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Cough With Flu
Hi my baby is 10 month age she has cough and flu what iss helpfull for cough what syrup helpfull??
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
How to make 8mth old feel better from cough n flu physically after giving medication. Can baby be in air con room?
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 ? :-(
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'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
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
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
I am 3 weeks pregnant.and i taking sancos syrup for swear cough and flu.it always cure me.please tell me that is it safe to this serup in pregnancy?
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers