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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Dry Cough

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Are there herbal remedies for a dry cough?

Are there herbal remedies for a dry cough?

Cough: Basically you want to boost your immune system. Examples are selenium, coenzyme q10, and oscillococcinum which is a homeopathic medicine. Ofcourse, consult your doctor first. ...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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Treatment for cough?

Treatment for cough?

Depends: Treatment for cough depends on the underlying cause. For symptomatic releif, you can use cough medications otc but you should see a doctor to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Any herbal treatment for allergies?

Any herbal treatment for allergies?

Beware: Many herbal medicines make claims with anecdotal evidence but not scientific double blind study. Placebo effect works about 35% of the time! ...Read more

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What homeopathic remedy is there for cough or bronchitis?

What homeopathic remedy is there for cough or bronchitis?

Cough & homeopathy: Acute cough can respond to correctly prescribed homeopathic remedies; there are hundreds. Here are a few: bryonia alba: cough develops over 2-3 days, & is dry, hard, & painful. Worse from any movement. Drosera: violent fits of hard coughing with choking -- can barely breathe when coughing. Coccus cacti: cough w/choking on thick, stringy mucus. Constant clearing the throat; worse w/cold drinks. ...Read more

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What OTC is recommended for primary cough headaches?

What OTC is recommended for primary cough headaches?

OTC cough suppress: Any medication that comes with a cough suppressant like dextromethorphan can help cut down the cough, and then Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen for the headache as long as you arent allergic or have any kidney or liver issues. Be careful however, because over use of Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) can lead to rebound headaches. ...Read more

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Is homeopayhic medication effevtive against allergies regarding recurremt cold and cough?

Is homeopayhic medication effevtive against allergies regarding recurremt cold and cough?

Not usually: There is no scientific proof that they do work but if they work for you, I have no problem with it. This is not to say that herbal medicine has no role it is just that the basis of homeopathic medicine is that even trace quantity (often unmeasurable) of the purported active ingredient would control disease. ...Read more

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Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Herbal treatment for body itchy?

Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more

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What are some good OTC medicines for sore throat, congestion. N cough?

What are some good OTC medicines for sore throat, congestion. N cough?

OTC Cold Drugs: This article provides some useful tips==>http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/76285-overthecounter-cold-medicines/. You don't want to over medicate, but a short term combination of readily available meds can help you feel better and sleep at night. Be cautious of drugs containing Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) if you have high blood pressure or a heart condition, though. ...Read more

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Does dry cough has a cure or medication?

Does dry cough has a cure or medication?

Dextromethorphan: Dry cough can be treated with dextromethorphan - a cough suppressant, and/or an expectorant such as guaifenesin, which will help to loosen a break up a tight dry cough. Often these two ingredients are combined- such as robitussin dm or mucinex dm. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best non liquid cough medicine for adults?

Please recommend the best non liquid cough medicine for adults?

Benzonatate: cough pills or event any DM containing pills. But if mild any mint containing tablet causes decrease cough ...Read more

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Natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

Natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

Honey: One of the simplest is a teaspoon of honey every 4-6 hours for cough and increase your water intake. ...Read more

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What are meds for primary pulmonary hypertension with a dry cough?

What are meds for primary pulmonary hypertension with a dry cough?

Cough and PH: While dry cough can be a manifestation of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in a small percentage of patients, you should discuss with your doctor other possible causes and treatments. ...Read more

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Remedies for coughing?

Remedies for coughing?

See a doctor: If your cough is new, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is good for night time coughing and helps you to sleep. Mucinex dm can be use in am for day time cough. If you have been coughing for more than a week, see your doctor! ...Read more

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What to use for a dry hacking cough?

What to use for a dry hacking cough?

Find a cause: Try to find whether you have any infection, asthma ., post nasal drip or reflux. Then try to treat accordingly, any cough suppressant will help a little while you are being worked up. ...Read more

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Restasis or other prescription drops good treatment for chronic dry eye?

Restasis or other prescription drops good treatment for chronic dry eye?

Dry Eyes & Restatsis: Dry eyes can be very frustrating!there are many therapy options: best to start naturally (warm compresses, diluted baby shampoo scrubs) & move up a "ladder approach." Restasis works but takes weeks & may need steroid drop at same time (to help you tolerate restasis) more info at: http://eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com/2013/04/best-step-ladder-approach-to-dry-eye.Html i hope this helps you! ...Read more

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What is the best OTC remedy for a toddler's dry cough?

What is the best OTC remedy for a toddler's dry cough?

Honey, if over 12...: ...Months of age (some say 3 years): honey was tested against all major cough medicines and found to work better. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for a wet cough and runny nose?

The cause: You need to know the cause before you can treat an illness. Our information suggests that your cough may be from post-nasal drips. Daily saline irrigation 1 to 2 x daily on the nose may reduce the cough. If you are allergic to outdoor allergens, staying in an air-conditioned room during the pollen season may help. Pets may be a problem. No home remedies has been found to be that effective. ...Read more

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What are the best herbal home remedies for a kid with a dry cough?

What are the best herbal home remedies for a kid with a dry cough?

Homeopathy, actually: This is not the same as an "herbal" treatment. But classical homeopathy actually has many medicines ("remedies") that stimulate healing of cough. Different kinds of coughs correspond to different homeopathic remedies, so you'd have the best chance of success by consulting a homeopath. But the remedy rumex can help a tickling, irritated dry cough that gets worse when undressing or uncovering. ...Read more

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Any advice on medication for chronic dry eyed?

Any advice on medication for chronic dry eyed?

Many options...: If you are already using artificial tears 2 or more times daily without relief, you can ask your doctor about restasis, a prescription medication to help produce good tears. You may also try treating the eyelid oil glands that can contribute to dry eye, by using warm compresses, lid scrubs and vitamin supplements with omega 3 fatty acids. Discuss these options with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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Any good non-prescription treatment for chronic nasal inflammation?

Any good non-prescription treatment for chronic nasal inflammation?

Yes: Antihistamine/decongestant combinations may help. Nasalchrom nasal spray used 4 times a day may also help if the inflammation is caused by allergy. Do not use instant decongestant sprays you can develop rebound congestion and become dependent. ...Read more

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