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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)

An inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi. May be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can ...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

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What is the best over-the-counter medication to treat excema?

What is the best over-the-counter medication to treat excema?

Crisco shortening: Use it over dry skin patches and cover it with wet then dry gauze overnight, you can also use vaseline, they beat most fancy shmancy creams.. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for a horrible cold?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for a horrible cold?

Depends on symptoms: The trick to treating a cold is to prioritize the worst of the symptoms. For example , if you have a stuffy nose, prioritize medicines for stuffiness, such as Pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine. Oxymetazoline (afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray) is excellent and can be used with pills, but only for 3 days. For cough try mucinex-dm max strength- which has high dose guaifenesin. Ask pharm for help if you have high bp. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for eczema in children?

Olive oil: For our kids in alaska (where we know about eczema!), we just put a little olive oil in their bath water every day and that worked great. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter athletes foot medication?

What is the best over-the-counter athletes foot medication?

Any: They are all equally effective, assuming you use them twice a day. Make sure to dry very well, especially between the toes. Wear cotton socks and put anti-fungal powder in the shoes. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter anti-allergy medication?

What is the best over-the-counter anti-allergy medication?

Depends: While it does depend somewhat as to what allergy you are treating, zyrtec and Allegra (fexofenadine) (generics are fine) are now both over the counter, non-sedating, and well tolerated by most people. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter drug to prevent premature ejaculation?

What is the best over-the-counter drug to prevent premature ejaculation?

Sexual dysfunction: Many people who have premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction are embarassed or afraid to receive help. The first thing to do is to talk to your family doctor to see if there is a medical problem that needs to be addressed. Taking an over the counter drug might cover up a problem that needs professional attention with a doctor. There is help available, and you are not alone by any means. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication/vitamin for pms?

What is the best over-the-counter medication/vitamin for pms?

Vitex/chasteberry: The herb vitex aka chasteberry does have some research support in improving pms symptoms:

http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11129515

calcium may also be helpful:

http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10763903. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication pollen allergies?

What is the best over-the-counter medication pollen allergies?

Allergy medication: A great first line choice is Loratadine 10 mg. It is well tolerated, less sedating. If you don't mind being a little sleepy you can take Cetirizine instead. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for trigger thumb?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for trigger thumb?

Anti-inflammatory: Trigger finger or thumb is an irritation of the tendon. Usually rest and an anti-inflammatory like advil or Aleve (naproxen) will help. If symptoms persist consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for acid reflux? My significant other is in great distress right now & want to help!

What is the best over-the-counter medication for acid reflux? My significant other is in great distress right now & want to help!

Work well. : Most over the counter medications for acid reflux work well. I have had success in patients with tagamet (cimetidine). Take it as directed. Sit up for at least 2 hours after eating. Do not lay down. Avoid caffein such as tea or coffee, avoid chocolate and other foods that can aggravate it including spicy or hot foods. If it continues, see your physician who can provide a further work up and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for migraine headaches. Excedrine migrain is really just regular excedrine. Same ingredients. Doesnt wor?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for migraine headaches. Excedrine migrain is really just regular excedrine. Same ingredients. Doesnt wor?

Best OTC 4 migraine: Excedrin migraine has ibuprofen and caffeine. If you use these within the first 30 minutes of your aura or migraine symptoms, there is a good chance you will have relief. Other medicines, such as acetaminophen, alleve, etc., may also be helpful. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for tinea versicolor?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for tinea versicolor?

Selsun Blue: Tinea versicolor is caused by the fungus, malasezzia furfura or pityrosporum. We all have it on our skin, but some people get overgrowth causing the unwanted discolored marks usually on the trunk. It produces azaleic acid, which causes the skin to lighten. Products with selenium sulfide can be helpful, although i generally prescribe an oral pill, nizoral, (ketoconazole) taken just twice. Lana long, m.D, . ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for wisdom tooth or toothache?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for wisdom tooth or toothache?

Oil of clove: If there's actually a cavity in your tooth oil of clove is the most useful natural supplement that deadens the nerve endings. If your tooth is breaking through the gums a good scrub and swish with warm salt water usually helps. Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen work well in combination. If you are swollen and are having trouble breathing or swallowing dial 911. But a dentist will help you most. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

What is the best over-the-counter medication for severe psoriasis to stop/relieve itching? Currently undergoing light therapy, condition worsening

There is none.: If your psoriasis does not respond to light therapy, it is time to consider starting tnf agents. These almost always are dramatically effective. Discuss this with your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter or prescription drug for chronic neck pain?

Depends on person: There is no best drug in general. People tend to like and benefit from various things. If your neck pain is very bothersome perhaps you should see a pain management doctor for help. Other things that work include physical therapy. If you have tried all these things then you may want to see a spine surgeon for options. All the best! ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best over-the-counter pain medication for a moderate to severe tooth ache?

See below: Forget over the counter pain medication it will not be effective seeing a dentist is what you need to do. ...Read more

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What is the best over the counter head ache medication to take while prescribed on Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg? I believe I have symptoms of side effects from Lexapro (escitalopram)

What is the best over the counter head ache medication to take while prescribed on Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg? I believe I have symptoms of side effects from Lexapro (escitalopram)

Medication effects: Side effect of Lexapro (escitalopram) can be Headache. It is less likely with 5mg/day dose.
Discuss with Psychiatrist
• Diagnosis of Anxiety, Depression or both for which Lexapro (escitalopram) was prescribed
• Discontinue Lexapro (escitalopram) 5mg/day if you have taken it for more than a month
Tylenol for headache
• Therapy for stresses in your life
• Breathing and Music Relaxation
• Visual Imagery
• Meditation
Tai Chi ...Read more