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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
I'm battling a cold right now, and I've developed a cough which is quite annoying to say the least.

Anyways, my question - is there anything out there besides liquid medicine that takes care of coughs? I CANNOT take liquid meds, no way, no how.

My chest is just throbbing from the coughing and it hurts so bad.

Any advice would be great.
post #2 of 20
I think they make some gel caps that are supposed to be for coughing too. Like nyquil or dayquil ligui-gels.
post #3 of 20
Sucking on peppermint sticks helps the throat. So if your throat is scratchy or hurts, try sucking on peppermints.
post #4 of 20
Get some Fruit Breezers. They are like hard candy and work great.


That, lots of fluids, vitamin C and any other medicine you can stand to take.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom
I think they make some gel caps that are supposed to be for coughing too. Like nyquil or dayquil ligui-gels.
I took some nyquil last night - John got me the drowsy stuff, and it works GOOD!
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by DRIVEN
Get some Fruit Breezers. They are like hard candy and work great.


That, lots of fluids, vitamin C and any other medicine you can stand to take.

Good ol' Doctor. Bauerly here hahaha.
post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by DRIVEN
Get some Fruit Breezers. They are like hard candy and work great.


That, lots of fluids, vitamin C and any other medicine you can stand to take.
Do those Fruit Breezers really work good? I wasn't sure if they were more like candy, or actually helped?
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Do those Fruit Breezers really work good? I wasn't sure if they were more like candy, or actually helped?
I HATE cough drops and liquid meds just like you haha. Those Fruit Breezers are a miracle. I love them so much! The citrus ones and the berry ones are the best. Also I agree with the dayquil/nightquil pills! Get right on that!!
post #9 of 20
I would say lots and lots of fluids. Rub Vicks on your throat and chest before going to bed, take some nyquil (have no idea how you spell it). Use a couple of pillows to prop yourself up a bit (might not be too comfortable but it works) and try sleeping on your side. All of that helps a cough out for sleeping.
post #10 of 20
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Do those Fruit Breezers really work good? I wasn't sure if they were more like candy, or actually helped?

What did I just say? They work great!
post #11 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Miss Mew
I would say lots and lots of fluids. Rub Vicks on your throat and chest before going to bed, take some nyquil (have no idea how you spell it). Use a couple of pillows to prop yourself up a bit (might not be too comfortable but it works) and try sleeping on your side. All of that helps a cough out for sleeping.
Thanks Tracy - I'm going to try that tonite when I go to bed!
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by DRIVEN
What did I just say? They work great!
Smarty pants!

Sometimes you never know if those actually are 'medicine' or just candy to suck on!
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by babyharley
Smarty pants!

Sometimes you never know if those actually are 'medicine' or just candy to suck on!

I had my doubts also, but I really love these things, especially the Strawberry Cream (or something like that) flavor.
post #14 of 20
I like to drink hot liquids especially tea when I'm coughing. It seems to break it up a little so you're actually accomplishing something when you cough
post #15 of 20
Careful with those fruit breezers!! They taste ggood and my friend was addicted to them. She would eat them when she wasn't sick! LOL
post #16 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by babyharley
Do those Fruit Breezers really work good? I wasn't sure if they were more like candy, or actually helped?
They were like candy AND they helped. They're quite yummy. I once bought a bag of them for a cough and ended up eating the whole bag in a week or so. Darn sweet tooth!
post #17 of 20
I agree with gel tabs. Daquil, Tylenol, Advil- they all make cough medicine in pill form. Maybe some herbal tea with honey and lemon would help? Or eating some bread, or something scratchy?
post #18 of 20
Im not sure if i can help because i have a persistent cough too but its from my throat.. it feels like something is stuck there so im constantly clearing my throat but nothing comes up.. you know what i mean?
post #19 of 20
I recommend TheraFlu thin strips. They disolve in your throat/mouth pretty quickly and work mircles.

Atleast they do for me when I've really bad sore throats in the morning. I tend to wake up with an itchy throat that'll sometimes worsen.

I also carry around those Cloraseptic lozenges during the winter because cold weather makes it worse.
post #20 of 20
My favorites are called Fisherman's Friend.
I haven't seen them around here lately though, so they might not make them anymore. The peppermint kind taste like candy but are really good at the same time.
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