Meow I like cat yes I eat air Meow I
like cats thank you for your comment I've
literally been laughing at this comment for about five minutes now or trying to
do this see because I keep imagining someone with a very serious face saying
yes I eat air welcome to another episode of responding to your comments my
goodness we are getting so many comments on the page and I'm loving the
interaction that we've got going on on YouTube we're going to be looking at fun
questions we're going to be looking at health questions so while waiting for
let's dive in Abigail Falese can you do a video for a cough please Abigail
thank you for your comment this is from the house to get rid of a sore throat
video coughs yes I can do a video on coughs coughs probably one of the most common
questions we get asked in community pharmacy so when I work in a community
pharmacy it probably is one of the most common questions I get asked especially
in the winter but there's a few things I always ask patients to begin with so the
most important thing that I always ask every single patient is firstly how long
have you had this cough have you had it for a week if you had it for two weeks
and if you've had it for three weeks or more then I will always refer the
patient to speak to their health care professional whether it's a doctor their
advice nurse practitioner or their advanced pharmacy practioner
other questions I ask include are you having any chest pain are you struggling to
breathe are you losing weight for no reason and also are you on any
medication or any treatments that are reducing your immune system or are you
immunocompromised which is what we say so for example are you having chemotherapy or are you taking any medicines that reduce your immune system so if any of these
are a yes I will again refer on to the patient's health care professional
because they will need to investigate what's going on by the way this wasn't a
full list of questions I ask I will leave more information for you in
the description below as well now in terms of what to do it really depends
what type of person you are and this will make a bit more sense later on in
this video I promise but generally speaking if you have no red flags and
there's nothing to worry about and you're over five years old I always
recommend warm water mix with honey because one it's inexpensive two everyone
has these kind of ingredients at home and three which is the most important
thing the evidence is showing warm water and honey is just as effective at
reducing a call as the over the counter remedies that you can buy
pharmacy or anywhere so how do you make this mixture well it's very easy you get
one to two teaspoons of honey mix it with warm water let it cool until it's a
sensible temperature and drink it easy as that you can do it a few times in the
day or as much as you need it really the reason I say it depends what type of
person you are is that for a lot of people this isn't convenient for them you know
if you're working if you're busy nobody can really carry a pot of honey with
them and a kettle or even at work to keep mixing this solution keep making it
and drinking it so there is this convenience factor that comes into play
so sometimes patients will say to me Abraham that's great the honey and water
mixture is great I can do that on the weekend but I work I'm busy I've got
stuff to do I don't have time to carry a pot of honey and get boiling water all
the time and let it cool which is understandable because a lot of people
don't really have time for it and it's that convenience factor that I mentioned
so they'll say just give me a cough mixture please just give me a coffee
stirrer what do you recommend I'll say okay that's fine it's understandable now
in terms of cough mixtures as long as you're fit and healthy and well and
you're over twelve there is some evidence pointing to use of guaifenesin so look out for this ingredient in the cough mixture the evidence has
shown that it does work well as an expectorant there's also
dextromethorphan which is useful to relieve a cough as long as the cough isn't
and persistent so in asthmatics you have a persistent cough so it won't be useful
for that and also as long as you're not producing excessive phlegm but I would
always recommend everyone to speak to their pharmacist so they can check your
symptoms rule out any red flags and recommend you a product that's suitable
for you and it's safe for you to take as well so that's the most important thing
that would recommend everyone to do but please remember that these remedies will
help to reduce the symptoms of an acute cough but if there is an underlying
infection it's not going to help with that
and also if your cough has been going on for three weeks or longer it's not gonna
help with that either most likely so you will need to definitely speak to your
doctor or any healthcare professional who looks after you so thank you for
your question I really hope my tips help everyone and you're awesome back to the
comment yes i eat air from meow I like cats thank you
for your comment this is from the how to stop bloating video and in the video I
do discuss about eating air and it making bloating worse but I did say this
isn't physically doing this because nobody does that nobody eats air like
that but when we're eating when we're eating food if you eating it fast if
you're eating it like slumped and not straight back if you're to move your
mouth open if you chew gum with your mouth open
all of these can increase the amount of air that we kind of swallow and it can
all make bloating worse but it's just a way that you said it yes I eat I just
imagine this very serious face saying it but I really hope my tips help you
thanks for commenting Jessica Furtado oh my god my nasal spray always goes down
my throat because the instructions say squirt and sniff they usually do that's
correct I tried what you said squirt and angle and small sniffs then once it
starts dripping you can breathe normal I tried and I can't taste anything in my
throat this is amazing I almost stopped the sprays and was gonna ask for
antihisthamine pills instead Jessica thank you for your comment this is one of the main
reasons why I love YouTube so much because it makes all of this useful
information accessible for everyone around the world so I'm glad that it
helped you one of the main reasons people do stop using a nasal spray is
because that horrible aftertaste it can leave if you're not using it right
so if thank you for your comment it really puts a smile on my face and I
hope you continue enjoying all my future videos Alpha Ghost 316 my voice
sounds deeper than Thor and Thanos combine Alpha ghost thank you for your
comment this is from the how to fix a sore throat video and yeah that must be
pretty deep because them two definitely have very deep voices and I hope with a
click of this finger or is it this finger I can't remember your sore throat
has gone away thank you for comments it looks like
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