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Hyland Cough And Cold
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
Maybe (not) . . .: Hyland's is a brand of homeopathic remedies (http://www.Hylands.Com/products/adult), none of which exactly match name you mentioned, so it's trickier to determine which you are referencing. Regardless, given that most ingredients are 6-12x (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/homeopathic_dilutions), it's doubtful that there's anything present to interact w/benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more
My 4 year old takes 3.5 ml of cetirizine every morning. He now has a cough and complains of a sore throat can I give him Hylands 4 kids cough and cold?
Viral infection: Unfortunately, there is no cure for viral infection, such as the common cold. But you can take antihistamine and decongestant to help with the symptoms. The most important thing is to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest so that your body's immune system can fight the virus off. Home remedies such as warm ginger tea with a touch of honey or taking zinc 75 to 150 mg a day may help also. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Time: There really isn't a way to "cure" a cold because it's caused by a virus. Your body will kill it off within 7-14 days. You can help with the symptoms in many ways. Raw honey can help with cough and sore throat. Nasal saline spray or neti-pot can help with the nasal congestion symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Question?: Your question, i guess, is what to do next. That depends on the child's medical status, & previous history. In general, most viral infections last 7-10 days in children. So if there is no fever, trouble breathing, lethargy, irritability, vomiting, or appearing ill, then wait a few more days. If the child continues having symptoms, or if any of the above occur, see your doctor. ...Read more
Cold remedies..: There are multiple over the counter medications you can take( Robitussin (guaifenesin) for example), however it all depends if you suffer of any chronic diseases. If you suffer of hypertension or diabetes for example is advisable to consult with your doctor. Honey helps with cough and congestion as well w/out the risks of the others unless you are diabetic. For a cold, rest and plenty of fluids is important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No cure...: There is no cure for the common cold, which can cause cough and fever. It is usually due to a viral infection so symptoms are treated while the infection runs its course, usually over several days to a week or so. See your doctor if symptoms are severe or worsening over time. ...Read more
Cough x1 month: Could be mycoplasma infection which responds to zithromax or allergies with post nasal drip( try Zyrtec) , or GI reflux (try omeprazole) . Could be pneumonia if fever and worsening, TB or in immunocompromised population consider penumocytitis/mycoplasma bacterium but usually you are quite ill with fever. Check it out with doctor/urgent care /remote telemedicine doctor so you can treat ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why?: It should be fine, assuming you have no allergy or intolerance to that food. ...Read more
Cough and cold: Over the counter medications for coughs and colds may help a person feel better while waiting for the viral illness itself to resolve. For most people with a viral respiratory infection, no medication is necessary and may cause harm through side effects. There are exceptions, of course. ...Read more
I have cough and cold for 2 weeks.. I can't eat well because i don't have taste at all for 2weeks.. What should I do?
See a physician: If you are ill and, it sounds like you need treatment, then the next step is to go see your physician. ...Read more
Hey, I am having sever cough and cold . Its night here and I have an exam day after tomorrow morning. Can u suggest something for a quick recovery?
Severe URI: You can try otc meds or if you are really sick you could call your doctore for a prescription prior to your visit or perhaps he or she could see you today as an emergency. ...Read more
Im having headach and cough and cold all day... even i take any tablet that remain the same
what test help me to rectify what's going on with my body?
Please resend the: question with your true age. if less than 16 years old have an older sibling or your parents ask the question. We only answer questions from those 16 years old and above ...Read more