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When someone sneezes we usually say, “Bless you” but when you hear a bellowing cough your instincts are to run away. The suffering cougher goes unblessed and often feels isolated as people flee for cover hoping not to inhale any aerosolized infectious particles. Such defense mechanisms are not looked down upon in today’s era of germ avoidance, but what defense does the cougher have against the seemingly never ending cough?
The role and effectiveness of cough suppressants will be a topic to revisit on another day. More importantly, the cause of prolonged coughing should be identified. Let’s first discuss the difference between acute and chronic cough.
An acute cough generally goes away within three to four weeks for a child and within eight weeks for an adult. There are many causes of acute cough but the most common one is the common cold. Other causes include sinus infections, flu syndrome, other upper respiratory infections and ear i...
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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