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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Forget it: No home remedies work for this. None of the creams are worth the money. Prescription pills are very effective but only if taken at the prodrome. Best ... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
You can lubricate: You can use vaseline or Aquaphor or chapstick. It will heal in a week or so. If you get these, you can take a pill at the first tingling (prodrome) wh ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Several points: first make sure it is cold and not allergy or asthma or from cigarettes or from other environmental irritant. Then, the answer is hand washing.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
You can't: There's not much you can do to avoid colds unless you want to live in a cave or on a mountain top, away from all other people. Getting a cold twice a ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
No shortcuts here: usually lasts 7-10 days. Try these hints:Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day: 50% electrolyte rich fluids, 50% clear broth, bullion, consume .Warm water g ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Treats symptoms: Nyquil and other similar drugs are used to treat some of the cold symptoms. They don't stop the cold.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: If the cough is productive and due to infection, you may not want to suppress it as this is the way of ridding your body of the infection. See you doc ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Avoidance: Avoid contact with viruses. Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water. Ensure that hands are clean prior to touching eyes, mouth or nose. Avoid ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Over time: Some kids don't care if a cup is substituted for a bottle & if they show no preferance the change can be quick. Some develop a attachment to a bottle ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Bronchitis: usually means you have bronchitis. although otc drugs like Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm help, you should see your doctor to listen to your lungs
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