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A doctor said he usually don't recommend cough medications why is that so? It's bad for health?

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Dr. Sunil Mehra
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not sure

Depends on the cause of cough, in young pts, itacute bronchitis is self limiting, persistent cough after a week needs work up and treatment.

In brief: Not sure

Depends on the cause of cough, in young pts, itacute bronchitis is self limiting, persistent cough after a week needs work up and treatment.
Dr. Sunil Mehra
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Reason...

A cough has an important function: to rid the lungs of potentially infectious material.
So, a cough suppressant is not always a good idea since if the mucous remains in the airways, infection including acute bronchitis and pneumonia could occur. Most people are able to clear secretions with coughing making an expectorant unnecessary. Cough can be due to disorders requiring different meds entirely.

In brief: Reason...

A cough has an important function: to rid the lungs of potentially infectious material.
So, a cough suppressant is not always a good idea since if the mucous remains in the airways, infection including acute bronchitis and pneumonia could occur. Most people are able to clear secretions with coughing making an expectorant unnecessary. Cough can be due to disorders requiring different meds entirely.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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