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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
39 years experience Family Medicine
Initial Cold Therapy: Most upper respiratory infections have a viral etiology. The symptoms should be treated with antipyretics (i.e., tylenol), additional rest, and copio ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
No 1 "best": There is no 1 "best" homeopathic medicine for cold ; cough, because there are many different types of colds ; coughs. Symptoms differ, or have peculi ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
One or two medicines: Flu/Cold symptoms vary in each person. If you have a running nose, you should take a decongestant 1-2 times daily for 4-5 days. If you have aches and ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maia Hightower
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Rest: Rest, plenty of fluids, tea with honey...And time. You can try over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or iburofen if you have no medical problems (u ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Abreva: Otc abreva works well and shortens time to resolution.
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A 54-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 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam King
Dr. Adam King answered
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Ibuprofen and Honey: Believe it or not, raw honey, 1 to 2 teaspoons every 4 to 6 hours, is very beneficial. Also a good dose of Ibuprofen every 6 hours can be greatly hel ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Treating congestion: Cold/allergies are usually a very vague and general term to descibe of nasal congestion, runny nose, cough due to post nasal drip and headache if ther ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not decongestants: Avoid decongestants like pseudephedrine because they will cause you to produce less milk.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Niel Venter
Specializes in Family Medicine
Any Decongestants: Any degongestants will releave the symptoms. ie Corenza C, Sinustat, Sinutabs, Flutex, etc. Also get something for immuun system like Vit C, Echinnac ... Read More
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