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Any home remedies for a wet cough and runny nose?

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

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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Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Remedies: 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. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Improve drainage: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...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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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 some good home remedies for a headache and/ or a sore throat?

What are some good home remedies for a headache and/ or a sore throat?

Remedies: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a good first line treatment for dull headaches. If the headache is due to marked nasal congestion,taking a decongestant like sudafed, irrigating the nasal passages with warm salt water and,/or using a nasal spray like afrin for a short time helps. For viral sore throat,lozenges and warm salt water gargles help. A throat culture is recommended for persistent sore throat to rule out strep ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor a cough and runny/stuffy nose?

What are good home remediesfor a cough and runny/stuffy nose?

Tips: 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

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What are home remedies for a sore throat?

Sore Throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended home remedy for congestion and sore throat?

Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What are some home cures for a stuffy nose and sore throat?

What are some home cures for a stuffy nose and sore throat?

Remedies: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. Neti pot helps. ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for cold sores?

What's a good home remedy for cold sores?

Only home RX is TIME: The only home remedy is time. The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, you can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a sore throat?

What are some home remedies for a sore throat?

Warm salt water & T: Gargling with warm salt water can help clean out the mouth and throat. Warm tea with honey and lemon can be soothing. If your symptoms persist for more than a few days or worsen, you should se your doctor. ...Read more

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What are home remedies that will help with a sore throat and cough?

What are home remedies that will help with a sore throat and cough?

Hot liquids.: Many things are used commonly. Hot salt water gargles, hot tea with honey. Otc preps like chloraseptic ( a numbing medication) or guaifanesin ( an expectorant) plus or minus dm ( a cough suppressant). ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for a cold sore?

What's a good home remedy for a cold sore?

Check this out: Hene laser may increase healing by 50%. It is thought to increase blood circulation and/or release nitric oxide. It will also decrease the pain. Check out this site for more info: http://www.Webmd.Com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores. ...Read more

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What are good home remediesfor a wet cough and runny nose?

What are good home remediesfor a wet cough and runny nose?

Remedies: If this is an acute problem as in a cold related illness, a saline nasal spray, a decongestant may help. If this more of a chronic condition, you need to see your doctor to determine the cause of your symptopms. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies for a sore throat?

Are there home remedies for a sore throat?

Yes: F you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider & get a strep throat test & culture. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Natural home remedies for a cold that work?

Natural cold remedy: The best place to turn would be a naturopath. I've used elderberry syrup with good results. I think add'l vitamin d supplementation can be helpful too. Increase hydration. ...Read more

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Will anyone have any home remedies for clearing up a cold sore or fever blister?

Will anyone have any home remedies for clearing up a cold sore or fever blister?

Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Also called an upper respiratory tract infection (URI), this is a condition where the nose or throat is infected by a virus, causing redness and inflammation, runny nose, ...Read more