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How to stop this coughing?

How to stop this coughing?

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

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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What can I do to to stop wheezing and coughing after running?

What can I do to to stop wheezing and coughing after running?

Yes- See Your Dr.: Yes there is although it sounds like you might have asthma and may need an inhaler to use when you exercise. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you stop coughing from bronchitis?

How do you stop coughing from bronchitis?

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

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I can't seem to stop coughing. How can I determine what is causing these coughs?

I can't seem to stop coughing. How can I determine what is causing these coughs?

Md evaluation: If cough is lasting mire then 2-3 weeks, you should be evaluated a your primary care physician. If he/she cannot figure out what's going on, you will need a referral to a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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How can you stop coughing without cough drops?

How can you stop coughing without cough drops?

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

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Persistent cough will not go away, I do have allergies also, cough is not severe but continuous. How to stop cough?

Persistent cough will not go away, I do have allergies also, cough is not severe but continuous. How to stop cough?

Maybe asthma: The #1 symptoms of asthma is chronic cough. You may need a test to determine whether you have asthma or not. Antihistamine should stop the cough if it is only allergies. ...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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How can you stop a dry cough ?

How can you stop a dry cough ?

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

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How can you stop coughing up mucus ?

How can you stop coughing up mucus ?

Postnasal drip: Coughing up mucous is most commonly a result of postnasal drip. Talk to your doctor to try to ascertain the cause, as well as get treated. Feel better. ...Read more

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How can you stop an itchy throat causing coughing?

How can you stop an itchy throat causing coughing?

Antihistamine: Try some otc antihistamine product. And if it does nothing for you, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to stop a dry throat?

How to stop a dry throat?

Cough drops: Cough drops work well while you are on medications that dry you up. If not better go see your dentist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you stop coughing and wheezing in the night?

How can you stop coughing and wheezing in the night?

Combination long act: This is most likely from asthma, and probably of the moderate persistent stage if it occurs nitely. Use a combination long acting bronchodilator/inhaled steroid jnhaler every 12 hrs, and this should relieve your symptoms. Singulair is a tablet which could be added on if symptoms are not controlled. Advair 250/50, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) 160/4.5 or Dulera 200 are all very effective, and rinse your mouth with. ...Read more

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How can you treat bronchitis or coughing up pleghms?

How can you treat bronchitis or coughing up pleghms?

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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What can you do to stop crying if you've been crying hard?

What can you do to stop crying if you've been crying hard?

Mindfulness : Think: "where the eye goes, your car will follow." true- huh? Now: "where our mind (thoughts) go, our emotions feelings ( happy, sad, blah, etc.) will go too! I use technology or whatever is at hand... Tv, cartoons, pictures, comedy... Try it ! ...Read more

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What medicine to take if coughing nonstop?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cough syrup: Plz talk to your doctor to rule out some serious conditions , don't rely on over the counter cough medicines for more than 1-2 days, especially if you have fever sweating shortness of breath fatigue and sputum production. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop a runny burning nose?

What can you do to stop a runny burning nose?

Rhinorrhea: Burning in the nose and a runny nose can both be caused by inflammation in the nose. This is usually from a type of infection, commonly viral. It usually stops on its own. If it is persistent, you can try saline nasal spray. If that does not work, i would see an ENT who can prescribe something that should be able to help you. Feel better! ...Read more

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I've quit smoking for 25 days. What causes me to not be able to breathe?

I've quit smoking for 25 days. What causes me to not be able to breathe?

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

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What can you do to stop a runny nose?

What can you do to stop a runny nose?

Ipratroprium spray: The best way to stop a nose that is producing clear, thin, watery secretions is ipratroprium bromide, a generic nasal spray. The 0.03% strength works well for the drippy nose from eating, cold air, or exercise, and the 0.06% works better for the runny nose associated with a cold. Ask your doctor for a prescription for it, if s/he thinks it's appropriate for your situation. ...Read more

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How do I stop a chronic cough without any more bronchodilators?

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 more

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What can you do to stop coughing fast?

What can you do to stop coughing fast?

Stop coughing: Tessalon perrles are very helpful as is codiene. 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 >. ...Read more