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Peru, IL
A 35-year-old female asked:

Best otc med for a head cold? head congestion, stuffy nose and sore throat. no fever or chest congestion/cough. thank you!

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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Pelargonium sidoides: The herb pelargonium sidoides, the root of a geranium native to south africa, is the best-proven treatment for colds, sinus infections ; sinusitis. It's the first thing i (; my family) take when getting sick ; has helped hundreds of my patients. It is widely available in a product called umcka, sold at health food stores ; many pharmacies. See http://naturalmedicinejournal.Net/pdf/nmj_dec09_bp.Pdf.
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