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I have a cough where a little bit of phlegm comes out. How can I get rid of my cough before my basketball game tomorrow?

I have a cough where a little bit of phlegm comes out. How can I get rid of my cough before my basketball game tomorrow?

Depends: It depends how long you have had that cough. If it related to a recent cold, then any over the counter cough medicine should help a bit. If you have had this cough for a while and it worsens with exercise, you may have asthma. Talk to your doctor about your cough. ...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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How can I get rid of my coughing ?! please help me i've been since july 2012 and i went to diff doctors but still i'm having this dry cough

How can I get rid of my coughing ?! please help me i've been  since july 2012 and i went to diff doctors but still i'm having this dry cough

Lung doctor?: Have you seen a pulmonologist? Two possible targets. First, you can take medications that suppress cough regardless of cause. Second, you can run tests to find out the cause. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my dry smokers cough for an interview?

How can I get rid of my dry smokers cough for an interview?

Quit smoking!: The most important thing you can do is to quit smoking today! beyond that, your cough needs to be evaluated by your doctor so the correct diagnosis can be made and treatment initiated. Possible etiologies for this cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these factors. Quit smoking and see your doctor! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the cough? My chest hurts so bad what medicine works?

How can I get rid of the cough? My chest hurts so bad what medicine works?

First,: Why are you coughing? That needs to be determined as simple suppression is not advisable for a number of reasons. The inciting process may continue, the suppressive medication may not work, and may actually have significant unintended side effects. Have a medical professional examine you. ...Read more

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How i can get rid of cough from my chest?

How i can get rid of cough from my chest?

See your doctor: Cough generally goes away by itself, but if it persists, your doctor can find the underlying cause. Then they can help treat and make it go away. ...Read more

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How do i get rid of my cough instantly?

How do i get rid of my cough instantly?

Silly question: You first have to figure out what the cause is. That could be that is being generated in the lungs from an infection or asthma or a habit cough or an allergy to something in your environment. Or it could be that you have a cough due to a post-nasal drip. Once you sit down with your physician and explore the many possible causes (and these were not all) a solution can be devised just for you. ...Read more

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I hate taking any medicines because it makes me gag like crazy. Are there any other ways besides medicine then to get rid of my cough?

I hate taking any medicines because it makes me gag like crazy. Are there any other ways besides medicine then to get rid of my cough?

Coughing: 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 the ways to make my voice come back & to get rid of my cough faster?

What are the ways to make my voice come back & to get rid of my cough faster?

Hoarseness: Voice rest is probably the most important thing you can do, but salt water gargles often help too. If you are a professional voice user, and your voice is coming back slowly, see an ENT who can try medications to decrease swelling faster. Feel better. ...Read more

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