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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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When i go for a jog my heart beats way too fast and i get out of breath. No wheeze or cough & once i stop i'm ok .. Part of my anxiety ?

When i go for a jog  my heart beats way too fast and i get out of breath. No wheeze or cough & once i stop i'm ok .. Part of my anxiety ?

Play it safe: Exercise causes a release of Lactic Acid which can cause your heart to race if you have panic disorder. About one third of panic patients respond to exercise in this way. I would still recommend a visit to a cardiologist to make sure the problem is not cardiac in origin. ...Read more

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How to stop a cough naturally?

How to stop a cough naturally?

Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause of the cough. Most acute coughs are due to viral infections, but coughs can also be caused by allergies, tuberculosis, cancer etc. Presuming you are talking about an acute infection, my favorite treatments are the herb pellargonium sidoides (sold as umcka) & homeopathy. A good article on homeopathy for coughs is http://homeopathyplus.Com.Au/coughs-and-how-to-treat-them/. ...Read more

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Which is a good way to stop a cough?

Which is a good way to stop a cough?

Cough: 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

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With a cold, what is the best way to stop a cough?

With a cold, what is the best way to stop a cough?

Depends...: If the cough is productive and due to infection, you may not want to suppress it as this is the way of ridding your body of the infection. See you doctor for evaluation to determine whether or not the cough should be treated with cough suppressants or allowed to run its course. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies to stop a cough?

What are some natural remedies to stop a cough?

Cough & homeopathy: Acute cough can respond to correctly prescribed homeopathic remedies; there are hundreds. Here are a few: bryonia alba: cough develops over 2-3 days, & is dry, hard, & painful. Worse from any movement. Drosera: violent fits of hard coughing with choking -- can barely breathe when coughing. Coccus cacti: cough w/choking on thick, stringy mucus. Constant clearing the throat; worse w/cold drinks. ...Read more

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Is it possible to put Vicks vapor rub on your feet to stop a cough?

Is it possible to put Vicks vapor rub on your feet to stop a cough?

Do not believe so: It seems people have been trying vicks vapor rub for just about aeverything.....But there would be no logical reason i could think of why vicks on your feet would help a cough at all.... ...Read more

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What's the best thing to stop a cough being the end of a bad flu virus?

What's the best thing to stop a cough being the end of a bad flu virus?

Cough: You may want to see your doctor for cough medicine with codeine or Tessalon Perles, (benzonatate) which can stop the tickle. If unable to see a doctor, try cough medicine with dextromethorphan (DM). Take as directed on the bottle. Stay hydrated, drink 6-8 glasses of water daily. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural remedy to stop a cough due to acid reflux?

Can there be a natural remedy to stop a cough due to acid reflux?

Non-medicinal....: Some patients with gerd are helped by placing bricks under the foot of the bed so that they are sleeping somewhat upright. This lessens the amount of reflux by using gravity to their advantage. ...Read more

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I have a cough how to stop it?

I have a cough how to stop it?

Cough: You need to find out the CAUSE of the cough. Please see your doc. It MAY be an allergy or a reaction to a medication, or something else. Peace and good health. ...Read more