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Productive cough with white phlegm, no fever for more than a week. Ventolin use daily.(increase). See dr? Avoid antibiotics?
Viral URI?: All of your symptoms could be viral. If this has been less than 14 days, what's coming up is not thick green or yellow, you can probably avoid an antibiotic. If your ventolin dose isn't lasting 4 to 6 hours you may need a short course of prednisone. If suddenly get worse or lasts more than 2 to 3 weeks seek antibiotic. ...Read more
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
Not all: Some chinese restaurants use msg in their food, which bothers some asthmatics - but not all asthmatics are bothered and many restaurants don't use it anymore. Ask if they use it, and avoid it if they do and won't keep it out of your food. China has 1.2 billion people - not all the food there bothers asthmatics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do for a cough due to using clorox and ammonia for cleaning. She tryied drinking milk and halls droups for cough>she got a chronic cough
Can asthmatics take OTC cough syrup? Barking cough for 6wks lots of phlegm. 10 days antibiotics and 4 days steroids helped briefly but getting worse
I never do: Most of these contain antihistamines that will thicken their mucus, which is not what a croup kid needs.A simple guaifenesin only product might help loosen the mucus. For most of these kids I just try to keep them hydrated and occasionally use an oral steroid for the worst cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Eat foods that are soft for sore throat. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several x/ day. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min.& sip. ...Read more
Is it safe for a child to take azithromycin for strep and nasal spray, albuterol inhaler, and mucinex (guaifenesin) for bad phlemy cough?
Interactions: there is no special interaction between those medications when used as prescribed. ...Read more
My favorite: My favorite is a classic "hot toddy." specifically I use a camomile tea with honey, lemon juice and either rum or whiskey (about half-a-shot). The choice of spirits is up to you. The point is to drink a warm liquid that will relax you and open up your airways. (adult only for alcohol, however, lemon, honey, and tea can be used alone for those abstaining or kids.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?
Lots of fluids!: Extra fluids may help. Make your own cough medicine by using 1 part tea, 1part honey, and l part lemon juice. An "expectorant" is an over-the-counter medication which may help to liquify mucous secretions and make them easier to cough up. Don't give honey to babies under one year old. And it goes without saying that a non-smoking environment will be helpful to everyone. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
M indian.If expectorant oral cough syrup can't stop my coughing even after a week, try some other cough syrups or may be some infection inside stomach?
Antitussive: If you are using dextromethorphan containing syrup and that does not work, try some with Codeine in it. If you are in india, would worry about tuberculosis. The issue is why you are coughing. This could be an atypical pneumonia including mycoplasma, chlamydia, legionella, adult perussis, and so on. ...Read more
Everytime my son catches cold and cough, his cough heals very late.Please suggest an effective cough syrup or medicine?
The safest thing to : Do is see his pediatrician, as your son may have reactive airway disease or mild asthma. Upper respiratory infections can trigger bronchial spasms in people with these conditions, requiring medications called bronchodilators. It's always wise not to suppress coughs in children, except maybe at night for more restful sleep, but only if his doctor okays a medication with dextromethorphan. ...Read more
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