Posts Tagged ‘cough’

8 Things That Make You Cough (and What to Do About Them)

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

by Leigh Ann Otte, Managing Editor

Got a nagging cough that’s gone on a while? Don’t want to have it checked out? Chances are, your spouse or co-workers want you do. I’m just sayin’ …

Well, actually, our publisher Dr. Hubbard is. He’s been in your shoes. He found out his chronic cough was caused by sleep apnea, of all things. Sleep apnea (stopping breathing when you’re sleeping) can lead to heart problems and an early death. What a good thing that cough turned out to be.

In “What Causes a Chronic Cough? 8 Reasons—and Treatments,” Dr. Hubbard lists some common things that can lead to coughing. They range from the everyday (allergies) to the serious (cancer, asthma) to the unexpected (heartburn, medications).

So get to the doctor already! You may be thanking your cough afterwards.

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Honey for cough in children

Monday, February 18th, 2008

by James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H.

If we are not supposed to give cold medicines to kids anymore, then what is a parent to do?

Is honey the answer? With good timing a study came out in the December 2007 Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine showing that buckwheat honey is more effective than dextromethorphan (dm) in cough in children 2 and over. (more…)

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