This is killing me, not quite literally. Every year, around fall/winter, I get an upper respiratory infection. I've gotten one every year since Boot Camp in 1999. This year seems worse than others. Every morning this week I've been trying to cough up junk the consistency of boogers. I spend about an hour trying to cough up my toenails. It HURTS. My chest feels like it's trying to crack apart with each cough, and my throat winds up burning. And, because I'm coughing so hard and so long I wind up with a headache all day.
I"m going to the store this morning to get something to help me. Do I get something like Nyquil/Dayquil to suppress the cough, or do I get something like Mucinex to get this crap OUT of my lungs?
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Answer by DreainCO at 12:13 PM on Jan. 18, 2013
Get an decongestant (if you think you need it) w/expectorant for during the day. You can even add a antihistamine which may lessen the amount of mucus you are making - especially if you have any post nasal drip. Take the decongestant/expectorant with a cough suppressant at night so you can sleep. Then drink TONS of water... add lemon if you can. Water is a natural expectorant (thins the mucus) and the lemon also help clear the mucus from the throat. Got all this info from a great pharmacist I worked with back in the day and have used this formula with my athletes with great results ;o). Hope you feel better ASAP!!!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 12:16 PM on Jan. 18, 2013
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