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Doctor insights on: Dextromethorphan Vs Honey For Coughing

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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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Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

Is a cough syrup with codine better then promethazine dm for coughs?

It depends: Upon what is cough due to. Is it just allergy? Asthma? From smoking? Infection causing Bronchitis? Pneumonia? And also upon what did you try OTC. Warm Ginger tea is very good for soothing throat. ...Read more

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Is prospan cough syrup good for a 2 yr coughing boy?

Is prospan cough syrup good for a 2 yr coughing boy?

No: No cough medicine is recommended for children since there are side effects. The best option is to give your child some honey to coat the throat and ease his discomfort. ...Read more

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Can you give a 4 year childrens delsym (dextromethorphan) along with a breathing treatment for coughing?

Yes, you can: Give the breathing treatment first to see if that helps, use a cool mist vaporizor if available in child's room at night. If severe coughing, rapid respirations, trouble talking for child, to urgent care, after hours pediatrics, or ER ...Read more

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If a young male (30s) has cough and cold symptoms, is it safe to take Robitussin, Sudafed, acetaminophen (for fever) and Mucinex?

If a young male (30s) has cough and cold symptoms, is it safe to take Robitussin, Sudafed, acetaminophen (for fever) and Mucinex?

Acetaminophen: If you have fever, take acetaminophen, no more than 4 gm in one day. Rest of the stuff is not useful. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Should I take benzonatate (aka. Tessalon perles) for a chronic cough?

Should I take benzonatate (aka. Tessalon perles) for a chronic cough?

Maybe: Tessalon pearls sometimes work very well. More importantly i would see your doctor to find out why you are coughing chronically. There is likely better medicines to take which may resolve your chronic cough. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Should I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and delsym for a suspected bronchitis?

Should I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) and delsym for a suspected bronchitis?

Your SX may improve: Sx may get better, but you need to exluded a bacterial vs viral bronchitis. You may need additional rx. ...Read more

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Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm be used for a person with asthma with mucus in throat...And a cough dry and productive?

Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm be used for a person with asthma with mucus in throat...And a cough dry and productive?

Not preferably: I never like to use medicine that has dm in it for my asthma patients. This suppresses cough and can have deleterious effects such as increased chance of lower airway infection by causing the mucus to get stuck there. I prefer an expectorant to keep the cough loose, giving you the ability to get it up and out of the airway. ...Read more

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Would it be a problem to mix Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup and equate cough syrup together?

Would it be a problem to mix Robitussin (guaifenesin) cough syrup and equate cough syrup together?

Mixing meds: I would not advise it. If you are having to mix them or exceed the recommended dose for symptom relief then you should speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is bricarex, montair lc kid syrup are recommended for 2 years old child for cold & cough problem?

Is bricarex, montair lc kid syrup are recommended for 2 years old child for cold & cough problem?

Colds toddler: No cough or cold medications for that age are recommended so try a cool mist humidifier , 2.5 ml buckwheat honey once a day, 2.5 ml of Vicks vapor rub once a day along with warm drinks. If cough worsens or child has fevers get him examined. ...Read more

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Does glaucoma patient take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm for a cold?

Does glaucoma patient take Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm for a cold?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) has: Pseudo Ephedrine in it which can cause a narrow angle glaucoma episode. If the type a glaucoma is not narrow angle then Mucinex (guaifenesin) is ok to use. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Holtman
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Dextromethorphan (Definition)

Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Benylin (Definition)

Benylin is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more