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What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Cough
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
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
See a DR: How long coughing? Any blood or pus? Smoking? Work in a mine or a place with dust or fumes? Exposed to tuberculosis? Had your DPT shot? Sinus or nasal congestion? When & where is it worst? Any cats? Any family or personal history of asthma? Go to a dr. Prepared to answer all these questions & more! do you take an ace inhibitor such as Lisinopril for bp? Do you take aspirin? ...Read more
It runs it's course.: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be difficult: Calluses are due to pressure against a bone. Depending on where the callus is located somethimes a particular shoe is causing excessive pressure at the callus spot so you may want to stop using it. You can also use a pumice stone to reduce the callus. I do not recommend the otc callus removers from the store. The other choice is surgical consideration to reduce the underlying bone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnose first...: Before it can be treated, first the etiology of your non-productive cough must be identified. Possible diagnoses include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, sinus problems or a combination of factors. You need to see your doctor so the correct diagnosis can be made and treatment given as all these possibilities have different treatments. If you smoke, you need to quit asap! ...Read more
Surgical excision: Moles are not usually removed unless for concern that they may be worrisome for melanoma. However, they are also removed for cosmetic reasons. Given the risk of melanoma in moles, it is always prudent to have them removed surgically so that they can be evaluated under a microscope by a board certified dematopathologist. See your dermatologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
Liquid Nitrogen: Liquid nitrogen is commonly used in a doctor's office to get rid of warts. There are other types of treatments, but in my experience, cryosurgery with liquid nitrogen is one of the best treatment. Please, keep in mind that the virus (hpv) which causes warts, is something you can not get rid of. Warts can return in an unpredictable frequency. If large in size, surgery maybe the only option. ...Read more
Keloid treatments: Keloid scars tend to run in family's and are a tumor of scar tissue which overgrows the border of the original injury (as opposed to hypertrophic scars which are raised, but stay within the border). Keloids may respond to pressure treatment, steroid injections or excision with immediate radiation treatment to reduce recurrence rate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Decongestants: A decongestant will help with stuffy or blocked nose.. Pseudoephedrine (sudafed) is the best oral deconestant (have to sign for it at the pharmacy) . Topical decongestants (nasal sprays) such as oxymetazoline (afrin) are also very helpful - and quick, but be careful not to use too often (only twice daily, and only for a few days at a time) as rebound congestion could occur. Saline nasal spray help. ...Read more
Won't stop but v sxs: It won't get rid of it.Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- with water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s. ...Read more
Cold remedies: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
Scientific Rx: If it's before the prom, get with your personal physician; topical benzoyl peroxide plus either systemic tetracycline or topical Clindamycin may clear you. If you have to ask this, you need to be under a physician's care for your acne; it's not expensive and quite easy. Acne isn't lifestyle or hygiene related. Best wishes. ...Read more
Cause: See your doctor and find out what's causing your symptom. ...Read more
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