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Cures to dry throat and cough due to cold and dry air?

Cures to dry throat and cough due to cold and dry air?

Opposite: Warm and moist air. Stay in if sick. Try a humidifier. Sips of water. Cough meds not certain to really help. Nose breath. Cover mouth while outdoors ...Read more

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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Asthma and dry cough which medicine i can take?

Asthma and dry cough which medicine i can take?

Cough variant asthma: Dry cough could be related to asthma. This condition is called cough variant asthma. You should see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis and rule out any other causes. Treatment is similar to that for asthma in general. Depending on the severity of cough, inhaled albuterol or short course of steroids may be needed. In addition, your doctor may prescribe maintenance therapy with inhaled steroids. ...Read more

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Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause a dry, hacking cough?

Why does the medication capoten (captopril) cause a dry, hacking cough?

ACE cough: Capoten (captopril) is one of a class of blood pressure medicines called ace inhibitors, which can sometimes cause a dry, persistent cough as a side effect. If you are having trouble with this, talk to your doctor about changing to a different medication. ...Read more

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What is better for hypertension: arbs or ACE inhibitors?

What is better for hypertension: arbs or ACE inhibitors?

No Difference: Ace and arb both are used to treat hypertension by similar mechanisms. They decrease blood flow to part of the kidney that causes an overall decrease in total blood pressure. The only difference is that with an ace you can develop a persistent dry cough. Once this occurs, you have an allergy to the ace. The arb treats the BP without the cough. ...Read more

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Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?

Can I take clonazepam with cough medicine? (dextromethorphan hbr with chlorpheniramine maleate) aka Coricidin high blood pressure cough and cold?

Too much sedation: It may not be wise to take 2 meds that may cause sedation. The combination may also effect your blood pressure. It may be safer go to your doctor and let him/her advise what is next strategy. ...Read more

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How to combat ankle edema caused as a side effect by s-amlodipine.The hypertensive pt.Was previously put on ACE inhibitor but developed cough?

How to combat ankle edema caused as a side effect by s-amlodipine.The hypertensive pt.Was previously put on ACE inhibitor but developed cough?

Side effect: Ankle edema is a side effect of amlodipine. You can't 'combat' it. If the ace caused side effects also then one of the family of arbs may help. ...Read more

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Which are better ACE inhibitors or arb's?

Which are better ACE inhibitors or arb's?

They are equal: Both are effective and safe, some people get a dry cough on the ace inhibitors, but otherwise, they are well tolerated. ...Read more

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Coreg (carvedilol) and lisinopril for htn. Last 6 weeks wheezing, fatigue, short breath during running w/o cough. Inhaler does not help. Rest resolves. Allergies?

Coreg (carvedilol) and lisinopril for htn. Last 6 weeks wheezing, fatigue, short breath during running w/o cough.  Inhaler does not help.  Rest resolves. Allergies?

See provider: I am concerned that your cardiovascular disease may be getting worse, or that you may have asthma or COPD that requires more than one inhaler. Please see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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How to treat ankle edema as a side effect of amlodipine plus if the hypertensive pt.Had been changed frm ACE inhibitor to a calcium channel blocker?

How to treat ankle edema as a side effect of amlodipine plus if the hypertensive pt.Had been changed frm ACE inhibitor to a calcium channel blocker?

Ankle edema: You could go back on the ace inhibitor, or try another medicine, but the ankle edema is a side effect of the amlodipine. It may also be seen with other calcium channel blockers. ...Read more

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If you losinopril causes the dry cough will all ACE have same effect? Also CCB amlopidine caused leg swelling will the other CCB do same?

If you losinopril causes the dry cough will all ACE have same effect?  Also CCB amlopidine caused leg swelling will the other CCB do same?

Not neccessarily: Sometimes a switch from one ACE-INHIBITOR to another can stp the cough. If not switching to an Angiotensin Receptor Blocker will very likely stop the cough. All CCBlockers can cause leg swelling. Lowering the dose will decrease the swelling. In any given person one CCB may cause less swelling than the other, while still being effective. ...Read more

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The beta blocker had too many side effects and did not reduce BP well enough. Ace inhibitor is now substituted. Could this reduce the pressure better?

The beta blocker had too many side effects and did not reduce BP well enough. Ace inhibitor is now substituted. Could this reduce the pressure better?

Depending on Pt: Each pt is different. People respond to different meds differently. Some pts ace inhibitor works very well. Some pts it does not. We have to try one med at a time and see if it works. If it doesnt will try next option. ...Read more

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Is a chronic cough from gerd and post nasyl drip associated with coughing after someone sprays perfume too? It's dry cough.

Is a chronic cough from gerd and post nasyl drip associated with coughing after someone sprays perfume too? It's dry cough.

Yes.....: Hopefully the coughing doesn't last too long. This isn't well studied but, any time the lungs become inflamed due to any reason, they become susceptible to further inflammation from EVERY reason. The previous irritation from GERD sets up susceptibility to the perfumes. Most long term asthma medicines help this but monteleukast might be the best. ...Read more

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Can COPD patients take cough meds and or mucous thining meds?

Can COPD patients take cough meds and or mucous thining meds?

Yes and no: Be sure the over the counter product does not contain antihistamines which can dry secretions and possibibly make secretions more tenacious. Ask your physician or pharmacist before using such products. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC remedy for post nasal drip and cough? I tried Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM and it did very little to help my coughing and throat "tickle" sensation.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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What's the best OTC remedy for post nasal drip and cough? I tried Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM and it did very little to help my coughing and throat "tickle" sensation.

Depends: If the cough is from post-nasal drips, it may respond to OTC nasal steroid (takes a few days). It is from sinusitis, you may need a Rx antibiotic. If from asthma, you will need a Rx controller drug for asthma. Each condition requires difficult treatment and thus a diagnosis is needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dry Cough (Definition)

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