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if someone is has a cold can i get sick if they cough around me

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
7 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: This is why they should cover their mouth and nose when coughing. However, it is just as important for them to frequently wash their hands and clean u ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: A cold will run it's course the same if you bundle him up & keep him miserable or let him play outside. I don't like them outside if it is hot &am ... Read More
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: To get the most from this site you need to post enough background information to support any question so we have something to work with. You do not li ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: 58 years old with history of diabetes and smoking with a cold associated with fever needs to be checked by your pyusician as he may have a bacterial i ... Read More
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A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not particularly: A cold will run it's course the same if you bundle him up & keep him miserable or let him play outside. I don't like them outside if it is hot &am ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Willett
16 years experience Pediatrics
Love and comfort: Even though we often say "it's just a virus, " that doesn't mean your child isn't miserable! for aches, try Ibuprofen or acetaminophen. For sore throa ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
No see doctor.: If wheezing is worse or is short of breath to er.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sutira Scheef
6 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe: There is no current research to indicate this is true. Many people believe that consuming dairy can promote mucus production and subsequently worsen c ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rest: Rest, fluids, and time are the safest.Plain Robitussin or cough drops can help.The NIH actually did a study proving that chicken soup really does help ... Read More
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A 7-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Blair
16 years experience Family Medicine
Moderate: If she is healthy, her risk is fairly low as long as you are not running a fever and practicing proper hygiene. If you are running fever, you are more ... Read More
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