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Is there any treatment for sore throat and cough?

Is there any treatment for sore throat and cough?

Agree w Dr Pascolini: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a streph throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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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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Cough n cold what are the quick remedy? And congestion?

Cough n cold what are the quick remedy? And congestion?

Several things: For children over one year of age honey can be used as a cough suppressant (unsafe for kids under one year old). Nasal saline relieves congestion and inflammation in the nasal passages. Vapor rub can be used on the chest and has been proven effective in reducing cough and cold symptoms. Ibuprofen works well for pain and fever. If high fever or prolonged symptoms then will need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best medicine for sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, and relief for mucus?

Help please? What is the best medicine for sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, and relief for mucus?

Cold or flu: If less than 48 hours, and there truly is fever (temp > 100.3) then get to a doctor to get tested/examined to determine whether or not flu is present. If not, then you have a cold. I'm a big fan of the dayquil(for daytime, duh)/nyquil (for nightime)combination. Mucinex (guaifenesin) d can help with the mucous, plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) if ur hypertensive (high blood pressure) if worsening, you need to be seen. ...Read more

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What are some good OTC medicines for sore throat, congestion. N cough?

What are some good OTC medicines for sore throat, congestion. N cough?

OTC Cold Drugs: This article provides some useful tips==>http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/76285-overthecounter-cold-medicines/. You don't want to over medicate, but a short term combination of readily available meds can help you feel better and sleep at night. Be cautious of drugs containing Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) if you have high blood pressure or a heart condition, though. ...Read more

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My 8 months is having cold, cough and fever any home remedies to overcome his cold. Can I give zertac for cough.

My 8 months is having cold, cough and fever any home remedies to overcome his cold. Can I give zertac for cough.

8 month URI: For the fever over 101 degrees, you need to give acetaminopen or ibuprofen (each is 5 ml per 20 pounds). Zyrtec (cetirizine) will dry up his runny nose but may or may not help with the cough. Try some warm tea with a little sugar, humidifier. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a sore throat and dry cough?

What is the best cure for a sore throat and dry cough?

ST: Fluids, lozenges. Not smoking. Treat the possibles cause (i.E, allergies, cold, reflux, excessive screaming, avoid dust & dry air), dental problems. ...Read more

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Sore throat and no other cold symptoms. Can i still take cold medicine?

Sore throat and no other cold symptoms. Can i still take cold medicine?

Sore Throat: You certainly can take cold medicines, but they are usually used to treat symptoms for which you are really not complaining. The common cold medicines are used to treat nasal stuffiness and congestion and runny nose. If you are not having those symptoms, it doesn't make sense to take a drug for a symptom you are not suffering. For sore throat, increase fluids, gargle and take tylenol (acetaminophen). See dr. ...Read more

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What are considered the best cough drop/lozenge or any other remedy for coughing and sore throat?

What are considered the best cough drop/lozenge or any other remedy for coughing and sore throat?

Depends on how sever: The over the counter cepacol or halls have a soothing quality, however, cough syrups such as Robitussin (guaifenesin) have a cough suppressant that helps decrease the drive for your cough. In addition if you have a lot of phlegm you may want to use musinex. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

Natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

Honey: One of the simplest is a teaspoon of honey every 4-6 hours for cough and increase your water intake. ...Read more

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I have a dry cough and itchy throat. Is there any remedy or cure to recover.?

I have a dry cough and itchy throat.
Is there any remedy or cure to recover.?

Possibly: This may be allergy exacerbation. If you have no contraindications you can try an otc antihistamine to see if it helps. If not you should see your primary ...Read more

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Best treatment for a runny nose fever and sore throat?

Best treatment for a runny nose fever and sore throat?

See a doctor: When you start to have a fever, it's is time to see a doctor to see if you get bacterial rhino pharyngitis. Diagnosed and treated early might prevent it from getting worse, getting sinus or lung infection. ...Read more

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Is there an easy cure for sore throat and runny nose?

Is there an easy cure for sore throat and runny nose?

Allergies: This sounds like allergies with a post nasal drip irritating the throat. Best to avoid what seems to cause the allergy, use otc meds such as Claritin or allegra if able and gargle with salt water a few times a day. The warm salt water will help soothe the throat ...Read more

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How to cure cold and cough by home made remedies?

How to cure cold and cough by home made remedies?

Symptomatic relief: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Any remedies for cough due to colds?

Any remedies for cough due to colds?

Tea/sinus wash: Honey lemon tea is supposed to help. Doing a sinus irrigation can help a lot. Sometimes some benadryl at night can dry you up a bit which calms the cough down. ...Read more

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Cough and cold management?

Cough and cold management?

Increase fluid : Stay hydrated will clear by 7-10 days .No otc save your money. ...Read more

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What are some home cures for a stuffy nose and sore throat?

What are some home cures for a stuffy nose and sore throat?

Remedies: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. Neti pot helps. ...Read more

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What additional cough medicine can I take on top of theraflu cold and cough nighttime?

Dextromethorphan: Whichever cold compounds you take will be more effective in controlling cough if they contain dextromethorphan, and these are usually marked "dm" on the bottle. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for a wet cough and runny nose?

Any home remedies for a wet cough and runny nose?

The cause: You need to know the cause before you can treat an illness. Our information suggests that your cough may be from post-nasal drips. Daily saline irrigation 1 to 2 x daily on the nose may reduce the cough. If you are allergic to outdoor allergens, staying in an air-conditioned room during the pollen season may help. Pets may be a problem. No home remedies has been found to be that effective. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more