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What Is Advantage Of Cough Medicine Vs Cough Drops Vs Candy For Cough
Five year old daughter nonproductive cough. Children's Mucinex cough medicine not helping. Also tried vapor rub and cough drops. Nothing is helping.
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 you can get nausea vomiting etc. Just eat candy not cough drops... ...Read more
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 got choked on my saliva as I was preparing to eat candy. And like it really choked me up good because like that was like a few hours ago and I still have a cough and my chest still hurts. Should I just take a cough drop and sleep it off?
No cough medicine: The best medicine for cough is the medicine that treats the reason you are coughing. If your cough is due to asthma you need to treat asthma. If its due to reflux treat the reflux. If its due to pneumonia, bronchitis or sinusitis then treat the infection. I do not like treating symptoms unless i know the cause. If you have a persistent cough you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Knowledge: The first step in treating a cough is to understand why it is happening (infection, asthma, underlying lung disease, allergy, gastric reflux, vocal cord problem, etc). Several treatment strategies exist for each cause and need to be appropriately tailored for your individual situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why medicine work on some and don't work for others whole having same symptoms and illness? And what should I look in a cough medicine? What's best?
Depends: Everything depends because some people may take medicines that are appropriate and some may not. Considering cough syrup a dry cough will probably not respond to guaifensin that is in most cough syrups. A wet cough may be broken down by guaifensin, Anything with Guafensin and Dextrometorphan would be my suggestion for stuffy head, wet cough. Please get checked if there is concern ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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