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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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What is a home remedy for a cough?

What is a  home remedy for a cough?

Herbs, homeopathy: Not sure if these qualify as home remedies as you may have to go to the health food store to get these, but my favorite treatment is homeopathy- see http://homeopathyplus.Com.Au/coughs-and-how-to-treat-them/ to help find the best remedy to try. My favorite herb for coughs is pellargonium sidoides, sold as umcka: http://www.Umcka.Com/ for other ideas see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/coughs.Html. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for bronchitis?

What is a home remedy for bronchitis?

Bronchitis Remedies: I commend you for your desire to have good Health. • Don't smoke. Wear a mask when the air is polluted • Wash your hands using hand sanitizers • Drink plenty water • Gargle with salt water • Have Lemon ,Bay Leaf, Savory or Thyme in boiling water or as Tea • Eat Berries, black grapes and plums • Rest, have good sleep • Use a humidifier See a Physician for continued cough, fever or yellow mucus ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for a toddler whose got a bad cough?

What is a good medicine for a toddler whose got a bad cough?

Please see below.: Cold and cough meds are proven not to help and can cause severe side effects. Use saline nose drops and suction the mucus from the nose as often as needed. Also, elevate the head of the crib.If your doctor ok's it, use a humidifier in the room during sleep. If these actions don't help enough, your child needs to see the doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy for a child with constipation?

Is there a good home remedy for a child with constipation?

Proper diet: A healthy child is not constipated. Look to the diet as I have emphasized in many answers. Diet for children in the U.S. Is usually appalling. In the meantime a little mineral oil ishelpful, dosed according to age. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedie for nausea?

What is a good home remedie for nausea?

Ginger tea: Ginger tea or ginger capsules from a health food store are a very effective treatment for nausea. As a former military flight surgeon, i routinely recommended student pilots to consume ginger tea preventively when scheduled for aerobatic maneuvers (which can cause severe airsickness). Aviators are prohibited from taking many medications--ginger works better than most anti-nausea meds. ...Read more

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What is a home treatment for a teenager with bronchiolitis?

What is a home treatment for a teenager with bronchiolitis?

Bronchiolitis: is generally considered an illness of very small children. Do you perhaps mean bronchitis? Treatment is supportive (pain control, rest, increased fluids, mucolytics such as guaifenesin) with or without oral antibiotics and bronchodilators (Rx medications). ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a childs cough?

What is a good way to cure a childs cough?

Identify trigger: A cough is a response of the lungs to clear mucus. There are many reasons for a child to cough including infections, inflammation after infections, asthma, acid reflux, allergies, just to name a few. To appropriately treat a cough requires knowing what is causing the cough. An allergist or pulmonologist can assist in identifying the reason for the cough so a specific treatment can be offered. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a hangnail?

What is a good home remedy for a hangnail?

See below: Soak in warm water with liquid dish detergent, when soft clip the nail back as far as you can apply antiseptic and bandaid. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess?

What is a good home remedy for a skin abscess?

Abscess: If it is an actual abscess it should be surgically drained. However, moist heat may help to localize it in the meantime. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a IBS ?

What is a good home remedy for a IBS ?

Probiotics: Hello Kameka, Probiotics (beneficial bacteria) are often helpful in IBS patients. You can purchase them over the counter. Pamela Svendsen, MD ...Read more

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Help please? What is a good remedy for a sore throat?

Help please? What is a good remedy for a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a home remedy for curing a sore throat?

Anyone know what is a home remedy for curing a sore throat?

Marshmallow root: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more

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What are the best herbal home remedies for a kid with a dry cough?

What are the best herbal home remedies for a kid with a dry cough?

Homeopathy, actually: This is not the same as an "herbal" treatment. But classical homeopathy actually has many medicines ("remedies") that stimulate healing of cough. Different kinds of coughs correspond to different homeopathic remedies, so you'd have the best chance of success by consulting a homeopath. But the remedy rumex can help a tickling, irritated dry cough that gets worse when undressing or uncovering. ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy for a uti?

What is a good home remedy for a uti?

Fluids,baking soda,c: Baking soda half teaspoon of baking soda in 8 oz of water, cranberry juice and increase fluids aroma therapy for symptom relief, making an essential oil, by using equal parts of sandalwood, bergamot, tea tree, frankincence and juniper.Mix these to make oil and rub over bladder area several times a day. Echinacea 2capsules 3 times a day vitc/ citrus fruits fresh berry juice avoid cheese, chocolate, dairy. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for stomach cramps in a 3rd grade child?

What is a home remedy for stomach cramps in a 3rd grade child?

Look to diet: There is no"quick fix". I have seen many kids with this and it is invariably due to poor diet. Empty calories from ""junk" is the same as choking a car engine, a high gasoline/oxygen ratio. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life" that you can google. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for a stuffed nose?

What is the best home remedy for a stuffed nose?

