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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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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


Dr. Paul Griggs Dr. Griggs
Ophthalmology
32 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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Dr. David Astrachan Dr. Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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Best cough medicine?

Best cough medicine?

No cough medicine: The best medicine for cough is the medicine that treats the reason you are coughing. If your cough is due to asthma you need to treat asthma. If its due to reflux treat the reflux. If its due to pneumonia, bronchitis or sinusitis then treat the infection. I do not like treating symptoms unless I know the cause. If you have a persistent cough you need to see your doctor.

Dr. William Harris Dr. Harris
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
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Cold n cough medicine?

Cold n cough medicine?

Robitussin (guaifenesin): The Robitussin people make a great line of products. They very clearly spell out what is in each cough syrup. There are only a few ingredients to choose from and you don't want to take one that may be unnecessary. Choose a product that has what you need: cough med, decongestant, expectorant, tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamine. Most likely, there is a bottle that has the 2 or 3 things in it that you need.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What is a good cough medicine?

What is a good cough medicine?

Coughing: A good remedy for coughing is honey (buckwheat is good choice) with lemon juice added to Chamomile tea or ginger tea. For an uncooperative coughBenzonatate can be effective.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What is the best cough medicine?

What is the best cough medicine?

Hydration/Expectoran: Best cough medicine is to treat the cause of the cough like allergies/asthma/pnumonia/copd/stop smoking if smoker and hydration by drinking more fluids which makes the secretions thin and easy to cough out expectorations with or without cough suppressant like dextromethorphen and rarely opiates there is not one cough medicine for every one. It depends if cough is dry or with expectoration ask md.

Dr. Becky White Dr. White
Pediatrics
16 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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What is the best OTC cough medicine?

What is the best OTC cough medicine?

Antihistamines: Coughs are caused by mucous running down into your lungs from your nose. If you use an antihistamine (such as benedryl, Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec) to dry up the post-nasal drip the cough will be better. It's best not to use a cough suppressant especially in children because if the mucous is not coughed up it can lead to pneumonia and cough suppressants can have dangerous side effects.

Dr. Andres R Villar Dr. Villar
Pediatrics
36 years in practice
Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine
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How can you give a child cough medicine?

How can you give a child cough medicine?

Cough: Age of the child and presenting clinical condition are important factors to consider before answering this question. Is your child having breathing difficulty, fever, could he/she have swallowed a small object, how long has the cough been going on, is your child less than 2 years old, does he/she have asthma.Cough is a protective reflex of your large airways, a prolonged cough could be bad. Call your md.

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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What's an alternative to cough medicine?

What's an alternative to cough medicine?

Depends: Depends on the mechanism of cough. Speech therapy, breathing techniques, patient counseling and nasal sprays can help individuals with chronic coughs.

Dr. Christine Hom Dr. Hom
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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What is the best children's cough medicine?

Cough medicine: In children over 1 year of age, a teaspoon of honey is recommended for its demulcent and natural properties in soothing a cough. Cough syrups contain ingredients which can raise blood pressure and heart rate in children...without reducing cough any better.

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Dr. Harold Kim Dr. Kim
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
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What is some cough medicine that actually works?

What is some cough medicine that actually works?

Codeine: Codeine is a well known cough suppressant. You can also consider guafenesin, which will thin out the mucus.

Dr. Sue Ferranti Dr. Ferranti
Internal Medicine
25 years in practice
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What is the best readily available cough medicine?

What is the best readily available cough medicine?

Depends...: Treatment for cough is dependent on the etiology of the cough. If acute bronchitis is present, the treatment is very different than if the cough is due to gerd, for example. So, the best "cough medicine" depends on the underlying diagnosis.

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Dr. Anthony Vertino Dr. Vertino
Clinical Psychology
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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How to know if I have taken too much cough medicine?

How to know if I have taken too much cough medicine?

First the label: Did you take more than you should within a given period of time? Did you take the cough medicine and any other medications?

Dr. Anthony Vertino Dr. Vertino
Clinical Psychology
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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Can you tell me have I taken too much cough medicine?

Can you tell me have I taken too much cough medicine?

Beyond the label: You should only take cough medicine as the label indicates. Anything more is strongly prohibited.

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky Dr. Belilovsky
Pediatrics
31 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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Anyone know what is a great cough medicine for a child?

Anyone know what is a great cough medicine for a child?

Honey...: ...If a child is over 1 year old, honey works better than any cough medicine. Of course, if there is a condition that needs to be treated (like pneumonia,) honey won't help cure it.

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Dr. Corey Clay Dr. Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Best cough medicine too get to fight off constant cough?

Best cough medicine too get to fight off constant cough?

Knowledge: The first step in treating a cough is to understand why it is happening (infection, asthma, underlying lung disease, allergy, gastric reflux, vocal cord problem, etc). Several treatment strategies exist for each cause and need to be appropriately tailored for your individual situation.

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Dr. Anthony Vertino Dr. Vertino
Clinical Psychology
19 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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I'm curious what could happen if I overdose cough medicine?

A whole host: Intoxication, loss of sensation, brain damage in the form of lesions into your brain, hallucinations, etc. It's not a good idea to get high on or overdose on cough syrup.

Dr. Franklyn Gergits Dr. Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you tell me what occurs when I overdose cough medicine?

Can you tell me what occurs when I overdose cough medicine?

Overdose cough meds: Hello. Overdose of anything is trouble. Worse case is respiratory suppression with a narcotic cough medication that leads to death. Question is why do you need more than recommended cough medication? See your doctor.

Dr. Michael Zacharisen Dr. Zacharisen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
29 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Can you please tell me which is the top cough medicine on the market?

Depends on trigger: Cough is very common symptom and treatment is most effective when aimed at the reason for the cough. Coughing from pertussis is treated differently than cough from asthma, allergies, acid reflux, foreign body, lung tumor, pneumonia, etc. A provider skilled in lung problems can help identify the cause of cough and find the best medicine.