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Best cough medicine?

Best cough medicine?

No cough medicine: The best medicine for cough is the medicine that treats the reason you are coughing. If your cough is due to asthma you need to treat asthma. If its due to reflux treat the reflux. If its due to pneumonia, bronchitis or sinusitis then treat the infection. I do not like treating symptoms unless I know the cause. If you have a persistent cough you need to see your doctor. ...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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Cold n cough medicine?

Cold n cough medicine?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): The Robitussin people make a great line of products. They very clearly spell out what is in each cough syrup. There are only a few ingredients to choose from and you don't want to take one that may be unnecessary. Choose a product that has what you need: cough med, decongestant, expectorant, tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamine. Most likely, there is a bottle that has the 2 or 3 things in it that you need. ...Read more

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What is a good cough medicine?

What is a good cough medicine?

Coughing: A good remedy for coughing is honey (buckwheat is good choice) with lemon juice added to Chamomile tea or ginger tea. For an uncooperative cough – Benzonatate can be effective. ...Read more

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What is the best cough medicine?

What is the best cough medicine?

Hydration/Expectoran: Best cough medicine is to treat the cause of the cough like allergies/asthma/pnumonia/copd/stop smoking if smoker and
hydration by drinking more fluids which makes the secretions thin and easy to cough out
expectorations with or without cough suppressant like dextromethorphen and rarely opiates there is not one cough medicine for every one. It depends on if cough is dry or with expectoration
ask md. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC cough medicine?

What is the best OTC cough medicine?

Antihistamines: Coughs are caused by mucous running down into your lungs from your nose. If you use an antihistamine (such as benedryl, Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec) to dry up the post-nasal drip the cough will be better. It's best not to use a cough suppressant especially in children because if the mucous is not coughed up it can lead to pneumonia and cough suppressants can have dangerous side effects. ...Read more

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How can you give a child cough medicine?

How can you give a child cough medicine?

Cough: Age of the child and presenting clinical condition are important factors to consider before answering this question. Is your child having breathing difficulty, fever, could he/she have swallowed a small object, how long has the cough been going on, is your child less than 2 years old, does he/she have asthma. Cough is a protective reflex of your large airways, a prolonged cough could be bad. Call your md. ...Read more

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What's an alternative to cough medicine?

What's an alternative to cough medicine?

Depends: Depends on the mechanism of cough. Speech therapy, breathing techniques, patient counseling and nasal sprays can help individuals with chronic coughs. ...Read more

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What is the best children's cough medicine?

Cough medicine: In children over 1 year of age, a teaspoon of honey is recommended for its demulcent and natural properties in soothing a cough. Cough syrups contain ingredients which can raise blood pressure and heart rate in children...without reducing cough any better. ...Read more

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What is some cough medicine that actually works?

What is some cough medicine that actually works?

Codeine: Codeine is a well-known cough suppressant. You can also consider guafenesin, which will thin out the mucus. ...Read more

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What is the best readily available cough medicine?

What is the best readily available cough medicine?

Depends...: Treatment for cough is dependent on the etiology of the cough. If acute bronchitis is present, the treatment is very different from if the cough is due to gerd, for example. So, the best "cough medicine" depends on the underlying diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have taken too much cough medicine?

How to know if I have taken too much cough medicine?

First the label: Did you take more than you should within a given period? Did you take the cough medicine and any other medications? ...Read more

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Can you tell me have i taken too much cough medicine?

Can you tell me have i taken too much cough medicine?

Beyond the label: You should only take cough medicine as the label indicates. Anything more is strongly prohibited. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a great cough medicine for a child?

Anyone know what is a great cough medicine for a child?

Honey...: Honey if a child is over 1 year old, honey works better than any cough medicine. Of course, if there is a condition that needs to be treated (like pneumonia,) honey won't help cure it. ...Read more

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Best cough medicine to get to fight off constant cough?

Best cough medicine to get to fight off constant cough?

Knowledge: The first step in treating a cough is to understand why it is happening (infection, asthma, underlying lung disease, allergy, gastric reflux, vocal cord problem, etc). Several treatment strategies exist for each cause and need to be appropriately tailored for your individual situation. ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen if I overdose cough medicine?

A whole host : Intoxication, loss of sensation, brain damage in the form of lesions into your brain, hallucinations, etc. it's not a good idea to get high on or overdose on cough syrup. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs when I overdose cough medicine?

Can you tell me what occurs when I overdose cough medicine?

Overdose cough meds: Hello. Overdose of anything is trouble. Worse case is respiratory suppression with a narcotic cough medication that leads to death. Question is why do you need more than recommended cough medication? See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which is the top cough medicine on the market?

Depends on trigger: Cough is very common symptom and treatment is most effective when aimed at the reason for the cough. Coughing from pertussis is treated differently than cough from asthma, allergies, acid reflux, foreign body, lung tumor, pneumonia, etc. A provider skilled in lung problems can help identify the cause of cough and find the best medicine. ...Read more

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Methods to relieve a cough that work? Currently taking a cough medicine but they never seem to work for me.

Methods to relieve a cough that work? Currently taking a cough medicine but they never seem to work for me.

Wrong diagnosis: Wrong medication used. Time to go see your doctor to see what is really causing your coughing spells. If viral cause, bed rest, plenty of fluids, 8 hours of sleep, eating healthy will help you recover! You may have bacterial cause or other things triggering off the cough. Please call your doctor. ...Read more

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Why medicine work on some and don't work for others whole having same symptoms and illness? And what should I look in a cough medicine? What's best?

Why medicine work on some and don't work for others whole having same symptoms and illness? And what should I look in a cough medicine? What's best?

Depends: Everything depends on because some people may take medicines that are appropriate and some may not. Considering cough syrup a dry cough will probably not respond to guaifensin that is in most cough syrups. A wet cough may be broken down by guaifensin, Anything with Guafensin and Dextrometorphan would be my suggestion for stuffy head, wet cough. Please get checked if there is concern ...Read more

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Antitussive (Definition)

This is a medicine that is supposed ...Read more