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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)

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


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What is the best way to relieve and achy body?

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What is the best way to relieve and achy body?

Analgesics: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is the safest medication within the accepted dose range. Heat and massage may also help. Otherwise it depends on the cause. ...Read more

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What is the best way to suppress a cough?

What is the best way to suppress a cough?

Find and treat cause: There are over the counter medications such as dextromethorphan containg cough syrups which may be helpful. Airway hyperreactivity with inflammation and congestion is the small airways is a common cause which can be treated effectively with asthma medications. Esophageal reflux, sinusitis are common causes. A chest xray can help detect other possibilities. ...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 eyes?That are?Tired and in pain?

What is the best way to treat eyes?That are?Tired and in pain?

Artificial tears: The use of artificial tears usually helps soothe irritation and dryness, which causes the eyes to feel tired. A burning sensation and feeling like there is something in the eye are also indications of a dry eye. If there is severe pain you must go see an ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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What is the best way to breathe and it's benefits?

What is the best way to breathe and it's benefits?

Breathing: Breathing is a voluntary process. You cannot control it. You can however, through chnages in the body make it perform differently. Like for example when exercising you breathe faster. Like in yoga you concentrate on deep breathing etc.... ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do to fight the flu and what is the remedy?

What is the best thing to do to fight the flu and what is the remedy?

Flu: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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What is the best drugs and way to cure my bronchitis?

What is the best drugs and way to cure my bronchitis?

Cure of Bronchitis: Not an easy answer to provide without more history regarding your symptoms. How long has the cough been present? What exposures do you have? Any allergens? Are you a smoker of cigarettes? ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a cold?

What is the best way to treat a cold?

TLC: Lots of tender loving care: rest, fluids, chicken soup, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for fever or aches (no Aspirin for kids). Taking zinc lozenges or vitamin c may shorten your cold (some disagree). Antibiotics don't help because viruses are too smart for us. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure body and face bruises?

What is the best way to cure body and face bruises?

Find out cause: First you should see your doctor to determine if there is an underlying cause. Otherwise you can try vitamin k or arnica creams. ...Read more

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With a cold, what is the best way to stop a cough?

With a cold, what is the best way to stop a cough?

Depends...: If the cough is productive and due to infection, you may not want to suppress it as this is the way of ridding your body of the infection. See you doctor for evaluation to determine whether or not the cough should be treated with cough suppressants or allowed to run its course. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a cough?

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

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What is the best way to get rid of a body rash?

What is the best way to get rid of a body rash?

Determine cause: It is important to first determine the cause such as contact dermatitis, drug reaction, photosensitivity, fungal infection, etc. This will provide the method to best treat the condition. ...Read more

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What is the best way to beat a cold and acute sinusitis?

What is the best way to beat a cold and acute sinusitis?

Be healthy: There are no "shortcuts" to viral infections. The best approach is to get plenty of rest, exercise regularly, and eat a well-balanced diet to give your immune system all the tools it needs to do its job. ...Read more

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Hi..my question is how to get rid of shoulder pain and joints pain..and which is the best treatment for that?

Hi..my question is how to get rid of shoulder pain and joints pain..and which is the best treatment for that?

First you need a -: -diagnosis. See a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon in sports medicine. This could give you the best answer to your shoulder complaints & possibly your other joints as well. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best way to get rid of heart burn or what is the best OTC medicines for it?

Help please? What is the best way to get rid of heart burn or what is the best OTC medicines for it?

A PPI: Try otc Omeprazole 20 -40 mg daily. If necessary add (otc) an h2 blocker (ranitidine). A GI consultation should be considered for endoscopy to exclude ulcer disease. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a horrible dry cough?

What is the best way to get rid of a horrible dry cough?

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