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I have been
experiencing a lot of acid reflux of late. I think it might have something
to do with the fact that I've been smoking more lately. Is this true?
There are many reasons to not smoke, and one of the reasons is that it can
definitely cause or worsen symptoms of esophageal reflux disease . First
off, tobacco inhibits saliva, which is a significant buffer that the body
has against acid. Secondly, studies have shown that tobacco can stimulate
the production of stomach acid production. Lastly, and most significantly,
tobacco causes a relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter muscle,
thereby allowing acid reflux from the stomach to the esophagus to occur.
I wake up
every morning coughing. I have been to my internal medicine doctor, an ear
nose and throat doctor and pulmonologist and have not gotten better. A
friend told me that they had a cough that was related to reflux. How can I
tell if that is the ca...
Generic Name: GUAIFENESIN - ORAL Pronounced: (gwye-FEN-e-sin) Pediatric Cough & Cold Oral Uses
This combination product is used for the temporary
treatment of cough, stuffy nose, and sinus pain/pressure caused by infection
(such as the common cold, flu) or other breathing illnesses (such as hay fever,
bronchitis). This product contains a decongestant (such as pseudoephedrine,
phenylephrine) that works by narrowing the blood vessels to help relieve stuffy
nose symptoms and sinus pressure. This product also contains a non-narcotic
cough suppressant (such as dextromethorphan, chlophedianol). It affects a
certain part of the brain (cough center) to help you stop coughing. Talk with
your doctor before using this product for a chronic cough from smoking or a
cough with too much/thick mucus.
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product
to treat cold s...
Generic Name: ASCORBIC ACID - ORAL Pronounced: (as-KORE-bik AS-id) Vitamin C Cough Drops Oral Uses
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is used to prevent or treat low
levels of vitamin C in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their
diets. Most people who eat a normal diet do not need extra ascorbic acid. Low
levels of vitamin C can result in a condition called scurvy. Scurvy may cause
symptoms such as rash, muscle weakness, joint pain, tiredness, or tooth
Vitamin C plays an important role in the body. It is
needed to maintain the health of skin, cartilage, teeth, bone, and blood
vessels. It is also used to protect your body's cells from damage. It is known
as an antioxidant.
How To Use Vitamin C Cough Drops Oral
Take this vitamin by mouth with or without food, usually 1
to 2 times daily. Follow all directions on the product package, or take as
directed by your doctor.
If you are taking the extended-release capsules, sw...
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