Help with a bad cough

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  1. Dan70 macrumors regular

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    Hey,

    I'm not really around on many forums so this is why I chose this place, but does anyone know of good ways to get rid of a bad cough? I've not had the cold part and it seems to be just a bad cough. It seems quite dry and I'm not coughing up anything, just choking on something in my throat.

    I heard honey and something is suppose to help. Any parents have any good tips for me haha? :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I would try honey. I've personally used honey when I've had a sore throat and really coats well. I think it has anti bacterial properties...?

    Have you tried any cough suppressants? I hate coughs. You try to ignore that tickle in your throat, but you could only hold off for some long before you have to give in. :(
     
  3. Dan70 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay thanks :)

    I'll give honey a go. I'm not tried anything else other than the vapour rub that you put on your chest. I read online somewhere that putting it on your neck helps and it does seem to slightly.

    I guess I'll have to go shopping tomorrow and see what's around. I do try and stop myself but then I feel like suffocating, it is horrible :(
     
  4. Truefan31 macrumors 68040

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    If you're not feverish u prolly should be ok in a few days. Honey is good and it has antibacterial properties. Mucin ex max strength is good as a expectorant
     
  5. Jesla macrumors 6502

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    Go see a doctor, any other advise taken from this or any forum is.....well...dumb.
     
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  7. Dan70 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ugh I'd hope t try and avoid that :(

    I had a browse on WebMD but to be honest, it was difficult get anything accurate. Coughing is the only symptom really.
     
  8. Peace macrumors Core

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    Hot Totties.

    Hot water,Honey and Scotch.

    See a Doctor too.

    Were you ever exposed to Asbestos ?
     
  9. Dan70 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, never. I've also not been abroad in years but I have had some family members with colds but they had an actual cold. I just have this cough that no one else had.
     
  10. Peace macrumors Core

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    If you just have a cough and you feel like theres a lump in your throat you will have the flu in a few days..
     
  11. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    hold on, it will pass
    no doc will cure it
    they only can alleviate side effects
     
  12. smithrh macrumors 68020

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    Idiocy.
     
  13. imaketouchtheme macrumors 65816

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    This is the reason healthcare costs are so high.
     
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  15. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    One of a thousand reasons why someone should seek help from an actual medical professional over asking a bunch if loons on the internet.
     
  16. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Go see a doctor if you think it is persisting. It could be a whole bigger issue.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    My suggestion is to see a doctor, while getting tips on help on the internet seems like a good idea, getting medical advise from strangers isn't :)
     
  18. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Throat lozengers. If it persists more than a week, you should see the doctor.

    Btw, to refute a comment, you can find good advice in this forum. I and several others gave you some. :D
     
  19. Roller macrumors 68020

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    If the cough persists, the OP should seek professional medical advice. The causes range from benign to serious, and will require a careful history and physical and sometimes tests to diagnose.
     
  20. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    I see you live in England, a couple of weeks ago I flew from London to Los Angeles and got a bad cough. For the life of me could not shake the cough. Then a few days later green mucus started coming up, it was getting worse and not better.

    A week later found out I got bronchitis from being on the flight, all the recycled air on the plane cycling through the cabin. Ended up going to the doctor and getting anti-biotics. Now, I'm a super organic and natural remedy type of person - but when it comes to bronchitis it is the only option. Now that I'm over it I'm on pro-biotics. No natural remedy worked.

    Bronchitis can turn into ammonia, and trust me - you don't want that.
     
  21. Meister Suspended

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    Amoxicillin. 1000mg, 3x a day for 10 days. That should take care of it. ;)
     
  22. Dan70 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I am and I have seen bronchitis on some health sites but I've not been too sure about it. I've not flown in ages so I don't know how I'd get it but I'll look into that just so I can rule it out.

    I can honestly say I've not had a cough this bad for this long before. It's been bad but not for this long and it's just annoying now. I'll take myself to the doctors I guess. See what's happening.

    Thanks for all the help everyone, very useful. I will see a doctor though as asking for advice on the internet is one thing but as some of you have said. You're not doctors so I'll have to see what is what!

    Thanks :)
     
  23. Fzang macrumors 65816

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    Fixed. No one wants their disease to turn into alkaline vapors :D
     
  24. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    Ha......my bad :D
     

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