Any suggestions for tickly cough remedies?

Any suggestions for tickly cough remedies?

39 posts
31 Jan 2013
RedChecker
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RedChecker
As per title BUT the following criteria must be met:

- can't be medicines etc. that contain alcohol (very important)
- must be low on sugar
- can't contain Aspartame/Nutrasweet sweetner


Open to alternative suggestion such as playing bagpipes on a pogostick or any such thing.
Posted 31 Jan 2013
Tickly under arms, or feet...which usually takes one's mind off tickly throat...laugh
Posted 31 Jan 2013
skymouse
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skymouse
I am not a doctor or a lawyer.

I found scopolamine moderately effective as it reduces the quatity of fluids secreted in the nose and lungs as well as promoting drowsiness and sleep.

Clenbuterol worked pretty damn well for me, and parly counter-acted lethergy from the scopolamine. But seek medical advice first.


Posted 31 Jan 2013
Cody
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Cody
Kalms from boots helped me sleep when I had an irritating cough
Sugar free hard sweets. Tablets to reduce irritation of cough (boots again)

Posted 31 Jan 2013
couchpotato
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couchpotato
I thought scopolamine was a truth drug from the late 60's early 70's, the name is used in a few spy and adventure war movies of that time ??
Posted 31 Jan 2013
JeromeRazoir
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JeromeRazoir
couchpotato

I thought scopolamine was a truth drug from the late 60's early 70's, the name is used in a few spy and adventure war movies of that time ??


Nah, Sodium Pentathol (thiopentone) is known as the truth drug. Actually very unreliable because while it may make the patient say things, they are not neccessarily true!

I am deperately trying to remember scopolamine. I think it was derived from the Deadly Nightshade, not sure*. The sequence of events used to be the patient was given a so-called 'pre-med' consisting of, usually, Omnopon (a narcotic) with scopolomine intra-muscularly, about an hour before going to theatre. This prepared the patient to receive the anaesthetic and made them calm and drowsy. The scopolomine dried up secretions, giving an unpleasant dry mouth but reducing the likelyhood of developing pneumonia. Then they were taken to theatre where they were given sodium pentathol intravenously to induce unconsciousness and were maintaned at the desired level of consciousness by a gas, such as halothane. They also had a dose of curare which parylised all their muscles, including the muscles of respiration, so the anaesthetist would keep them alive by ventilating them through a Boyle's machine.

Using scopolamine to treat a productive cough makes sense as it will reduce the amount of sputum produced in the bronchial tree. It is dangerous, so do not be tempted to go out and suck a Deadly Nightshade plant. Get it from a pharmacist.

*Although, the more I think about it, the more confident I get.

Edit for speddling!
Posted 31 Jan 2013
Edited by JeromeRazoir 31 Jan 2013
mattharper
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mattharper
Suicide ?


Posted 31 Jan 2013
JeromeRazoir
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JeromeRazoir
mattharper

Suicide ?


No, no, no.....

hemp ropes give you a very sore throat.

Death By Chocolate, though.....
Posted 31 Jan 2013
dominicdgt
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dominicdgt
D800e, once you finally own it nothing else will bother you as much as it did!

Posted 31 Jan 2013
pmeswani
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pmeswani
Have a look at Echinacea

Posted 31 Jan 2013
RedChecker
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RedChecker
pmeswani

Have a look at Echinacea


Bugger, just checked, I can't take that otherwise it sounds perfect. 


Someone did mention garlic elsewhere so I'll be stuffing my face with garlic bread, garlic infused cheese and pizzas with garlic all weekend.
Posted 31 Jan 2013
pmeswani
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pmeswani
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Bugger, just checked, I can't take that otherwise it sounds perfect.  Someone did mention garlic elsewhere so I'll be stuffing my face with garlic bread, garlic infused cheese and pizzas with garlic all weekend.
Silly question... without disecting the ingredients, why can't you take them?
Posted 31 Jan 2013
RedChecker
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pmeswani
Silly question... without disecting the ingredients, why can't you take them?
I'm on methotrexate (not for cancer) and anything which boosts my white blood cell count is a no-no
Posted 31 Jan 2013
Edited by RedChecker 31 Jan 2013
pmeswani
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pmeswani
I guess you will need to see your doctors, or ride the wave. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

Posted 31 Jan 2013
mattharper
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mattharper
That's a bummer Steve, does that mean you can't take Feminax either?
Posted 31 Jan 2013
Edited by mattharper 31 Jan 2013
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