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Teas That Will Help With A Bad Cough
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?
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
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. ?
Really bad cough and sore throat, doc gave me antibiotic. Would drinking sleep time tea be okay? I also take enalapril and synthroid (thyroxine).
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest, fluids, suppor: Without knowing the cause of the cough, I'll assume it's viral (influenza epidemic in US). Most viral illnesses run their course in 10-14 days (but less than 5 days if you get flu vaccine). In the mean time, notify your doctor, rest, drink plenty of fluids (urine run clear), & keep tissue handy. Cough syrups (with Guafenisin) can help thin mucus, as does chicken soup & humidifier. TTYD. Good luck. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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