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Any good remedies to relieve the torture of a head cold?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Also called an upper respiratory tract infection (URI), this is a condition where the nose or throat is infected by a virus, causing redness and inflammation, runny nose, ...Read more


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What's the best way to treat a cough and sinus cold? Been using abuterol no help. Any home remedies that can help?

What's the best way to treat a cough and sinus cold? Been using abuterol no help. Any home remedies that can help?

URI: Use nasal irrigation with saline (Neti-pot), OTC decongestants, cough syrup with dextromethorphan or a combination medication (check with your friendly pharmacist). Drink lots of liquids and rest as much as possible. Wish you better soon. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedies that can help me relieve head pressure throughout the day?

Is there any home remedies that can help me relieve head pressure throughout the day?

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

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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?

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 more

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Advice to getting rid of a cold sore fast! or at least alleviate the pain!?

Advice to getting rid of a cold sore fast! or at least alleviate the pain!?

Pill: There is a prescription pill that you can take that will make the cold sore go away faster. The sooner you start to take it the more effective it will be. So call your doctor immediately if not sooner. ...Read more

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Can there be any really good ways to get rid of a cold in about 2-3 days?

Can there be any really good ways to get rid of a cold in about 2-3 days?

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

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What are the best tips to relieve a headache without medication?

What are the best tips to relieve a headache without medication?

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

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Is there a good way to get rid of/quell a common cold and bad throat in 24 hours?

Is there a good way to get rid of/quell a common cold and bad throat in 24 hours?

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

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Are there any good ways to prevent a sever sore throat from turning into a bad cold?

Are there any good ways to prevent a sever sore throat from turning into a bad cold?

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

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Is there any natural remedy or herb that will help calm a child down during the terrible twos?

Is there any natural remedy or herb that will help calm a child down during the terrible twos?

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 more

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What are the best tips to relieve a headache that comes before it storms?

What are the best tips to relieve a headache that comes before it storms?

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

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Is there a good way to get rid of your cough and sore throat over night?

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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What is a good way to help get rid of a headache under/behind the eyebrow? At home help.

What is a good way to help get rid of a headache under/behind the eyebrow? At home help.

If this is: NOT one of MANY headaches of this type ('Cluster Headache") treat it the same way you treat any headache! Extra Strength Tylenol (acetaminophen)... ice pack over the eyebrow and finally try heating pad in the back of your head/upper neck. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more