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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Meds are often not: needed. Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Mucolytics: Antihistamines and Mucinex (guaifenesin) or other mucolytics work best. Decongestants may once blood,pressure and anxiety. Generally antihistamines a ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carri Warshak
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Cough syrup: In general, pediatric varieties are safe and contain very little alcohol, if any. Avoid those with ephedrine, (ephedrine sulfate) Pseudoephedrine the ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
Talk with MD: Avoid ones that contain Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen) can increase inr) but talk with your doctor.
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A female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
30 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid cold medicines: They can raise blood pressure and trigger palpitations. breathing in hot steamy air, try a teaspoon of honey, or that old stsndby, chicken soup, can ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Pharmacist: Ask your pharmacist to recommend a nonprescription medication, but tell him/her what medications you're taking and what your symptoms are.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Here are some safe: options. Medications are often not needed. Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Fluids/tylenol: non-sedating antihistamine: avoid all decongestant and decongestant cough medications since they can raise your BP. I suggest zinc losenges ( Cold-Eze ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kay Nelson
Specializes in Family Medicine
Otc: Any over the counter cold medicine will be okay
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Ans: Avoid cough and cold medicine containing dextromethorphan, an opiate derivative. Many products do not contain this. Check with pharmacist.
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