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Treatment Of Productive Cough In Children
Deadly choice : Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90s to over 15000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants and children.This is primarily due to the public's mistrust of vaccines after some fraudulent research suggesting linkage to autism. Various celebrities have promoted this fiction.As a result more than 30 babies die/yr from whooping cough. ...Read more
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
Is nebulization with ventolin during streptococcal tonsillitis and cough helflul in children around 4 for avoiding further chest complications?
What is the adult dosage of mucosolvan syrup in the case of productive cough ? Started today only - no fever.
Mucosolvan: It depends on the age of the person taking the medicine. On the manufacture's website it states that for an adult, one dose is 30 mg. It doesn't give the concentration of the syrup so I can't be more specific. Check the package insert for dosing instructions or consult with your pharmacist or physician for more details. ...Read more
No: Catarrh (meaning inflammation and thick discharge) in children with asthma may be part of the normal asthmatic process, and should be treated with preventative, anti-inflammatory controller medications if it occurs frequently or persistently. These are only available by rx in the us. It also often can be from a secondary infection-sinusitis or bronchitis and may need treatment with a antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please .. Could you mention the safest anti-cough syrups for children in case of dry & productive cough..
64 year old COPD patient complaining of increasing shortness of breath and productive cough of thick. What would docs do?
Could B exacerbation: Any changes of the normal could be an exacebation of copd. Typical would be antibiotics not just for infection but antiflamatory properties as well. May need adjustments to medications as well. Need to see md especially if above occurs or an incease in rescue inhalers is noted. ...Read more
Depends: If you have also been having chills or a fever, there's a decent chance you might have a pneumonia, in which case you will need an antibiotic. If this is just bronchitis and the pain is simply from coughing, a little Ibuprofen might help. Frankly, you probably need a physical and a chest xray. Pneumonias left untreated can be dangerous and lead to complications. See a doc. ...Read more
Viral Infection: The most likely cause of a runny nose, cough, and fever is a viral infection. It is possible for these symptoms to be related to a bacterial infection that would require antibiotics, however most physicians will advise to wait 24-48 hours before considering prescribing and antibiotic in the absence of any other definitive symptoms that would suggest a bacterial infection. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Is it possible to have cough with streptococcal tonsillitis in children under 4? Is a cough suppresent syrup recommended in such cases?
What are the symptoms of whooping cough (pertussis)? The symptoms of whopping cough are very similar to a flu, what are the main distinctions?
Actually, : Actually, the whooping cough (pertussis) resembles a cold more than the flu. The main symptoms are usually nasal congestion, sore throat and cough. Pertussis is usually indistinguishable from a cold until the 2nd or 3rd week of infection, when severe attacks of cough occur, which may trigger vomiting. This cough may last up to six to eight weeks. It is almost impossible to distinguish pertussis from a cold during the first week of symptoms, and requires lab tests. Severe coughs developing two weeks apart in several family members may be a clue. Unfortunately, antibiotics do not help unless started within the first (possibly 2nd) week of pertussis infection. When they are prescribed, it is usually to prevent spread for others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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