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What are home remedies for non stop coughing in children at night?

What are home remedies for non stop coughing in children at night?

Buckwheat honey: Buckwheat honey has been shown to decrease cough significantly, more than dextromethorphan, which is the active ingredient in all over the counter cough medicines. In my experience, raw honey can be helpful too. Generic supermarket honey (bear jar etc) is worthless. If, however, the problem is asthma, honey won't help. In that case, see your doctor. ...Read more

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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What can stop acute cough in children?

What can stop acute cough in children?

Identify trigger: There are many reasons for cough and the treatment depends on the cause of the cough. Severe cough may indicate a foreign body in the airway or esophagus (food tube), infection or post nasal drip. Rather than suppress the cough, a child should be evaluated to make sure there is no severe underlying lung condition. ...Read more

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How to stop a cough naturally?

How to stop a cough naturally?

Depends on the cause: It depends on the cause of the cough. Most acute coughs are due to viral infections, but coughs can also be caused by allergies, tuberculosis, cancer etc. Presuming you are talking about an acute infection, my favorite treatments are the herb pellargonium sidoides (sold as umcka) & homeopathy. A good article on homeopathy for coughs is http://homeopathyplus. Com. Au/coughs-and-how-to-treat-them/. ...Read more

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How to stop using cough drops?

How to stop using cough drops?

Get a checkup!: Cough is a symptom of throat and possibly lung problems. If you have a persistent cough, it could be simply related to allergy drainage or acid reflux. An examination by a throat specialist can identify the cause of the cough and then treatments will avoid the need for cough drops. The key is to deal with the cause, not the treatment! ...Read more

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Need doc opinions! I am trying to stop my cough, any suggestions?

Need doc opinions! I am trying to stop my cough, any suggestions?

Identify the trigger: The most effective approach to treating a cough is first identifying the trigger so specific treatment can be implemented. A cough suppressant may only be partially effective or not at all depending on the underlying reason for the cough. A cough specialist (allergist or pulmonologist) can be a very useful resource and get to the source most efficiently. ...Read more

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I have a cough how to stop it?

I have a cough how to stop it?

Cough: You need to find out the CAUSE of the cough. Please see your doc. It MAY be an allergy or a reaction to a medication, or something else. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which is a good way to stop a cough?

Which is a good way to stop a cough?

Cough: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can stop this cough?

Can I tell me how I can stop this cough?

Identify the trigger: A cough is a protective reflex for the lungs. Cough lasting longer than 6 weeks is abnormal and considered chronic and should be checked by a doctor. The treatment for the cough depends on the underlying cause-----infection, asthma, acid reflux, sinus problem, allergy, etc. ...Read more

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How can I stop a cough with home remedies?

How can I stop a cough with home remedies?

Honey: Honey sometimes works, and alcohol such as vodka or gin will also decrease coughing. ...Read more

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Will cough stop me from going on my vacation?

Will cough stop me from going on my vacation?

Depends...: Depends on the severity of your cough, the reason for the cough, how far you are traveling, the transportation means like car, train, plane. You need to see your doctor prior to your vacation to determine the correct answer for you, especially if you are also short of breath as your last question indicates. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you describe how to cure cough in children?

Can you describe how to cure cough in children?

Depends on Cause: Otc cough suppressants for children contain mainly dextromethorphan, a mild cough suppressant. Some studies show honey to be equally/more effective for soothing cough (never give to children <1yo). If caused is posterior nasal drip, consider use of antihistamine. If due to inflammation (wheezing) in lungs, child may benefit from bronchodilator tx (albuterol) and/or steroid therapy. ...Read more

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With a cold, what is the best way to stop a cough?

With a cold, what is the best way to stop a cough?

Depends...: If the cough is productive and due to infection, you may not want to suppress it as this is the way of ridding your body of the infection. See you doctor for evaluation to determine whether or not the cough should be treated with cough suppressants or allowed to run its course. ...Read more

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Can I get a tip on how to stop my cough effectively?

Can I get a tip on how to stop my cough effectively?

Find the cause: See an allergist and determine where the cough is coming from, it can be from post nasal drip, asthma, allergies, sinus disease or acid reflux. Get tested and diagnosed properly to get rid of the cough. ...Read more

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Any experience with a persistent nigthtime cough in children?

Any experience with a persistent nigthtime cough in children?

Asthma, Allergies?: Nighttime cough is often caused by asthma, although allergies are also a problem - especially in Texas. Chronic or persistent cough could be caused by pneumonia, foreign body, viral infections, or even pertussis. Visit your doctor for an exam; a chest X-ray may be needed. Consider using an allergy medicine to see if this helps. Call for a sick visit for difficulty breathing or audible wheezing. ...Read more

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How do you stop the little itch that makes you cough sometimes?

How do you stop the little itch that makes you cough sometimes?

Cough: It may be due to an allergy and respond to OTC anti-histamine. You may also try gargling to remove irritants. ...Read more

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Is there some natural efficient medicine against cough in children?

Is there some natural efficient medicine against cough in children?

Honey: Nothing special, but mixtures of honey over 1 year of age have been shown to help a bit. It also depends upon the cause. Nasal or sinus drainage may be helped by saline nose drops. Moisture from humidifier also helps. ...Read more

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Can an adult take double the dose of a children's nighttime cough medice or more?

Can an adult take double the dose of a children's nighttime cough medice or more?

MORE INFORMATION: This question cannot be answered without knowing the name of the specific children's night time cough medicine. ...Read more

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I still continue to cough. Are there other effective ways for me to stop coughing?

I still continue to cough. Are there other effective ways for me to stop coughing?

Cough: There are many causes of cough that range from viral and bacterial infections to reflux. Sometimes, the cough is a side effect of a drug, the common of which are ace inhibitors, which are used to treat high blood pressure. There are over-the-counter cough medicines, like dextromethorphan. These are usually packaged with an expectorant like Guaifenesin and come in liquid and pill forms. ...Read more

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Once coughed so long made pollups. How can stop a cough so this doesn't happen again?

Once coughed so long made pollups. How can stop a cough so this doesn't happen again?

Cough: You need to be examined to determine the cause. Without a diagnosis (which can be difficult to make with cough) you end up treating recurring symptoms. Cough is also multifactorial so your doctor can help you determine what factor/ factors may be contributing to your cough. ...Read more