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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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Please describe a good over-the-counter medication or home remedy for a head cold?

Please describe a good over-the-counter medication or home remedy for a head cold?

Rest / fluids / rest: Best remedy for a head cold is to rest and drink plenty of fluids. Despite years of extensive research the most effective medicine is rest and fluids. Your body and immune system should take care of the rest. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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My left ear is plugged where i can't hear very good. I did have a head cold a week ago and this is what I have left. What to do what home remedy or drugstore cure for a plugged ear from a head cold or sinuses

My left ear is plugged where i can't hear very good. I did have a head cold a week ago and this is what I have left. What to do what home remedy or drugstore cure for a plugged ear from a head cold or sinuses

Plugged : Plugged ears after a cold is very common. This may be due to swelling of the eustachian tube so that the ear cannot equalize pressure or from direct inflammation of the middle ear. If there is no active infection in the ear, then the best treatment is just waiting for it to recover. Some people may get benefit from over-the-counter decongestants. Your doctor may start a nasal steroid spray. There is no proof that these speed recovery. Unfortunately, symptoms can lst 2-3 months. If there is persistent fluid in the middle ear past that time, an ear tube may need to be placed. ...Read more

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Is fever of around 40 deg centigrade considered to be too high? And what is the best remedy? Does the keep head cold and body warm theory apply? Thnks

Is fever of around 40 deg centigrade considered to be too high? And what is the best remedy? Does the keep head cold and body warm theory apply? Thnks

Antipyretics: Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are good antipyretic meds and will bring your temperature down. Make sure you find out what's causing your fever, you may have an infectious disease that needs proper treatment, i.e. Antibiotics. ...Read more

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Head cold, what are good home remedies and tips to soothe?

Head cold, what are good home remedies and tips to soothe?

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. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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What are home remedies or tips to sooth my head cold?

What are home remedies or tips to sooth my head cold?

Cold 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 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. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Have any home remedies or tips to soothe my head cold?

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 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. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible to beat a head cold using home remedies no over-the-counter medications?

Is it possible to beat a head cold using home remedies no over-the-counter medications?

Common cold: yes. And no. You can certainly use many home remedies to make yourself more comfortable while the cold runs its course. Getting plenty of rest is also extremely important so the body can heal itself. However, neither home nor current prescription remedies will actually get rid of the common cold. There is an old saying that a cold lasts 7 days if you treat it, but only a week if you don't. ...Read more

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Whats a good over-the-counter medicine for a head cold (sinus)?

Whats a good over-the-counter medicine for a head cold (sinus)?

Colds: First of all, drink plenty of fluids and rest, if possible. To help with a stuffy nose, try saline nasal spray as often as necessary. A good decongestant is Pseudoephedrine taken orally - either liquid or pill. ...Read more