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Is antibiotics the first line of cough treatment for an elderly with copd, pulmonary hypertension, and blood clot in leg?

Is antibiotics the first line of cough treatment for an elderly with copd, pulmonary hypertension, and blood clot in leg?

One of many: To treat exacerbation of copd, yes, but often along with other medications such as atrovent (ipratropium) inhaler, etc. All the other problems require their own treatments. I assume this person is under treatment by a physician for these problems? If not, seek one out immediately. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for a viral cough?

What is the best treatment for a viral cough?

Supportive care: Nothing except time cures a viral cough. Rest, fluids, nutrition. You can try over the counter cold remedies. Your doc can prescrive a cough suppressant to help with the cough. 7 - 10 days for resolution of symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best natural treatment for a dry cough?

What is the best natural treatment for a dry cough?

See your doc: It really depends on the source, which may be out of the scope of this forum. I would follow up with your doc for a longer discussion. Two very common causes are acid reflux and seasonal allergies, but this all depends on where you live. You can always consider a trial of allergy or reflux medication, but the better bet is see your doctor. ...Read more

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My son woke up with a croupy cough what is a good at home treatment?

My son woke up with a croupy cough what is a good at home treatment?

Your telephone : Use it to call your son's doctor and find out if he is very sick, or whether this is just a virus that will go away on its own. ...Read more

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The breathing treatment seems to be making the cough worse? Switch meds?

The breathing treatment seems to be making the cough worse? Switch meds?

Probably.: But it is best to inform the md or your provider the adverse event that you experience with your breathing treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a clear top treatment for chronic cough after pneumonia? What is it?

Is there a clear top treatment for chronic cough after pneumonia? What is it?

Cough: Sometimes just takes time to get better but sometimes after an infection the airway is very sensitive and requires inhalers to help calm down the cough. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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My son of age 8 months is suffering from cough and cold and fever. What treatment I have to follow?

My son of age 8 months is suffering from cough and cold and fever. What treatment I have to follow?

Supportive care: Most infants will self heal in a week to ten days without specific meds or treatment. Maintaining normal schedules, assuring adequate hydration & nutrition allow the body to respond as well as possible.The occasional use of a fever reducer is fine if grumpy but will not shorten the illness. Cough medicines are discouraged at this age due to their side effects & lack of clear benefit. ...Read more

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My son, 4yrs old is having recurrent cough and his skin is itchy dry and patchy. What could be the reason and available treatment options?

My son, 4yrs old is having recurrent cough and  his skin is itchy dry and patchy. What could be the reason and available treatment options?

Likely unrelated: Itchy dry skin can improve using any moisturizing agent like Gold Bond lotion or whatever similar product you have in your country. Recurrent cough can be related to too many issues to cover in a simple answer.The first issue I would address is any exposure to fumes/smoke/fragrances/dust and similar irritants that can trigger cough in anyone.Reducing such exposures is a good first step. ...Read more