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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Feig
18 years experience Family Medicine
Fever, body aches,: a true influenza has sudden onset, true fever (over 38.5 C), severe muscle/body aches, headache, nausea and cough. It also may be accompanied by diar ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
To feel better: The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so otherwise nothing else will shorten it. Symptomatic treatment will make you fe ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Chicken soup deconge: The old standbys are Tylenol, decongestants, Chicken soup. There is no immediate need for antibiotics
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No known benefit: Antihistamines have a drying effect on any mucous production and will thicken secretions. For many years they have been used to "dress up" kids & make ... Read More
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Dr. Allen Seely
31 years experience General Practice
NONE if possible: A common cold really does not need any treatment--just time. But if you are really misearble then tylenol (acetaminophen) is the first line otc medic ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
It can: Having a cold makes everything worse. Fluid , rest and avoid others. Best Wishes
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
saline: Cold meds we use as adults or with older kids reduce drainage by using meds that dry ; thicken the drainage.Babies are dependent on narrow nasal passa ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Common cold ; defect: Studies have not shown that the common cold causes birth defects. It is good that you did not take any medications , as some common medications have ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Check pharmacy : Please review all of your medications with your pharmacist. They have up to date information regarding possible interactions. Steroids are not typical ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
The non drug treatments for Common cold include:: Watchful waiting, Honey, Nasal saline irrigation, Bathroom steam, Throat lozenges, Warm bath.
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