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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Excessive Coughing At Night

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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I have a productive cough that keeps me up at night with a fever after having bronchitis and not getting treatment?

I have a productive cough that keeps me up at night with a fever after having bronchitis and not getting treatment?

You need to be seen: Soon, go to your doctor or ER , you will need prescription medications, or may get admitted if you have bad pneumonia, best wishes ...Read more

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My six year old is really congested with a cough and now he says his eyebrows hurt. Sinus infection? Is there any OTC remedy since it is friday night

My six year old is really congested with a cough and now he says his eyebrows hurt. Sinus infection? Is there any OTC  remedy since it is friday night

Symptom control: Children don't have forehead sinuses at this age but the ethmoid and sphenoid sinuses could cause forehead pain. Bacterial sinusitis in kids often has fever, nasal blockage, infected looking drainage, and cough especially at night. Suggest topical nasal decongestant drops, hydrate, humidifier, tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or advil, sudafed, sleep with head up. Sinus infection shows up as cold is starting improve. ...Read more

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My daughter had cold and upper respiratory tract infection and she got dry cough for 12 days after the treatment . Should I give defcort? no night sle

My daughter had cold and upper respiratory tract infection and she got dry cough for 12 days after the treatment . Should I give defcort? no night sle

No until you: have tried simpler "treatment"...eg: HUMIDIFIER.....and non-cortisone containing cough medication eg: Robitussin (guaifenesin) (OTC) It takes a while during this season (summer colds) for cough's to go away! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Whats' them best cough remedy for babies below 2?

Whats' them best cough remedy for babies below 2?

Not much...: Cough and cold medications are no longer available for children under the age of 4 yrs. Most were not very helpful anyways. For kids over 1 yr old, a spoonful of honey works well to quell the tickle in your throat effect of a cold. Hot steam, like sitting in a shower, can get snot to drain out and thus decrease coughing. If severe, or there is difficulty breathing, consult your doc asap. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a viral cough?

What is the best treatment for a viral cough?

Supportive care: Nothing except time cures a viral cough. Rest, fluids, nutrition. You can try over the counter cold remedies. Your doc can prescrive a cough suppressant to help with the cough. 7 - 10 days for resolution of symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a remedy for a cough due to pertussis?

Is there a remedy for a cough due to pertussis?

Time: Most patients with pertussis will resolved their cough over a 6-12 week time period. Some of the medications that may help cough from pertussis include steroids and inhalers such as ipratropium. In pulmonary we call this the 100 day cough because it can be so persistent. ...Read more

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