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Doctor insights on: What Is Good For Coughing

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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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What is a good cough medicine?

What is a good cough medicine?

Coughing: 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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What's good for a cough for my daughter she's 2years old & 9months. She's asthmatic?

What's good for a cough for my daughter she's 2years old & 9months. She's asthmatic?

Depends on cause: "Cold medicines" are not recommended for children. Honey can help for a cough in an older child ( not infant ). Of course if it's asthma, you treat the asthma. Best bet is to discuss their cough with their pediatrician. He/she knows them best. ...Read more

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What is a good cough syrup or medicine for an adult with pertussis?

What is a good cough syrup or medicine for an adult with pertussis?

PERTUSSIS: Due to the severity of the paroxysms of the coughing episodes, you should be on cough syrup with codeine. ...Read more

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What is a good cough syrup or cold medicine to take when you are sick? And with child.

What is a good cough syrup or cold medicine to take when you are sick? And with child.

Cough syrup: In general, pediatric varieties are safe and contain very little alcohol, if any. Avoid those with ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) Pseudoephedrine they can elevate your blood pressure. Avoid those with ibuprofen, other nsaids as they can have harmful fetal effects. ...Read more

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What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

What is a good dm cough medicine for a toddler with bronchitis?

None: There are no cough medicines recommended for toddlers, or any child under the age of six. Recommend humidifier, elevating head of bed, and honey as needed if the child is over a year old. ...Read more

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What's a good cough medicine for my 4 year old? She has bad allergies but the zyrtec (cetirizine) isn't helping. She also ran a low fever.

What's a good cough medicine for my 4 year old? She has bad allergies but the zyrtec (cetirizine) isn't helping. She also ran a low fever.

Her cough : Is more than likely from her postnatal drainage . If she does have a stuffy nose and chest congestion ( noisy breathing , wet cough or a rattle in her chest ), you can give her Mucinex (guaifenesin) 1/2 teaspoon twice daily for 2-3 days and see if it helps. Take her in, if her condition gets worst, start wheezing , fever going up and not eating or drinking or if you are concerned! ...Read more

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What medicine is good for coughing, short of breath?

What  medicine is  good  for  coughing, short  of breath?

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

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Could you tell me what are some easy what are good home remediesfor coughing at night, and during the day?

Could you tell me what are some easy what are good home remediesfor coughing at night, and during the day?

Remedies: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. Lemon juice & 1 tsp. Honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. 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

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What are the good medicines for cough?

What are the good medicines for cough?

Depends on cause: There are many different reasons for cough. Depending on the specific cause, there is a different treatment. The most common cough suppressant for irritant cough is dm (dextramethorphan). If a cough persists longer than 4-6 weeks, don't suppress---seek cause for specific treatment. ...Read more