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How To Treat Dry Cough At Home
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
Gingivitis?: How old is baby? While some babies are born with teeth, tooth eruption usually occurs b/w 4-9mo, and gum inflammation (gingivitis) would be unusual, more typically, gums would be a little swollen. Stomatitis, oral mucosa inflammation could be due to viral infix, medicine reaction, thrush can cause mouth inflammation plus a white plaque. Better call your dr with specifics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to treat throat clearing ?ent don't know if it lpr or allergies .i know all instructions to treat lpr .i need home remedies
LPR/Allergy: True that both those conditions cause throat clearing. Treating the underlying causes with antihistamine/nasal steroid spray for allergy and H2 blocker or PPI for LPR as well as dietary modifications (avoid fat, caffeine etc) will help. Increase water intake and develop habit to swallow water rather than clear throat. With time you'll undo the habit through repetition. ...Read more
Edema: It depends on what the edema is from and where it is. Swelling from trauma or injury can be helped by ice and wrapping with an ace-wrap. If it's your legs, then compression stockings can help. Those are just examples, but for your situation, you need to find out what's causing the edema in the first place! best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saline rinses: Buffered saline nasal rinses have been shown to be as good, if not almost as good, as medicated intranasal steroids in relieving the subjective degree of nasal obstruction (snot-20 questionnaire). A simple mixture of sodium bicarbonate, sea salt and distilled water is all that is needed to relieve much of the nasal congestion that is felt on a daily basis. Failing this, an ENT evaluation is needed. ...Read more
Multiple Treatments: Sometimes inhalation of high concentrations of oxygen will stop clusters along with triptans like imitrex (sumatriptan). The treatment is generally directed to prevention of the headaches for which calcium channel blockers are probably most often used. Also used are anti-epileptic meds, tricyclic antidepressants and sometimes even steroids.Get to a peds neurologist for more help. ...Read more
Identify & Avoid: Treating milk allergy means completely avoiding foods containing milk & dairy products. This includes prepared foods with milk as an ingredient. Sometimes milk is listed as casein, caseinate, or whey. Avoid these. Tuna packed in water may contain some milk. Avoid milk, ice cream, cheese, yogurt, butter, whipped & sour cream, gelato, sherbet & cream sauces & salad dressings. Lactose is usually ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptom relief: There is no cure for the common cold, but there are meds that may make the symptoms a little more bearable. These include over-the-counter pain and fever relievers, nasal sprays, and cough medications. If you have several medical conditions, take prescription medications, or treating a young child, check with your doctor before taking OTC medications. http://www.healthline.com/health/cold-flu ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is going around: Home remedies for influenza: over the counter Mucinex (guaifenesin) for congestion. Ginger for stomach problems or sore throat. Garlic tea to boost immunity. If throat red, raw, or painful ... Go see doctor. If having trouble breathing, go see doctor. Hope you get well soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cough/sinus problem: If you have a sinus drip yuou may be coughing from the drip as well. Dry hacking cough along with sinus pressure may be from hay fever. Try sinus lavage with slaine solution and suck on lozenges and warm salt water gragles along with allergy meds may help. If bad you should see your doc. ...Read more
Diagnose first...: Before a persistent cough can be treated, you first need to know the etiology of the cough. If it is non-productive, possibilities include bronchospasm of any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination. All of these have different treatments. If the persistent cough is productive of sputum, you may have chronic bronchitis, a form of copd, again a different treatment. See doctor for diagnosis. ...Read more
Follow MD advice: Double diabetes is a serious illness. Either type of diabetes alone is bad enough, having both requires careful attention to diet, exercise, weight loss and medication. You can be supportive of the child's efforts toward self-care and in complying with the doctor's instructions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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