be due to whooping cough (pertussis). There are many more less common possibilities. To effectively treat, it is important to have right diagnosis-see lung specialist. ...Read more

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What to do for 2 & 8months old having cough and colds for two days? Any medications for the illnesses?

What to do for 2 & 8months old having cough and colds for two days? Any medications for the illnesses?

Symptomatic relief: Colds and coughstemp in 2 and 8 month olds should only be treated with saline nose drops, humidifier and tylenol (acetaminophen) if there is fever. Otc meds are neither safe nor helpful in this age group. However, if the 2 month old has any fever of 101 or has poor feeding, labored breathing or change in color, he should be seen. As for the 8 month old, we see anyone with temp over 102 for more than 24 hours. ...Read more

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Care and medication for a bad cough?

Rest, fluids, suppor: Without knowing the cause of the cough, I'll assume it's viral (influenza epidemic in US). Most viral illnesses run their course in 10-14 days (but less than 5 days if you get flu vaccine). In the mean time, notify your doctor, rest, drink plenty of fluids (urine run clear), & keep tissue handy. Cough syrups (with Guafenisin) can help thin mucus, as does chicken soup & humidifier. TTYD. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does dry cough has a cure or medication?

Does dry cough has a cure or medication?

Dextromethorphan: Dry cough can be treated with dextromethorphan - a cough suppressant, and/or an expectorant such as guaifenesin, which will help to loosen a break up a tight dry cough. Often these two ingredients are combined- such as Robitussin-DM or Mucinex dm. ...Read more

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I have a cough and take lozenges, will it be helped if I take another medication?

I have a cough and take lozenges, will it be helped if I take another medication?

Possibly...: You need to see your doctor. Possible etiologies of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these has a different treatment, besides losenges. So, see your doctor so the proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough what kind of medication would you suggest that I can get from the drug store?

I have a bad cough what kind of medication would you suggest that I can get from the drug store?

Cough medication: Medications with Guaifenesin and dextromethorphan will help. Guaifenesin will help break up mucous and dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. Feel better! ...Read more

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I have had a cough that doesn't go away along with me loosing me voice very often I been like this for a year I was given medication and nothing?

I have had a cough that doesn't go away along with me loosing me voice very often I been like this for a year I was given medication and nothing?

Could be reflux?: It's interesting that chronic reflux (food sloshing up into the esophagus) may cause symptoms other than heartburn. Cough, wheezing, hoarseness are all symptoms of reflux! If you were treated specifically for cough, or for asthma, you may need a different medication to address the problem. Talk to your doctor about this. Good luck. LGromkoMD ...Read more

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I have had productive cough for 3 days. Now, it becomes excessive and it annoys me. What kind of medication should I take to relieve this symptom?

I have had productive cough for 3 days. Now, it becomes excessive and it annoys me. What kind of medication should I take to relieve this symptom?

Anti-tussive: Anti-tussive is a fancy term for cough medication. In the States, these are available over-the-counter w/o prescription. I don't know about Cambodia. However, this assumes that your cough is due to a virus. Best to see your family doc for an evaluation to be sure it's nothing more serious. With that said, you don't need antibiotics for viruses. So don't ask for antibiotics but be sure not pneumoni ...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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Will feeling of weakness with cough w/phlegm subside on its own. Is medication absolutely necessary. I'd like to fight it on my own.

Will feeling of weakness with cough w/phlegm subside on its own. Is medication absolutely necessary. I'd like to fight it on my own.

Natural meds: Your doc can help you determine what is happening. If you need an antibiotic you can ask him/her about taking olive leaf extract or collodial silver. Your doc may not be too familiar with these products but a natural doc is. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does cough medication affect the pill?

Does cough medication affect the pill?

Need more info!: Which cough medication? Which pill? Check drug-drug interaction checkers at www. Online. Epocrates. Com and www. Drugs. Com. Better yet, as your pharmacist and/or prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of cough medication can someone with sarcoidosis take?

What kind of cough medication can someone with sarcoidosis take?

Depends: Just like anyone, there are causes of coughing and the cough is treated the same way. A productive cough is treated with expectorant to help with clearing of secretion, and if with allergy, treated like allergy. Bronchospasms is treated with the inhalers. If there is already co2 retention, be careful with narcotic cough suppressants to avoid severe sedation. ...Read more

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I have cough with sputum, I feel better after cough medications but it return again in a short time?

I have cough with sputum, I feel better after cough medications but it return again in a short time?

Is this of long or: Short duration. Hydrate well with water. Include warm herbal teas or soups. Try using a humidifier. If this has become chronic - see your medical provider. ...Read more

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I am hypertensive, missing my medication, and have taken Walgreens Cough DM....should I have concerns?

