What is the best treatment for coughs?

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.

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What are the best treatment for cough?

OTC Meds. Several over the counter medicines can help suppress a cough including delsym or robitussin (guaifenesin). These medicines contain a cough suppressent called dextromethorphan. Other home remedies include cool mist humidifier in your bedroom. There was an excellent study that showed a teaspoon of honey before bedtime suppressed a cough better than dextromethrophan. If your symptoms dont improve call your doctor. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

What is the best treatment for a cold, cough and a running nose that has lasted 2 months?

Allergy... Your symptoms are likely related to allergy. You may be having bronchospasm as well as nasal allergy symptoms. There are prescription inhalers as well as nasal sprays that may help so see your doctor for diagnosis/treatment. You may need to see an allergist for testing to see what you are allergic to so that avoidance, if possible, can be done. If you smoke, smoking cessation is imperative. Read more...

What is the best natural treatment for a dry cough?

See your doc. It really depends on the source, which may be out of the scope of this forum. I would follow up with your doc for a longer discussion. Two very common causes are acid reflux and seasonal allergies, but this all depends on where you live. You can always consider a trial of allergy or reflux medication, but the better bet is see your doctor. Read more...