Top
20
Doctor insights on: Cough With Flu

Share
1

1
Hi my baby is 10 month age she has cough and flu what iss helpfull for cough what syrup helpfull??

Hi my baby is 10 month age she has cough and flu what iss helpfull for cough what syrup helpfull??

None: I find the best care for kids in that age group involves maintaining good nutrition,rest and pain meds if needed. The syrups often contain antihistamines that thicken secretions and make it harder for them to cough up the gunk in their airway. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,539 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


2

2
I hav a cough n flu please advise me wht to do?

I hav a cough n flu please advise me wht to do?

Influenza: If you have influenza just take some Ibuprofen and get some sleep. If the fever resolves in 3-5 days, and cough in 10, don't sweat it. If it does not or you get short of breath, get immediate medical attention. Your young, you should be fine. ...Read more

3

3
How to make 8mth old feel better from cough n flu physically after giving medication. Can baby be in air con room?

How to make 8mth old feel better from cough n flu physically after giving medication. Can baby be in air con room?

Help clear mucous: Keeping him upright to help drain any mucous, lots of clear fluids such as pedialyte and using a bulb syringe or "nose sucker" to help clear his airway. I also like vicks vapor for soothing. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
I have been coughing green phlegm for two months now and i also have a cough and flu?

I have been coughing green phlegm for two months now and i also have a cough and flu?

Green: phlegm may mean you have a tracheobronchitis which is often due to PNEUMOCOCCUS a BACTERIA which may appear green in mucous! You may need a short course of antibiotics at this point! Call your PCP (Primary Care Provider) as soon as practicable! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

5

5
My daughter has had a cough and flu for ova 2 weeks but find in herself , medicine 3 times a day and vapour rub, doctors or continue doing this ? :-(

My daughter has had a cough and flu for ova 2 weeks but find in herself , medicine 3 times a day and vapour rub, doctors or continue doing this ? :-(

Have her seen: The flu can last a good 7-10 days and also can develop...Secondary problems like bronchitis and pneumonia. Elderberry can be very helpful with the flu and/or an acupuncturist/chinese medicine practitioner can also help. ...Read more

6

6
Persistent cough, possible flu. How to cure?

Persistent cough, possible  flu. How to cure?

Supportive care: A viral illness (like the flu) can last a week or longer. If your cough persists longer than a couple of weeks, it is advisable to see your doctor. ...Read more

9

9
Chest pains due to cough and flu like symptoms?

Chest pains due to cough and flu like symptoms?

Chest pain: You can get chest pain with flu ; cough. Flu can also turn in to pneumonia when one tends to develop the fever again. ...Read more

10

10
I'm on methadone and I have a severe cough and flu but I'm scare to take anything, can I take any over the counter medicine for cough and flu?

I'm on methadone and I have a severe cough and flu but I'm scare to take anything, can I take any over the counter medicine for cough and flu?

Mgt: I would suggest a chest radiograph and ruling out pneumonia. You can be tested for viral and bacterial causes of your illness. If you have nasal congestion, rinses your nasal passages will help to reduce post nasal drip. ...Read more

11

11
I've got a sorethroat but after that I have cough and flu. it's killing me because the next day I will have a choir at the church. pls help, thanks?

I've got a sorethroat but after that I have cough and flu. it's killing me because the next day I will have a choir at the church. pls help, thanks?

