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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can't shorten but: Can help symptoms. Tips: sore throat – gargle w warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – sal ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Normal: Up to 70% of the population has the nasal cycle which is alternating congestion as a result of changes in blood flow through the nasal tissues. When ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: I may be going against my peers here but i'd submit that your "cold" is caused by a virus and nothing in the chemical structure of an antihistamine ad ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No fast answer.: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops o ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Handwashing: Most infections (80-85%) are passed through hand-to-hand contact. Washing your hand frequently in warm soapy water will significantly reduce your cha ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cold remedies: 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. *For ant ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
CHECK LABS!: Repeated infection can be sign of weakened immune system. Get labs checked CBC/CMP/TFTS/B12Folate/ANA/RF/LYME. If they are normal and infection persi ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Clifton
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Lifestyle mod: Consider lifestyle modifications to stimulate a healthier immune system. Salt water gargles shorten the duration and intensity of colds. Dark green le ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Nasal saline: Keeping the nasal passages clear of mucous with generous amounts of nasal saline & suction is your best basic rx. The saline thins the mucous so it ca ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
It will pass: You have a cold and you had surgery. You'd probably have been miserable either way. You might as well get it over with all at once!
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