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What is the best over-the-counter medications for bronchitis?

What is the best over-the-counter medications for bronchitis?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) DM: Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm has Guaifenesin that breaks up mucous and dextromethorphan that helps stop the cough. Drink plenty of fluids and change your toothbrush. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Bronchitis (Definition)

Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...Read more


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What medicine can I buy over-the-counter for bronchitis?

What medicine can I buy over-the-counter for bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...Read more

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Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Over the counter treatments for bronchitis?

Acute bronchitis....: Acute bronchitis is an infection of the airways, usually caused by a viral or bacterial infection. If a bacterial infection is present, antibiotics are sometimes needed. If a virus is the culprit, treatment is largely symptom relief, including drinking plenty of fluids, rest, etc. Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion, throat lozenges can help the sore throat, etc. If worsening, see dr. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can buy over-the-counter for acute bronchitis?

Is there anything i can buy over-the-counter for acute bronchitis?

Bronchitis: You may not know that bronchitis can be a viral infection so you may not need an antibiotic. Drink a lot of fluids and get some cough remedies. ...Read more

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What else can i take over the counter to get some relief from bronchitis, i got mucinex and doctor prescribed me z pak what else taking lexapro (escitalopram) too?

What else  can i take over the counter to get some relief from bronchitis, i got mucinex and doctor prescribed me z pak what else taking lexapro (escitalopram) too?

Bronchitis: I understand your desire to get relief from Bronchitis possibly due to symptoms of cough, sputum , chest discomfort, shortness of breath, or fever which have been uncomfortable. Do not take Lexapro (escitalopram) as it is NOT for Bronchitis. As Z Pak has not helped at this time, please go to Urgent Care. Your Health is Precious! ...Read more

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? Over the counter medicine can you take for a cold or allergy's if you have emphysema or chronic bronchitis and heart mummer what over-the-counter med for cold and allergy male 57 emphysema chronic bronchitis and heart mummer can't tak

Talk to YOUR doctor: If you have emphysema/bronchitis, you need a physician with experience in treating pulmonary diseases, and should probably be on a number of medications, including regular inhalers to improve pulmonary function, and acute "rescue" inhalers for sudden symptoms. There are other meds as well. What otc meds you take depends on your other meds, blood pressure etc, and cause of heart murmur. See md. ...Read more

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Been coughing mucus for three weeks and now the mucus has turned to blood. No energy tried over-the-counter meds. History of broncidus .

Been coughing mucus for three weeks and now the mucus has turned to blood. No energy tried over-the-counter meds. History of broncidus .

See a doctor: This could be irritation from frequent coughing, but it could also be an indication of a more serious condition. Coughing up blood, even a little, is best evaluated by a doctor who can listen to your lungs and maybe do an imaging study like an xray. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medications for a yeast infection?

What is the best over-the-counter medications for a yeast infection?

Yeast: The most widely available otc preparations for yeast infection are the -azole creams such as micanazole (monist at-type drugs). None are as effective as, and are a lot more messy than, the oral Fluconazole pills. Check with your doctor to see if you are a candidate for the "one time, one pill" treatment. ...Read more

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What are the best over-the-counter medications for migraines?

What are the best over-the-counter medications for migraines?

OTC migraine treatme: For prevention, magnesium oxide 500 mg daily For treatment, ibuprofen 800 mg once plus caffeine from coffee or cola ...Read more

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I think I may have Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). What are the best over-the-counter medications or combination of medications for this?

I think I may have Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR). What are the best over-the-counter medications or combination of medications for this?

2 meds: Prilosec, 20 mgm. before breakfast and dinner and zantac (ranitidine) 150 mgm. at time of sleep. High reflux or LPR often is associated with obesity. If the meds I recommend are not helpful, seek an appointment with a GI specialist. ...Read more