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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. John Chiu
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...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 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 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 any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Are there any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a cough and runny nose in a 2 year old?

Home remedies for a cough and runny nose in a 2 year old?

Honey: A teaspoon of honey works better then OTC cough & cold medications in children! Nasal saline for the runny nose. And of course lots of TLC! ...Read more

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Best treatment for a runny nose fever and sore throat?

Best treatment for a runny nose fever and sore throat?

See a doctor: When you start to have a fever, it's is time to see a doctor to see if you get bacterial rhino pharyngitis. Diagnosed and treated early might prevent it from getting worse, getting sinus or lung infection. ...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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What are some remedies for a stuffy nose?

What are some remedies for a stuffy nose?

Start simple: First start with a pure antihistamine to see if allergy may be playing a role. Zyrtec, Claritin or alavert are otc and worth trying. If after a few days there is no improvement then try a decongestant as well. If after a few days you are still blocked you should see your family doctor for a prescription nasal spray either a steroid or an antihistamine. If that doesn't help you need to see an ent. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best medicine for sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, and relief for mucus?

Help please? What is the best medicine for sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, and relief for mucus?

Cold or flu: If less than 48 hours, and there truly is fever (temp > 100.3) then get to a doctor to get tested/examined to determine whether or not flu is present. If not, then you have a cold. I'm a big fan of the dayquil(for daytime, duh)/nyquil (for nightime)combination. Mucinex (guaifenesin) d can help with the mucous, plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) if ur hypertensive (high blood pressure) if worsening, you need to be seen. ...Read more

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All I have is a runny/stuffy nose. Would Sudafed (behind the counter) work for both runny and a stuffy nose?

All I have is a runny/stuffy nose. Would Sudafed (behind the counter) work for both runny and a stuffy nose?

Many otc answers: Over the counter Claritin D Allegra D Zyrtec D all will work new sprays- flonase, nasacort (triamcinolone) are now otc also. Trial and error to find what works for you. If you have hypertension then avoid- sudafed like meds. ...Read more

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Whats a good home remide, for a cough and runny nose for a 3 yr old?

Whats a good home remide, for a cough and runny nose for a 3 yr old?

Saline: Best is to use a saline nasal spray to help with the congestion and the cough. They are available over the counter. ...Read more

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Have stuffy nose everyday and nasal drip. Where can I find a remedy?

Have stuffy nose everyday and nasal drip. Where can I find a remedy?

Stuffy and drippy: Hello, your symptoms sound like allergy. Your remedy may be in the otc section of your pharmacy. Antihistamines such as claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or Allegra may help. Each is available as a generic too! if this doesn't help, see your doctor for further evaluation. Good luck. ...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 remedies for my 4-year-old’s stuffy nose?

What are some home remedies for my 4-year-old’s stuffy nose?

Nasal Congestion: You are limited at that age. The first step is to use some saline drops and a suction bulb syringe. If this child doesn't tolerate suctioning the nose that way, you can try a little saline spray to moisten the nose and clear it out. You can also use an oral decongestant to open the nose up. ...Read more

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Otc meds for a sinus headache and stuffy nose?

Otc meds for a sinus headache and stuffy nose?

Viral rhinitis: The headache may be effectively relieved by Ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Sinus and nasal congestion may be dealt with by taking otc remedies containing Pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine, with or without an antihistamine. You may have rhinosinusitis, which involves the same treatment, for the most part. These infections are almost always caused by a virus, so antibiotics are rarely indicated. ...Read more

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What could cause a stuffy ear, stuffy nose, stuffy throat, and a dry cough?

What could cause a stuffy ear, stuffy nose, stuffy throat, and a dry cough?

Sore throat: It all depends on the duration, severity and associated symptoms. It can vary from simple viral infection to some more serious. ...Read more

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Runny Nose (Definition)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more