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What Is Advantage Of Cough Medicine Vs Cough Drops Vs Candy For Cough
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
I was carded for buying a plain ordinary bottle of cough syrup..No decongestant.Just cough suppressant and expectorant. Is this legal?
Which is better for irritated productive cough of flu oxomemazine or butamirate (sine code syrup) or other ones you advise me?
Cough: Either would be effectiveGet a more detailed answer ›
Stops vs thins: An expectorant is a medicine that thins out mucous, making it easier to mobilize and get out. Usually you'll see Guaifenesin as the active ingredient. A cough suppressant stops the body from wanting to cough. This can be ok at night, since you're not supposed to cough anyways, but not a good idea during the day, so mucous keeps moving. Of course, neither is ok for children until at least 4 to 6 y. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cough & homeopathy: Acute cough can respond to correctly prescribed homeopathic remedies; there are hundreds. Here are a few: bryonia alba: cough develops over 2-3 days, & is dry, hard, & painful. Worse from any movement. Drosera: violent fits of hard coughing with choking -- can barely breathe when coughing. Coccus cacti: cough w/choking on thick, stringy mucus. Constant clearing the throat; worse w/cold drinks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the recommended dosage for salbutamol neb and cetirizine fo 26wks pregnand that has a productive cough?
?: Productive cough, 26 weeks pregnant, you are asking about salbutamol nebs and cetirizine, salbutamol is category C and cetirizine is category B with pregnancy, those categories are degrees of safety given for a drug during pregnancy, given that, you need to see your doctor, or any doctor to prescribe the right medicine safe for yourself and your unborn child, goodluck ...Read more
Which is safer for a 4 yo boy (g6pd defficiency) wz hard cough, to give him butalin syrup+ rhinathiol or beclazone 250 and ventolin inhalers
Cough: It would be preferable to give ventolin for acute relief of symptoms & to continue beclazone as a controller medication. If there are any signs of respiratory distress (difficulty speaking, fast breathing, retractions etc.) or lack of response to therapy, please talk to your doctor immediately or take your child to the nearest emergency room for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
Not recommended: Cough and cold meds are not usually recommended for children under 4 years old. This is because they may have more serious side effects and there is no proven benefit from most of them. Give your child plenty of clear fluids, run a cool mist humidifier, suction her nose with saline and a bulb syringe. If she has a fever >101 or other symptoms, see her doctor. ...Read more
Use caution: Dhatifen is used in the treatment of asthma and allergic bronchitis, including symptoms of allergic rhinitis or hay fever. It takes days if not weeks of use to be fully effective. It works by moderating an active immune response. I don't believe it would be particularly effective to just use for a random cough. ...Read more
Depends: 3 most common causes of cough are acid reflux, post nasal drip, and asthma. So there is not a magic bullet medication that treats all cough. You have to know what the reason for the cough is. Best way to do that, if you don't know why you have it, is to see your doctor and have the cough and shortness of breath evaluated. ...Read more
Not usually: There is no scientific proof that they do work but if they work for you, I have no problem with it. This is not to say that herbal medicine has no role it is just that the basis of homeopathic medicine is that even trace quantity (often unmeasurable) of the purported active ingredient would control disease. ...Read more
What is cough variant asthma? And do you prefer dry powder inhalers or metered dose inhalers for albuterol treatment of this condition?Which is Better
Cough variant asthma: Is type of asthma where cough is the most salient symptom, dry cough, but still have other asthma signs, at times it might be the only symptom and hard to diagnose. As for the albuterol form: whichever works, so long it is taken in the right way and produces the desired effect, but albuterol is just a quick fix, you need comprehensive treatment as any other asthmatic, see an allergist/pulmonol ...Read more
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