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Does anyone know how to get rid of a croupy cough ?

Does anyone know how to get rid of a croupy cough ?

Get seen: A dose of steroids often helps quite a bit. Seeing your doctor will help you to get that prescription. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bf5sxehpgck to learn more about croup. ...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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What can I do to get rid of a croupy cough?

What can I do to get rid of a croupy cough?

Steamy shower: Steamy shower is one of the best ways to soothe a croupy cough. Cough medicines tend to not be very helpful for this, unfortunately. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a croupy cough?

How to get rid of a croupy cough?

Proper diagnosis: A croupy cough can be from asthma, and it needs to be treated properly. You need to see your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a chesty cough?

What can I do to get rid of a chesty cough?

Diagnose first...: If this is an acute cough, it is probably due to acute bronchitis caused by either a viral or bacterial infection. A viral infection will run its course but a bacterial infection may require antibiotic therapy. Your doctor can diagnose and treat this. If the cough is chronic, etiologies include bronchospasm from any cause including chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, gerd, post-nasal drip. See doc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Can you tell me how to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Several OTC's work: There are multiple products over the counter that are available. Be sure to follow the directions as overuse can create some problems by themselves. Topical products probably are better then ones that you take orally. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a cough naturally?

How can you get rid of a cough naturally?

Cough: The "natural" course of most coughs caused by colds or viruses is gradual improvement unless a bacterial infection complicates the illness needing antibiotics. You can try fluids, breathing steam and numerous other home remedies. If it continues see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a wheezing cough?

How can I get rid of a wheezing cough?

Potential allergen: A wheezing or a tight cough is an indication of bronchoconstriction. This could be from an allergen, or from underlying asthma. These symptoms should be brought to the attention of your doctor. You can also be tuned to potential allergens, animal dander, hay, cleaning products, etc. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a bad cough?

How to get rid of a bad cough?

Diagnosis...: In order to treat a chronic cough, it is necessary to identify the etiology of the cough. Various possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, etc. And these possibilities all have different treatments. So, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to get rid of a cold sore with honey?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to get rid of a cold sore with honey?

About 3 days : A small study conducted in the united arab emirate indicated that patients who applied honey 4x/day healed in 3 days, vice 6 days for people treated with acyclovir. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a surefire way to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Anyone know what is a surefire way to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Slippery slope: Saline rinses (neilmed sinus rinse for example) are safe, non-medicated way to help. Nasal steroids (prescription) work if you use them regularly, but are more for allergies rather that a cold. Afrin, works fast in a pinch, but be careful this is "addictive". If you use it for more than a few days in a row, the stuffy nose will come back with a vengeance. Good for before a flight or big date. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

Does anyone know how to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

Avoid: Avoid cause - trial of antihistamines would help. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the whooping cough?

How can I get rid of the whooping cough?

Whooping cough: If you're actively infected, see your fp for antibiotic treatment. It is now recommended that adults get a pertussis (whooping cough) booster to prevent spreading the disease to children who may not yet be immunized or haven't completed their series of immunizations for this disease. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to get rid of a cold sore naturally?

Can someone tell me how to get rid of a cold sore naturally?

Cold sore tx.: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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Wheezing! how to get rid of it for good?

Wheezing! how to get rid of it for good?

See allergist: You can only treat something when you know what is causing it. Thus you should check with an allergist in your area. Not all asthma wheezes and not all wheezes are from asthma. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of hay fever?

Can you tell me how to get rid of hay fever?

Control possible: While there is no cure, to lessen symptoms of hay fever, (seasonal allergies), antihistamines such as Claritin, Allegra or Zyrtec can help. Most effective medication is steroid nasal sprays of which Nasacort (triamcinolone) Allergy is now available without a prescription. If still having symptoms, visit a board certified allergist and get a comprehensive plan that may include allergy injections. ...Read more

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Do you know how to get rid of a bad earache?

Do you know how to get rid of a bad earache?

Diagnosis: Not all ear aches arise from the middle or external ears. Tmd (jaw muscle spasm) is a notorious cause of pain at the side of the face. The real question you should be asking is not how to get rid of the earache but what is causing the ear ache? See an ear specialist and then your question, hopefully, will be answered. ...Read more

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What can I take to get rid of a cough?

Identify trigger: While there are cough suppressants like delsym, the most helpful would be to identify the cause of the cough. Depending on the cause, there could be specific treatment. Causes of chronic cough are asthma, post nasal drip from sinus problems, allergies and acid reflux. An allergist is specifically trained to identify and treat cough. ...Read more

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How do we get rid of a dry persistent cough?

How do we get rid of a dry persistent cough?

Depends...: It depends on the etiology of the dry persistent cough. If it is due to bronchospasm, a bronchodilator inhaler may be needed. If it is due to post-nasal drip, a nasal spray may be needed. If gerd is the culprit, meds to treat gerd may be needed, etc. A dry persistent cough may be due to several factors and all culprits need to be addressed for the cough to resolve. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to get rid of eczema in a 4 year old child?

Does anyone know how to get rid of eczema in a 4 year old child?

There are many...: ...Kinds of eczema, and treatment often varies by type. It usually involves mild corticosteroid creams (children are more sensitive to steroids than adults), medicated baths, and various skin emolliating techniques. A dermatologist will make a precise diagnosis and tailor a treatment plan to your child's specific situation. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Barking Cough (Definition)

A barking cough is a symptom in which a child's cough sounds like a seal's barking. It is called croup and is usually caused by a viral infection in the larynx (voice box area). Adults with similar viral infections don't cough the barking sound because adults ...Read more


Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Croupy Cough (Definition)

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