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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
Is it ok for a child to take steroid medicine, cough medicine and azithrowmycin around the same time of each other?
I had a flu on Feb. 9th. all is fine but I cant stop coughing up phylum. especially at night. tried medicines. cough up about 30 times a day. when?
My 4mth old son has had a runny nose and cough for a week. Been taking medicine. Cough getting worse. What could it be?
What medicines??: There are NO cough/cold medicines approved for babies as young as yours. Please see your pediatrician ASAP for evaluation and to discuss appropriate interventions for a 4 month old. Saline nasal drops with bulb suctioning, cool mist humidifier in the baby's room are the usual starting points for managing a cold. If that is not adequate then further assessment by your child's doctor is required. ...Read more
I experienci feverHave been coughing 24/7 , Severe pain in lower gums, taken cough medicine,cough syrup -not working.fever on/off. clear mucus bubble?
Depends on cause: There are many different reasons for cough. Depending on the specific cause, there is a different treatment. The most common cough suppressant for irritant cough is dm (dextramethorphan). If a cough persists longer than 4-6 weeks, don't suppress---seek cause for specific treatment. ...Read more
Can u take the medicine of cough to treat cold as well and vise versa or no they both are different?
Cold medicine : There are several different types of medications used to treat the symptoms of coughs and colds. Some help calm a cough, some increase the cough to help move the mucous. Some dry up a runny nose, some help congestion. Read the label to see if the medicine you are thinking about buying covers the symptoms you have. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
My son who is 4 1/2 yrs is having cough n cold since October . Given medicines . But cough n cold still there . ?
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
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 am coughing since last 2 and a half months....I was also taking medicines n cough syrups but i was smoking too...Please help!
Multiiple causes: I think you have raised several issues that could be the reason for your cough. Certainly the smoking could be a contributing factor but i would also be concerned that you might have a post infectious cough and might even benefit from an antibiotic. I think after 2 months it is time to see your physician. ...Read more
Dct gv me 3 types of medicine 2 cough syrup & pill & 1 dhatifen .i just eat dhatifen 1 time and w/a cause i afraid cos i still take mirt .is this ok?
Pelargonium sidoides: By far my favorite herbal medicine for bronchitis is pelargonium sidoides, a type of geranium from south africa proven more effective than antibiotics for bronchitis in numerous research studies. See http://naturalmedicinejournal.Net/pdf/nmj_dec09_bp.Pdf for details. If this was a prescription drug it would be widely known and prescribed by doctors, but since it is a herb most docs don't know it. ...Read more