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Doctor insights on: Does Water Help Bronchitis

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...Read more


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Does hot water n honey help for constipation?

Does hot water n honey help for constipation?

Hot water with honey: Drinking hot water with honey in the morning should help. Taking senna everyday is not a good idea, but once in a while is okay for constipation. For chronic constipation, drink lot of water/fluid, increase quantity of fibers in your meals, avoid fried foods, exercise regularly (daily walk for 30 to 40 minutes), chew food well before swallowing, increase vegetables/ fruits, and eat small quantity ...Read more

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How much time does it take to relieve asthma symptoms using lemon juice with cold water?

How much time does it take to relieve asthma symptoms using lemon juice with cold water?

No benifit: If someone were to believe in this concoction it may help them relax. However, it would have no direct effect on the mechanical triggers to an asthma attack. ...Read more

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Will drinking plenty water reduce water retention and help show abs? Do anti-diarrhea drugs cause water retention? I not sick, just want a better bod

Will drinking plenty water reduce water retention and help show abs? Do anti-diarrhea drugs cause water retention?  I not sick, just want a better bod

No shortcuts to abs.: The above answer is an excellent simplification of a complex topic: fluid and electrolyte balance. No one food or supplement will enhance your ab's. Exercise your core and maintain a normal body habitus. Check your BMI as a guide. It's boring advice, but healthier. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of water help relieve hives?

Does drinking a lot of water help relieve hives?

Doubtful: Think of hives as an allergic reaction (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hives-and-angioedema/basics/definition/con-20014815). Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a good 1st attempt but it's doubtful that drinking lots of water will have any major direct impact. Do some detective work to determine what new thing, food, lotion, soap, detergent, environment you've been exposed to. Then avoid ...Read more

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How does gargling salt water help treat a sore throat?

 How does gargling salt water help treat a sore throat?

Symptomatic relief: Warm water gargles loosens the muscles of the throat and make it easier to swallow. It does not address the cause of sore throat. 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. 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. ...Read more

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Does water help memory?

Does water help memory?

No: No, water does not necessarily help with memory. Sometimes when we are dehydrated, that can make people feel a little dizzy or confused. Rehydrating with water can make you feel better in this case, but i'm not aware that just drinking water will improve memory. ...Read more

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Have laryngitis for days. Does gargling with saltwater help? Will Flovent 110 make it worse?

Have laryngitis for days. Does gargling with saltwater help? Will Flovent 110 make it worse?

Laryngitis: Flovent is an inhaled steroid designed to reduce the outbreaks of asthma (not to treat acute asthma). Laryngitis is often the result of viral infection resulting in swelling and other inflammatory changes to the vocal cords. This may in part be reduced by steroids, but at the risk of reducing effective host responses to the virus and inducing secondary infections. ...Read more

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Severe water retention with period, any natural way to alleviate? I already reduce sodium. Does exercise and green tea help? Does cranberry juice?

Severe water retention with period, any natural way to alleviate? I already reduce sodium. Does exercise and green tea help? Does cranberry juice?

Water retention: Over the counter medications containing diuretics can help. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with your physician's approval. Sipping green tea can help as it has a diuretic effect. So can exercise. ...Read more

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How long does it take bronchitis with cough induced asthma to improve? Albuterol nebs 4xday. Only better with lots of treatments. Is that good or bad?

How long does it take bronchitis with cough induced asthma to improve? Albuterol nebs 4xday. Only better with lots of treatments. Is that good or bad?

Bad: When things are that bad, albuterol is not enough, you need a controller inhaler that has steroids and depending how bad things are, you may need oral steroids. Plus excess albuterol will worsen your atrial fibrillation. Call you doctor and get treated adequately. ...Read more

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Does frize water or cold water bad for health?

Does frize water or cold water bad for health?

Cold water: Drinking cold water generally doesn't cause a serious reaction, but can stir up abdominal cramps. It is not recommended to drink ice cold water too rapidly. ...Read more

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How can drinking water help clear mucus from frontal sinuses?

How can drinking  water help clear mucus from frontal sinuses?

I doubt it: The presence of mucus in your frontal sinus is the result of a blocked naso-frontal duct. This ductile blockage is the result of a nasal infection. I do not think that drinking water will solve the problem although drinking water is good. The duct leading from the frontal sinus to the nose needs to be decongested. A nose spray, decongestant, or steroids might be considered as early treatments. ...Read more

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Will inhaling steam help with my bronchitis?

Will inhaling steam help with my bronchitis?

No: In fact, inhaling steam can potentially be dangerous because you run the risk of burning your nasal passages. ...Read more

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Does cold air help your lungs feel better?

Does cold air help your lungs feel better?

Yes: Often when people have infections such as colds, flus or even pneumonia it can be difficult to breathe and they can work up a sweat just taking air in and out. For them it can often feel good and refreshing to take in some cold air. However, if they have asthma or bronchitis, the quick change in the temperature can lead to constriction of the bronchi and can make breathing more difficult. ...Read more

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How much faster does drinking Warm Salt Water help Nasal cilia move than drinking Regular Warm Water?

How much faster does drinking Warm Salt Water help Nasal cilia move than drinking Regular Warm Water?

Nasal Rinses: Drinking warm salt water vs regular water will have no effect on your nasal cilia. Staying well hydrated with regular water can help thin out nasal secretions. Benefits of saline (saltwater) nasal rinses include: washes the mucus and irritants from your nose, moisturizes the sinus passages, studies have shown that nasal irrigation improves cell function (the cells that move the mucus work better). ...Read more

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Does drinking cold liquid make your cough worse?

Does drinking cold liquid make your cough worse?

Cough: I think that drinking something cold can indeed make a cough worse due to the close proximity of of the esophagus to the trachea. Cold typically causes structures that have the ability to constrict or narrow. In the airway this narrowing or constriction can lead to bronchospasm which leads to shortness if breath/ coughing/ wheezing. ...Read more

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Does alkaline water help with gerd?

Does alkaline water help with gerd?

Reflux: It can help to neutralize the acids in the stomach. It is much better to take reflux medicine and watch your diet closely to avoid acid foods. There is a good book by dr koufman entitled "dropping acid" which also has a cookbook of low acid foods. It explains the acid diet and is available on amazon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does apple juice really help with asthma symptoms?

Does apple juice really help with asthma symptoms?

Myth: I can see no reason this juice would have any effect on asthma.It would provide some helpful hydration, but would not treat the problem. ...Read more