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Decongestant Pe Cough Formula Medication
Nasal steroid but: Nasal congestion is not the cause for an allergy cough but post-nasal drips and/or asthma may as would be a sinus infection. Nasal steroid remains the most effective if post-nasal drips are the cause for the cough. You may need to consult a doctor re. the cough should nasal steroid fail or the problem gets worse. ...Read more
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
Sick with severe congestion for three days. Had a temp up until tuesday but no longer have it. Still achy have a cough. Decongestants don't work?
Viral.....: This is likely a viral infection(perhaps flu) that will run its course over the next few days. For cough and chest congestion, see your doctor (since over the counter meds not working) as you may need bronchodilator and perhaps steroid inhalers to decrease bronchospasm that may be causing the cough. For nasal congestion, perhaps saline nasal spray (over the counter); see doctor if ineffective. ...Read more
Evrytme i cough feels like my head is going to explode what is the best meds to take to releave the pressure already taking a cough decongestant?
Is it ok to drink alcohol while taking benalin cough&cold and if not what decongestant can I drink alcohol with?
Not recommended: Using dextromethorphan (active ingredient in benylin) together with alcohol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol. Don't risk hurting yourself, or others. Good health! ...Read more
Do the non drowsy decongestants cough suppresants have caffeine? My heart is racing after taking a couple.
I was carded for buying a plain ordinary bottle of cough syrup..No decongestant.Just cough suppressant and expectorant. Is this legal?
Given steroids and antibiotics 2 weeks ago, finished both still congested with dark green phlegm/cough. Can't take decongestants. What can I do?
Neti-pot: You might want to use saline rinses and mucolytics. See your local pharmacist for suggestions. Best wishes. ...Read more
After a head cold for a week I'm left with a dry, unproductive cough. I've tried decongestants, antihistamines, expectorant, and nothing helps. Help!
I have a persistent post nasal drip for 3 weeks now and it has developed into a dry scratchy cough. I have treated this with OTC decongestants and antihistamines, but it does not get better, only worst. What can I do to get some relief?
You need to be: treated for the underlying cause as well as symptoms. You treating yourself with otc medications that is fine but see specialist doctors to get treated for the underlying cause. If it is deviated septum of the nose you need septoplasty, if acid reflux or allergies are the cause you need to be treated to eliminate those causes. ...Read more
Suggestions: Sudafed and afrin are safe decongestants, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and nasal steroids ok for allergy symptoms. Honey is a good cough suppressant. Oral steroids for severe allergy symptoms or oral narcotics for severe cough are ok. Best to clear any meds with OB or pediatrician. ...Read more
Could u have a sinus infection? Have thick yellowish brown sputum coming out my nose and when i cough is it an infection. Decongestants not helping
Is there a decongestant for nose & cough that I can give my 11 year old son? His weight is 105 pounds and he takes 50mg of Zoloft & 2mg of Abilify (aripiprazole).
Colds: You can trial any OTC tussin DM product you like to see if they will help his symptoms - it is really variable on how much they help. You can also use warm fluids with honey to help soothe his cough. Cough is a protective function so suppressing it aggressively is counter-productive. Saline nasal spray to aid in thinning the secretions in his nose and sinuses is also worth trying. ...Read more
I EBF my 5mo and I've gotten sick stuffy nose, sore throat, nasty cough, stuffy head is there anything OTC I can take? I know no to decongestants
Symptomatic treatmen: It sounds as though you both have viral upper respiratory infections. The main treatment is to keep the nose clear using saline nasal mist. If there is a fever or not feeling well you could also use some acetaminophen or Tylenol. Respiratory illnesses last 4 to 7 days. Adults can use honey for A cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 6 weeks pregnant With a bad sinus infection and cough for 2 weeks. I am on augmentin. Is this safe? Prednisone? Decongestants?
Sinus infection: The medications (Augmentin, Prednisone, decongestants) are safe in pregnancy. Sinus infections are difficult to treat, and can have bacterial infection which does not respond to Augmentin, which can prolong the illness. Ask your OB provider about the use of a quinolone antibiotic if symptoms persist. ...Read more
5 yr old has bad cold - congestion, sore throat, barking cough. All OTC cold meds w/ decongestant say 6+. Is there something i can give him?
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