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A 40-year-old female 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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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janetta Carolin Malan
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You can use Efferflu: You can use Efferflu C.But remember over the counter drying up agents has risk of overly drying secretions and inducing or causing secondary bacterial ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
COVID 19: There are currently no identified treatments, medications or remedies that cure COVID -19. Rest, hydration, acetaminophen, decongestant, cough med &a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
39 years experience Family Medicine
May want to see doc: If you're having symptoms for more than a week, depending on their severity it may be worthwhile to see your doctor to get examined.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Comfort care: The general approach to flu in a 4 mo with the flu is supportive. Good nutrition (breastmilk) proper rest and close monitoring of breathing. If the ki ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on details: For Flu A or B, a doctor might prescribe Tamiflu if early in the illness. If it's a cold virus, there are no useful antivirals. Some people take extra ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
None over the counte: There is no specific over the counter medicine for influenza.Except for prescription antibiotic like tamiflu (oseltamivir).Flu is treated with support ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
66 years experience Family Medicine
None: No effective preventive medication is available at present.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Keep well rested: If it's Flu A or B, a doctor might prescribe Tamiflu. If it's a cold virus, there are no useful antivirals. Some people take extra vitamin C (may upse ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes and no: There are several treatment for flu symptoms, but antiviral treatments are prescribed, the sooner the better.
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