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Home remedy for productive cough?

Home remedy for productive cough?

Fluids: They always say a little honey, a little tea, a little lemon, but best of all lots of fluids (juice and water to avoid dilutional effect) to liquefy secretion and cough up easier. ...Read more

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Productive Cough (Definition)

Productive cough is a symptom in which a person feels there is mucus coming up from his chest when he coughs. Sometimes, a person mistakenly believes the mucus is coming from the chest when it is actually dripping down from the nose and throat. True mucus or phlegm (infected mucousy material) can be ...Read more


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What is the beat remedy for intermittent dry non productive cough , it is irregular and subsides after a glass of water, ?

What is the beat remedy for intermittent dry non productive cough , it is irregular and subsides after a glass of water, ?

Dry Cough: Many people are plagued by an intermittent cough that is really a complex issue with pharyngeal muscles and hypersensitivity of the cough reflex. This problem is persistent and hard to eradicate. In other cases, the cough can be due to certain drugs - such as ace inhibitors - you might be taking for blood pressure or cardiac problems. You might want to discuss the issue with your doctor. ...Read more

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Productive cough from a long time and its treatment?

Productive cough from a long time and its treatment?

Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the treatment for a productive cough?

Please help! what is the treatment for a productive cough?

Expectoration: The best treatment if feasible is expectoration to avoid stagnation and inspissation of mucous in the airways if they are from the lung . If infected, antibiotics is used. Fluid and mucolytics are a good way to start. ...Read more

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I have a productive cough, and i can't sleep. I was wondering of there is any home remedies to cure fast.?

Productive cough: The value of productive coughing is the clearing of unwanted materials from the respiratory tract. Curing it beneficially would be by alleviating the primary cause. If this is viral, it should clear up by itself. If you smoke, stop. You can suppress cough with a variety of compounds containing dextromethorphan, but this will also inhibit clearing of materials that may be beneficial. ...Read more

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Fluid on lungs after gb surgery.Has dementia and cannot walk around much or cough up phlegm. What is the treatment and outlook? Still in hospital.

Fluid on lungs after gb surgery.Has dementia and cannot walk around much or cough up phlegm. What is the treatment and outlook? Still in hospital.

Fluid around lungs: After gb surgery is not common. If the gallbladder was very infected it may be reactive fluid. Other causes, such as pneumonia, should be considered. If it is infection then appropriate antibiotics should be started. If there is a lot of fluid restricting breathing then a tube may be placed to remove the fluid. As long as oxygen levels are good and infection controlled it should get better. ...Read more

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Had chlamydia, then severe cough with sputum, after treatment with doxycycline 100mg b.i.d and azithromycin still feel sick, could be related?

Had chlamydia, then severe cough with sputum, after treatment with doxycycline 100mg b.i.d and azithromycin still feel sick, could be related?

M.D. visit: Another sputum sample to determine whether there is a secondary infection is indicated, and possibly a chest x ray to rule out pneumonia. Your history of smoking also makes it likely that you have underlying lung problems which can cause a chronic cough and respiratory symptoms. If you see your physician, a set of pulmonary function tests can be ordered. ...Read more

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Sob.Wheeze. Throat mucus. Difficulty swallowing. Wake up tired stuffy. Sinus problems. Cough up mucus. Could this be silent reflux? Natural treatment

Sob.Wheeze. Throat mucus. Difficulty swallowing. Wake up tired stuffy. Sinus problems. Cough up mucus. Could this be silent reflux? Natural treatment

Possibilities....: Your breathing difficulties are likely due to bronchospasm. The bronchospasm could be due to post-nasal drip (or other sinus problems) and/or reflux. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers can treat the bronchospasm and there are treatments for the sinuses and reflux so see your doctor asap. Smoking cessation will help improve your breathing as well. If your breathing worsens, go to the er. ...Read more

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I've got terrible non-productive cough. Any known remedies that really work?

I've got terrible non-productive cough. Any known remedies that really work?

Find the cause: There are varied causes of nonproductive cough. Most common is allergic rhinitis, but not far behind is an undiagnosed asthma or reactive airways. Then there is gerd, and there is even a parasite that can cause it (called in perpetual copulation state, lol) found in the upper airway, but rare. Treating the cause is the best. Use of cough suppressant is resorted to for comfort. So go to your md. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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