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I am 23 years. I am taking Ayurvedic medicine to increase my hunger. Recently i caught by common cold and fever. Can i continue with those medicines?

I am 23 years. I am taking Ayurvedic medicine to increase my hunger. Recently i caught by common cold and fever. Can i continue with those medicines?

Yes: These medicines are not attended by the risks that pharmaceutical-house meds carry -- the latter are far stronger for better and for worse. Unless your practitioner has warned you, continue doing as seems best. Truth be told, the best remedy for defective appetite predates even the wonderful books we call the vedas -- it's getting into an active, fitness-based lifestyle. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Is it really necessary to take the medicine of cough and cold or no in 1 week its gone ?

Is it really necessary to take the medicine of cough and cold or no in 1 week its gone ?

Cough and cold: Over the counter medications for coughs and colds may help a person feel better while waiting for the viral illness itself to resolve. For most people with a viral respiratory infection, no medication is necessary and may cause harm through side effects. There are exceptions, of course. ...Read more

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Can I give my 13month old daughter cough and cold medicine ?

Can I give my 13month old daughter cough and cold medicine ?

Only if her Dr. says: It is not recommended to give infants meds in general, especially without first discussing any medical issues with the child's Doctor, to assure she gets the best care and you do her no harm by giving her medications she may not need and that could possible be given in excess at her young age.Call her Dr. and discuss her condition to get the best advice for both continuity of care & her wellness. ...Read more

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If OTC cough and cold medicines don't really work for children why are they even sold?

If OTC cough and cold medicines don't really work for children why are they even sold?

Same reason...: Homeopathic remedies and all-natural products are sold: they make the person who buys them feel like they are doing something positive. Don't knock it, they make parents feel better. If nothing else. ...Read more

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What medicine should I take in cough and cold?

What medicine should I take in cough and cold?

Cold remedies..: There are multiple over the counter medications you can take( Robitussin (guaifenesin) for example), however it all depends if you suffer of any chronic diseases. If you suffer of hypertension or diabetes for example is advisable to consult with your doctor. Honey helps with cough and congestion as well w/out the risks of the others unless you are diabetic. For a cold, rest and plenty of fluids is important. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for cough and colds and colds?

What is the best medicine for cough and colds and colds?

Rest: Rest, plenty of fluids, tea with honey...And time. You can try over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or iburofen if you have no medical problems (use as directed on the box) othewise, discuss even these medicines with your doctor. ...Read more

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What drug to use for 9 month old with cough and cold?

What drug to use for 9 month old with cough and cold?

Avoid Cold medicines: Cough in young children is extremely frustrating for parents. Unfortunately cough medications used in adults don't work in children. Decongestants in combination with cough medications can actually be harmful. Using guafenesin may be helpful to help secretions stay loose. Increasing fluid intake and humidity in the air can definitely help. Honey (for kids over 12 months) may be a natural remedy. ...Read more

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At what age can I give my child cough and cold medicine?

At what age can I give my child cough and cold medicine?

Better to wait: The american academy of pediatrics has positioned against cold and cough medications for children, because the side effects of the medications far outweigh the benefit. They do not treat the cold virus. Unfortunately we are all susceptible to these viral illnesses which last 2-5 days, while the cough may persist a few additional day beyond. Stay patient and check with your pediatrician if needed. ...Read more

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Is there any cough and cold medicine you can take while your pregnant?

Is there any cough and cold medicine you can take while your pregnant?

Yes: Many are ok to take depending on how far along you are. Your OB should have a list to give you. ...Read more

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I am having cough and cold. Even grade 2 fatty liver. Should I eat Azee 500 MG medicine?

I am having cough and cold. Even grade 2 fatty liver. Should I eat Azee 500 MG medicine?

OK with Dr. approval: AzeeĀ® is azithromycin, a commonly used antibiotics. However, your symptoms probably are due to a virus, and no antibiotic will help. If a doctor believes you have a bacterial infection on top of the virus, and if s/he recommends this treatment, take it as advised. But don't do it on your own. If you do need to take it, no worries about your liver; azithromycin is safe in liver disease. ...Read more

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What is the good medicine for the baby of having a cough and cold?At age of 3 months old.

What is the good medicine for the baby of having a cough and cold?At age of 3 months old.

Post nasal drip: Babies are nose breathers and get a lot of mucus in their nose. Since they can't blow their noses they have a post nasal drip which causes them to cough use the bulb syringe as suggested, but also use saline nose drops 4times daily. Use a vaporizer and elevate your childs mattress. ...Read more

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What cough and cold medicine can I take with zoloft (sertraline)?

What cough and cold medicine can I take with zoloft (sertraline)?

Ans: Avoid cough and cold medicine containing dextromethorphan, an opiate derivative. Many products do not contain this. Check with pharmacist. ...Read more

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Suggest me best medicine to get rid of cough and cold. I am a sinus patient too.

Suggest me best medicine to get rid of cough and cold. I am a sinus patient too.

Cough: Your condition may be due to allergies. Check with your doctor or get a referral, to an allergist. In the meantime you can get otc antihistamines. ...Read more

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Can I give my child cough and cold medicine after giving him allergy medicine almost 4 hours prior?

Can I give my child cough and cold medicine after giving him allergy medicine almost 4 hours prior?

Allergies : That should be fine but too much medication is worse than too little so be careful to follow the instructions on the OTC bottle ...Read more

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The ua drug test when u take a ua what does the ua look for what materials does it detect if i were to take cough and cold medicine would i fail

Depends: There are different tests, and different agencies (the gov't, employers, cops, schools) sometimes use very different panels of tests. They usually test for marijuana, amphetamines, pcp, opiates, benzos, cocaine. Some test for many more, including the newer drugs ("bath salts", k2/spice). Some cough meds have dextromethorphan or Codeine and those can show + tests. Others don't and will be negative. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
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Ayurveda (Definition)

Ayurveda programs follow the ancient Hindu science of medicine, and offer a holistic approach to health with the goal to help people live long, healthy, and well-balanced lives. The programs focus on the three basic energy types (doshas) found in every person, and work ...Read more


Dr. Francine Mosley
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Dextromethorphan Cough Syrup (Definition)

Dextromethorphan cough syrup is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more