Coughing for almost two weeks...

Coughing - Coughing for two weeks now!
@Zelmarq (12362)
Cebu City, Philippines
October 8, 2007 12:43am CST
I have been suffering from colds and cough and it has been two weeks now. My job requires me to talk and talk and its really giving me a hard time with this cough and this colds. I already took medicine and lots of water but still it persists. I hope mylotters can help me with this, I hope you have suggestions for this strong cough. I have consulted the docotor but still the same.MAybe herbal ways could be effective than the synthetic drugs that im currently taking. I just take a few strepsils to clear my throat, its really itchy.
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@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
i am a singer and cough and colds is a pest for us. buy PEI PA KOA its a chinese honey cough and cold medicine. read the leaflet before drinking. it is really effective. you can buy it from major malls on chinese medicine shops. pei pa koa has candies too, try some and take it as lozenges. i hope this will help.
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@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
8 Oct 07
Hello there roni, i never knew that you are singer, you know im also a singer but a frustrated one. LOL.... Pei pa koa?, is that available here in the Philippines. I will try to look for that later after work. I hope this one will work for me, I have to try herbal than the synthetic ones for a change.
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@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
yes it is available here at the philippines. before i have to go to sta.cruz manila to avail one. lucky me now it can be available for costumers at all major malls. right down the name so you wont forget it. this is herbal medicine with honey, im sure you will feel relieved when you try this. this medicine heals a lot of things, thats why i told you to read the leaflet inside. get back to me if you tried it already. goodluck
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@roniroxas (10574)
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
do you believe that my grandma used to give us honey with minced garlic when we have cough.... hahaha yuckkkkk. so if ever we have coughs me and my sister wont cough in front of grandma, and we are always inside our room acting busy so we can cough on pillows so she wont hear it.
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@williamjisir (22900)
• China
8 Oct 07
I don't have any special ways to get rid of the coughing. I think that it is better to drink more water and let your throat have a good rest from speaking too much, which will be of some help when you are taking some syrup. I love syrup, which makes the coughing sore throat much better. You need to pay attention not to eat any food that might be bad to your throat to make it worse. Anyway I wish you to get recovered soon.
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@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
11 Oct 07
I am talking so much every say since this is the type of work that I have and its uncomfortable. Subscribers have to ask often coz they dont understand what im talking about and the itch is really terrible and I hate it.
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• Philippines
12 Oct 07
Hi there drinking natural vitamin C works but alkaline vitamin C is better absorbed by the body and works better you should try it sometime is still your cough doesn't get any better!
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• United States
5 Jan 08
Kawawa ka man! I can relate last month I had coughing, sipon, and sore throats - then had so much phlegm I had to go to the doctor to get antibiotics and proper medication because the over the counter medications were not helping. I was sick for over 3 weeks. But I'm much better now
@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
6 Jan 08
Hello there blue, its nice to see you posting ehre again. Im well now and very extra careful na coz its hard to get sick and mother is 88 kilometers away so mahirap talaga. Its good that you are also ok now. God bless!
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• United States
8 Oct 07
If you can find some, there is a candy that is made out of honey, don't know what it would be called, since everywhere I have found it, it has been called by different names. But it does help with sore throats and coughs.
@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
11 Oct 07
I take strepsils to help me have a clear throuat coz its really itchy and have to have agood voice for the kind of work that I have. Its making me inconfortable and i already spent money for the medicine.
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• China
8 Oct 07
I have same terrible as you,i coughing for a week.mybe because i smoking,so if i have colds,cough appears.i have to be suffer from it.though i eat many medicine,but i fell no use,and have more and more black sputum.oh,i must quit smoking,i hurt me so deeply. and when we want to healthy,we'd better play more games,such as run and basketball.that is better than madecine.
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@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
11 Oct 07
I hope you will stop smoking, its not really good for our health. This is just a common cough and soon this will soon fade and go away but maybe not as immediate as i want it to be.
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• Philippines
8 Oct 07
Hi there guys, it looks like your immune system has lowered. What you need is vitamin C and one which can be absorbed by your body more and i'm talking about Vital C an alkaline vit. C or simply sodium ascorbate. It should work. You can try it. sorry that I cannot post here more details, you can just drop me a line. thanks!
@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
11 Oct 07
I take natural vitaminc everyday through drinking the natural lemom juice evening and morning. Maybe its the weather, I got to work everyday and have strong aircon and then go home with great heat outside. I also drink lots of water everyday and i take medicine regulalarly but tsill the same I still cough constantly. I will have to wait for the cough to end.
