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How To Stop Gerd Cough
Antacids: Antacids will neutralize acid the quickest, assuming truly heartburn from ge reflux and not , say, cardiac pain which can mimic. See md. Avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, acidic foods, tobacco, alcohol, mints, carbonated beverages, chocolate. Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, or lie down for 2-3h after eating. Otc ppis or h2 blockers can help. Still have sx, or frequent, see md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Therapy options: Bronchitis therapy is directed at cough suppression and thinning of mucus to help with elimination/expectoration. Otc cough suppressants such as dextromethorphan may be helpful but in some situations, the cough is due to bronchospasm and may respond better to bronchodilators such as albuterol. Avoidance of irritants like tobacco smoke is also advisable. Discuss appropriate options with your md. ...Read more
Identify the cause: The best treatment for a cough is to identify the trigger so it can be avoided. There are many triggers of cough. Once the cause is known, specific treatment can be offered rather than just a "cough suppresant" an allergist or pulmonologist can assist in finding the cause of cough and developing a treatment plan. ...Read more
Options: 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get a checkup !: Cough is a symptom of throat and possibly lung problems. If you have a persistent cough, it could be simply related to allergy drainage or acid reflux. An examination by a throat specialist can identify the cause of the cough and then treatments will avoid the need for cough drops. The key is to deal with the cause, not the treatment! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.
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
Diagnosis...: Your cough needs to be diagnosed by your doctor. Besides chronic bronchospasm, chronic cough can be caused by gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. All of these have different treatments, besides bronchodilators, so see your doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healing airways: Your airways are trying to heal. In order to do this they secrete mucous, which narrows the airway and makes it harder to breathe. ...Read more
See an allergist: The best treatment for allergic rhinitis is allergy shots. You need an evaluation by an allergist or ENT allergist. We have several medications that can help. Shots or sublingual drops can have a significant and long term effect on the symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Cough is not a disease, it is a symptom, and can also be evaluated by the same docs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds and lifestyle: Chronic cough from reflux happens because a little stomch acid gets into your lungs at night. This sets up a cycle of inflammation. Try putting the head of your bed up on blocks so you're not totally flat. Avoid drinking liquids for an hour before bed. Avoid chocolate, alcohol, peppermint, spicy foods and tobacco. They relax the lower sphincter of your esophagus. You may need a ppi (med); ask doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough & acid reflux: 1- avoid foods that cause acid reflux such as caffeine, fatty foods, fried foods ... 2- appropriate antiacid medication 3-good throat and larynx exam to rule out other possible causes 4-may need an endoscopy to look in the esophagus, and to biopsy any abnormalities. ...Read more
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Mucolytic meds: Generally in smokers it is common to have chronic bronchitis and they may require prescription medications. Acute bronchitis or the occasional phlegm may initially be treated with Guaifenesin (mucinex (guaifenesin) or robitussin), if the phlegm appears yellow to green and thick it may require the addition of an antibiotic by your doctor. Colored mucous, chest pain, fever should prompt a doctor visit. ...Read more
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