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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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Is singulair (montelukast) a common and typical allergic rhinitis treatment?or is it prescribed for the severe cases?

Is singulair (montelukast) a common and typical allergic rhinitis treatment?or is it prescribed for the severe cases?

Yes, but: I usually use it when nasal steroid +/- antihistamine spray failed. In my experience, Singulair (montelukast) is uniquely effective in relieving nasal congestion in about 25% of the people and ineffective at all in 50% of the people. It does not reduce itching, sneezing, or runny nose however. In patients who also have mild asthma, this may be a good choice. ...Read more

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What is the most effective antibiotic for cold&cough with reasonable cost?Thanx.

What is the most effective antibiotic for cold&cough with reasonable cost?Thanx.

Antibiotics: As most coughs and colds are viral, no antibiotic is indicated since antibiotics don't affect viruses. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe asthma?

What is the best treatment for severe asthma?

Asthma treatment: Well, your question is rather complex to explain fully here. There are many layers of medications for treatment of asthma depending on the severity of the diseases and / or if it is related to allergy. Severe asthma merits a specialist in lung and / or allergist visit and might require multiple medications and treatment modalities. ...Read more

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What is the safest antibiotic for throat infection for glaucoma patient?

What is the safest antibiotic for throat infection for glaucoma patient?

Any are OK: I am not aware of any antibiotics contraindicated in glaucoma patients, whether it is open angle or narrow angle glaucoma. Apparently there is the case of sulfa containing antibiotics being a risk for angle closure glaucoma due to rotation of the ciliary body, but I have never seen a case of this rare complication. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

What is the best treatment for dry cough caused by allergic laryngitis in elderly taking antihypertensive medication ?

Dry cough: in an elderly taking antihypertensive medications: first-off, it might be due to the antihypertensive drug itself if it is from some group like ACE inhibitors. Second, you need to see a doctor for several reasons for dry cough, local or systemic, best wishes ...Read more

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Which is the best home remedy for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Which is the best home remedy for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Saline rinses: The cough is often related to the sinus drainage. Wash your nose with salt solution, use decongestants and anti-inflammatory medications. These will promote drainage of the sinuses. Drink plenty of fluids, and Mucinex (guaifenesin) type medications may help as well. If symptoms persist over 7 days, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Besides Tamiflu (oseltamivir)... What is the treatment for the flu? (I'm a severe Asthmatic)

Besides Tamiflu (oseltamivir)... What is the treatment for the flu? (I'm a severe Asthmatic)

See dr if needed: 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 treatment for a viral cough?

What is the best treatment for a viral cough?

Supportive care: Nothing except time cures a viral cough. Rest, fluids, nutrition. You can try over the counter cold remedies. Your doc can prescrive a cough suppressant to help with the cough. 7 - 10 days for resolution of symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for an itchy throat that also induces phlegm?

What is the best treatment for an itchy throat that also induces phlegm?

ANTIHISTAMIN//DECONG: Most of the time itchy throat and phlegm are due to allergy and antihistamines and decongestants may help the sumptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for dry cough in elderly with less side effects and cause no sedation (e.g lozenges) if allergic response is the cause?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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What is the best treatment for dry cough in elderly with less side effects and cause no sedation (e.g lozenges) if allergic response is the cause?

The cause: There are many reasons which can cause a dry cough and one really needs to get examined by a doctor to find out. I would usually start by measuring the lung function to find out whether a patient has asthma then go from there. ...Read more

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Greetings. I would like to know which is the best antibiotic for sinusitis. the best anti-inflammatory for the throbbing pain caused by sinusitis.

Greetings. I would like to know which is the best antibiotic for sinusitis. the best anti-inflammatory for the throbbing pain caused by sinusitis.

Sinusitis: Hello. You pose an interesting question. Each doctor may have a preferred antibiotic or anti inflammatory. I usually check to see which medicines (anti inflammatories/antibiotics) you have been treated with and ask which if any have helped. I usually recommend a generic such as high dose amoxicillin, doxycycline, or quinolone. Ibuprofen is my recommended anti inflammatory. ...Read more

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Which is the best treatment for bronchitis?

Which is the best treatment for bronchitis?

Acute or chronic?: Acute bronchitis is almost always viral. Recurrent or recrudescent bronchitis is usually associated with smoking or environmental pollution. The management will differ depending upon what is going on. See a doctor and get evaluated and appropriately managed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a persistent cough?

Depends...: Treatment for a chronic cough depends on the reason for the cough. Possible etiologies for a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any cause, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Each of these have different treatments. See your doctor so your cough can be diagnosed first and then treated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for allergic cough in elderly ?

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What is the best treatment for allergic cough in elderly ?

Many: (1)stop smoking and avoiding exposure to smoke or air pollutants (2)Avoiding the allergens (if identified) (3)Determine the cause for the cough-post-nasal drips, asthma, sinusitis etc. But if you need to consult your doctor re. whether the problem is indeed allergic in the first place, ...Read more

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Which is best medicine for cough.?

Which is best medicine for cough.?

Identify trigger: Cough is a symptom of an underlying problem. Chronic cough (>6 weeks) can come from asthma, post nasal drip from allergies, sinus infection or even stomach acid reflux. Cough can occur with a cold, whooping cough, or even a foreign body in the nose, lung, esophagus. Rather than suppress the cough with medication, see an allergist or lung specialist to identify the cause and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Is the medication ceftin (cefuroxime) a mild or major antibiotic for sinus infections?

That depends....: Ceftin (cefuroxime axetil) is a 2nd generation cephalosporin antibiotic (there are 4 generations now). It is commonly given for infections across the lungs, sinuses, gut, and skin. Mild or major, depends on perspective but overall i would say that antibiotics are over-prescribed. The key at this point is to finish the course you were given. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more