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How To Get Rid Of A Smokers Cough
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
Get rid of smokers?: Or get rid of the cough. It will not get rid of the smokers, but it will suppress cough to some extent. Smokers cough is usually part of chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and any cough suppressant might reduce the cough somewhat, but it will not get rid of it. Stopping smoking and letting the bronchi and lungs heal is what will ultimately get rid of cough. Not sure how you get rid of smokers. ...Read more
Recently smoking a little. Stopping but what else can I do to get rid of what I believe to be a smoker's cough?
May or may not have : You believe you have a "smoker's cough". It's possible. If you do you will usually feel a tickling feeling at the back of the throat just before you cough or feel like a feather is tickling the back of your throat. If that is the case ask your doc to write you a script for benzonate 200 mg q8hrs. It suppresses the cough. ...Read more
Needs Eval...: Possible etiologies for your symptoms include chronic bronchitis, a form of copd. Other possibilities include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of these diagnoses. The most important thing for you to do is to quit smoking today! see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment since all of these possibilities have different treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been sick over 2 monthsi can't get rid of cough and yellow phlegm. I'm not a smoker. what can I do?
Have you seen doctor: If you have had cough and purulent sputum for over 2 months, you have some kind of serious respiratory infection. While smokers certainly get more of these, non-smokers can get any kind of infection as well. Your doctor needs to examine you, take a full history, probably get samples of your sputum for testing and probably a Chest Xray or other imaging studies of your lungs. See your doc NOW. ...Read more
Non smoker, I have an URI for 8 days now.... How do I get rid of this dry unproductive cough, nothing coming up! prescription for hydrocodiene syrup not helpin?
Smoker w/ constant cough caused by mucus from nasal passage. Had cough for 6 months & have to use inhaler! how do I get rid of it?!? I can't sleep!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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