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Halls Cough Drops
Is there any danger in taking halls cough drops. L have diabetes. Not worried about the sugar as I only take a few.
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
2yrs. Ago I was eating 50 halls cough drops a day, that's when I could no longer eat hot & spicy foods. Now I have a sore tongue all the time. Help?
I'm 34wks pregnant. Is it ok to take halls cough drops? It's been about two weeks and I've been taking Zantac (ranitidine) for a week so it's not r/t my heartburn.
I have laringitus and have had it for two weeks what can I do to get my voice back? I have been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm and Advil congestion relief, and on my last pill of azithromycin, halls cough drops, and nothing has helped yet.
If after 2 weeks without any other symptoms you have not improved, you may want to look into other reasons for your laryngitis.
There are number functional and anatomical problems that can cause prolonged laryngitis such as:
- otherwise silent reflux related changes,
- vocal fold hemorrhage (broken blood vessels),
- muscle tension dysphonia,
- benign or malignant growths (especially if you are a smoker)
these can be diagnosed via a laryngoscopic exam performed by an otolaryngologist otherwise known as an ear nose and throat doctor. If your laryngitis persists, you may want to have your doctor recommend a specialist who has the tools to complete a more thorough exam. Good luck! ...Read more
Tiny clear blisters on the inside of both cheeks in the area where I'd hold a cough drop. Been using Halls menthol cough drops. Could this be why?
No: Most likely, this is another reason for this blisters. You can use camomile tea for gargling mouth many times per day for 2-3 days. If no better go to the doctor. ...Read more
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
Options: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
That depends: What type they are? Some are medicated & some are not. Try this: hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if >. ...Read more
Cough drop over dose: Usually cough drops are over the counter and mild in strength with recommended dosages from their packaging label. However too much of anything can be bad so stick to recommended doses. If coughing is still problematic consider another remedy such as a tablespoon of honey (one study showed efficacy from Buckwheat honey equivalent to prescription narcotic suppressants). Don't give honey to infants. ...Read more
No: It is not harmful.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had a ricola cough drop I looked online it said certain herbs in the cough drop are dangerous to the baby and can cause the baby to die is this true?
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
No: It will be digested by the acid in your stomach. There is no harm to you. ...Read more
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
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
I've got a cold and my cough is really loud and it hurts. Cough drops and medicine don't help! How can I stop coughing?
Check with doc:
You may have hyperreactive airways and you may need inhaled medication.
Check with your doc. ...Read more
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