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Still coughing >.< - February 18th 2010, 08:39 AM

I had quite a bad cold last week and the week before, I'm just about getting over it but I'm still coughing loads :/ I'm still smoking so that probably don't help (I'm actually thinking of quitting cold turkey right now, they don't even do anything to me anymore) I've got cough syrup but it doesn't work. What could help? I keep waking up at about 8am in a coughing fit.

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Re: Still coughing >.< - February 18th 2010, 09:05 AM

Dude. stop smoking, at least whilst you're ill. I can't even think about smoking when I've got a bad cold, it sets me off so badly. With the cough syrup...there are different types. Go to the chemist and ask for the strongest cough syrup they have. Also, painkillers are good because they numb the senses that set your coughing off. Cough drops are great, honey and lemon... etc etc etc.

It just sounds like a headcold tbh. Keep blowing your nose and coughing up flem, eventually it'll go.

Oh, also. If you must smoke. Go to menthols for the time you're ill at least. It helps

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Re: Still coughing >.< - February 18th 2010, 02:35 PM

I think I've had what you had - my cough stuck around for a good month and my Doctor put me on antibiotics :]

Yea, Make sure you've got the right mixture - there are different syrups for different cough types. Also, try taking a drowsy one at night which will help you sleep better.

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Re: Still coughing >.< - February 18th 2010, 04:54 PM

If you're still coughing, you can try some sinus medication/congestion instead of the cough syrup. It sounds like it may have gotten down into your bronchioles or lungs, so maybe the decongestant would help.

You can also try using a humidifier/vaporizer, especially at night which may help your cough and help break up whatever is left from your cold. Vick's Steam Inhalant, which goes in a humidifer or vaporizer, has saved my butt several times, as well as vaporub. So maybe consider something like that.

If it keeps up or gets worse, as always, consult with a doctor. You can also talk to a pharmacist and see what they would suggest for your cough.

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