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Is Fenistil Effective For Cough
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
It depends: It depends on what caused your bronchitis. If it is an infection with a virus you may just need to give it time. Bacterial bronchitis may warrant treatment with an antibiotic. Chronic bronchitis can be treated with inhaled bronchodilators. If you are a smoker then quit! if you work around a lot of dust/fumes/chemicals then wear a mask or find a new job. ...Read more
Toddler cough : Hello, zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine that may help with allergic disease. It will also help dry up excessive watery drainage. If your child has a cough linked to an allergic condition or possibly asthma, then zyrtec (cetirizine) may be very helpful. Check with your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more
Albuterol (ventolin): is a short acting bronchodilator, it opens up constricted airways, allowing a person to breath easier. It is the best medicine for treating shortness of breath related to asthma, and the most common medication in rescue inhalers. Many people with asthma need to take longer acting medications in addition to using albuterol as needed for shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Did you get this in : The uk.? According to drugs.Com, prospan cough syrup contains ground ivy dry extract 5-7.5:1 ethanolic 30% w/w. Info states “the safety of this product during pregnancy and lactation has not been established, therefore the use of this product during pregnancy and lactation is not recommended.”. ...Read more
What is the recommended dosage for salbutamol neb and cetirizine fo 26wks pregnand that has a productive cough?
?: Productive cough, 26 weeks pregnant, you are asking about salbutamol nebs and cetirizine, salbutamol is category C and cetirizine is category B with pregnancy, those categories are degrees of safety given for a drug during pregnancy, given that, you need to see your doctor, or any doctor to prescribe the right medicine safe for yourself and your unborn child, goodluck ...Read more
If Dr. is monitoring: Cough and cold medicines are no longer used for younger children (partly due to government recommendations a few years ago). However, a school-aged child with an ongoing relationship with his doctor, who can monitor his progress on cough and cold medicines, may use such medicines. C-phen has a sedating antihistamine (chlorpheniramine), a decongestant (phenylephrine), and a cough suppressant (dm). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe for a child to take azithromycin for strep and nasal spray, albuterol inhaler, and mucinex (guaifenesin) for bad phlemy cough?
Interactions: there is no special interaction between those medications when used as prescribed. ...Read more
See below: Advair is Flovent plus serevent (salmeterol) so Flovent is naturally somewhat less effective. If it is enough to control your asthma, stick with flovent. There has been a lot of controversy about salmeterol actually increasing the risk of death. That and its benefits have to be balanced carefully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Singulair or montelukast is an asthma medication which is also used for allergic rhinitis (allergic runny nose). Studies show it is more effective than antihistamines alone but not as effective as intranasal steroids. It can be combined with antihistamines which can improve its effectiveness. Singulair can be taken by inhaler or orally but should be taken daily since it takes a few days to work. ...Read more
Identify trigger: Cough is a symptom of an underlying problem. Chronic cough (>6 weeks) can come from asthma, post nasal drip from allergies, sinus infection or even stomach acid reflux. Cough can occur with a cold, whooping cough, or even a foreign body in the nose, lung, esophagus. Rather than suppress the cough with medication, see an allergist or lung specialist to identify the cause and get proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Use caution: Dhatifen is used in the treatment of asthma and allergic bronchitis, including symptoms of allergic rhinitis or hay fever. It takes days if not weeks of use to be fully effective. It works by moderating an active immune response. I don't believe it would be particularly effective to just use for a random cough. ...Read more
How safe and effective is nasal irrigation for treating allergies? Is it worth the cost? Which method is best?
Very!: It is a great first line treatment for not only allergies but any inflammation of your sinus. As long as you don't use tap water (use distilled water). It is usually very vost effective. Any of the system you find over the counter are good. I like neilmed sinus rinse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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