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What are doctors' recommendations to cure a cough without medicine?

What are doctors' recommendations to cure a cough without medicine?

Cough: Must identify the cause. There are numerous possible triggers for cough. Only by identifying the cause can you effectively formulate a treatment plan. In some instances there are environmental triggers: pets/flowers/ perfumes/etc but this is not always the case. A doctor's input may be helpful if you can't identify any cough triggers. ...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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What can be done to cure a cough that is not treated by cough medicine?

What can be done to cure a cough that is not treated by cough medicine?

Tips: 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 drug can I use to cure cough for my kids?

What  drug can I use to cure cough for my kids?

Symptom: Cough is a symptom, not an illness. In order to make the symptom better, you need to address the illness. If the cough is being caused by a bacterial infection, antibiotics will make it better. If it's being caused by virus, the body's immune system will cure it. If it's asthma, medicines can improve it greatly but it can't be cured. In short, the cure depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What would you suggest I do to cure a babys cough without medicine?

What would you suggest I do to cure a babys cough without medicine?

Nasal suction: If an infants cough is related to nasal mucus and post nasal drip, one can use a small amount of nasal saline drops in the nostril followed by bulb suctioning to remove the mucus. If the cough doesn't improve or is associated with rapid breathing, wheezing, stridor (high pitch) then its wise to see your pediatrician for evaluation and specific treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I am suffering from bad cold n cough... How to get cure I have taken a enough medicine!?

Hi I am suffering from bad cold n cough... How to get cure I have taken a enough medicine!?

Sick: Have you seen a doctor? If so, did they even bother to look in your nose, mouth or ears? Listen to your lungs? Maybe do some rapid labs? ...Read more

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Is there a way to cure a very wheezy cough without using prescription medicine?

Is there a way to cure a very wheezy cough without using prescription medicine?

Probably not...: A very wheezy cough should be treated with bronchodilator and steroid inhalers, both of which are prescription meds. So, see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have dry whoping cough no green or yellow mucus for more than 10 days medicine is not helping how to cure what is it please help me thanks?

I have dry whoping cough no green or yellow mucus for more than 10 days medicine is not helping how to cure what is it please help me thanks?

Could be: Occult asthma. You doctor should be able to tell. In the meantime, try any cough medication otc that has dexttromethorphan, a cough suppressant, in it. Also try humidifying air with hot steam vaporizer. ...Read more

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Allergies and cough..started 6 months ago..comes and goes.. medicine helps but not cured. seen 3 doctors. I don't want to spend money on useless tests?

Allergies and cough..started 6 months ago..comes and goes.. medicine helps but not cured. seen 3 doctors.
I don't want to spend money on useless tests?

Allergist.: pretty common. Asthma assessment, some medications by prescription (monteleukast) are a bit better than others. Antihistamine and oral decongestants are cheap and work. Allergy testing can be done. Can provide long term benefits in theory. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not think it's that big so I didnt think I should use medicine, so any cures for cough, stuffy nose and sneezing?

What to do if I do not think it's that big so I didnt think I should use medicine, so any cures for cough, stuffy nose and sneezing?

Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline 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