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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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Can I take theraflu severe cold and cough with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and cephelaxin?

Can I take theraflu severe cold and cough with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and cephelaxin?

Unusual treatment: You can take these medications together safely. However, colds are not due to bacteria and don't improve with antibiotics. And even if it's bacterial, it's unusual to be treated with both cephalexin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Were they prescribed or are you treating yourself? Contact your doctor and follow her advice. ...Read more

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How to cure cold and cough by home made remedies?

How to cure cold and cough by home made remedies?

Symptomatic relief: 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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I m 27 years. Have a severe cold. Any remedy?

I m 27 years. Have a severe cold. Any remedy?

Homeopathic therapy: While there is no cure for the common cold, many things you can do can reduce it's severity. Drinking plenty of fluids, steam inhalation & gentle gargling can make your throat feel better. There is some evidence for supplemental zinc therapy, and many believe that vitamin c can help as well, but high doses pass right through your body, so 500mg 4x/day should be sufficient, as well as 220mg zinc. ...Read more

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What is the easiest and most effective home-made remedy for common cold?

What is the easiest and most effective home-made remedy for common cold?

Colds: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti 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. ...Read more

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What is the home remedy for common cold?

What is the home remedy for common cold?

Treat symptoms: Most colds are due to viruses and therefore do not need antibiotics. Effective home care will consist of treating symptoms as follows: for congeston-use an over the counter decongestant like sudafed, inhale steam, hot liquids like herbal teas, menthol or eucalyptus rubs, sore throat: salt water gargles, fever- acetaminophen, fatigue- rest and fluids, supplements-vitamin c and zinc. ...Read more

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16 month old who has the common cold and cough..what medicine if any can I give him fot the coughing. Coughing is not severe but it bothers him.

16 month old who has the common cold and cough..what medicine if any can I give him fot the coughing. Coughing is not severe but it bothers him.

Cough med in toddler: Most over the counter cough and cold preparations in the children's section are not FDA approved for children under 2 years. Cough caused by post nasal drip may improve with an over the counter allergy medication (Zyrtec and Claritin are approved for ages 6 months and older). ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more