A 50-year-old member asked:
what should you consider the best medicinee or "home remedy" for the common cold/flu. non- prescription?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Treatment for cold: Stay home and rest--get lots of sleep, drink warm fluids, eat chicken soup, inhale steam from tea kettle through nose and breath in, take regular vitamins and extra vit c-1000mg, use zinc louzenges-dissolve slowly in mouth three times per day.
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Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Chicken soup & zinc: Chicken soup has been used for treating common colds for centuries. It may really help. The heat, fluid, and salt may help you fight the infection.
People who take vitamin c regularly seem to have slightly shorter colds and milder symptoms. Taking vitamin c after your have a cold doesn't seem to be helpful.
Zinc supplements taken within 24 hours of the onset for at least 5 days may be helpful.
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Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Propolis: Propolis mixed with honey take in mouth wait till honey melts and swallow this will immediately relief pain in throat. Ongoing use nac -n-acetyl cysteine and intenzyme for fatigue and pain relief.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Whats the best way to get over a bad cold?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Bad cold: Drink plenty of fluids; get adequate rest; use tylenol/nsaid for fever or pain; decongestants for nasal/sinus congestion or antihistamine for runny nose. Warm salty liquids like bouillon or chicken soup help sooth the throat & break up phlegm. If symptoms worsen, see your fp for further treatment.
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Best tablet for common cold?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Treat symptoms:
to break up mucous / suppress cough - plenty of hydration, Benzonatate or Guaifenesin with dextromethorphan.
Runny nose / nasal congestion - pseudophedrine or phenylephrine
fever and aches- Aspirin or Acetaminophen or non steroidal anti inflammatory medication.
Buy the cheapest one you can get with the ingredients you need.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What is the best thing to cure the common cold?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
Time: The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel better. Throat lozenges for sore throat, pseudephedrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin-DM for cough and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what i recommend. There is no curative medical treatment but wait 7 days and it will be gone.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
How to know what is best for a common cold that is severe?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cold Tips:: Sore throat – gargle w 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's for pain.
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Mountain View, CA
A 46-year-old male asked:
I think I'm coming down with a cold or flu. What is the best thing to do or take to minimize the length and intensity of the illness?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Supportive meajures: Hydration, rest, vitamins.
There is also a homeopathic medication named ENGYSTOL that will increase your immune response to the virus. Is OTC.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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