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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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I have bronchitis and need some cough medicine? I had a lil Tussionex

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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I have bronchitis and need some cough medicine? I had a lil Tussionex

Over-the-counter med: Cough & cold medicines are available over-the-counter w/o prescription in the States. Assuming that you're otherwise healthy & not taking any prescription medications, most cough meds should be fine for average citizen. Those w/high blood pressure should avoid decongestants while elderly should avoid older 1st generation antihistamines (side effects = dry eyes/mouth, can't pee/poop, confusion). ...Read more

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I feel like I have bronchitis and had some cough medicine Tussionex from a while back and I have a really bad cough?

I feel like I have bronchitis and had some cough medicine Tussionex from a while back and I have a really bad cough?

Antitussives: You can try using that medication, but if it does not help check with your friendly pharmacist and ask for a product containing dextromethorphan. The bottles will be marked with a DM. ...Read more

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Can i take nyquill with cough syrup?

Can i take nyquill with cough syrup?

Not a good idea: There are several versions of nyquil and most if not all of them contain cough medicine. Taking another cough syrup would probably give you too much dextromethorophan. ...Read more

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Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Is cough syrup safe for a 6 year old?

Cough: Maybe so , maybe not. Depends on the child, why he/she is coughing and the cough syrup. There are many illnesses that cause cough. Best to see your doctor about any significant cough so that the cause is found and proper medicine can be given. For minor coughs honey in hot herb tea is soothing for children over 1 year of age. ...Read more

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What amount cough syrup can kill you?

What amount cough syrup can kill you?

Don't test it: Cough syrup is not a health drink or a way to get intoxicated. Do not test the limit of how much to drink. ...Read more

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What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

What does W/DM stand for in cough syrup?

W/DM: Likely with dextramethorphan a cough suppressant. Show it to your pharmacist for confirmation, side effects and if you should take it. All the best. ...Read more

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Which cough syrup can I take for bronchitis?

Which cough syrup can I take for bronchitis?

Cough syrup: Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant, while Guaifenesin loosens mucous. Either will help, and some syrups have both. If you have a fever, or your phlegm is discolored, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the active ingredients in cough syrup?

What are the active ingredients in cough syrup?

Cough meds: Greetings. The active ingredients in cough medication is usually guifenessin which is a mucus thinning agent and dextramethorathan which is a cough suppressant. Check with your pharmacist for confirmation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about cough syrup with codeine?

Can you tell me about cough syrup with codeine?

May be a good: choice to relieve symptoms at night and perhaps provide for a good night's sleep until your body and the other medicines you are taking help with your condition. ...Read more

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Help please! is drinking cough syrup bad for you?

Help please! is drinking cough syrup bad for you?

Potentially: Cough syrups may contain a variety of active ingredients such as first generation antihistamines, mucolytics (break up mucus), cough suppressants (dextromethorphan), narcotics (codeine) and alcohol. While most people tolerate these just fine and the cough improves, i prefer to treat the "cause" of the cough rather than just the suppress symptoms. Be careful with any and all medications! ...Read more

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Is mixing cough syrup with milk for kids not safe?

Is mixing cough syrup with milk for kids not safe?

Flavoring: Milk makes mucus, so you may be defeating your own purpose by giving cough medicine with milk.I know cough medicine tastes bad so try some other flavoring or ask the pharmacist for help. ...Read more

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What amount codeine do you get in your cough syrup?

Promethazine/Codeine: Promethazine Hydrochloride 6.25 mg/5 mL and Codeine Phosphate 10 mg/5 mL. Promethazine hydrochloride and codeine phosphate syrup is indicated for the temporary relief of coughs and URS associated with allergy or the common cold. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it helpful if i took cough syrup with codeine and?

Is it helpful if i took cough syrup with codeine and?

Helpful for what: Symptoms? Cough syrup with Codeine and what? Please clarify what your question is and re-ask. ...Read more

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Please tell me what is so bad about abusing cough syrup?

Several reasons: Cough syrup (cough suppressant) only treats the cough and not the underlying condition that is "causing" the cough. Also, some cough syrups contain narcotic medication which can lead to addiction. In the long run, it is a good idea to avoid medications with addiction potential. ...Read more