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Why can taking medicine to relieve symptoms of an illness be bad?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine

In brief: Isn't always.

If you have an acute upper respiratory tract infection with mostly nasal conjestion i would offer a drying agent-you can't sleep otherwise.
The cough that accompanies bronchitis is often debilitating and should be treated to prevent spread of "bugs".If you have to get up 4 times a night to urinate a prostatic urethreal dilator(relax the prostate)is not bad.Using Estrogens in menopause is often good.

In brief: Isn't always.

If you have an acute upper respiratory tract infection with mostly nasal conjestion i would offer a drying agent-you can't sleep otherwise.
The cough that accompanies bronchitis is often debilitating and should be treated to prevent spread of "bugs".If you have to get up 4 times a night to urinate a prostatic urethreal dilator(relax the prostate)is not bad.Using Estrogens in menopause is often good.
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