What HTNsive med?: The DM prob has some anti-HTNsive effect, but that does not mean it is safe to stop your anti-hypertensive med. Some Anti-HTNsive meds can only be gradually reduced, and dangerous otherwise. More info is necessary. ...Read more

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I have a pretty bad cold but I am allergic to cough medications. What are some alternative methods to help cough?

I have a pretty bad cold but I am allergic to cough medications. What are some alternative methods to help cough?

You need to be seen: As you may need some other meds than OTC cough syrup, which usually is a combination medication. Not every cough come from your lungs, your sinuses, nose, ears, stomach all can cause cough. So kindly see your doctor for management, good luck ...Read more

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When I cough in the morning, my mucus taste metallic after I had bronchitis and taken the medication. How do I treat it?

When I cough in the morning, my mucus taste metallic after I had bronchitis and taken the medication. How do I treat it?

Finish the meds!: Unfortunately, some medications especially macrolides called biaxin (clarithromycin) is very notorious for the metalliic after taste, some of my patients hate me for prescribing such... But it is very potent antibiotics that gets the job done! Hope you feel better! Regards! ...Read more

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My son always cough after each meals, what is the reason for this coughing. Any medication which can ease this problem.?

My son always cough after each meals, what is the reason for this coughing. Any medication which can ease this problem.?

For a specific: Answer, he needs to see his pediatrician. If it's from gastroesophageal reflux, there is medication management. If from something else, those medications might not help. As with any medical or behavioral symptoms, diagnosis drives treatment. ...Read more

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I have been coughing for about a week n I m 7w pregnant. I m not on any medication but now it hurts when I cough. What can I do to stop the cough?

I have been coughing for about a week n I m 7w pregnant. I m not on any medication but now it hurts when I cough. What can I do to stop the cough?

Coughing: Coughing may be due to failure of the bronchial cilia to move mucus out.
Try green tea with lemon and honey. Try humming at a low tone. Nasal/sinus irrigation, for example, the hydro pulse nasal/sinus irrigator can help. ...Read more

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I already had 6 days cough, and I still don't get better even I'm taking medications and im afraid it triggers my asthma if can't be treated. Help!?

I already had 6 days cough, and I still don't get better even I'm taking medications and im afraid it triggers my asthma if can't be treated. Help!?

It may trigger!: Good evening, juliean
respiratory infections can trigger an asthma attack. Most respiratory infections are due to some viral infections, in which case you will get better without any antibiotics. Bacterial infections which require an antibiotic usually make you feel feverish. An aggressive treatment of symptoms of asthma such as use of inhalers may prevent triggering an asthma attack. ...Read more

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I've had a cough for two months and was told it was chronic bronchitis. What's the best medicine for bronchitis cause I've been put on different medication and nothing is working?

I've had a cough for two months and was told it was chronic bronchitis. What's the best medicine for bronchitis cause I've been put on different medication and nothing is working?

COPD...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of copd, usually the result of smoking. If you are smoking, it is imperative that you quit and your doctor can help with this. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers are the mainstay of therapy and other medications can be prescribed, depending on your symptoms. See your doctor for treatment. Antibiotics are only needed if you have signs/symptoms of acute infection. ...Read more

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Is there a safe cough medication to take while 7 months pregnant?

Honey: Honey would likely be the safest. However the fetus has mostly grown by 7th months and thus is not as susceptible to most drugs than earlier. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is homeopayhic medication effevtive against allergies regarding recurremt cold and cough?

Is homeopayhic medication effevtive against allergies regarding recurremt cold and cough?

Not usually: There is no scientific proof that they do work but if they work for you, I have no problem with it. This is not to say that herbal medicine has no role it is just that the basis of homeopathic medicine is that even trace quantity (often unmeasurable) of the purported active ingredient would control disease. ...Read more

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Lung medication leads to lot of cough. Pllzz help?

Lung medication leads to lot of cough. Pllzz help?

Side effects: Asthma medications that are inhaled whether they are dry powder inhalers or typical push and breath inhalers can cause some people to cough. If the cough is not better, it may be an alternate treatment or another diagnosis is the problem. See a lung specialist for accurate diagnosis and a specific treatment that is well tolerated. ...Read more

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What is the safest cough medication to use on a patient on xyrem?

What is the safest cough medication to use on a patient on xyrem?

Honey-based: Another choice would be to use one of the honey-based cough medications. A recent study indicated that honey was as effective as many other cough preparations. Because xyrem may cause some respiratory depression, honey-based products should not contribute to any potential adverse effects. ...Read more

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What medication can I use for a wet cough while pregnant?

What medication can I use for a wet cough while pregnant?

See your doctor: Assuming "wet" means you produce sputum (phlegm) when you cough, this is something to discuss with your doctor. Whether it needs treatment at all, and with what medications, depends on the likely causes and is influenced by other things, e.g. color of sputum, fever, etc. If you are a smoker, try to stop. In any case, contact your obstetrician for her advice. ...Read more