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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

Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

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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 hayfever?

How to get rid of hayfever?

Immunotherapy: Is the only true "cure" for allergic rhinitis, which allows you to be tolerant to the sensitizing allergen(s). As noted by others, medications such as nasal steroids or anti-histamines treat the symptoms only. ...Read more

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How to get rid of flue quickly?

How to get rid of flue quickly?

Flu: If diagnosed early by your doctor within the first 2-3 days, then a prescription antiviral medication can help. Otherwise, it's just lots of sleep, warm fluids, ibuprofen, tylenol (acetaminophen) and more sleep. The fever and chills go away after a few days, but the cough and sore throat could last 1-2 weeks afterwards. If fevers go, then come back again, that's cause for concern and you should see your doc! ...Read more

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How to get rid of bronchitis congestion?

How to get rid of bronchitis congestion?

Bronchitis: Bronchodilators, oral and inhaled steroids and antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to get rid of edema nose?

How to get rid of edema nose?

Elevate head, dressi: Elevation of the head and the dressings that your surgeon places often help minimize or decrease the edema. Also, not doing too much strenuous activity in the immediate postoperative period helps prevent the edema. For more information check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a blocked nose, quickly?

How to get rid of a blocked nose, quickly?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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How to get rid of heartburn?

How to get rid of heartburn?

Lifestyle change +: Start with lifestyle changes that prevent relaxation of the sphincter between the stomach and esophagus. That includes avoiding spicy foods, tomato based foods, chocolates, mints, alcohol, nicotene, etc... Medications such as ppi may be needed. Longstanding heartburn consider undergoing an endoscopy to evaluate your esophagus. Talk to your md. ...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 heartache?

How to get rid of heartache?

Depends on the cause: If it is heart burn, you can try anti-acids like pepcid, and Zantac (ranitidine) and Prilosec (all over the counter now). If it is because of a personal loss, it just takes time. You have to grieve for a while, then it goes away, i promise. ...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 quickly get rid of a stuffy nose?

How to quickly get rid of a stuffy nose?

Stuffy nose: Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. Afrin (oxymetazoline) is excellent but for short term use only. 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. Consider oral decongestants. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of nasal congestion?

How can I get rid of nasal congestion?

Food allergies: Try looking into the idea that certain foods may be irritating yo your system, causing you to react with the chronic drip. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bad breath?

How to get rid of bad breath?

Well...: Assuming that you're brushing and flossing regularly, bad breath can be a sign of a chronic sinus infection or an infection in your mouth and/or throat. If you are having any pain in your forehead or cheeks or tenderness in your mouth or throat and/or a stiff neck, see your doc right away. Post nasal drip and gastrointestinal problems can also cause bad breath. It's worth it to have an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to get rid of bad breath?

How to get rid of bad breath?

Avoid common causes: Halitosis (bad breath) after certain foods or drinks occurs for several reasons. Chemicals from some foods/drinks diffuse into the flesh in the mouth and throat. These chemicals (odors) keep coming out into the breath for many hours. Some foods or drinks cause odors when in the stomach. Stomach odors will come up through burps, and even without noticeable burps. Some substances stick to the teeth. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the cold fast?

How can I get rid of the cold fast?

Symptom relief only: 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 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 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 to get rid of cold/flu?

How to get rid of cold/flu?

Only time will cure.: The flu or a cold is a viral infection and will resolve itself in a week or two. No medications cure it. ...Read more

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Nasal Congestion (Stuffiness) (Definition)

Nasal congestion (stuffiness) ...Read more