Cold Medicine And Dry Cough In People With Stomach Acid?
Hello … I want to ask if I can take ambroxol … but I have a gerd / stomach acid … thank you …
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Flu and dry cough can be many possible triggers, for example due to allergies, irritation, respiratory infections, to anatomical abnormalities in the airways, such as polyps, nasal septal deviation, benign or other malignant tumors, and so on. This condition should not be treated directly with the consumption of drugs, especially if you have never seen a doctor before. Because, most cold and cough medicines (including ambroxol) are not included in the class of over-the-counter medicines, so their consumption must be done under a doctor's supervision. In addition, the different causes of flu and cough, of course, will also be different handling. Especially in the case of you who have a history of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), the consumption of ambroxol should also be very limited, that is, only if the benefits produced far exceed the potential side effects that may arise. Back again, the doctor should directly decide this.
To recover from a cold and dry cough, here are some suggestions that you should do:
Don't consume cold, oily and artificial sweet foods
Drink plenty of warm water, eat foods that have broth, so that the throat does not dry out
Do not breathe through the mouth
Expand eat fruits that are rich in vitamin C
Don't use the air conditioner or the fan is too cold, if necessary, don't use it at all
Clean your residence, change sheets and curtains periodically to avoid dust, and other potential allergens
Bathing and washing your hands diligently, with warm water so that the body feels more comfortable
Also wear clothes that can warm you
Don't talk too much, let alone shout
Use a mask when outdoors activities
If the complaint does not improve with the above efforts, you should check with your doctor, internal medicine specialist, or ENT specialist before taking any medication.
I hope this helps.