How do I get rid of a really bad cough?

Diagnosis. The secret to getting rid of a frustrating cough is to make the correct diagnosis as to what is causing the cough. This problem often requires seeing either an allergist or a pulmonologist. The majority of these problems are a combination of cough varient asthma, chronic post nasal drip and/or gastroesophageal reflux.

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How do you get rid of a really bad cough?

Depends.... Before a cough can be treated, the etiology of the cough needs to be diagnosed. Possible causes of an acute cough include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm or a combination of factors. Possible causes of a chronic cough include bronchospasm from any etiology, gerd, post-nasal drip or a combination of factors. Any of the chronic causes can also be a factor in acute coughs. Read more...

What do I do to get rid of a really bad cough?

Acute or chronic? Chronic is either from chronic bronchitis from smoking, gastric reflux, cough variant asthma, post nasal drip, etc. Therefore the underlying condition needs to be identified and treated. Acute cough often responds to honey, dextromethorphin , hydration, narcotic based cough preparations, lozenges, and humidity. Read more...

My 5 month old has a really bad cough. I took him to his pediatrician. The doctor said nothing is wrong. How do you get rid of an infant cough?

Many things help. You can put a humidifier in the room (cool mist is best), raise the head of the crib a few inches, and a number of other things depending on what the cause is. Problems in babies can look different from one day to the next. If there is trouble breathing, poor feeding, irritability or fever, see your pediatrician again. Read more...
Cough. Remember to hydrate child , that help clear the secretions and phlegm fever cough and chills with difficult breathing are sign of respiratory infections in this age group that requires immediate medical attention always check that the baby is wetting the diaper regularly. Read more...
Second opinion. Cough is a symptom. There are many causes. If chest xray is normal. One can may sure your child is not aspirating. Many children with reflux have silent aspiration manifested as chronic cough or nocturnal asthma. Read more...