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COLD/COUGH OTC MEDS:: There are a lot of different cold, cough suppressant, decongestant medications over the counter. It is better to avoid these meds for small kids because of side effects. Some cough is good, it brings mucous out of upper ; lower respiratory tract. If too much runny nose, simple Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is ok. If cough is more, disturb sleeping, eating, makes the child exhausted, better check with his pediatrician. ...Read more
Cancer was spread to the rt. Lung from the colon. A persistent cough has stared. Will a cough supressant do more harm than good?
No.: This is metastatic colon cancer. At this point, you really can't do more harm than good, and whatever treatment that you can get will likely not be affected by it. Anything you can do to alleviate your symptoms will make you more comfortable. If you are still in any doubt you can discuss it with your doctor but it's important the you're as comfortable as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea w a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea w 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 mins). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
Cougher: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: Persons cough for various reasons. A cough can be associated with upper or lower respiratory infections, acid reflux, asthma (even without wheezing), post nasal drip, foreign body obstructions, lesions in the lungs such as cancer, and even damage to some nerves. There are many causes to a cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer