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Whats the fastest way to get rid of coughing without medicine?

Whats 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

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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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