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What Is The Best Way To Get Rid Of A Cough Fast
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
Could you tell me what's the best way to get rid of a cough when you can't take any over-the-counter medications?
Depends....: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Give it time: If this is relatively recent then it will probably resolve on its own as the tissue heals up. Most of these colds are from viruses and do not need antibiotics. If it is not clearing up and has been several weeks or has colored discharge you may want to see your dr. Always see a dr. If it has been more than a month. ...Read more
Treat the source : The irony here is that your dry cough may be secondary to some dripping issues. Post nasal drip is the origin of many dry coughs. The irritation or inflammation of the upper respiratory tract elicits a cough response. Basically a runny nose in the back of your throat. Humidified air, fluids and methods to shrink tissue should help. If persistent rule out medicine side effect or asthma variant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Try this: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
Can a 6 yr old get phnewmonia injection and id ammoxcillian the best to get rid of a wet bronchitis cough in a 6 yr old?
More info needed: Are you referring to the pneumonia vaccinations or are you referring to an actual pneumonia infection? Amoxicillin may be the right treatment, but the patient may have a viral pneumonia or bronchitis process which may not be helped with an antibiotic. Please discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer