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How to stop using cough drops?

How to stop using cough drops?

Get a checkup !: Cough is a symptom of throat and possibly lung problems. If you have a persistent cough, it could be simply related to allergy drainage or acid reflux. An examination by a throat specialist can identify the cause of the cough and then treatments will avoid the need for cough drops. The key is to deal with the cause, not the treatment! ...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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Are all ricola cough drops safe for preg.

Are all ricola cough drops safe for preg.

Ricola is safe: Ricola, Halls, Cepacol, and Theraflu are common over the counter cold medications safe to use during pregnancy according to most ObGyns. Whenever unsure, it is wise to ask your Obstetrician. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take 4 month old cough drops?

Is it bad to take 4 month old cough drops?

Cough in a 4 mos old: Cough medications are not recommended for children under 2 years of age. Try saline nose drops it helps clear the nose, sooth the throat & calms the cough. If cough is frequent or associated with fever, wheezing or any difficulty breathing you should take him to his pediatrician . I hope he gets better soon. ...Read more

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Are cough drops safe for almost 4 year old kid?

Are cough drops safe for almost 4 year old kid?

Choking hazard: 3 is a little young, small children less than 5 are still at risk for this to be a choking hazard. I wouldn't give him one. ...Read more

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Should I use cough drops as appetite suppressants?

Should I use cough drops as appetite suppressants?

No..: Cough drops are not a healthy way to suppress your appetite. To manage your appetite in a healthy way, check out this list of the top 10 natural appetite suppressants:http://failedpilot.Com/589/natural-appetite-suppressant/. Good luck! ...Read more

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I eat cough drops almost as if they were candies, is that ok ???

I eat cough drops almost as if they were candies, is that ok ???

Cough drops: Good afternoon! It depends on what ingredients are in the cough drops. If it contains pseudoephidrine you may cause your heart to race or make an arrhytmia(abnormal heart rhythm or rate) worse and you will get dry mouth. Or if they contain guafensin the active ingredient in Robitussin (guaifenesin) you can get nausea vomiting etc. Just eat candy not cough drops... ...Read more

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Any thoughts on damage that can be done by possibly being addicted to cough drops?

Any thoughts on damage that can be done by possibly being addicted to cough drops?

Not many: Cough drops contain menthol and camphor mostly, and I am unaware of any complications of even heavy use of these. Many drops are sugared, and weight gain and tooth decay, gum problems may occur with heavy use. There is no potential for such drops to cause physical addiction, but psychological dependency can occur to many things. Some people are "oral" and need things in their mouths a lot. ...Read more

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