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How do I lessen my cold symptoms?

How do I lessen my cold symptoms?

Cold remedies: Cold tips: 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more


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Need help treating cold symptoms ?

Tips: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline 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. ...Read more

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What causes cold symptoms only at night?

Is this a pattern?: If you have consistent symptoms which occur only at a certain time of day, these symptoms may be related to hormonal cycles that we all experience on a 24 basis. This is called your circadian rythym. For example, people tend to have more parasympathetic activity at night and parasympathetic activity can lead to runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat - all "cold symptoms". ...Read more

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What can I do to mitigate cold symptoms?

Vitamin c Ecchinacea: I am a believer in vitamin c and its ability to reduce the severity and duration of a cold. Zinc also has been demonstrated be beneficial as well. Ecchinacea is an herbal supplement that boosts the body's immune system. Transmucosal absorption of these things is helpful to strengthen soft tissue (often the spot of invasion by the virus) so a throat lozenge with all 3 ingredients is helpful. ...Read more

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What are the personal remedies for cold symptoms?

Common Cold: 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’s rest! ...Read more

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What non-citrus remedies are there for cold symptoms?

What non-citrus remedies are there for cold symptoms?

Cold remedies: Cold tips: 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. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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How come I get cold symptoms even when i'm not 'cold'?

How come I get cold symptoms even when i'm not 'cold'?

Cold symptoms: One does not catch an infection from being "cold". Colds are caused by viruses. ...Read more

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Why can I continue coughing even though my other cold symptoms are gone?

Why can I continue coughing even though my other cold symptoms are gone?

Bronchospasm...: Sometimes, after the other symptoms of an upper respiratory infection resolve, bronchospasm from the infection can occur. This can result in a persistent cough. Treatment includes a bronchodilator as well as a steroid inhaler so see your doctor so this treatment can be given. If you smoke, you need to quit to decrease airway inflammation. ...Read more

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What do you do if your cold symptoms are lasting for like a couple weeks?

Cold symptoms 2weeks: Yes if cold symptoms persist for two weeks, that means it is not common cold, it may be allergy or sinus infection or bronchitis, depending on symptoms. ...Read more