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What Is The Best Treatment For Persistent Cough For More Than 2 Weeks
What are potential causes for a productive cough lasting for more than a week and is it worse for an asthmatic?
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
Flu: Yes it is when you have complications. If you are sick over two weeks you should see your doctor about why you are not getting well and get proper treatment. ...Read more
Depends...: Treatment for a chronic cough depends on the reason for the cough. Possible etiologies for a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these have different treatments. See your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed first and then treated. ...Read more
Allergy...: Your symptoms are likely related to allergy. You may be having bronchospasm as well as nasal allergy symptoms. There are prescription inhalers as well as nasal sprays that may help so see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. You may need to see an allergist for testing to see what you are allergic to so that avoidance, if possible, can be done. If you smoke, smoking cessation is imperative. ...Read more
Is more then one round of cipro (ciprofloxacin) needed to treat an ulcer ? What is usual treatment for ulcers?
Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic and is not the treatment for peptic ulcer. The usual treatment consists of a bland diet, avoidance of alcohol and caffeine. Medication is usually a ppi like Prilosec daily and antacids as needed. Healing usually occurs after a month or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Etiology: A dry cough can be caused by a number of diseases including viral infection, allergy, asthma, or physical changes in the environment. The most important thing is to identify the cause of the cough. It is due to an irritation of the tracheal-bronchial lining. Treatment depends on cause. Otc treatment with mucinex, (guaifenesin) robitussin, vit. C or other cough depressants may help. Treatment requires cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doc: It really depends on the source, which may be out of the scope of this forum. I would follow up with your doc for a longer discussion. Two very common causes are acid reflux and seasonal allergies, but this all depends on where you live. You can always consider a trial of allergy or reflux medication, but the better bet is see your doctor. ...Read more
Expectoration: The best treatment if feasible is expectoration to avoid stagnation and inspissation of mucous in the airways if they are from the lung . If infected, antibiotics is used. Fluid and mucolytics are a good way to start. ...Read more
Best RX is TIME: The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. I often use a laser to help stop the progression of the lesion if my patient presents during the prodrome phase--see your dentist early ...Read more
What is the name of a steroid that can be used to treat a chronic migraine that has lasted for longer than 3 days?
Methylprednisolone: Migraines that persist for days can be hard to break, and often are treated with a short course of steroids in the form of what is called a dosepack. Typically these start with 6 pills the first day, then 5 pills the next day, then over the next days down to 1. Important tip in migraine treatment is treating early with the right medications so as to avoid these prolonged ones! ...Read more
Is it common to have a fungal infection on your hands that lasts more than 2 weeks after treatment with antifungal ointment?
A person infected with an onychomycosis for 2 years ago. What is the quickest treatment to him? Is that differs of tenia peds treatment?
Need diagnosis...: Cough treatment depends on the etiology of the cough. It could be due to bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip, bronchitis, etc. All these diagnoses have completely different treatments so you should see your doc for eval for any cough lasting more than a week or 2. If it is due to a virus, it should run its course within that time. There are many effective prescription treatments. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for sinus infections? I have had a couple sinus infections in the past. I had different treatments each time. Is there any one treatment that is better or quicker?
Typically : Typically bacterial sinus infections are managed with antibiotics. There are several antibiotic options depending upon your sensitivity and suspected infective agent. Severe chronic sinus problems may be managed with surgical procedures to improve drainage or remove the lining of the sinus. ...Read more
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