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What are the risks of drinking cough medicine every day?

What are the risks of drinking cough medicine every day?

Depends: It depends on which cough medicine. If it is a prescription cough medicine... It may have Codeine and if you are using it daily... Then addiction could be a problem. I would try to figure out what is causing the cough: asthma, acid reflux, allergies, sinususitis, rhinitis (drainage from the nose). ...Read more

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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 cough for almost a month and i drink plenty of cough medicine but its not working i still have a cough?

I have cough for almost a month and i drink plenty of cough medicine but its not working i still have a cough?

See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thotoughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of mixing cough medicine and alcohol? especially if you use cough medicine to get high then drink to get drunk?

What are the side effects of mixing cough medicine and alcohol? especially if you use cough medicine to get high then drink to get drunk?

Misuse: Wow - this is a loaded one. Firstly - do not mess around with medication or chemicals to get a high - this is sick. Secondly - drinking to get drunk is a disease of addiction. Both practices are bad and means that treatment is needed. Never mix cough medicine with alcohol and never take one to get high and the other to get drunk. ...Read more

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My throat keeps hurting and I keep taking cough medicine.But the next week its back and every time i cough it hurts really bad?

My throat keeps hurting and I keep taking cough medicine.But the next week its back and every time i cough it hurts really bad?

Need to find source.: Cough medicine is meant only to suppress a cough and only minimally successful at that. Every OTC med has the same ingredient for cough so changing will not make much difference. If throat pain is main issue need to determine cause. A culture can ID an infection but chronic post nasal drip or reflux can give throat pain. If cough is main issue it can cause the throat pain and need to find cause. ...Read more

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Itchy throat every night then asthma attacks, what medicine should i take? Should i take antihistamine? A cough medicine?

Itchy throat every night then asthma attacks, what medicine should i take? Should i take antihistamine? A cough medicine?

Medical evaluation: This certainly sounds like alleriy induced asthma- I would not advise self mediciation since you should get allergy testing and pulmonry function testing: most OTC mediciations will NOT help in these circumstances. Call for a medical appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with step throat started on augmenten 2 pills a day and some cough medicine with codeine coughing more have shortness of breath. What helps

M.D. visit: If you have been diagnosed with a strep throat infection and have worsening shortness of breath, it may be related to a lung infection either from strep or another cause. It is important to stay well hydrated, monitor your temperature and to be seen by your physician. Your physician may order a chest radiograph during the visit. Strep infection usually lasts 7-10 days if uncomplicated. ...Read more

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How can you give a child cough medicine?

How can you give a child cough medicine?

Cough: Age of the child and presenting clinical condition are important factors to consider before answering this question.Is your child having breathing difficulty, fever, could he/she have swallowed a small object, how long has the cough been going on, is your child less than 2 years old, does he/she have asthma.Cough is a protective reflex of your large airways, a prolonged cough could be bad.Call your md. ...Read more

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Can i take cough medicine with milk?

Milk: Milk makes mucus which could be causing an increase in your coughing so i wouldnt recommend taking cough medicine with milk. ...Read more

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What is a fast-acting cough medicine?

What is a fast-acting cough medicine?

Remedy: A good remedy for coughing is honey (buckwheat is good choice) with lemon juice added to Chamomile tea or ginger tea. For an uncooperative coughBenzonatate can be effective. ...Read more

Antitussive (Definition)

This is a medicine that is supposed ...Read more