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What To Do For A Cough
What to do for a cough due to using clorox and ammonia for cleaning. She tryied drinking milk and halls droups for cough>she got a chronic cough
Consider asthma: Prolonged cough after an upper respiratory illness can be an indication of reactive airway disease or a form of asthma-cough variant. It is common to have cough and excess sinus secretions persisting 2-3 weeks following a normal cold but there should be gradual improvement. If the cough lasts much longer especially if there is some wheezing then asthma treatments might help reduce cough duration. ...Read more
Determine cause: Chronic dry cough is most commonly due to 3 conditions: asthma, post-nasal drip, or GERD (heartburn). You might have one or a combination of all three. Post-viral cough is also very common and can last for weeks. Further workup by an Allergist is helpful as they can perform a more detailed assessment including skin testing and pulmonary function testing. Treatment will depend on cause. ...Read more
What to do for spasmodic coughing (worse at night) in relation to acute sinus infection and sinus allergies?
More than a cold?: If some cough is just from a mild cold, then the over-the-counter cold medicines are what people usually find relief with. However, some illnesses such as asthma, allergies, strep throat and "the flu" also have these same cough symptoms, but can be treated by a doctor with additional medicines. A doctor's evaluation can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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