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Reflexology To Stop Coughing
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Cough: It may be due to an allergy and respond to OTC anti-histamine. You may also try gargling to remove irritants. ...Read more
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
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Hi. I'm smoker. Now I fell cough. What tips for stop the smoke and the best medicine for that. Thx?
Cold turkey.: As far as quitting without any nicotine replacement, the cold turkey method is great, and has proven to be the most successful method overall. But plan it ahead of time. Pick a quit date in advance, maybe a meaningful date like a birthday or holiday, and gather people who are aware of your attempt that you can call upon for moral support if you start to falter. Good luck!! ...Read more
Hi, I have a cough, it's not to bad during the day, however at night I can't seem to stop! Help please?
Sinusitis: Depending on when the cough starts at night it may be that you have a sinus infection. When you lay down the sinuses begin to drain and will trigger a cough because of the post-nasal drip that occurs. If the symptom has been going on for more that 7 to 10 days you should see you doctor. ...Read more
My son coughs in the morning but stops pass 9am or 10am. Then he will cough again at night around 12midnight or 2am but it won't last 5 minutes during?
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
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
Tips: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
Severe cough: There are many reasons for coughing and while a cough suppressant seems desirable, the real answer is to identify the "cause" of the cough. By knowing the trigger, the right treatment can be given. Most coughing is related to throat irritation from cold, sinus infection or allergies. Chronic cough can be related to asthma or even acid reflux. Dextromethorphan is a common cough suppressant (dm). ...Read more
Options: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
Stop smoking: Is curative.Get a more detailed answer ›
Really?: Don't smoke the cigarette. Shouldn't be smoking anyway. ...Read more
Cough: Cough is a normal, protective response by your body to clear aspiration or infection. You need to find out why you are coughing before you can treat it. You have not shared any information about yourself or your medical or social history. If you smoke, stop. Consider a more detailed consult through Health Tap Prime or see your doctor. ...Read more
Diagnose first....: Before any cough can be treated, the cause of the cough must be diagnosed. Common causes of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm from any etiology, post-nasal drip, gerd, etc. All of these causes have entirely different treatments and a cough can be due to more than one condition. Therefore, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and then treated. ...Read more
Child is coughing forcefully, can, t stop, he is taking big gasps of air right before each cough?
Needs immediate care: Your description of your child worries me. At that age, he may have inhaled a foreign body into his lungs, he could have an infection, an asthma attack - so many possibilities. Also, are immunizations up-to-date? Concerned about whooping cough (pertussis) with this history. This should not wait the weekend - he needs to be evaluated today! ...Read more
Cough with balgam and take amoxi calvulaunate, 625, tusq tab, medler tab but cough not stop plz Help?
My four year old has a dry (wont stop) kind of cough. .. Is there something I can give her to give her (and us) some relief?
Could be asthma: Cough medications are not a good idea in a young child. If the cough is persistent, worsens with running or is worse between 2 and 6 am, it could be asthma, particularly if there are allergies in the family. If the cough is persistent, see your doctor. Coughs sometimes respond to a steamy shower, try that until you figure it out. ...Read more