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Doctor insights on: What Is Advantage Of Cough Medicine Vs Cough Drops Vs Candy For Cough

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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 eat cough drops almost as if they were candies, is that ok ???

I eat cough drops almost as if they were candies, is that ok ???

Cough drops: Good afternoon! It depends on what ingredients are in the cough drops. If it contains pseudoephidrine you may cause your heart to race or make an arrhytmia(abnormal heart rhythm or rate) worse and you will get dry mouth. Or if they contain guafensin the active ingredient in Robitussin (guaifenesin) you can get nausea vomiting etc. Just eat candy not cough drops... ...Read more

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I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated. ?

I have a sore throat, dry cough, and inflamed taste buds. I eat cough drops like candy, when I don't my throat is dry and irritated. ?

Dark brown honey: Cold Eze ( zinc) lozenges, warm water gargles, Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed. Cough drops are useless. But some Robitusssin DM, or a generic equivalent. gradma's tea and honey, nice warm chicken soupnd ...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?

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

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Can i take cough medicine with nyquil?

Can i take cough medicine with nyquil?

Not a good idea: There are several versions of nyquil and most if not all of them contain cough medicine. Taking another cough syrup would probably give you too much dextromethorophan. ...Read more

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Can robafen cough medicine get me high?

Can robafen cough medicine get me high?

Robafen: Greetings. Many cough suppressants have alcohol and/or narcotic in hem. See your pharmacist or doctor for the best option for your troubles. ...Read more

Antitussive (Definition)

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