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What is the best medicine for cough and colds and colds?

What is the best medicine for cough and colds and colds?

Rest: Rest, plenty of fluids, tea with honey...And time. You can try over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or iburofen if you have no medical problems (use as directed on the box) othewise, discuss even these medicines with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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What is the best medicine for cough and running nose?

What is the best medicine for cough and running nose?

If no other: Symptoms suggestive of a more significant illness, an otc antihistamine such as fexofenadine and a decongestant such as phenylephrine or Pseudoephedrine usually does the trick. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for sinus congestion and a cough?

What is the best medicine for sinus congestion and a cough?

OTC is ok: If this is a short duration problems (< 1 week) then over the counter (otc) medications like mucinex, (guaifenesin) robitussin, or other cough and cold remedies are fine. Read and follow the labels, as even otc meds can be harmful. If this is a longer term problem see your pcp or ENT as there could be a need for prescription type medications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best fever and cough nedicine for a toddler?

What is the best fever and cough nedicine for a toddler?

No cough meds: There are NO GOOD cough medicines for toddlers. The studies very clearly show they don't work and have undesirable side effects. Try some honey in tea, warm showers and a humidifier. With regard to fever reducer, remember fever is just a symptom and doesn't usually "need" treatment. However, if the child is feeling bad because of the fever, then acetaminophen and ibuprofen work equally as well. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC to take for drainage and runny nose?

What is the best OTC to take for drainage and runny nose?

Zyrtec, (cetirizine) saline: For otc drying try zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you can handle the sedation. Don't drive on benadryl (diphenhydramine). Nasal saline rinses can be helpful. Some people swear pseudophed dries them out but i don't know why. Better airflow i suppose. ...Read more

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What the medicine for flu and running nose?

What the medicine for flu and running nose?

For flu: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for caugh and chest congestions?

What is the best medication for caugh and chest congestions?

Depends on cause: For typical cold symptoms, liquefying congestion w/ saline nasal spray & drinking fluids can help; otc cough preps should suffice. For more severe cough, rx w/ Codeine may b needed. For chronic cough, stop smoking, see doc for possible COPD meds. For cough d/t reflux, try otc acid blocker or see doc. For deep, productive coughs, see doc: may need antibiotics & more. Best med is one that works. ...Read more

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What is the best natural cure for flu and cold?

What is the best natural cure for flu and cold?

Pelargonium sidoides: The herb pelargonium sidoides, the root of a geranium native to south africa, is the best-proven treatment for colds, sinus infections & sinusitis. It's helped hundreds of my patients. It's widely available in a product called umcka, sold at health food stores & many pharmacies. See http://bit.Ly/1f6rjci flu is a whole different thing. Elderberry extracts &homeopathy are good treatments-see comment. ...Read more

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Which medicine is the best for stuffy nose?

Which medicine is the best for stuffy nose?

Decongestants: Saline irrigations are very helpful, but nasal steroid sprays or otc decongestants will reduce the symptoms of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Why does my cat allergy make me cough? Along with the sneezing and runny nose, I cough. Is loratadine effective for this?WHAT is the best treatment?

Why does my cat allergy make me cough? Along with the sneezing and runny nose, I cough.  Is loratadine effective for this?WHAT is the best treatment?

Simple...: The cat skin,hair cells enters your body by your nasal passage.that is why sneezing and cough( body trying to expel it ), runny nose because of your immune cells reacting with the cat antigen causing swelling and inflammation and oozing of fluid. Nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray will help better. The best way is to keep the cat outside the house,after that ventilate the house well, use Nasonex (mometasone),loratadine prn. ...Read more

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What type of cold medicine is the best and safest for a head cold or flu?

What type of cold medicine is the best and safest for a head cold or flu?

Low dose: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ,Claritin or Zyrtec. Force fluids. Zinc lozenges (Cold-Eze) Advil or Ale e. Tea and honey. Grandma's chicken soup. Rest and sleep, ...Read more

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What is the best cough medicine too take to get rid of dry coughs?

What is the best cough medicine too take to get rid of dry coughs?

Mgt: If you have a dry cough that seems to originate from your throat, lozenges and humidified air may help. If the cough persists for more than 3 weeks, then your PCP can determine other treatments. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of cough and cold for grade-school children?

What is the fastest way to get rid of cough and cold for grade-school children?

AURI: Viral infection takes its course lasting 3 to 5 days unless with bacterial complications. Giving cough rx is only helping the kid to sleep. I would recommend taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a tsp. At bedtime. ...Read more

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What are the best decongestants for colds?

What are the best decongestants for colds?

Topical decongestant: The long-acting OTC decongestant nasal spray will likely work the best. However do not use this for more than 5 days else you may end up hooked to the spray which is not healthy for your nose . ...Read more

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What is the medicine for colds?

What is the medicine for colds?

Chicken soup: There is no specific remedy for colds. You may take Tylenol for fever or pain. Do not drink alcohol. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and rest for a day or so. Chicken soup will provide symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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What is the best cold and flu prevention?

What is the best  cold and flu prevention?

Prevention: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill. Get your influenza vaccine. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for allergies and asthma?

What is the treatment for allergies and asthma?

Several: Many treatments exist for allergies: antihistamines, nasal sprays, eye drops as well as allergy shots. For asthma: rescue inhalers (albuterol), controller inhalers, allergy shots. Definitely see an allergist! ...Read more

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What is the best sleeping position for babies with cold and cough?

What is the best sleeping position for babies with cold and cough?

On their back: Sleeping on the back with the head slightly elevated. You can use a folded towel underneath the head end of the mattress (not directly under the baby's head like a pillow.). ...Read more

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What is the best medication for stuffy nose?

What is the best medication for stuffy nose?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Dr. Francine Mosley
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Dextromethorphan Cough Syrup (Definition)

Dextromethorphan cough syrup is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more