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Is it OK to give 5ml of Cetirizine Hydrochloride (BP) 5mg to 4 years old for allergic symptoms including Cough that is more severe in morning.

Is it OK to give 5ml of Cetirizine Hydrochloride (BP) 5mg to 4 years old for allergic symptoms including Cough that is more severe in morning.

Natural remedies: Antihistamines may not be very safe for kids under 4 yrs.
Try these, since they reduce inflammation (allergy) effectively and do not cause any side effects
1. Eliminate milk, yogurt, kefir, cheese
2. Raw honey 1/2 teaspoon 2 times/day
3. Sunshine for 30 min at noon or vitamin D3 3000 IU/day
4. Probiotics (raw apple cider vinegar, probiotic pills)
5. Small amount of liquorice tea ...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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What can I take for a nonproductive cough and symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

What can I take for a nonproductive cough and symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

Depends: Allergic rhinitis is most commonly due to sensitization to pollens (tree, grass or weeds), animal dander, or dust mite; and even some indoor sensitizers like cockroach, mouse or fungi. Allergy shots are particularly helpful in many cases. Treatment (several routes exist for optimized combination therapy) and proper avoidance strategies depend on cause. For cough, rule out asthma, but relief... ...Read more

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Son has dry deep cough a lot last 3 winters persistent had 1 allergic react? On last spring could it be ashtmatic no other symptoms how best to treat

Son has dry deep cough a lot last 3 winters persistent had 1 allergic react? On last spring could it be ashtmatic no other symptoms how best to treat

It may be asthma: Persistent dry coughing may indicate constriction of the airways. There is a history of allergic reactions which place your son at higher risk for asthma. Your doctor can perform a lung function test with and without a bronchodilator to determine the response. ...Read more

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What can a patient take for a nonproductive cough plus other symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

What can a patient take for a nonproductive cough plus other symptoms of allergic rhinitis?

Nasal sprays...: There are prescription nasal sprays that are very effective for this scenario. You should see your doctor for evaluation so this treatment can be prescribed. Other etiologies for a persistent non-productive cough include gerd and bronchospasm. Sometimes a combination of these diagnoses are present so your doctor should evaluate you. ...Read more

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Cough when taking a deep breath, laugh or jusr randomly for over a year without other an accompanying symptom. Allergic? (Female, 32)

Cough when taking a deep breath, laugh or jusr randomly for over a year without other an accompanying symptom. Allergic? (Female, 32)

Maybe: Also cough variant asthma and chronic reactive airway disease, chronic bronchitis come to mind along with allergies. Best to see pulmonary specialist first and possible allergist as well to help diagnose the problem. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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If I have a history of mild allergic reaction to being in water and some milder anaphylaxis symptoms (hives, rash, swelling, cough)do I need to get help?

If I have a history of mild allergic reaction to being in water and some milder anaphylaxis symptoms (hives, rash, swelling, cough)do I need to get help?

Water?: Anaphylaxsis to water is unlikely. You probably have an issue with something in the water. Was it the ocean, pool, spa, lake? It could have been something else that caused your symptoms. There are allergic reactions to hot or cold but this again is not the water. I would discuss this with your doctor to help get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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My son is allergic to rocephin ibprofen and penicillin we gave himequate vaporizing rub children multi symptomns Mucinex (guaifenesin) ludens cough drops is thisOK?

My son is allergic to rocephin ibprofen and penicillin we gave himequate vaporizing rub children multi symptomns Mucinex (guaifenesin) ludens cough drops is thisOK?

Likely a non issue: The OTC medications you have mentioned do not contain any of the compounds you have listed as allergenic to your son. That being said, they may contain medications that he is allergic to that you don't know about yet, so careful observation is warranted. ...Read more

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Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? Cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose

Is non-allergic rhinitis common in asthma? Cough and mild wheezing are the only symptoms of asthma. No allergies- constant runny nose

All connected: In Chinese medicine, your lungs are connected to your entire respiratory system, including your lungs, your throat, your bronchial tubes, and your nose. So if your lungs are weak in something like asthma it would be likely that you'd also have a runny nose. It means that you need some strengthening of your lungs, and you should probably quit smoking. ...Read more

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What can you do to ease a chronic allergic cough.?

What can you do to ease a chronic allergic cough.?

Treatments..: You may need bronchodilator and steroid inhalers to get this probable bronchospasm-induced cough under control. You also should determine what you are allergic to so you can avoid triggers as much as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can treat allergic cough & cold?

Can I tell me how I can treat allergic cough & cold?

Double trouble: Quite often a cold can be superimposed on underlying allergies. This can make you even more miserable! The usual over the counter cough and cold remedies can help you feel better while the body fights off the cold. Often overlooked is nasal saline which helps the cough and drainage. Nasal gel spray helps the dry irritated nose. ...Read more

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Urge to cough in the evening time? No other symptoms.

Urge to cough in the evening time? No other symptoms.

Reflux?: Is it after dinner when you go to bed? Always after you eat? It might reflect gastric reflux. Would suggest trying to better understand the circumstances for your cough. What makes it better? ...Read more

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My son has had a cough for over a month. No other symptoms.?

My son has had a cough for over a month. No other symptoms.?

