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How can I get rid of a cough?

How can I get rid of a cough?

Remedy: 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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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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How can I get rid of a cough(cold) fast?

How can I get rid of a cough(cold) fast?

No 'cure'. A cold: Runs it's course. 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 ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cough naturally?

How can I get rid of a cough naturally?

Cough: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea w a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea w 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 mins). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a dry cough quickly?

How can I get rid of a dry cough quickly?

Depends: You have not provided enough information for us to give you an answer. The treatment depends on what the cause for the cough is . However it is no harm to have some tea with honey to try to soothe your cough. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cough easily?

How can I get rid of a cough easily?

No easy way: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold quickly?

How can I get rid of a cold quickly?

Cold: You can't expect to get better before 7-10 days. You can however, feel better by drinking plenty of fluids, eating healthy, taking analgesics like Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) and getting plenty of rest. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a wheezing cough?

How can I get rid of a wheezing cough?

Potential allergen: A wheezing or a tight cough is an indication of bronchoconstriction. This could be from an allergen, or from underlying asthma. These symptoms should be brought to the attention of your doctor. You can also be tuned to potential allergens, animal dander, hay, cleaning products, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a bad cold fast?

How can I get rid of a bad cold fast?

Cold: Cold are typically viral infection which are self resolved in a few days. However if there are some warning signs (high fever of symptoms persisting for long duration), then it would need further evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold fast. ?

How can I get rid of a cold fast. ?

Colds: Are viral infections. Unfortunately, there's no way to make them go away any faster. Some medications are available to reduce the symptoms of your cold (e.g. Decongestants, zicam). Hopefully your cold is caused by a virus which will last a shorter time rather than a longer one. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of phlegm?

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Depends on cause: There are many causes of phlegm, some acute and some chronic. You need to have a diagnosis made first and then treat the cause. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a headache really fast?

How can I get rid of a headache really fast?

Calm: It all depends on the cause of the headache. Most headaches respond well to relaxation, quiet and low light environment. Light massage (accupressure) can also be of benefit. Tylenol (acetaminophen) works well for most people if taken as directed. If your headache is chronic or much more severe than usual, you should contact your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a stuffy/runny nose fast?

How can I get rid of a stuffy/runny nose fast?

OTC nose spray: There are many different brands all with the same ingredient. They come in a 4 hour and 12 hour topical decongestant. If you use them around the clock for more than 3 days you may get "hooked". ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a stuffy nose really quickly?

How can I get rid of a stuffy nose really quickly?

Nasal spray: In my practice, with patients who have simple congestion, i recommend a decongestant nasal spray such as afrin. Two squirts into one nostril usually does the trick. If the congestion is more of an allergic response, i prescribe a Nasonex (mometasone) type of spray, which is a local steroid. Some medications can cause stuffy nose, as well as household allegens, and so on, so i carefully evaluate each patient. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a cough?

How do I get rid of a cough?

Cough: One needs to first identify the cause of the cough before it can be treated. Common causes are certain post nasal drainage, post viral cough, medications such as ace inhibitors, and extraesophageal or laryngopharyngeal reflux. Other more obscure causes can also treatable - eg ear wax impaction. Rarely, a cause cannot be identified. See a medical provider if your cough persists. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a bad cough?

How to get rid of a bad cough?

Diagnosis...: In order to treat a chronic cough, it is necessary to identify the etiology of the cough. Various possibilities include bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, etc. And these possibilities all have different treatments. So, see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, smoking cessation is needed. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a headache?

How can I get rid of a headache?

Cause of headache: Many possibilities. Help for you depends on what is causing the headaches. Please give much more information so we can help you. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold sore fast?

How can I get rid of a cold sore fast?

You can't: The cold sore is caused by a reactivation of herpes simplex virus. Once it erupts it runs it's course. Abreva may help or prescription zovirax (acyclovir) may help. See . ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold sore quickly?

Your doctor can : Prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sore throat fast?

How can I get rid of a sore throat fast?

Improve symptoms: 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