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What’s the Best Cough Medicine?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - September 14, 2018

Is your cough keeping you awake or driving your co-workers crazy? Read on. There are many prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications for suppressing coughs, but studies show they don’t all work. Some are addictive, and others aren’t any more effective than a placebo. So, what should you take for your cough?

Non-prescription and over-the-counter cough suppressants

Acute cough due to a viral upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is the most common form of cough—and a ton of money is spent on making and marketing drugs to manage it. See More

These 15 Medications Can Cause a False Positive on Drug Tests

Dr. Sharon Orrange - November 15, 2016

We hear “false positive” as a defense from professional athletes all the time when it comes to drug screens—but unexpected results on drug tests really do happen.

A urine drug screen tests for the presence of certain illegal drugs and prescription medications. You may be more likely to be tested when applying for a job than when playing professional sports, but you could also be affected by a false positive. See More

Allergy Season Is In Full Bloom: How You Can Treat Your Allergies Without a Prescription

Roni Shye - July 15, 2015

With all the flowers and trees blooming this spring and summer, seasonal allergies are at their peak as well. Whether you experience allergic symptoms every year around this time, or if this is your first year, you already know they can be quite a nuisance!

Trees, weeds, grasses, or blooming flowers can release pollen into the air, which in turn can cause hay fever. Hay fever or allergic rhinitis are fancy terms for your typical seasonal allergy symptoms. See More

Do I Need Antibiotics for My Cough?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - December 10, 2014

Coughing brings many of you to the doctor. Most of this is acute bronchitis, an inflammation of the bronchi (airways) due to upper airway infection. For almost all of you, it is self-limited and will go away on its own. It may surprise you to know this respiratory condition is generally caused by a virus, but reports indicate that more than 60 to 90 percent of patients with acute bronchitis who come to the doctor are given antibiotics. See More

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