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What is the best way to treat a cough? And body pains?

What is the best way to treat a cough? And body pains?

Depends on the cough: If you have an underlying medical issue like asthma and emphysema, speak to your doctor about this. If you have a cold a teaspoon of honey is as effective as many over the counter remedies. If you have fevers >102 of cough for more than 10 days, see your doctor. Finally, for muscle pain, try Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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What is the best way to treat persistance cough?

What is the best way to treat persistance 
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Determine cause: Coughing is a symptom of a problem in your nose, throat, lungs, esophagus and rarely your heart. It can be the result of infection, irritation, allergy, or malignancy. Any cough persisting for more than two weeks should be evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat cough. Been taking more of the drug to no avail. Like (( selgon, alveolin-p, toplexil)) ?

What is the best way to treat cough. Been taking more of the drug to no avail. Like (( selgon, alveolin-p, toplexil)) ?

Treating Coughs : Most self-limited "colds" that feature coughs will clear on their own regardless of which cough medicine you use. If you have a more serious viral or bacterial infection, your doctor will prescribe more potent prescription cough mixtures and possibly antibiotics to clear the offending agent. For a cough tht lasts more than 10 days to 2 weeks, see your doctor, especially if you have fever, fatigue. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a cough and sinus cold? Been using abuterol no help. Any home remedies that can help?

What's the best way to treat a cough and sinus cold? Been using abuterol no help. Any home remedies that can help?

URI: Use nasal irrigation with saline (Neti-pot), OTC decongestants, cough syrup with dextromethorphan or a combination medication (check with your friendly pharmacist). Drink lots of liquids and rest as much as possible. Wish you better soon. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat cough that is a side effect of cozaar (losartan)?

What is the best way to treat cough that is a side effect of cozaar (losartan)?

Doesn't add up: Cozaar is the trade name for losartan, which is a BP med in the arb (angiotensin receptor blocker) class. That class does not have cough as a side effect. The angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors may have cough as a side effect but not the arb's. If you hava chronic cough on losartan (cozaar) you should talk to your doctor and find the cause: gerd?, asthma? ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat my 2.5 yr old sons cough and fever? It's a very dry racking cough, almost looks like he'd vomit, and 101.5 fever.

What is the best way to treat my 2.5 yr old sons cough and fever? It's a very dry racking cough, almost looks like he'd vomit, and 101.5 fever.

Fluids, humidiity: There are not any good/effective cough medicines that are helpful in this age group. Increasing fluid intake will help, as will using a humidifier. Sometimes a spoonful of honey will help settle the cough. If the cough persists, i encourage you to see your pediatrician to make sure there is no indication of pneumonia (esp. Since he's had fever) or any bronchospasm/wheezing needing different meds. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat a chronic cough?

What's the best way to treat a chronic cough?

Find the cause: A chronic cough has several potential causes, three of the most common being asthma, post nasal drip from rhinitis or sinusitis, and reflux. Unless you know the cause it is hard to treat a cough appropriately. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what's the best way to treat a dry cough?

Could you tell me what's the best way to treat a dry cough?

Determine the cause.: Determine the cause. How long have you had it, is it associated with fever, are you a smoker? All of these things determine possible treatment options. ...Read more

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How's the best way to treat nauseated kid 5 year old, sore throat cough etc, always saying i feel sick and want to vomit, thanks for the help.

How's the best way to treat nauseated kid 5 year old, sore throat cough etc, always saying i feel sick and want to vomit, thanks for the help.

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): One over-the-counter medicine you could try is Benadryl (diphenhydramine). It can make kids sleepy (or a small percentage of kids can actually become a bit hyper), but it can work well on nausea. Ginger ale also helps some. I hope your child feels better soon. ...Read more