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Any Good Remedies To Relieve The Torture Of A Head Cold
Head cold: Treat the symptoms: tylenol/nsaid (if tolerated) for fever, headache, aches; decongestant for sinus pressure/middle ear fluid; antihistamine for sneezing/runny nose; salt water nasal spray & gargle for sore throat; fluids to avoid dehydration if feverish; chicken soup/bouillion for sore throat & congestion; zinc lozenges; vitamin c & d; ecchinacea (if you're into herbal alternatives). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the best way to treat a cough and sinus cold? Been using abuterol no help. Any home remedies that can help?
Depends: The first question is, why are you having the head pressure? Maybe tension type headaches? Any changes to your health or lifestyle habits recently? Particularly sleeping habits? Medication side effect? Ask your regular doctor all of these questions. ...Read more
What is the best way to try and get rid of a dental fistula? Are there any ways to combat this kind of infection? I'm using salt water/tea tree oil...
Can the medicine anbesol actually help to get rid of a cold sore or does it just relieve the pain of one?
Pain: It will alleviate the pain only.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm looking for a natural way to get rid of a wart on the side of my leg. Are there any alternative medicines/herbs/oils that could help?
What can I do about severe vertigo and showering? What would cause severe vertigo from a hot shower? Are there any ways to decrease the severity of the vertigo, other than taking cold showers?
Depends on cause: Vertigo is defined as a perception of movement of you or your surroundings often accompanied by nausea and vomiting. If lightheadedness then you feel like you want to pass out. If lightheaded then i would be concerned about heat making blood vessels dilate lowering blood pressure which may indicate autonomic dysfunction. If it happens with eyes closed only then that may indicate weak inner ears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Only sx relief: 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
Depends, types: Preventing a headache is often the best treatment. How to abort a headache without using medication depends on what might have contributed to the headache, whether it is migraine, or tension or another type. Massage, drinking water, cold compresses, and really good sleep are often helpful. In my clinic we use pemf and microcurrent for headaches. ...Read more
It runs it's course.: 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! get medical >. ...Read more
Pharyngitis: Many times, you cannot prevent a sore throat from turning into a "bad cold". Most times, acute pharyngitis (infection of the back of the throat) are caused by viruses or bacteria. Symptoms of these infections include, but are not limited to: 1) sore throat, 2) runny nose, 3) cough, 4) sinus pressure, 5) otalgia (ear pain), 6) fever, 7) fatigue. Best to give it time and push the fluids! ...Read more
No: The "terrible twos, " which often last from about 18mos to about 3 and a half years, are a normal, necessary, and challenging time. This might be the single time of his life when he grows, changes, and learns the most and the fastest. It can be extremely challenging, but extremely fun. I don't recommend controlling that boundless energy; instead, i recommend supervising and directing it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Headache trigger: If your headaches are precipitated by changes in barometric pressure, you may be able to prevent the headache by taking non steroidal anti inflammatory medication as soon as the headache begins or the use of the combination of Reglan (metoclopramide) + and anti inflammatory or one of the family of triptans. Speak to your doctor about this approach. ...Read more
No cure, reduce sxs.: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Try ginger w honey. ...Read more
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