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What's the fastest way to get rid of coughing without medicine?

What's the fastest way to get rid of coughing without medicine?

Depends.....: A cough can be due to many different causes like bronchospasm, bronchitis (acute or chronic), post-nasal drip, gerd, etc. In order to treat a cough, with or without medicine, you first need to find out the cause of the cough since there are all different treatments, depending on the cause. A cough can even be due to more than one cause. So, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed. ...Read more

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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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Fastest way to get rid of a cough, runny nose and temperature?

Fastest way to get rid of a cough, runny nose and temperature?

Tincture of time: Saline nose drop and a vaporizer can help get rid of the running nose and cough. Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and drink lots of fluids. Despite aggressive treatment it will take 7-10 days to get better. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of cough and cold for grade-school children?

What is the fastest way to get rid of cough and cold for grade-school children?

AURI: Viral infection takes its course lasting 3 to 5 days unless with bacterial complications. Giving cough rx is only helping the kid to sleep. I would recommend taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) a tsp. At bedtime. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of a cold. I have a cough and a bit of a runny nose. Does vitamin C help?

What is the fastest way to get rid of a cold. I have a cough and a bit of a runny nose. Does vitamin C help?

Antihistamines/rest: Rest plus an antihistamine and warm salt water gargles will help. Vitamin c can help and can't hurt. Try airborne at first signs of a cold. The most important thing is to rest and not to rush back to normal life until you are recovered. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cough (cold) fast?

How can I get rid of a cough (cold) fast?

No 'cure'. A cold: Runs it's course. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cough---> how do I get rid of it fast?

What to do if I have a cough---> how do I get rid of it fast?

Identify trigger: The best approach to find cough relief fast is to identify the trigger. Depending on the trigger of the cough, treatment can be more direct and specific which should improve the likelihood that the cough will resolve quickly. The cough that occurs with pertussis (whooping cough) can linger for months..... ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a fever that is 100 degrees fahrenheit and a bad cough? (fast)

How do you get rid of a fever that is 100 degrees fahrenheit and a bad cough? (fast)

Get rid of the infec: See u physician for evaluation and work up, take u medication, try to rest and take enough fluid. ...Read more

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Hey everyone, I have a little cold, stuffy nose. I don't cough at all. I need to get rid of this fast. Any ideas?

Hey everyone, I have a little cold, stuffy nose. I don't cough at all. I need to get rid of this fast. Any ideas?

Tips: Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Also consider use of otc decongestant. ...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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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?

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 more

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What would you do to get rid of a cough the quickest way?

Stop coughing: 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

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How do I get rid of a cough?

How do I get rid of a cough?

Cough: One needs to first identify the cause of the cough before it can be treated. Common causes are certain post nasal drainage, post viral cough, medications such as ace inhibitors, and extraesophageal or laryngopharyngeal reflux. Other more obscure causes can also treatable - eg ear wax impaction. Rarely, a cause cannot be identified. See a medical provider if your cough persists. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cough?

How can I get rid of a cough?

Remedy: 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

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How can I get rid of a cough?

How can I get rid of a cough?

Depends on cause...: There are many reasons to have a cough and if even one reason is not treated, you will continue coughing. The top reasons include bronchitis, bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip. These etiologies all require different therapies so see your doctor so the proper etiology can be found/treated thus eliminating your cough. The cough duration is an important factor to determine etiology. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cough easily?

How can I get rid of a cough easily?

No easy way: In general, a symptom of coughing can first be addressed by over the counter measures. Cough specific syrups or tablets are readily available. Decongestant medicines can help if the cough is related to sinus drainage. Giving the cough ample time to clear is advisable but if you develop fevers, shortness of breath, chest pains, or bloody sputum, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I take to get rid of a cough?

Identify trigger: While there are cough suppressants like delsym, the most helpful would be to identify the cause of the cough. Depending on the cause, there could be specific treatment. Causes of chronic cough are asthma, post nasal drip from sinus problems, allergies and acid reflux. An allergist is specifically trained to identify and treat cough. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cough the quickest?

How to get rid of a cough the quickest?

Etiology?: In order to get rid of a cough, you must first have the etiolgy of the cough diagnosed. Possible etiologies of cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm of any kind, sinusitis, gerd or even a combination of factors and all these diagnoses have different treatments. So, see your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cough naturally?

How can I get rid of a cough naturally?

Cough: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea w a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea w 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 mins). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a cough naturally?

How can you get rid of a cough naturally?

Cough: The "natural" course of most coughs caused by colds or viruses is gradual improvement unless a bacterial infection complicates the illness needing antibiotics. You can try fluids, breathing steam and numerous other home remedies. If it continues see a doctor. ...Read more

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