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relapsing cold

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 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. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Prevention: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. S ... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Can get rechecked: One can get his throat rechecked if a lot of strep throat symptoms return. Cold weather can make a throat uncomfortable temporarily, due to breathing ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandre Furman
Specializes in Pulmonology
Sure possible: all depends on which virus you have had a misfortune to be infected with; if its variety is same as that of the rest of your surrounding "sickies" - n ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes zoster: Yes, relapse may occur due to a wide variety of factors, and in some people never recurs at all. Stress of any form has been associated with reactiva ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
If it is the same: Strain of the same virus, no.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Wong
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Maybe: Unfortunately the "cold" is caused by many different viruses so the one causing your friend's symptoms may be different from yours and so you can stil ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
No such thing: There is no such medication for this common viral illness.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
URI, Anxiety: I commend you for your desire for good Health. Feel good about your Immune system. You can maintain this recovery by having rest, drinking lot of wate ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
51 years experience Cardiology
Maybe: Based upon the information you've given, one could conclude that indeed you have a cold because, why would someone pose the question if they wer ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
26 years experience Pediatrics
Rest and fluids: The more rest and fluids you can get will help you get over this more quickly. Try some nasal saline spray as well to help relieve some of your sympt ... Read More
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