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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
Can a cool mist humidifier make a wet chesty cough worse? Child has been coughing nonstop very mucusy cough, he has strep humidifier has been on
Sometimes: most coughs in children are due to throat irritation or mucous draining down the throat. Humidifiers help both of these conditions usually by moisturizing the back of the throat and loosening mucous. some children get more cough with this loosening. Depending the age of your child he may benefit from cough med if your doctor feels it.s appropriate contact him/her ...Read more
3yr old has congested wet cough, nasal congest.,no fever,clear nasal mucus,irritated throat, taking antibio's for yeast inf.Cold? Concern? Treatment?
Antibiotics: Antibiotics as you know do not treat viral infections. Most upper respiratory infections are caused by viruses and will clear by themselves in a few days. Encourage lots of fluids, try sitting with her in a hot steamy bathroom to loosen phlegm and mucus, and call your pediatrician if she seems ill or sicker. ...Read more
Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?
No. IUI is better: It has been thought that it may thin the cervical mucus but there is no scientific evidence that it helps increase fertility. Cervical mucus problems are a rare cause of not getting pregnant (unless taking clomid, (clomiphene) or some women with previous leep or cone biopsy of the cervix). Intrauterine insemination (iui) is a good option. See a fertility specialist (rei) if trying to conceive without success. ...Read more
My 2 yr old son has cough and wheezing at night while sleeping, no fever. I have cough syrup, ventolin syrup, terbutaline syrup n ventolin nebules.
Asthma control: Use nebulizer with Albuterol as directed by his doctor, ~ 3-4 x/day. Use only one oral bronchodilator, Albuterol, as directed, ~ 3 x/day. Don't give a cough suppressant See doctor now & in follow-up for maintenance medications. Seek evaluations for gastroesophageal reflux & allergies. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/childhood-asthma/in-depth/asthma-in-children/art-20044376 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden onset of chest irritation, cough, chest congestion, raw throat, nasal congestion, runny nose, headache. Temp 99.6. Info & home remedies please.
Baby has a cough and runny nose now he has that rattle noise/ wet cough done humidifier, saline drops any suggestions?
Productive cough.Runny nose. Both w/ yellow mucus. No fever.Tight chest.Throat a bit sore. Smoker. Allergies?Cold?Bronchitis?Something else? See a dr?
Sinobronchitis: This probably is a sinus infection with bronchitis. You are more at risk due to smoking. If it is recurrent you could have underlying allergies and asthma which could also be a factor. Unfortunately people with asthma smoke at the same frequency as those who are not asthmatic. ...Read more
My son has a painful cough, head, body hurts. He's 5 1/2. I gave him Zarbees honey cough syrup last night, seemed to get worse. What else can I do?
Cough/cold: Please treat pain symptoms with something like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen to help him feel better. I like your choice for cough med - sometimes though, nothing works for coughs, They need to cough to clear increased mucous. Humidity will often help if irritation in airways, so take him in shower and spend 15-30 minutes in the steam. Push a lot of fluids. If short of breath or high fever, to see doctor. ...Read more