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Should you take medicine for a cold

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patty Crocker
Anti-Aging Medicine 31 years experience
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
Dr. Yolanda Wade
Family Medicine 25 years experience
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
General Practice 29 years experience
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
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
A member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
Family Medicine 21 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
family medicine 15 years experience
Symptom relief: Best symptom relief treatments for a cold include ibuprofen, acetaminophen, decongestants, warm salt walter gargling, neti pot, tea with honey and lot... Read More
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