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Should you take medicine for a cold

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
29 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
No: You should separate doses of acetaminophen by 6-8 hours to avoid liver damage. The bottle says "do not take with acetaminophen" because it contains a ... Read More
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Dr. Yolanda Wade
26 years experience Family Medicine
Check the label: The cold medicine may also contain acetaminophen (the generic name for Tylenol). Too much acetaminophen can be harmful, as may be possible if using T ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
No such thing: There is no good medication for most viral illnesses, including a cold. Rest, more rest, and plenty of hydration are what the doctor orders.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Medications aren't: Required but can help w sxs. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Con ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Rivas
19 years experience Family Medicine
Many options: In general there are many options available to help with your cold symptoms. If you nose is runny you can take sudafed or Afrin (oxymetazoline) for n ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Meds are often not: needed. 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. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
What are symptoms?: Treatment of viral illnesses is based on the symptoms they cause. Runny / stuffy nose - decongestants, cough - antitussives, nausea / vomiting - anti ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No meds required: 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 pot. *for ... Read More
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
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
OK.: Unless this was stored way out of conditions of temperature or humidity you should be just fine. Expiration dates are extended for a variety of reaso ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes u can.: Check out this link, god bless u and ur child! http://www.Babycenter.Com/404_is-it-safe-for-a-breastfeeding-mom-to-take-cold-medicine_10370516.Bc.

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