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How do i cure a head cold?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Here's the list:: (A head cold is a viral upper respiratory infection not be helped by antibiotics. So ....) Rest; stay hydrated (water, juice, warm lemon water with honey); soothe sore throat (salt water gargle:1/4-1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water); combat stuffiness (OTC saline nose drops/sprays); relieve pain (acetaminophen/ibuprofen); sip warm liquids (chicken soup, tea); add moisture to air; OTC cold/cough meds
Dr. Philip Miller
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just another regimen:Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day: 50% electrolyte rich fluids, 50% clear broth, bullion, consume .Warm water gargles, nasal saline mist, hot tea and honey, Hot steam showers, Cold-Eze Lozenges, Tylenol 1-2 TABLETS every 4-6 hours as needed for fever greater than 100. Tea with dark brown honey OK to use Robitussin DM 1-2 tsp. every 4-6 hrs.as needed.
Nov 30, 2016
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Immunity boost: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days

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