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Can albuterol be used for clearing nasal congestion related to the common cold?

Can albuterol be used for clearing nasal congestion related to the common cold?

No: Albuterol is a bronchodilator, meaning that it is a medication which causes smooth muscles in the lungs to relax, helping to relieve the bronchospasm associated with wheezing and asthma. It does not work on the nose. Use saline nasal spray to clear out nasal congestion. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

Natural remedies for chest congestion and a cough?

Honey: One of the simplest is a teaspoon of honey every 4-6 hours for cough and increase your water intake. ...Read more

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Can allergy cause inflammation of neck airways(apart from nasal airways), leading to labored breathing?

Can allergy cause inflammation of neck airways(apart from nasal airways), leading to labored breathing?

Possible: but only when it causes swelling at the throat would you have labored breathing. See an ENT to find out if you have any upper airway obstruction and possibly vocal cord dysfunction. ...Read more

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Undiagnosed barking cough. Many specialists, many medications. No relief. Is expiratory dynamic airway collapse possible? Symptoms? Dx, tx, pleasehelp

Undiagnosed barking cough. Many specialists, many medications. No relief. Is expiratory dynamic airway collapse possible? Symptoms? Dx, tx, pleasehelp

? tic: Are you coughing while sleeping? If not consider a cough tic, an involuntary spasm producing a barking sound.If you cough while sleeping, this is not the case.Cough varient asthma should be considered also. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter medications exist for bronchial asthma?

Which over-the-counter medications exist for bronchial asthma?

Not too many: I believe there is only one inhalation drug presently on the us market without a prescription. If your asthma is allergy related, there are numerous antihistamines available. As always do not take anything without first talking it over with your physician. ...Read more

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Can asthma meds (inhaled cortisteroids) be used to treat frequent attacks of angioedema with swollen airways?

Can asthma meds (inhaled cortisteroids) be used to treat frequent attacks of angioedema with swollen airways?

Unfortunately no: Angioedema threatening the airways can only be helped first by Epinephrine (adrenline) , then by high dose systemic steroids, inhaled corticosteroids won't help the acute phase. ...Read more

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Can patients with vocal chord dysfunction get some relief from asthma inhalers, particularly blue rescue inhalers?

Can patients with vocal chord dysfunction get some relief from asthma inhalers, particularly blue rescue inhalers?

Not really: Sitting down and taking time to use an inhaler may break the pattern, but not much.Working with a speech pathologist on breathing exercises, and recognizing the triggers will help the most over time. ...Read more

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Can piriton help with non allergic rhinitis where the only symptoms is nasal inflammation and excess need for throat clearing ?

Can piriton help with non allergic rhinitis where the only symptoms is nasal inflammation and excess need for throat clearing ?

Usually not: But if it dose , then your problem is not non-allergic rhinitis. Nasal antihistamine (azelastine etc) may be helpful. I suspect that you do have an allergic rhinitis given the presence of asthma. Perhaps you need another consultation especially if the non-allergic rhinitis was made based on blood test alone. ...Read more

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Is homeopayhic medication effevtive against allergies regarding recurremt cold and cough?

Is homeopayhic medication effevtive against allergies regarding recurremt cold and cough?

Not usually: There is no scientific proof that they do work but if they work for you, I have no problem with it. This is not to say that herbal medicine has no role it is just that the basis of homeopathic medicine is that even trace quantity (often unmeasurable) of the purported active ingredient would control disease. ...Read more

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Is wet cupping therapy or medicinal bleeding effective for the treatment of nasal allergy and asthma?

Is wet cupping therapy or medicinal bleeding effective for the treatment of nasal allergy and asthma?

No: Bleeding was prevalent among some practitioners in the us in the late 1700's and early 1800's but abandoned.Cupping was often used with respiratory illnesses until the early 1940's. It is still used occasionally by non- physicians. There is no proven medical benefit for either and significant patient injury is an occasional complication. ...Read more

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Is there a natural remedy for vocal chord nodules? Like eukalyptus inhalation?

Is there a natural remedy for vocal chord nodules? Like eukalyptus inhalation?

Voice therapy: Voice therapy (and resting one's voice) is the "natural remedy" of choice for vocal cord nodules. Please see http://www.ohniww.org/vocal-nodules-treatment/ Homeopathy may also be very helpful: http://tinyurl.com/zprh34d A quality multivitamin with extra Vit. C, gargling with warm salt water, ginger tea and curcumin may also help, but none of these will work without voice rest/voice therapy. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for esophageal spasm?

Natural remedies for esophageal spasm?

Spasm remedy: MAgnesium supplement of 400-800 daily. Mint tea, mint flavor in general ...Read more

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Can you please describe the natural remedies for chest congestion and cough?

Cough: Many coughs clear up by themselves but some do not - pneumonia, sinusitis, reflux, asthma and allergy are some of the causes of chronic cough that respond to treatment. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the natural remedies for chest congestion and cough?

Can you please describe the natural remedies for chest congestion and cough?

Natural Remedies: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. 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. ...Read more

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Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Improve drainage: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more