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Best Fever Blister Medicine
Antibiotics: Scarlet fever is a rash caused by a strep infection somewhere in the body, usually strep throat although it can be in other areas. Antibiotics such as penicillin or Amoxicillin are usually very effective. Others can be used for people who are allergic to these drugs. It is important to get treated quickly in order to prevent complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Your doctor can: prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a 11 week pregnant woman take Tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and flu. She has cold with runny nose and cough. What is best medicine for her?
Be cautious: You are still in the first trimester and it is better to err on the side of caution and avoid unnecessary medications. Fevers should be actively managed but otherwise you are only treating symptoms. I do not recommend multi-symptom preparations. If you must take something, take the minimal effective amount of medication for the particular symptom you are trying to manage. ...Read more
Best to not lower!: Your body goes to a lot of trouble to create a fever to help fight infection- your white blood cells work better & microbes don't survive at high temperatures.Thus, lowering fever sabotages your immune system & prolongs infections.If you're absolutely miserable you can take acetaminophen but it's better to tough it out! see http://tinyurl.com/pqw26te consider homeopathy: http://tinyurl.com/pzombx2 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold sores: Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat pain: If the sore throat is pretty mild, tylenol/acetaminophen is a good choice for the treatment of the pain. Your immune system has to do the "healing, " meaning to conquer the infection. If the pain is severe and/or there is fever, a strep throat is possible and a visit to the doctor is in order. Untreated strep infections can lead to serious disease-rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best OTC cold medicine for 10 yr old healthy child? Running nose, itchy throat with mucus, sneezing, headache- no fever, no flu symptoms
Cold sores: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
Cold Medicine: Drowsy cold medicines frequently have some sort of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in them. This is great if you want to sleep. If you need to function, your best bet is Pseudoephedrine 160 mg so you can take it twice daily. This with 2 -3 days of a nasal decongestant works wonders while keeping you awake! ...Read more
Faster - not fast: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. May reduce healing time to 5 days. ...Read more
Probably stay home: You are likely to be infecting your coworkers. If you have to work and want to minimize symptoms, there are many otc products. For cough, choose one which contains dextromethorphan (usually designated by dm on the bottle. Aspirin or Acetaminophen will help your fever and achiness, and you may also benefit from a decongestant. Look at the bottles or ask pharmacist. ...Read more
55-m-flu like symptoms, & high fever (39.4c) & diabetic. Clinic gave diametapp-c and giving tylenol (acetaminophen) to reduce fever but not helping. What can I do?
Increase fluid intak: In fllu need to increase fluid intake and get nasal and respiratory cila moving. Green tea with lemon/lime and bit of honey. Tea can be with or without caffeine. Drink till your urine turns light. Ask your doctor if using hydro pulse to stimulate nasal cilia would be useful for your condition. ...Read more
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