Virus: Most likely he has a virus such as rsv. Could also be a sinus infection. With a cough for that long he should see the doctor. ...Read more

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I always feel like I need to cough. What could be causing this symptom?

I always feel like I need to cough. What could be causing this symptom?

A number of issues: Chronic cough can be due to lung disease, acid reflux, allergy/sinusitis with post nasal, or even be habitual. One important point is when the cough bothers you. Asthma is associated with colds and exercise. Night time cough is typical of asthma or reflux. Post nasal drip is frequently worst in the morning. I would recommend a careful evaluation by your primary doctor or a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of postviral cough and how long does it usually last? Any good/effective remedies to make it go away faster?

What are the symptoms of postviral cough and how long does it usually last? Any good/effective remedies to make it go away faster?

Post viral cough: Usually appears during an upper respiratory infection (a cold), and then drags on for weeks after other cold symptoms have resolved. There is no fever, no wheezing, no chest pain (or only slight burning with cough), and little or no mucous production. It is a cycle of cough-irritation-cough. The best treatment is cough suppressants so that the airway and throat can heal. ...Read more

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I have this recurring cough, that comes about this time of the year and lasts months. I show no other symptoms. Should I be worried?

I have this recurring cough, that comes about this time of the year and lasts months. I show no other symptoms. Should I be worried?

Allergy...: Your seasonal cough is most likely bronchospasm related to seasonal allergies. You may need a bronchodilator and perhaps a steroid inhaler to control the cough. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How serious is MAI, symtoms were a cough now & then. Was told not to take meds unless symptoms get really worse, is this good advice.

How serious is MAI, symtoms were a cough now & then. Was told not to take meds unless symptoms get really worse, is this good advice.

MAI?: Are you sure this was a physician's diagnosis- mycoplasma avium intracellulare? - were tests or cultures done? - I would suggest clarificiation and medication for symtoms. ...Read more

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Why is having a cough a symptom of leukemia. What kind of cough is it?

Why is having a cough a symptom of leukemia. What kind of cough is it?

Internet Medicine: Itis probably time that you put the internet away for a bit. It is driving you the most possible extremes and causing panic and fear. Nine times out of ten when a patient has pre-judged their diagnosis because of the internet they are wrong. And not just wrong a little bit, but wildly wrong. Cough is one of those symptoms that is nearly on every list of symptoms for most major diseases. ...Read more

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Does asthma symptomps always include cough?

Does asthma symptomps always include cough?

Often, not always: cough is usually present, as excess mucus from inflammation is a problem. But some predominantly wheeze. Some cough exclusively (cough asthma). But - don't rule out asthma because cough is not present. Get checked, and be sure to perform spirometry befor and after a bronchodilator medication. ...Read more

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Symptoms of hypoxia, cough and dysphagia?

Symptoms of hypoxia, cough and dysphagia?

? aspiration: These could all be due to recurrent aspiration. ...Read more

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What causes cough when there are no symptoms of flue?

Allergies/cold/bronc: You can get cough due to other infections like common cold, allergies, pnumonia, bronchitis, smoking etc. Cough is not always caused by flu. ...Read more

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Is a congested cough a sign or symptom?

Sign: Signs are described by someone observing the patient. Symptoms are the sensation the patient feels. In this case the symptom would be an irritating feeling in the upper airway that would trigger the body to want to forcefully expel air to get rid of the potential airway obstruction. ...Read more

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Help! I've been having chronic cough with no other symptoms?

Evaluation: You should see your doctor to be evaluated and have chest X ray to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more

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How likely is it that cough drops can make your symptoms worse?

Cough drops: Yes. There are many different ingredients especially in the herbal cough drops. Pay attention to the labels. May want to try plain peppermint or cinnamon candies instead. ...Read more

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Eat jelly can cause cough. Is that true? I'm not allergic to jelly.

Eat jelly can cause cough. Is that true? I'm not allergic to jelly.

No: Although in rare instances, some people may cough when drinking cold beverages. ...Read more

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My child has a chronic cough with no other symptoms, what could this be?

My child has a chronic cough with no other symptoms, what could this be?

Depends. ..: For children who cough mostly at night, especially if they cough hard enough that they occasionally vomit, and children who cough at night and spend the first hour in the morning after waking up doing "throat clearing" and coughing to clear: I am very suspicious of ger as a factor. Gastro-esophageal reflux. In my practice, I often don't test, but treat them. If they improve, I confirm my diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do people with leukemia have a cough as an early symptom? What kind of cough is it?

Why do people with leukemia have a cough as an early symptom? What kind of cough is it?

Incorrect assumption: Cough is not an early symptom of leukemia. Patients with leukemia are often susceptible to infections and infection may affect the throat and lungs and lead to cough. ...Read more

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Persistant allergic dry cough once srarted lasts for months. Why is it so. I've tried lot of remedies.

Persistant allergic dry cough once srarted lasts for months. Why is it so. I've tried lot of remedies.

Reactive airways: Persistant cough is the larger airways manner of signaling distress...wheezing is from the smaller airways. It can be an allergen, irritation from dust, or due to factors like diet, infection, etc. Suggest you ask your primary care practitioner for a referral to allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more