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Reflexology To Stop Coughing
Home remedies: 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
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
Therapy options: Bronchitis therapy is directed at cough suppression and thinning of mucus to help with elimination/expectoration. Otc cough suppressants such as dextromethorphan may be helpful but in some situations, the cough is due to bronchospasm and may respond better to bronchodilators such as albuterol. Avoidance of irritants like tobacco smoke is also advisable. Discuss appropriate options with your md. ...Read more
Is there something that i can take for shortness of breath. I'm trying to stop smoking trying to stop smoking on my own
See a doctor: If you haven't done serious damage already (like chronic bronchitis and emphysema), things will improve within a few weeks to a few months. If more damage is done, recovery will be slower and will not be complete. But it won't get worse, which is very important. If you are out of condition, you can help yourself with a gradual aerobic exercise program, which will improve your sob and fitness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healing airways: Your airways are trying to heal. In order to do this they secrete mucous, which narrows the airway and makes it harder to breathe. ...Read more
I can't stop forgetting to breathe? Also, how can I force myself to constantly be breathing? Talking loudly and always talking or smoking seem to help
Infant Colic: Sounds like infant colic when a bay is inconsolable. You may try motion, like going for a car ride, or basket on top of a washer or secured swing. You may try changing the diet to a digested formula like neutramagen just in case there is a tummy ache, and if you have not already done so, have the baby checked by a doctor just in case there is a medical reason for being unhappy. ...Read more
Is there any ways/ tips to help repair/strengthen your nose to stop it from collapsing or stopping your septum from wearing away?
I have try many way to stop smoking...what the best another way to stop smoking? I want to healthcare my lung.. But I can't try stop being smoker's...
Everyone is: different but setting target date to stop and then stopping completely on that day can be effective. Learning some self-hypnosis can support this plan of action. Chewing gum or eating mints is useful, especially at high risk times like coffee breaks. Peace and good health. Clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training can also be helpful. ...Read more
Any remedies or techniques to help hand cramping while writing age 24 .. It hurts enough to bother me..
Methods to relieve a cough that work? Currently taking a cough medicine but they never seem to work for me.
Wrong diagnosis: Wrong medication used . Time to go see your doctor to see what is really causing your coughing spells . If viral cause , bed rest , plenty of fluids, 8 hours of sleep, eating healthy will help you recover! You may have bacterial cause or other things triggering off the cough. Please call your doctor . ...Read more
What are ways to make yourself go to sleep? I've always had trouble going to sleep & i can't take it anymore. Any medicines that actually work? Advice?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer