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What is the best way to treat a cough? And body pains?

What is the best way to treat a cough? And body pains?

Depends on the cough: If you have an underlying medical issue like asthma and emphysema, speak to your doctor about this. If you have a cold a teaspoon of honey is as effective as many over the counter remedies. If you have fevers >102 of cough for more than 10 days, see your doctor. Finally, for muscle pain, try Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ...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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For what reasons might the body have sudden cough attacks?

For what reasons might the body have sudden cough attacks?

Cough attacks: A cough is a forceful reflex to clear the airway. The reasons for cough can be irritation, infection or inflammation generated from the larynx, bronchi, sinus, ear, lungs, lining of the lungs, brain, and even heart (rarely). It's for this reason that a thorough exam and evaluation is necessary to find the cause of coughing, so treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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Im having headach and cough and cold all day... even i take any tablet that remain the same what test help me to rectify what's going on with my body?

Please resend the: question with your true age. if less than 16 years old have an older sibling or your parents ask the question. We only answer questions from those 16 years old and above ...Read more

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Is banana create cough & cold in baby's body?

Is banana create cough & cold in baby's body?

No: Fruits and vegetables are frequently added to a baby's diet at around 6 months. Bananas are not known to cause problems with coughs or colds. ...Read more

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When i cough hard my chest rattles and nothing comes out.. What could it be?! i don't feel any pain in my body..

When i cough hard my chest rattles and nothing comes out.. What could it be?! i don't feel any pain in my body..

Dry cough: Three most common causes of dry cough is reflux, asthma, allergies. Since you are young, those are the most common causes. See your local physician to be evaluated if cough still bothers you. ...Read more

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Getting over cold w junky cough for 1 week. Waking up drenched with sweat and body temp dropping to 35.2C (room is 20C). Is that normal?

Getting over cold w junky cough for 1 week. Waking up drenched with sweat and body temp dropping to 35.2C (room is 20C). Is that normal?

Infection.: It sounds like you are having a fever and chills, which means you are not getting over your cold, but getting worse! Get seen and treated, if necessary: you might have pneumonia.. If you are taking over-the-counter meds, they can make you feel bad, too, and are proven to be of little use, and may make you worse, so stop them. ...Read more

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I take daily a bottle of cough syrup corex regular for the last 1 year what are the consequences and will it effect my body? How can I quit

I take daily a bottle of cough syrup corex regular for the last 1 year  what are the consequences and will it effect my body?  How can I quit

Drug addiction: Since corex contains codiene, and since youve been taking it for a year i would say you have a drug addiction. Seek help from an addiction center or your physician. ...Read more

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Can foreign body aspiration give cough only at night and early morning or it should be all day long ?

Can foreign body aspiration give cough only at night and early morning or it should be all day long ?

All day: Most likely this would cause a continuous cough that gets worse. Typically the foreign body can become infected which then causes more and more coughing, and productive coughing. If you have any question, you should have an X-ray done. ...Read more

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How can I quickly flush cough syrup out of my body? Accidental overdose and I hate the way it's making me feel.

How can I quickly flush cough syrup out of my body? Accidental overdose and I hate the way it's making me feel.

Water: Drink plenty of water, enough so that your urine is colorless. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more