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Onion And Honey For Cough
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
Yes: Honey, and tea for that matter, are good for just about anything. Honey and lemon tea are not particularly famous for helping upset stomachs. If you have a stomach ulcer, some people argue that tea or lemon could be bothersome but that's not proven. Ginger tea is an ancient chinese and proven way to alleviate stomach upset. Be sure you have a diagnosis of why your stomach is acting up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore red throat for a month. Saltwater rinse and honey not helping. little cough and ear pain. Had a chest cold but cough and phlegm are gone no fever?
The cause: You need to know the cause before you can treat an illness. Our information suggests that your cough may be from post-nasal drips. Daily saline irrigation 1 to 2 x daily on the nose may reduce the cough. If you are allergic to outdoor allergens, staying in an air-conditioned room during the pollen season may help. Pets may be a problem. No home remedies has been found to be that effective. ...Read more
My favorite: My favorite is a classic "hot toddy." specifically I use a camomile tea with honey, lemon juice and either rum or whiskey (about half-a-shot). The choice of spirits is up to you. The point is to drink a warm liquid that will relax you and open up your airways. (adult only for alcohol, however, lemon, honey, and tea can be used alone for those abstaining or kids.). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have 1 kidney and i'm breastfeeding. Is it safe to drink decaf green tea w/lemon and honey for a sore throat? Also, any other relief?
Go for it: I don't know any reason not to consume this beverage. It sounds interesting. ...Read more
I'm a teenager Coughing for over a month now with green phlegm and also finished a bottle of cough syrup but to no avail?
Cough : When given accurately, homeopathic remedies in 30c potency can often help acute symptoms of cough & congestion. Bryonia alba helps with coughs that go down into the chest -- & cough is dry, hard, & painful. Patient holds onto the chest. Causticum has dry, irritated cough -- worse from laughing, talking, or any sort of air friction. It's a main remedy for bronchitis. Coccus cacti: paroxysms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Adjunct only: I believe that these two "pop" remedies are both cruel internet pranks. If topical benzoyl peroxide 5% 2x/day has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. Acne is a grave personal and professional liability, and you owe it to yourself to use what 21st century science can offer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do for a cough due to using clorox and ammonia for cleaning. She tryied drinking milk and halls droups for cough>she got a chronic cough
Have heard the benefits of slippery elm bark for throat and lung irritation, but I have allergies to elm and tree pollen. Should I avoid or OK to take?
What's the best OTC remedy for post nasal drip and cough? I tried Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM and it did very little to help my coughing and throat "tickle" sensation.
Depends: If the cough is from post-nasal drips, it may respond to OTC nasal steroid (takes a few days). It is from sinusitis, you may need a Rx antibiotic. If from asthma, you will need a Rx controller drug for asthma. Each condition requires difficult treatment and thus a diagnosis is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) blue liquid for cold. Now have green diarrhea. Also been eating a lot of splenda sweetened hard candy for cough is this why gassy?
If Viral, none: Colds are caused by viruses. Antibiotics do not treat viral infections. Antibiotics are for bacterial infections. Instead of antibiotics, treat cold with supportive care. If daughter is over 1 year of age, try using honey for cough. Salt water drops can help to relieve nasal congestion. Also avoid multi-symptom preparations as they are not recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics. ...Read more