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What is a good tea to drink when you're not feeling good and you have a bad cough and your throat is really hurts?

What is a good tea to drink when you're not feeling good and you have a bad cough and your throat is really hurts?

Throat soothing tea: Any warm liquid, whether it is tea or broth, can be helpful for a sore throat. Gargling with warm salt water also can be very helpful. ...Read more

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 had a cold lingering for the past 3 weeks with bad cough, haven't used anything but teas, cough syrup and now I have pain under my rib. ?

I have had a cold lingering for the past 3 weeks with bad cough, haven't used anything but teas, cough syrup and now I have pain under my rib. ?

Pneumonia : Post-viral pneumonia or even lung abscess or pleural space infection is possible, you need to see your doctor asap and get at least chest X-ray and blood work, good luck and feel better soon ...Read more

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Really bad cough and sore throat, doc gave me antibiotic. Would drinking sleep time tea be okay? I also take enalapril and synthroid (thyroxine).

Really bad cough and sore throat, doc gave me antibiotic. Would drinking sleep time tea be okay? I also take enalapril and synthroid (thyroxine).

Sleep time: Drinking tea at sleep time is OK. However, if your cough and sore throat is not getting better after one week of the antibiotic, go back to your doctor who will examine you and likely prescribe a different med. ...Read more

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How can you help with a bad cough in a six month old?

How can you help with a bad cough in a six month old?

Humidifier: At 6 months, it is not a good idea to give cough meds, antihistamines or decongestants. Giving the child extra fluids and placing a humidifier in the room will help. If the child starts running a fever, refuses to eat or becomes very lethargic, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you cure a bad cough?

How do you cure a bad cough?

Depends: Depending on the diagnosis of why you are coughing so bad, will answer your question. For example if you are coughing from a pneumonia, you may need to treat that with antibiotics. If you have a smokers cough-stop smoking. If it's a viral infection, rest, fluids, cough meds, etc. See a dr and gt diagnosed, then the treatment will follow. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a bad cough, what can I do?

I have a bad cough, what can I do?

Find out why: There are many potential causes of cough, and each cause has a different treatment. Find out why you have the cough. See your physician this week. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a bad cough for a month?

What should I do if I have a bad cough for a month?

Cough: Cough of longer than a month in the setting of failed over the counter and other home remedies, may require a visit to your doctor for further evaluation, possible chest x-ray and lab testing. All the best! ...Read more

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Cough. What is or was your favorite medicine for your child for a bad cough?

Cough. What is or was your favorite medicine for your child for a bad cough?

Treat the cause.: Difficult coughs may be triggered by various causes: lung inflammation, allergy, wheezing, sinus drainage, and even reflux. The best way to cope with the cough is to treat the actual cause: anti-inflammatories, inhaled steroids, antihistamines, bronchodilators, decongestants, or anti-reflux medications. One or more of these may be needed to quell that cough--even better than traditional cough meds. ...Read more

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How to treat a bad cough?

How to treat a bad cough?

Find the cause: Cough has many causes. It is a defense mechanism first and foremost. When you have a cough that persists for a long time, you have to find the underlying cause before you can treat it. The most common causes of persistent cough are postnasal drip, acid reflux, and asthma. But the list of possible causes is nearly endless, and you'd need to see a doctor. Especially if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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My 1 year old is starting with a bad cough?

My 1 year old is starting with a bad cough?

Doctor can evaluate: A one year-old with a "bad cough" should be seen by his primary care doctor. Common colds usually cause a mild cough, not a "bad cough". A bad cough can be bronchiolitis (due to RSV virus), asthma symptoms, croup (due to viral infection of the voicebox area), bronchitis (due to bacterial or viral infection), pneumonia, or an accidentally swallowed toy or object. A doctor can start treatment. ...Read more

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