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Persistent unproductive cough. Female aged 34. Suggest remedy. Thank you?

Persistent unproductive cough. Female aged 34. Suggest remedy. Thank you?

Depends...: ...On what is causing the cough. Obviously using a "remedy" for something conceivably serious would be a really bad idea. ...Read more

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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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My son is suffering from a persistsnt cough and cold and keeps getting poorly from it onto 3 weeks now what is the best treatment for it?

My son is suffering from a persistsnt cough and cold and keeps getting poorly from it onto 3 weeks now what is the best treatment for it?

Cough and cold: Very possibly a sinus infection. A cold will generally resolve on its own in 7-10 days and does not need any specific treatment. 3 weeks likely needs antibiotics. ...Read more

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Remedy for persistent cough in a nine month child?

Remedy for persistent cough in a nine month child?

Depends: Treatment will be different depending upon the cause(s) of prolonged cough. The infant needs to be thoroughly evaluated first. ...Read more

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My 1 1/2 year old has had persistent cough for a week now, what is the best remedy?

My 1 1/2 year old has had persistent cough for a week now, what is the best remedy?

M.D. visit: A persistent or worsening cough should be further evaluated. If the cough was associated with congestion, keeping the nasal passages clear with nasal saline, reduces post nasal drip. Conditions such as asthma, gerd and aspiration, a foreign body or CF may also be underlying causes of persistent cough. Your physician may elect to treat or screen for one of the above. ...Read more

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Chronic unrelenting cough, may need a breathing treatment. I take beta blockers for pots; am prone to rapid hr. Is the treatment safe for me?

Chronic unrelenting cough, may need a breathing treatment. I take beta blockers  for pots; am prone to rapid hr. Is the treatment safe for me?

It depends on drug: Some beta blockers are selective to beta 2 and will not effect lungs. Some beta blockers are non selective. You want a beta blocker that is selective to heart only. ...Read more

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Mom 50- frequent bronchitis since winter with dry cough- constantly losing voice keeps going to ER for breathing treatment, no history smoking xray negative keeps needing prednisone/inhaler, is this serious?

Does she hav asthma?: If she has history of asthma or allergies? If not she need formal chest x-ray and pulmonary function test. Some times it can be granulomatous condition. If it is asthma or allergies she need antihistamines or inhaled steroid on daily basis to prevent recurrence of flares. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions. ...Read more

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6 months babu with persistent cough, nasal congestion and wheezing. the fever (102°f) went away 3 days ago. as a treatment only sodium chloride inhal?

6 months babu with persistent cough, nasal congestion and wheezing. the fever (102°f) went away 3 days ago.  as a treatment only sodium chloride inhal?

Bronchiolitis: At this age the airways are so small that a little swelling causes the obstruction with wheezing rather than bronchospasm as in asthma. RSV is often the cause. I know it's hard to watch your baby get sick like this but should make a full recovery. ...Read more

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Persistent Winter Cough (Definition)

Persistent winter cough is a symptom in which a person has a chronic cough during the cold weather season, with the cough going away when the warmer days of spring and summer arrive. "Winter cough" is an older term that ...Read more