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What's a good cough medicine

I have a chest cold and a really bad cough, I have been taking cough medicine but it's not working does anyone know of one that actually works.

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Asked by sammiesmom2000 at 11:52 PM on May. 12, 2009 in Health

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    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 11:53 PM on May. 12, 2009


    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 11:54 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • Deslym, it is the very best. And it really does work. Good luck hope you feel better soon.

    Answer by Iluvmygirlies42 at 11:56 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • My dh gets really bad chest colds and the only thing that works for him is Musinex. He takes the one with the cough suppresent in it at night so he can sleep and the one without during the day so he can cough the stuff up. Feel better soon!

    Answer by sadira29 at 11:59 PM on May. 12, 2009

  • im not a fan of medicine, but my daughter had piacked up a cough at school so we tried the only thing i could find that was age appropriate... Delsym, and it actually worked really well. would def reccomend it; and yes, i would use it again.

    Answer by StarrCooKie at 12:06 AM on May. 13, 2009

  • i 2nd Sadira first and then try the sinupret for it later

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 12:09 AM on May. 13, 2009

  • Smear yourself with Vick's from head to toe. And there's always my Pappaw's old standby: Hot whiskey with some honey stirred in. It tastes god-awful, but it does work.

    Answer by 3_is_enough at 12:10 AM on May. 13, 2009

  • tylenol severe cold

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 12:18 AM on May. 13, 2009

  • You need an expectorant. Mucinex. (Generic is guiafenason). If you don't start feeling better, get checked out. :)

    Answer by SusieD250 at 2:42 AM on May. 13, 2009

  • Try Delsym. It's worked for us in the past. If you've been sick more than a couple days though, go for the Mucinex. It is potent, and may knock you out for the night, but it works and works well.

    Other non-medication things to try: steaming, hot ginger tea with lemon & honey, Vick's VapoRub.

    Answer by jespeach at 4:37 AM on May. 13, 2009

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