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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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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 to get rid of a cough the quickest?

How to get rid of a cough the quickest?

Etiology?: In order to get rid of a cough, you must first have the etiolgy of the cough diagnosed. Possible etiologies of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm of any kind, sinusitis, gerd or even a combination of factors and all these diagnoses have different treatments. So, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cough?

How to get rid of cough?

Cause...: First determine the cause. Medication related, allergy related, upper or lower respiratory infection, smoker's cough, asthma, reflux esophagitis are a few possibilities each with different treatments. See your doctor for a thorough exam. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cough?

How to get rid of cough?

Find the cause: You need to find the casual of your cough to treat it efficiently. Some cough are due you infections , some allergic , some due to reflux etc . Hence see your doctor for the right treatment . ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold fast?

How to get rid of a cold fast?

You don't.: W/o drugs: drink lots of fluids and get plenty of sleep. A cold due to a virus must run it's natural course, of ~3-5 days of symptoms. Otherwise: take antihistamines to dry up the runny nose; decongestants to clear the "stuffed up head"; nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) to break a fever and expectorants to help clear the mucous. All these drugs treat the symptoms, not the virus, so they may make it last longer! ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a cough naturally?

How can you get rid of a cough naturally?

Cough: The "natural" course of most coughs caused by colds or viruses is gradual improvement unless a bacterial infection complicates the illness needing antibiotics. You can try fluids, breathing steam and numerous other home remedies. If it continues see a doctor. ...Read more

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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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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 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 to get rid of a croupy cough?

Proper diagnosis: A croupy cough can be from asthma, and it needs to be treated properly. You need to see your doctor about it. ...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 you get rid of a smokers cough quickly?

How can you get rid of a smokers cough quickly?

Stop smoking: If you want to stop smokers cough the first thing you have to do is quit smoking.At your age if you quit smoking the cough will disappear. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold soar fast?

How to get rid of a cold soar fast?

Cold Sores: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold?

How to get rid of a cold?

Time: All the medications that have been put forward to target cold viruses (not influenza) have not surprisingly proved lame and worse than the disease. Best rx's is Pseudoephedrine used judiciously and briefly, something like iboprofen for pain, and plenty of water to keep the pain meds from slowing down kidney function and keeping the chest secretions moist and flowing. ...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 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 to get rid of a runny nose fast?

How to get rid of a runny nose fast?

If not allergic: Depends on the cause for it. However ipratropium nasal spray often helps although it takes about 45 minutes for it to start working and you will need a rx for it. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a cold fast?

How can you get rid of a cold fast?

Cold recovery: Cold eze (zinc gluconate) cough drops can help. Rest, fluids, chicken soup. Let your fever help unless it gets over 104 degrees f. ...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