A 41-year-old member asked:
please answer! what medicine to take for a cold?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
25 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. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/nsaid.
Answered on Apr 17, 2016
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