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Could someone possibly eat too many cough drops?

Could someone possibly eat too many cough drops?

That depends: What type they are? Some are medicated & some are not. Try this: hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. 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. See a physician if >. ...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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Is it bad to eat a lot of cough drops per day?

Is it bad to eat a lot of cough drops per day?

Depends: Please refer to the ingredients in the cough drop and follow the warnings. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat cough drops while pregnant for a cold?

Is it ok to eat cough drops while pregnant for a cold?

Cough drops: Depends on the active ingredients as well as the quantity consumed. Once you know the active ingredients you can re-ask the question here if you like and get a more complete answer ...Read more

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I eat cough drops almost as if they were candies, is that ok???

I eat cough drops almost as if they were candies, is that ok???

Cough drops: Good afternoon! It depends on what ingredients are in the cough drops. If it contains pseudoephidrine you may cause your heart to race or make an arrhytmia(abnormal heart rhythm or rate) worse and you will get dry mouth. Or if they contain guafensin the active ingredient in Robitussin (guaifenesin) you can get nausea vomiting etc. Just eat candy not cough drops... ...Read more

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2yrs. Ago I was eating 50 halls cough drops a day, that's when I could no longer eat hot & spicy foods. Now I have a sore tongue all the time. Help?

2yrs. Ago I was eating 50 halls cough drops a day, that's when I could no longer eat hot & spicy foods. Now I have a sore tongue all the time. Help?

Burning Tongue Syndr: Eating all the cough drops with an anesthetic efffect may have damaged your tongue and you may now have burning tongue syndrome. Visit your dentist to confirm. ...Read more

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Why would my tongue be numb when I eat or drink? Has happened for a few days. It's a bit numb like I sucked on a cough drop. I don't have allergies

Why would my tongue be numb when I eat or drink? Has happened for a few days. It's a bit numb like I sucked on a cough drop.  I don't have allergies

Evaluation needed: This may be a sensitivity to an additive in a food, drink or toothpaste. Even if you have not had any allergies in the past, your immune system can develop allergies at any time. So get this checked out. ...Read more

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Itchy throat & dysphagia only at night; better after I eat cough drops. Developed sore throat; feels like something is stuck on right side. Bothersome?

Itchy throat: An itchy throat in your sleep can be secondary to post nasal drip or acid reflux. You need to see your doctor to determine which it is and treat it accordingly. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated.?

I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated.?

Dark brown honey: Cold Eze (zinc) lozenges, warm water gargles, Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. Cough drops are useless. But some Robitusssin DM, or a generic equivalent. Gradma's tea and honey, nice warm chicken soupnd ...Read more

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Could it be bad if I swallowed a cough drop on accident?

Could it be bad if I swallowed a cough drop on accident?

No: It will be digested by the acid in your stomach. There is no harm to you. ...Read more

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How do cough drops work?

How do cough drops work?

By soothing throat: Generally bu coating the dry irritated mucus membranes with a slippery substance like glycerin, or pectin. ...Read more

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How to stop using cough drops?

How to stop using cough drops?

Get a checkup !: Cough is a symptom of throat and possibly lung problems. If you have a persistent cough, it could be simply related to allergy drainage or acid reflux. An examination by a throat specialist can identify the cause of the cough and then treatments will avoid the need for cough drops. The key is to deal with the cause, not the treatment! ...Read more

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Can toddlers suck a ricola cough drop?

Can toddlers suck a ricola cough drop?

I wouldn't: Since the drop could block their airway and cause severe respiratory distress, I would not offer this product to a toddler. ...Read more

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How can you stop coughing without cough drops?

Options: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. 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. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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Just a quick thought. Can you overdose on cough drops?

Just a quick thought. Can you overdose on cough drops?

Cough drop over dose: Usually cough drops are over the counter and mild in strength with recommended dosages from their packaging label. However, too much of anything can be bad so stick to recommended doses. If coughing is still problematic consider another remedy such as a tablespoon of honey (one study showed efficacy from Buckwheat honey equivalent to prescription narcotic suppressants). Don't give honey to infants. ...Read more

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Can I die if I took about 5 cough drops throughout the day?

Can I die if I took about 5 cough drops throughout the day?

NO, Doubtful.: No, you would not die by taking 5 cough drops in a day, unless they got stuck in your throat and you choked on them. ...Read more

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How likely is it that cough drops can make your symptoms worse?

How likely is it that cough drops can make your symptoms worse?

Cough drops: Yes. There are many ingredients especially in the herbal cough drops. Pay attention to the labels. May want to try plain peppermint or cinnamon candies instead. ...Read more

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I had a ricola cough drop I looked online it said certain herbs in the cough drop are dangerous to the baby and can cause the baby to die is this true?

I had a ricola cough drop I looked online it said certain herbs in the cough drop are dangerous to the baby and can cause the baby to die is this true?

Cough drops not safe: Babies and small children should not be given any kind of cough drops or any other cough and cold medicines. They do not help and do more harm and serious problems. ...Read more

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Should I use cough drops as appetite suppressants?

Should I use cough drops as appetite suppressants?

No..: Cough drops are not a healthy way to suppress your appetite. To manage your appetite in a healthy way, check out this list of the top 10 natural appetite suppressants:http://failedpilot. Com/589/natural-appetite-suppressant/. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you have cough drops after a tonsillectomy?

Can you have cough drops after a tonsillectomy?

Yes: Cough drops are ok to use even after one has had a tonsillectomy. This is assuming that the surgery was not recent. If so, check with the surgeon first. ...Read more

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Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Are cough drops safe during pregnancy?

Mgt: A major brand over the counter should be fine. The cause of your cough though can be assessed by your physician. ...Read more

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Is it ok to suck on menthol cough drops while pregnant?

Otherwise: Otherwise, there would be a warning sign. And menthol has been around for many years. Therefore, there should be no problem. ...Read more

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Is eating too much cough drops bad for my throat?

Is eating too much cough drops bad for my throat?

Maybe: Why are you eating "too many cough drops"?
Most are full of sugar, not so bad for your throat but not good for your overall health. ...Read more

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Are all ricola cough drops safe for preg.

Are all ricola cough drops safe for preg.

Ricola is safe: Ricola, Halls, Cepacol, and Theraflu are common over the counter cold medications safe to use during pregnancy according to most ObGyns. Whenever unsure, it is wise to ask your Obstetrician. ...Read more