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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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Is it safe to give dr brandy to 7.5 years kids having cold and cough?

Is it safe to give dr brandy to 7.5 years kids having cold and cough?

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!: Any form of alcohol can be toxic to children. Do not give them alcohol-containing products! I have seen serious cases of alcohol poisoning from well-meaning parents giving children alcohol for cough, or to help them sleep or calm down. Talk to your pediatrician and/or pharmacist for advice about what to give your children. ...Read more

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What can kids with a cold or cough be given?

What can kids with a cold or cough be given?

Fluids, extra rest: Cold and cough medicines do not shorten the illness and probably won't help much.. Extra sleep, some juice or water (both fluid and vitaminc), and some time in a steamy bathroom or a humidifier will do more than medicine. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen might help the aches. Otc cough meds like Mucinex or delsym can be used carefully at night, but not if there is asthma and not in the daytime. ...Read more

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My child is having cold and cough every days please tell me natural medicine tips?

My child is having cold and cough every days please tell me natural medicine tips?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the cough. Honey ( in a child over 12 months) can help with a cough if it's due to a cold. If it's asthma , pneumonia, allergies or a sinus infection, "natural" medications won't be of much help. I would have him see his pediatrician. ...Read more

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What do you think is best to use when your 6 year old child has a cold and cough?

What do you think is best to use when your 6 year old child has a cold and cough?

Love and comfort: Even though we often say "it's just a virus, " that doesn't mean your child isn't miserable! for aches, try Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. For sore throat, gargling to clear out mucous and also help the cough. A spoon of honey or mixed in warm tea also good. At this age otc cough meds ok, but i prefer to address mucous, allow them to cough it out. Nasal congestion-try salt water rinse (neti pot). ...Read more

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What dosage of children's cold and cough medicine can you give 2 year old?

What dosage of children's cold and cough medicine can you give 2 year old?

Consider "none": These used to be given out routinely as prescription meds before they became over the counter. Now we don't recommend them at all under 6 if at all. So many kids ended up in ER's with overdoses that they took a look at the benefit/risk analysis.If you just want to be doing something, it can be done, but studies show no true benefit under 6. ...Read more

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My child always seems to have a cold and cough. What are some natural medicines I can use?

My child always seems to have a cold and cough. What are some natural medicines I can use?

Need more info: There are other reasons besides a cold (commonly a virus) to have frequent cough and runny nose. Examples are allergies and reflux. How old is your child? Children also get sick often and that can be very normal. Prior to starting any new medication, even if over-the-counter, natural, organic, etc. always discuss it with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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If i have given my 3 year old hylands cold and cough for kids can I also giver her benadryl (diphenhydramine) if the hylands is not working?

If i have given my 3 year old hylands cold and cough for kids can I also giver her benadryl (diphenhydramine) if the hylands is not working?

Caution: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine that can help with runny nose and sneezing due to allergies. It does have a sedation effect in many. American Academy of Pediatrics discourages the use of cough medications in any child under 6 years old. The benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause her to be too sedated and may have some breathing troubles in the night. Try cool mist humidifer - warm water/mixed with honey and patience. ...Read more

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Can i take children's triaminic syrup day time cold and cough, or children's triaminic syrup long acing cough while pregnant? Im 11 weeks and 2 days pregnant

Can i take children's triaminic syrup day time cold and cough, or children's triaminic syrup long acing cough while pregnant? Im 11 weeks and 2 days pregnant

According : According to drugs.Com, triaminic is a category b drug which means that it is considered fairly safe for you and the baby during pregnancy. You can also discuss the risks and benefits of taking this medication with your ob/gyne. Good luck! ...Read more

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I gave my 7 year old children's pain and fever at 10:30 can I give him triaminic cold and cough?

I gave my 7 year old  children's pain and fever at 10:30 can I give him triaminic cold and cough?

Yes, but check the: ingredient label for acetaminophen. The formulation of Triaminic Cough and Cold that I am familiar with does not have acetaminophen, but does have a decongestant and antihistamine, which may be helpful if your child has a lot of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Pls suggest medicines for low grade fever with few symptoms of cold and cough for my 2 yr old child, please note child 's appetite , water intake r normal.?

Pls suggest medicines for low grade fever with few symptoms of cold and cough for my 2 yr old child, please note child 's appetite , water intake r normal.?

Common cold: Benadryl liquid is good for both cough and cold in young children. Adjust dosage according to your child's weight per instruction from drug company. Low grade fever can be just monitored without treatment as some scientists believe fever is a natural mechanism for the body to fight infection. High fever should be treated with Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) to avoid seizure from overheating of the brain! ...Read more

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What medicines for cold and cough?

What medicines for cold and cough?

Drugstores have many: Cough medicines are for decreasing the urge to cough, due to tickling, mucus, or mild irritation in the throat. Coughing is desired and is needed when there is mucus lower in the throat, or coming from the lungs (otherwise, mucus would stay in the lungs). Menthol lozenges with anesthetic in the lozenge, can help. Guaifenesin with dextromethorphan decreases cough. Acetaminophen lessens fever, pain. ...Read more

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I have cold and cough.What shall i eat?

I have cold and cough.What shall i eat?

Soup !: A study done years ago at a superb jewish hospital in miami showed people given chic hen noodle soup recovered from "colds" faster.I've always suspected 2 reasons;all the antibiotics we feed chickens (although most colds are viral-antibiotics are not helpful) or the soothing and mucus helpful properties of warm liquids in the upper airways.And fond memories of mothers tending us when we were young. ...Read more

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Iam suffering from cold and cough from 5days?

Iam suffering from cold and cough from 5days?

Allergies or sinus : Allergies or sinus infection can cause these symptoms. Try over the counter medications. If they continue see a doctor for antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have cold and cough.. Should I take zyrcold or novaclox?

I have cold and cough.. Should I take zyrcold or novaclox?

Not novaclox: Likely your cold and cough are viral in nature. Zyrcold is a medicine that can be used to break up mucus. So that sounds fine. But Novaclox is antibiotic and since your cold is likely viral in nature, Novaclox will not help. Rest, fluids and if you want Zyrcold would be fine. ...Read more

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What is cold and cough?

Dr. Robert Kwok Dr. Kwok
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What is cold and cough?

Viral infection: Cold and cough usually means a viral infection in the nose, throat, mouth, ears, etc... Cold viruses fly through the air, but they also are on the places that people touch, such as faucet handles, door knobs, phones, keyboards, railings, etc... If one does not breathe in the viruses, one can still catch them by touching the viruses and then transferring them to one's own eyes, nose, or mouth. ...Read more

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Is yogurt good in cold and cough?

Is yogurt good in cold and cough?

No: The milk protein in yogurt causes more inflammation and discomfort in respiratory tract. Do not consume any milk products until cold and cough resolve. ...Read more

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1month old son has cold and cough?

1month old son has cold and cough?

Cough: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing& cough. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from baby's environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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How to cure cold and cough by home made remedies?

How to cure cold and cough by home made remedies?

Symptomatic relief: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Also called an upper respiratory tract infection (URI), this is a condition where the nose or throat is infected by a virus, causing redness and inflammation, runny nose, ...Read more