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What Is Good For Coughing
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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