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Kennel Cough Treatment
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
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
Probably.: But it is best to inform the md or your provider the adverse event that you experience with your breathing treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a productive cough that keeps me up at night after having bronchitis and not getting treatment for it?
After 14 months of mabthera treatment which i stopped having in feb. I have been having chronic cough attacks. What can I do to stop them?
See ylour doctor: You need to see your md for re-evaluation, and discuss treatment options and alternatives to mabthera. ...Read more
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
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