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What Can I Do To Help Break Up The Congestion Of Bronchitis
Careful...: You don't always want to suppress a cough, especially if there is infection present. So, before taking an otc cough med, it is important to know the etiology of the cough to determine the best med to take for that particular cough. Cough etiologies include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip and sometimes a combination of factors. All these have different treatments. See your doc. ...Read more
What can I possibly take from any pharmacy that is not expensive, that will help me get rid of stuffy nose, fever, and sore throat, and how to avoid.?
OTC: Most combination otc meds (like theraflu) can be quite effective. If you are not sure which is right and if you ask nicely, the pharmacist can often point you to the right type. ...Read more
Cold sore: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more
What causes leg cramps in the middle of the night? What can I do to get them to stop? How can I prevent them from re-occurring?
What can I do to keep the nasal drainage from going down the back of my throat and choking me and causing me to clear my throat and sniff causing SOA?
What kind of techniques can I do to breathe if the people around me won't stop smoking in front of me and I have chronic bronchitis asthma?
Not an easy answer.: This may sound insensitive, but unfortunately if the people that you spend time with do not respect you enough to stop smoking around you to help you with your health problem, then you may need to find other people to spend time with. Maybe mention to them that smoking will cause chronic bronchitis if they continue. ...Read more
A neti pot can: Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more
Do you know what to use for congestive cold, to dry things up or moisture to loosen and cough up?
Lots of options: For head/sinus congestion, products such as sudafed, or some non-medication solutions, such as a humidifier or nasal saline can help. For chest congestion, products such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) can help. To help with the pain of sinus pressure, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can be taken. If allergies are an issue, claritin, allegra, or zyrtec help. All meds above are available over the counter. ...Read more
What can I do to reduce the stress of exams..I'm in pharmacy collage in my 4th year and the exsams are killing me..Can you help me please ?
Tune in & tap: Stress is often a function of overreacting to the situation with distressing thoughts. Practice dropping the thoughts and taking slow deep breaths as best you can. Stress can also be eased by tapping with your fingers at the following locations: forehead, under eyes, under nose, under bottom lip, and upper chest. This is referred to as energy tapping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get seasonal allergies, my question is can you torn something inside my nose? And what does to much sneezing can do to the inside of me? Thanks
Yes: Can get a nose bleed from raw, swollen lining tissues in the nose. Sneezing has a lot of force, but should not cause injury to nose or elsewhere in the respiratory system, however, I have seen a lot of people throw their back out from sneezing or coughing, even ruptured a disc in their back. Allergy control is usually not difficult. Many effective treatments. ...Read more
What things cause colds? What causes the stuffiness in the nose? How long does it last for? Any tips to help speed up healing. Thanks!
Colds are caused by: Viruses and usually last 10 to 14 days. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
I wake up with mucus (snot) in the back of my throat, it causes me to gag an make myself sick. Any good o.T.C meds i could take to prevent this?
Chest phlegm: Warm steamy showers work well. Warm tea is very soothing. Try some vitamin c and take a multivitamin. Drink plenty of fluids and get plenty of sleep. If this does not work. 1600 to 2400 mg of Mucinex (guaifenesin) works well. This is greater than the recommended dose. Feel better. ...Read more
Post nasal drip: Hello. The nasal mucus could be excessive especially during allergy season. I would recommend first a nasal saline wash . Sometimes just removing the pollen from the lining inside your nose is effective. Another option would be an OTC antihistamine like Zyrtec, Allegra or Claritin. Each is available an generic too. Good luck. ...Read more
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