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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

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

See a doctor: The chemical combination is extremely irritating to the airways, if she is still coughing, she needs to be seen by a doctor and she may need an inhaler. ...Read more

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 will do if baby cough during feeding?

What will do if baby cough during feeding?

Take a break: Take a brief break, hold baby head up & be sure to let baby clear his/her throat/airway & settle back into feeding. Repeat as needed. ...Read more

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What to do to prevent cough from occuring when having a cold (my cough wont leave me so easy!)?

What to do to prevent cough from occuring when having a cold (my cough wont leave me so easy!)?

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

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What to do about chronic cough with mucus and some shortness of breath for a month or so?

What to do about chronic cough with mucus and some shortness of breath for a month or so?

See your doctor: You have cough with mocous and shortness of breath you should consult your doctor as you may have bronchitis or pnumonia, and may need antibiotics , you have been sick for a month or so, so it is about time you seek help. ...Read more

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What to do about dry cough and my throat is a little horse is it seasonal allergy?

What to do about dry cough and my throat is a little horse is it seasonal allergy?

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

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What can I do for cough?

What can I do for cough?

First determine: The reason for the cough. Can try cough syrup and lemon juice mixed with honey or hot tea. ...Read more

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What to do in case of cough?

What to do in case of cough?

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 more

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What should I do? If my cough is 1 week longer?

What should I do? If my cough is 1 week longer?

Depends: Coughs after a cold or bronchitis can persist for several weeks. If you are having fevers or shortness of breath then see a doctor. If not, but your cough is severe or lasts more than 2-3 weeks then you should see a doctor at that time. ...Read more