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What Can I Take For Severe Cold
Symptomatic Relief: Most common colds are self limiting and do not need any treatment for the infection,as cold is caused by a virus.But some people need symptomatic treatment for runny nose and congestion.Saline nose drops or spray may help.Over the counter Sudafed may help and if there is fever or pain,you may take Tylenol or ibuprofen.I f cough is too bad you can take Robituscin DM available over the counter ...Read more
Sinus or migraine: The vast majority of patients i see with "bad sinus headaches" in reality have migraine or tmj. It is important to see an ENT doctor to eliminate sinus from being a possibility. In general if a headache is so bad you have to lay down and light and sound bothers you it is most likely not sinus but a migraine. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pain medication: There are many pain medications depends on each painful conditions. For nerve pain, we have anti-seizure medications, tca .... For muscle spasm, we have muscle relaxers such as cyclobenzaprine, tizanidine ... For inflammation, we have nsaids, steroids ... For general pain, we have tylenol, (acetaminophen) opiate. Percocet is a powerful opioid, but there are many other opioids. ...Read more
Most OTC cold meds: For normal healthy people, over-the-counter medicines for colds are ok, as long as one follows the labels' instructions, and is not using more than one medicine of each type. Fever/pain reducers include Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin. Cough meds include Robitussin (some people use DM, some avoid it). Decongestant/antihistamine combinations include Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D, Benadryl +/- phenylephrine, Sudafed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dentist: In general Acetaminophen has the least potential for any complications, but it is not always so effective for toothaches. Dental treatment, done safely, is not contra-indicated during a routine pregnancy. Visit http://www.Drplitt.Com/maternity-dentistry/ for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I have a severe headache what medications can I take if I'm pregnant? Or what can I do to relieve the pain?
Many: You can take over the counter tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or similar drugs for the pain. You can also try numbing gels: oragel, anbesol. Gargle with warm salt water also helpful. If the above don't work, call your dentist to be re-evaluated or for stronger prescription pain medication. ...Read more
Many antipyretics: Tylenol(acetaminophen), motrin(ibuprofen), aleve(naproxen), and Aspirin are considered antipyretics--fever-reducing medications. In the recommended dosage, Acetaminophen is probably considered safest. Fever is cause by many infections, diseases, and even medications. So, if it is too high or lasting too long, consult your doc. Keep good hydration as fever causes additional fluid loss. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depression: I answered this before. There are many different treatments for depression. Mild symptoms can benefit from exercise, healthy lifesyle and psychotherapy. Moderate to severe depression which interfers with functioning requires a more thorough evaluation and combined treatement with medications and therapy. Looking for medical problems contributing is part of the eval. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can I take for nasal congestion and cough when taking meds for heart disease i caught a col and do not know what I am safe to take
Coricidin: It's an over-the-counter cold ; flu symptom- relief medication that does not contain decongestant. Decongestant is found in other cold ; flu remedies, and it can cause blood pressure to go high which may cause more pressure on the heart. Hope it helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prescriptions: I would let your dentist know and typically pain meds and antibiotics are rxed. Over the counter advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) will also hold you over. There are no meds that will "cure" a typical toothache. For a long term solution, see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Acetaminophen: As a minor pain medication, Acetaminophen is approximately equal. However, it has no anti-inflammatory properties. There are many other nsaids (nonsteroidal anti inflammatory) medications and allergic to one does not necessarily mean allergic to all. You should go through your doc for other than acetaminophen. ...Read more
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