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should i take methotrexate if i have common cold

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't necessarily : Need meds. 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 netti p ... Read More

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Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
NONE if possible: A common cold really does not need any treatment--just time. But if you are really misearble then tylenol (acetaminophen) is the first line otc medic ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Cold: 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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Dr. Mark Shukhman
30 years experience Addiction Medicine
Avoid stimulants: The legally correct answer would be "use something like www.Drugs.Com for drug-drug interaction. The practical answer is: avoid caffeine -like an stim ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Shouldn't be an issue unless you add additional over the counter cold medications. Any new medications can compete for metabolic breakdown, thus cau ... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
OTC preparations: There are numerous over the counter preparations to counter congestion, pain, cough, fever and other symptoms of the common cold. Try one of these af ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexandrr Lakowsky
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Fluids, cough syrup: Start with drinking plenty of fluids along with salt water gargles periodically for sore throat. Ibuprofen can help with headaches and body aches. T ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helaine Levine
45 years experience Pediatrics
Colds arn't cured: The average common cold last 10 days measures such as increasing fluids getting appropriate rest blowing your nose sucking on candy using a humidifie ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Common cold: Great question! a lot of us would like to know the answer to this one, too. There really isn't any known cure, to date. There are some things to he ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Flu vs Cold: In general, the flu will cause you to feel more ill than a cold will. Flu sxs can include fever, marked aching of muscles and joints ; significant fat ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
To feel better: The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so otherwise nothing else will shorten it. Symptomatic treatment will make you fe ... Read More

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