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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Many available: Adults' over-the-counter medicines for colds are ok to use if one follows the labels' instructions, stays below maximum doses, and is not using more t ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel McGee
16 years experience Family Medicine
Oscillococcinum: Oscillococcinum is an otc homeopathic remidy that has been found to help reduce symptoms of cold and flu several studies. As it is homeopathic it isn ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
For the Flu:: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain reliever ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Flu ; cold: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain reliever ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Niel Venter
Specializes in Family Medicine
Coughing: Most upper respiratory tract infections are virusses. Even Bronchitis.... They are contagious and spread rappidly through contact. It runs its cours ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Stein
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No Sudaphed: Afrin will help with nasal congestion, & when used correctly has little systemic effect. The drug alone can only be taken short time or stops work ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
51 years experience Cardiology
Sometimes.: It's difficult to generalize since there is a whole spectrum of severity and multiple possible causes of colds and flu. However, in general, it's he ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No specific meds: Are required. If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use ... Read More
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Tamiflu (oseltamivir): If symptoms are treated in the first couple of days tamiflu (oseltamivir) works well.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
One or two medicines: Flu/Cold symptoms vary in each person. If you have a running nose, you should take a decongestant 1-2 times daily for 4-5 days. If you have aches and ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can/some do: Unfortunately some people get high on on too much of one or combination of over the counter coldc and cough meds, especially younger people.

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