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Please answer! what medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
For the Flu:: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me which medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flu ; cold: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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No medications are required for colds. If you have a Cold: 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 anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea.
Feb 16, 2014
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Excellent commentary!
Feb 17, 2014
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks Dr. Wright.
Feb 17, 2014
A 37-year-old member asked:

What medicine is best for the common cold or a fever?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Medicines aren't: necessarily needed. Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea.

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