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Which active agent used in antacids neutralizes the stomach's ph?

Which active agent used in antacids neutralizes the stomach's ph?

By definition...: ...the antacid IS the pH neutralizer. There are a variety of antacids (aluminum, calcium, magnesium-based, others)--which are you questioning? ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

An upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


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What do experts consider effective ways to ease the symptoms of the common cold?

What do experts consider effective ways to ease the symptoms of the common cold?

Rest and hydration: While not very satisfying, the old fashion advice of drink a lot of fluids and get enough rest is probably the best we have. Dietary supplements have been studied and the data is conflicting. Zinc supplementation may help as may vitamin c - however, neither has enough data for me to fully endorse them as helpful. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of common cold and is there an effective way to relieve them?

What are the symptoms of common cold and is there an effective way to relieve them?

COLDS: Colds are viral or allergic in origin.Sometimes it becomes purulent due to bacterial infection. In children, there's no treatment it is self limited. In adults, we give decongestant and antibiotic if necessary for the associated infection. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of the common cold and what are signs that it is something more serious?

What are symptoms of the common cold and what are signs that it is something more serious?

Sx's: Common cold symptoms include: Cough, congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, sore throat, mild headache, low grade fever & mild body aches. According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the flu and the common cold?

What are the symptoms of the flu and the common cold?

Flu vs cold: According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” Common cold symptoms include: Cough, congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, sore throat, mild headache, low grade fever & mild body aches. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the common cold compared to a flu?

What are the symptoms of the common cold compared to a flu?

Different: Influenza victims usually have a rapid onset of high fever, dry hacking cough and feel like they were "hit by a truck". A simple cold usually is slower onset, low grade temp, mild aches and pains and cough with congestion that is also milder then the flu. There are rapid flu tests thaty can show immediately what the diagnosis is as early treatment for flu is available. ...Read more

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Common cold symptoms and prevention?

Common cold symptoms and prevention?

Common cold: To avoid getting an upper respiratory infection practice excellent hand washing. Wash hands frequently & thoroughly with warm water and soap. Do not touch mouth, eyes or hands unless hands are clean. Avoid contact with people who have upper respiratory infections. Cover coughs. Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. > ...Read more

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Could a common cold be a sign of pregnancy?

Could a common cold be a sign of pregnancy?

Not a pregnancy sx: Classic pregnancy symptoms usually don’t begin until the day your period is missed or after that. These can include: tender or swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of a period; increased frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings; passing gas; enlarging waist line. Etc. There may be an ^ in white vaginal discharge. Take a hpt to know. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of the flu versus the common cold?

What are signs and symptoms of the flu versus the common cold?

Overlap but severity: Most people have frequent "cold" which are usually caused by rhinovirus, adenoviruses and others small viruses - the body usually confines these to the upper respiratory tract and usually fights them off in 2-5 days. Over 5-10 days the flu can spread down into the lungs, causes high fevers, muscle pain, joint pain and more rarely lead to severe pneumonia requiring ventilator support and death. ...Read more

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What's the best over the counter decongestants that also helps with common cold symptoms?

Try pseudoephedrine: or Zyrtec or neo synephrine nasal spray, as long you don't have any other medical problems such as hypertension. ...Read more

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I would like to know the main differences between flu and common cold , Symptoms , Medications , and Procedures ? Thanks

I would like to know the main differences between flu and common cold , Symptoms , Medications , and Procedures ? Thanks

Fever, body aches,: a true influenza has sudden onset, true fever (over 38.5 C), severe muscle/body aches, headache, nausea and cough. It also may be accompanied by diarrhea. Usually you feel awful and not able to function. Because the flu weakens you so much, it is common to have a pneumonia soon after the flu in many cases. A cold will rarely have a true fever over 38.5 degrees c. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the symptoms of a common cold quickly?

How can I reduce the symptoms of a common cold quickly?

Common cold: The best way to treat the symptoms of a common cold is to drink plenty of clear fluids, use nasal saline drops often, and get lots of rest. Most viruses will run their course; however, there are numerous over the counter products to reduce symptoms if the symptoms are preventing you from being comfortable enough to sleep. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to do at the first sign of common cold?

Drink: Plenty of warm fluids, get some rest, if congested consider decongestants,if coughing consider expectorant. If labored breathing or dizziness or symptoms persist seek immediate help ...Read more

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What are the causes of the various symptoms of the common cold?

What are the causes of the various symptoms of the common cold?

Cold symptoms: Cold symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing, headache, sneezing, sore throat, watery eyes, mild fever, feeling tired & watery eyes. ...Read more

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What are common cold symptoms?

What are common cold symptoms?

Many: I break colds into flavors: there are chest colds, nose colds and throat colds, although all common colds can cause all symptoms. Stuffy nose and cough are the most common symptoms, but feeling tired, sore, sick, having sinus pressure or earaches all come with the territory. Many colds start with a sore throat before progressing to stuffy nose and/or cough, but some only involve sore throat. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of common cold compared to the flu?

What are the symptoms of common cold compared to the flu?

Flu more severe: They can be very similar, but influenza has more severe systemic (body) symptoms, such as fever, fatigue, chills, muscle aches. ...Read more

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What symptoms of the flu differ from those of a common cold?

Flu: Generally has fever (102-103), sore throat, and achiness all over or in joints. Common cold is milder with fewer symptoms and does not have the achiness all over. May have mild sore throat and usually low grade temp if any. ...Read more

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Antacid (Definition)

Antacids are a kind of anti-ulcer drug (gastroenterology drug, common ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tums (Definition)

Tums is a mineral which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more