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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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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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 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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Persistent cough of six days accompanied by originally brown sputum which has become white and frothy. Recommended treatment?

Persistent cough of six days accompanied by originally brown sputum which has become white and frothy. Recommended treatment?

None: certainly no need for antibiotics maybe cough medicines to help with the symptoms and plenty of fluids can help i usually tell patients to take non-prescription antihistamines such as loratadine or cetirizine for 10 days ...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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Whats the best remedy for cough for toddler ages 3 years of age?

Whats the best remedy for cough for toddler ages 3 years of age?

Cough: Make sure she drinks a lot of fluids. You may rub vicks vaporub on a small area on her chest. A new study showed that honey maybe effective for children's cough especially at night. ...Read more

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Home remedy for productive cough?

Fluids: They always say a little honey, a little tea, a little lemon, but best of all lots of fluids (juice and water to avoid dilutional effect) to liquefy secretion and cough up easier. ...Read more

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Productive cough from a long time and its treatment?

Productive cough from a long time and its treatment?

Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the treatment for chronic cough?

Can you tell me what is the  treatment for chronic cough?

Treat the cause: You need to see a doctor who can find the cause for your cough. Only then an effective treatment can be offered. There are many causes for chronic cough e.G bronchitis, copd, airway sensitivity like asthma and TB are a few of them. ...Read more

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Treatment for cough?

Depends: Treatment for cough depends on the underlying cause. For symptomatic releif, you can use cough medications otc but you should see a doctor to determine the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for a cough?

What is a  home remedy for a cough?

Herbs, homeopathy: Not sure if these qualify as home remedies as you may have to go to the health food store to get these, but my favorite treatment is homeopathy- see http://homeopathyplus.Com.Au/coughs-and-how-to-treat-them/ to help find the best remedy to try. My favorite herb for coughs is pellargonium sidoides, sold as umcka: http://www.Umcka.Com/ for other ideas see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/coughs.Html. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment for cough?

What are the best treatment for cough?

OTC Meds: Several over the counter medicines can help suppress a cough including delsym or robitussin (guaifenesin). These medicines contain a cough suppressent called dextromethorphan. Other home remedies include cool mist humidifier in your bedroom. There was an excellent study that showed a teaspoon of honey before bedtime suppressed a cough better than dextromethrophan. If your symptoms dont improve call your doctor. ...Read more

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Cough n cold remedy got border line asma?

Cough n cold remedy got border line asma?

What is the question: But if you do have asthma, you really need to see a doctor about this problem. Cough and cold remedies are not suitable for asthma treatment. ...Read more

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