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Different Types of Coughs by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:51pm Whether you've got one yourself or are sharing an elevator with someone who has one, a cough is an unwelcome disturbance. But did you know that not all coughs are alike, and not all people who cough are contagious? Let's consider the different types of coughs, ways to remedy them, and how to identify whether a simple cough may be something mor ... Read on »
There are cough syrups and there are cough syrups by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Tue 18 Oct 2011 10:58am I have been down with a bad throat infection and congested nose along with fever for the last few days. As usual, I tried some home remedies but did not get better. I then started an antibiotic and a cough syrup. Two more days. No luck. One evening, my temperature touched 102 degrees Fahrenheit. I then decided it was time to see a doctor. I ... Read on »
Can Rock'n Rye help reduce coughing? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Tue 23 Mar 2010 12:00am Cough is the second most common reason that people see doctor's.  So out of the myriad of reasons, cough is way up there.  Is there any mysterious about this?  It is very common and very annoying, so there is strong motivation for the many people who cough to go to the doctor. I was asked by a desperate mom today about what to do for her ch ... Read on »
What about menthol lozenges for coughing and sore throats? by Neil Kao Medical Doctor Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 7:14pm I think they are an excellent idea. Caveat: there is no published studies I am aware of that support this. From here on, the details get more complicated. I just spent 45 minutes reading the list of ingredients and checking prices at Publix. 1. There are many brands (Cepacol, Chloraseptic, Fisherman's Friend, Halls, Lundgrens, generic Publix, ... Read on »
No More Infant Cough and Cold Medicines – Now What? by MC Milker Healthy Living Professional Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 11:36pm 1 Comment I’ve been following the recent story, which blared in headlines from the NY Times this morning, Manufacturers Remove Drugs for Infant Cold.A number of brands, but not all were voluntarily removed from drugstore shelves this week. You can find the list here. A voluntary recall by the manufacturers means, of course, the FDA is investig ... Read on »
New study shows that a cough med ... by Dr. Rubens D. Medical Doctor Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 6:46pm New study shows that a cough medicine ingredient could effectively treat prostate cancer Baltimore, MD, 20 dec 2008 -- A study published today in the December issue of the European medical journal Anticancer Research demonstrates that an ingredient used in a common cough suppressant may be useful in treating advanced prostate cancer. Researche ... Read on »
KENNEL COUGH AND YOUR DOG.... by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Mon 09 Nov 2009 10:02pm The last few weeks have been very interesting for veterinary medicine. First, we learned of two pet ferrets that had come down with swine flu, most likely contracted from their owners. Both of the ferrets died. Then, this week, a pet cat in Iowa was treated at Iowa State University veterinary hospital for swine flu. The cat has since recovered. A ... Read on »
FDA bans hundreds of unapproved allergy, cold, and cough products by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 04 Mar 2011 3:44pm Consumer Reports Health Blog When you get a prescription drug from your doctor you probably assume the product has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But that’s not always the case. On Wednesday the FDA banned hundreds of products it never officially approved, as part of an ongoing effort to clean up ... Read on »
Could your cough medicine treat prostate cancer? by Katherine B. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 7:54pm Could your cough medicine be used to treat prostate cancer? Well it's not quite that simple. A study published in the December issue of the European medical journal Anticancer Research demonstrates that noscapine, an ingredient used in some cough suppressants may be useful in treating advanced prostate cancer. Researchers found that noscapine r ... Read on »
Cough and Cold Meds, again by Denise and Alan F. Patient Expert Posted Fri 10 Oct 2008 2:06pm As you may recall, the Food and Drug Administration already banned the sale of cough and cold medications intended for children under age two. At the same time, concern was raised about using these products for children under age six--but no action was taken on that. In response to these concerns, manufacturers of over the counter cough and ... Read on »