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@goodsign (2287)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 07
Look for sugar cane and cut or slice it into cubicle and have it with viniger and chillies.
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@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
11 Oct 07
Chillies? Does it cure or make the cough worst?
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@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
8 Oct 07
My husbands cough,m sneezes & headaches lasted two weeks. Finally when he had it checked, it was discovered that it had become a secondary infection. He needed antibiotics. This could be what has happened to you.See a different Doctor perhaps.
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@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
11 Oct 07
Well, i have to consider it and have another medicine for this cough to go away. Its making me uncomfortable and coughing while working I hate to pass the virus around.
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@mimpi1911 (25475)
• India
8 Oct 07
Hi sweetie, I have had just recovered from a serious bout of viral fever, cold, cough, congestion. And I required 3 doses of antibiotics and I am still coughing after all those serious caress. I still have the weakness and the cough. I would ask you to take sufficient rest for taht's gonna cure you soon. Take lot of fluids, if water gets boring take soft drinks - that works. Do not exert yourself and as for the throat you can take home made ginger cut into julliene with salt and lime sprinkles. Get well soon.
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@Zelmarq (12362)
• Cebu City, Philippines
8 Oct 07
Maybe its the weather that we are all feeling this right now. I dont like coughinf here in the office coz its as if im passing the virus here. I hope this will come to an end. Thank you for the tips on curing the cough and the throat, it means a lot of experimentation to do for this cough to get rid of me.
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@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
8 Oct 07
Did you try drinking Green Tea? That has helped me out. I also have had to go to the doctor in the past to be placed on an inhaler for Albuterol that helped a lot with the coughing and breathing.
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@milott (2647)
• India
8 Oct 07
The best herbal medicine for cough is to take some sugar and pepper at the same time and chew it well and swallow. This way you can cure dry cough well.
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8 Oct 07
Oh i olmost fogot.if you can find any creomolson that would work the best.
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8 Oct 07
hi there i just think you shood try a cup of tea with 3 or 4 tsp of honey.i have that and i put out a discussion for coughing.a person reasponded that i should try the tea and honey but dont add sugar the honey sweetends it.i try the earl gray tea with honey caf or decaf. it lossends the cough up the same day.unless you drink it before bed then its lossend when you wake up wich i preffer.so try it it will help.
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@jillmalitz (5132)
• United States
8 Oct 07
I had a bad cough years ago that would not go away. It turned into pneumonia. Get a second opinion form a doctor.
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
8 Oct 07
Wow-- 2 weeks of coughing- that sounds like you need to get it checked out- Might be something more than just a cough. I drink warm liquids when my throat is itchy- and I also have cough drops all the time on me- I also drink lots of water- I'm not sure what else to tell you- other than see the doctor maybe they can give you something to clear it up!
@Buchi_bulla (8304)
• India
13 Oct 07
Take little coconut oil and little camphor and heat it lightly. Apply on your chest, back, nose and around forehead. CAREFUL: only outside applying. Put a blanket on yourself, keep a hot water vessel before you, inside the blanket, put little cold ointment in the hot water, which is available in your place ( for example in India we have vicks, amruthangan, ucalyptus oil etc.) and inhale the vapour that emerges from that water. Another simple thing. Burn a turmeric stick (yelloe stick, the powder of which is used for cooking also) and inhale that smoke. Careful it will be strong, so inhale slowly. If you do not get stick, take fire coal, put little turmeric powder in it and inhale the smoke. I am sure you will get relief.
29 Dec 07
Wow thats scary.
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@myfanwy65 (1030)
• United States
9 Feb 08
I had a cough for a very long time. About 2 months. All I used was cough drops and hot tea. A teaspoon of honey is also very calming. And, keep something to drink with you at all times, if possible. Be sure to take a multi-vitimin and possible C and Zinc as well. This is what has worked for me.
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@izathewzia (5141)
• Philippines
9 Feb 08
Better consult a doctor- a specialist, if I may say so. Someone that can tell you what is really wrong and gives you the right prescription. Take care. For health is wealth.
• Pakistan
9 Feb 08
cough and cold is seasonal. virus become weak with the passage of time and all of these leave the body of the person at last. But we should never over look these seasonal diseases. we must rush to doctor. And try to use herbal medicine.
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
6 Jan 08
Add honey to your herbal tea. The honey smooths the throat. The season is dangerous and arround me a lot of people suffer from cold:( Also eat fresh lemon or lemon juice. It`s much better then the syntetic vitamin C.
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