Choir raincheck: Hate to say the singing event may tough with a cough and sore throat that is still giving flu like symptoms. However, try: antiinflammatory like ibuprofren, gargle with salt water, lozenges with menthol or eucalyptus, and over the counter cough syrup with an antihistamine & guaifenesin and drink plenty of clear liquids. Then, no hard evidence, I also use marshmallows & chicken soup. ...Read more

12

12
Is cough or flu at 11 weeks exposure a sign of hiv? Has neg RNA at 28 days and neg duo at 9.5 weeks. Waiting for 12 weeks for last test. Still waiting

Is cough or flu at 11 weeks exposure a sign of hiv? Has neg RNA at 28 days and neg duo at 9.5 weeks. Waiting for 12 weeks for last test. Still waiting

Easy does it: During the several weeks between exposure and a pcr test for HIV being certain to turn positive, you're probably going to catch a mild viral illness. Acute HIV may be a mild or severe viral illness but is more like infectious mono than a cough. I see that you have been a safe player and that's good. Hoping (and betting) you're fine. ...Read more

13

13
I'm 35wks 4ds pregnant. I have bad cough and flu with congestion. I must stop cough cus it's getting worse. What should I take as a relief?Please help

I'm 35wks 4ds pregnant. I have bad cough and flu with congestion. I must stop cough cus it's getting worse. What should I take as a relief?Please help

Go see your doctor: I'm sorry that you're feeling poorly but rather than focus on the cough, go see your doctor to be sure that it's not the result of something worse, eg pneumonia. Your doctor can perform appropriate tests to make that both you ; your baby are safe and then prescribe appropriate medication that is also safe for your baby (and available in kuwait). Best wishes! ...Read more

14

14
I'm on methadone and I have a bad cough and flu can I take benadryl for cough and flu?

I'm on methadone and I have a bad cough and flu can I take benadryl for cough and flu?

Not advised: I would suggest keeping your nasal passages clear using a saline rinse to help alleviate cough. Staying well hydrated, monitoring for fever and resting is also recommended. ...Read more

16

16
When I have cold, cough or flu (any disease), will my immune system be busy fighting it & hence slow on fighting HPV? Will being sick affect that?Thnx

When I have cold, cough or flu (any disease), will my immune system be busy fighting it & hence slow on fighting HPV? Will being sick affect that?Thnx

Immunocompetent: By being immunocompetent your immune system can fight several diseases at different fronts at the same time, immunity does wax and wane, so it isn't in a steady state, your best bet to stay healthy, and stay immunocompetent: sleep well, exercise regularly, fresh air, lots of fruits and vegetables, goodluck ...Read more

17

17
Can i take bronchicum elixir if I am 20 weeks pregnant having cough after flu?

Can i take bronchicum elixir if I am 20 weeks pregnant having cough after flu?

Probably safe: As you know we try to avoid most of medications, now in review of this elixir it is made on the base of tyme, which is fairy safe. If possible i would recommend a lots of fluids and humidified air. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
My 9 month old baby girl is very sick with cold cough and flu and also her fever is getting high n some times low + vomits at night. She can't breath?

My 9 month old baby girl is very sick with cold cough and flu and also her fever is getting high n some times low + vomits at night. She can't breath?

Needs to be seen NOW: Babies the age of your daughter do not have a lot of reserve when it comes to illnesses. As a result, their condition can deteriorate quickly when ill. From what you are describing, she needs to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

19

19
I had cough and flu, then I couldn't breath properly and my chest tightness. If I took a breath, I could hear a sound in my chest. What was that?

I had cough and flu, then I couldn't breath properly and my chest tightness. If I took a breath, I could hear a sound in my chest. What was that?

It sounds like: It probably was something referred to as "wheezing". This a breathing sound that is often heard in "asthmatics" but also can be heard in people with acute respiratory illnesses that lead to reactive airways disease(sort of like asthma). If you are still hearing this sound see your doc. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
20

20
I have severe cough and flu. And whenever I move my right kidney hurts really bad that I want to lay down. Have hypothyroidism. If this is related to ?

I have severe cough and flu. And whenever I move my right kidney hurts really bad that I want to lay down. Have hypothyroidism. If this is related to ?

Hypothyroidism: I hope your doctor is prescribing thyroid medicine for you! The other medical concerns (cough, flu, kidney) requires careful care from your doctor! Hope all goes well - please keep me posted. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
2,227 doctors shared insights

Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more