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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tips: 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 an ... 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Symptom relief not: Cure. 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jon Grischkan
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Chicken soup!: No joke. It's warm, salty and will make you thirsty and help encourage hydration! in all seriousness, any hot soup will help with decongestion. ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Colds: 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. Michael Coogan
47 years experience Pediatrics
TLC: Since colds are viral infection, there is no "magic medicine" for a cure. In infants, saline nose drops may be used to loosen nasal mucus before wipin ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
None: I am unaware of no medication Zicam though can help, also extra vitamin C . I take vitamin D3 and glyconutirents too http://mtex.it/k1u96bvl
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Omada Idachaba
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Treat symptoms: Most colds are due to viruses and therefore do not need antibiotics. Effective home care will consist of treating symptoms as follows: for congeston-u ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
24 years experience General Surgery
Symptomatic: The common cold is usually viral and self limited. Treatment is aimed at controlling the symptoms and not directly at the virus.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Rest and fluids: Treatments do not affect the course of illness. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have fever, drink plenty of fluids, get some rest and take precaut ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) then wait: A 2 year-old toddler with mild cold symptoms can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for fevers, aches, or fussiness, during the first 2-3 days. Over-the-coun ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe but ...: When you take zinc tablets/syrup for a cold, you may be sick for a shorter period of time and your cold symptoms may not be so severe. Sounds good, ri ... Read More
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