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What are the best cough drops that actually help you stop coughing?

User
June 7, 2018

What are the best cough drops that actually help you stop coughing? My 16 year old daughter is recovering from a cold and still having the occasional coughing fit.

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User in Salem, OR
Dec. 1, 2017

Agreed Ricola has always worked best for me, and the "Throat Coat" tea you can buy at almost any grocery store works well. However if the coughing fits are extreme, and too frequent I would suggest taking her to the Dr. for a cough suppressant such as benzonatate.

Sydney in Provo, UT
Dec. 1, 2017

I second both of these product recommendations and the medical referral.

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Whenever possible, lots of honey with lemon; at lease 2 teaspoons alone or in warm tea. Honey is a natural cough suppressant, has antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties. This can also help calm and heal any irritation in her throat. If she needs something while out of the house, look for a cough drop with honey in it. I do believe Ricola and Halls both have varieties with honey in it.

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User in Savannah, GA
Nov. 28, 2017

Fisherman's friend, wow, they pack a punch, but work when nothing else does for me. Also herbal tea like peppermint with honey and lemon in it.

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I GET COUGHING FITS ALL THE TIME! It’s not about your throat, it’s actually an itch in your ear canal and it causes your body to react by coughing until you throw up. I use either chloraseptic spray or the chloraseptic drops, they have the numbing stuff in the middle like one of those hard candies with liquid inside. It numbs it up.

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ricola

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Pineapple juice

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User in Tappan, NY
Dec. 19, 2017

I would speak with a pulmonologist, because chronic cough (especially in women who have had a pregnancy, or are over the age of 35) can exacerbate many health conditions, including pelvic floor disfunction. Every cough puts tremendous stress on your pelvic floor, ligaments, tendons, connective tissue, and axillary muscles throughout the body, and can be a symptom of an illness like bronchitis, larynx polyps, walking pneumonia, etc. I found the only thing that truly helped my chronic cough was a prescription lung desensitizer, that desensitized my overstimulated lung nerves, called Tessalon Perles. I found oral cough drops, and home remedies to be like trying to drink from a firehose - impossible.

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Mucinex cold and cough.

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User in Las Vegas, NV
Nov. 28, 2017

I like what Hilda (from Savannah GA) said. Personally, I make ginger tea from sliced real ginger root (not tea bags) and brown sugar with some cinnamon (sometimes with honey). Make sure you eat the right foods to combat cold: vegetable broth with hot pepper, tomato, chicken, butternut squash, onion, garlic, zucchini, carrot, orange, apple. If nothing works, try (1 Tbsp) Raw Bee Pollen and mix with Honey (1 day) and serve (do not heat them). If your daughter's stomach is sensitive when it comes to eating certain foods like pork, blueberry, cucumber, pear, watermelon, or allergic to honey, she must be cautious about taking it.

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I've found a lot of cough drops do nothing and taste like your eating candy lol but honestly what's helped me is warm tea with lemon and honey to soothe the throat while at home and lots of vicks vapor rub and when I'm not the only cough drop that works for me is the vicks cough drops they are strong and actually seem to help me.

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User in Bessemer, AL
Dec. 5, 2015

ZAND is a long time favorite of mine. Choose the one that is right for you. And most include ZINC and VIT C, which help when the cold,cough and flu season arrive. Also, pure honey and a drizzle of real lemon are great !

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User in Roanoke, VA
Jan. 6, 2016

What I have found that helps is to heat homey on the stove and boil a whole lemon separate. Do not cut slice or anything on the lemon until it has boiled. once boiled then scoop up whole lemon and place in honey. Then cut and let the juices mix with the honey. one of the best and easiest things I've found that truly works.

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I prefer the Ricola, my mom likes Halls.

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User in Burbank, CA
Sept. 22, 2015

Ricola works wonders for me. Also, drinking LOTS of tea and water. At home, eat a popsicle so you don't damage the chords.

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I would advise you to take her to the doctor and ask them to test her for Asma and/or allergies just to make sure it's none of the above. I would also ask them to check for infection, she can get antibiotics, something for allergies, and/or an Asma pump if needed , and any of these three can make a big difference if needed ! Hope she gets well soon!

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User in Pasadena, TX
Sept. 22, 2015

a warm cup of tea with honey and lemon helps me at times. also halls drops in between

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I use halls vitamin c drops to give my son a boost to help the recovery from a cold go away quickly but for her cough you should give her a honey cough drop from cvs Walgreens etc they are a little more money but are helpful give her honey a spoonful should suffice a Vicks vapor rub or a diffuser vaporizer etc with peppermint in it or hot tea with honey and lemon juice these are all good I also would take her to the doctor just to make sure she doesn't have pneumonia or anything worse

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User in Newington, CT
March 21, 2018

Luden's Wild Cherry cough drops usually work. If her cough is really persistent, she could try drinking hot beverages and avoiding frozen/cold foods and dairy products for a while. Both cold foods and dairy products can trigger coughing fits.

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