Depends: On the reason for a stuffy nose.. But the best home remedy is salt water nose drops. Just rinsing the nose with saline helps decrease stuffiness and reduces swelling of the mucous membranes. It is safest to get over the counter nose drops like little noses or ayr or ocean nose drops. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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16 weeks baby has occasional cough. Coughs 6 to 7 times daily. Should i contact pediatrician? ? Is there any home remedy to decrease cough?

16 weeks baby has occasional cough. Coughs 6 to 7 times daily. Should i contact pediatrician? ?  Is there any home remedy to decrease cough?

Cough = reflux?: Cough in a baby can be a viral upper respiratory infection or "cold, " but it also might be reflux or another non-infectious condition. Best to consult your doctor to make sure it seems like an innocent condition and not more serious. Home remedies include saline squirted in the baby's nose, a suction bulb to remove mucus, and a humidifier to help him breathe. Meds might be harmful - don't use. ...Read more

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My sister has a dry cough. Is there any home remedy?

My sister has a dry cough. Is there any home remedy?

Cough: *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

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What is a home remedy for a cough?

Herbs, homeopathy: Not sure if these qualify as home remedies as you may have to go to the health food store to get these, but my favorite treatment is homeopathy- see http://homeopathyplus.Com.Au/coughs-and-how-to-treat-them/ to help find the best remedy to try. My favorite herb for coughs is pellargonium sidoides, sold as umcka: http://www.Umcka.Com/ for other ideas see http://www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/coughs.Html. ...Read more

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Home remedy for productive cough?

Home remedy for productive cough?

Fluids: They always say a little honey, a little tea, a little lemon, but best of all lots of fluids (juice and water to avoid dilutional effect) to liquefy secretion and cough up easier. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for itchy throat & nagging cough?

What is the best home remedy for itchy throat & nagging cough?

Find the cause: It all depends how long you have had those symptoms. If it has been more than a few days, that means it is not a cold, but rather maybe post nasal drip from nasal allergies, . Try over the counter antihistamines and saline nasal spray and consult an allergist if things persist. ...Read more

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Which is the best home remedy for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Which is the best home remedy for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Saline rinses: The cough is often related to the sinus drainage. Wash your nose with salt solution, use decongestants and anti-inflammatory medications. These will promote drainage of the sinuses. Drink plenty of fluids, and Mucinex (guaifenesin) type medications may help as well. If symptoms persist over 7 days, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Any home remedy for wheezing and dry cough, my son 9year old frequently suffering, feeling bad of giving him antibiotic more...

Any home remedy for wheezing and dry cough, my son 9year old frequently suffering, feeling bad of giving him antibiotic more...

See an allergist: It looks like your child may be suffering from asthma related to respiratory infections, see an allergist to determine if he has allergies and treat the asthma properly, antibiotics will not address it. ...Read more

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My son who is 13months have been suffering with cough and runny nose for a week now what's the best medicine or home remedy to give him?

My son who is 13months have been suffering with cough and runny nose for a week now what's the best medicine or home remedy to give him?

Runny nose: Use a bulb syringe to suck out the mucus after you have used saline nose drops . Keep the vaporizer on. Elevate his mattress when he sleeps. Push fluids but go easy on the milk since it produces mucus.Use the saline nose drops at least four times a day. ...Read more

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I had a bad cough/sinus 2 weeks ago, then a few days later my right ear felt clogged. I've tried every home remedy; nothing has worked. Need help.

I had a bad cough/sinus 2 weeks ago, then a few days later my right ear felt clogged. I've tried every home remedy; nothing has worked. Need help.

Could be : Eustacian tube dysfunction. Get a saline nasal rinse and diligently doi it at least 3 times a day. Aldo try afrin) brand only) twice a day for three days then only at night. Also ask pharmacist for the nasal spray that recently came over the counter and use 2 sprays in each nostril twice a day. Hope it helps!! ...Read more

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What's the cure for dry cough and vocal and talking hoarseness and sore throat. Why does it happen to singers and what's the home remedy cure for it?

What's the cure for dry cough and vocal and talking  hoarseness and sore throat. Why does it happen to singers and what's the home remedy  cure for it?

Vocal chord strain: Vocal chord strain requires rest soothing beverages antiinflammatories and proper warmup and vocal exercises. It's basically like a sports injury. Singers are not immune to allergies and post nasal drip, viral pharyngitis or strep throat and if over exerted may be more likely to have a sore throat. If dysphagia or odynophagia present see md. ...Read more

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Is there a good home remedy for a child with constipation?

Proper diet: A healthy child is not constipated. Look to the diet as I have emphasized in many answers. Diet for children in the U.S. Is usually appalling. In the meantime a little mineral oil ishelpful, dosed according to age. ...Read more

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Please explain who has a good home remedy for sore throat and coughing?

Please explain who has a good home remedy for sore throat and coughing?

Home remedies: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more