Top
20
Doctor insights on: Best Hot Toddy For A Cold

Share
1

1
Please suggest a good hot tea recipe for soothing a sore throat?

Please suggest a good hot tea recipe for soothing a sore throat?

Warm teas: Boil freshly sliced, peeled ginger root in water until the tea is tan. Add 3 tbsp of honey. Sip to help relieve sore throat pain and to accelerate healing. Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. ...Read more

2

2
Is a taking a hot shower good for a fever and chills?

Is a taking a hot shower good for a fever and chills?

Not bad: A shower will not help cure your infection, but if it makes you feel better, by all means shower. It will not make you any worse. ...Read more

3

3
What is the best thing to give a 20 month old for coughing, cold and a sore throat?

What is the best thing to give a 20 month old for coughing, cold and a sore throat?

Talk to your doctor: The cold medicines that used to be on the shelves for infants and toddlers have been taken away. Best treatment is patience for the illness to run it's course, simple feeding (not much rich or spicy food) and Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen (tylenol) for fever, sore throat and general achiness. Keep clear liquids going for hydration. Cold things like popsicles can help the sore throat. ...Read more

4

4
Is cold or hot better for a dry throat? For example ice cream, soup, etc.

Is cold or hot better for a dry throat? For example ice cream, soup, etc.

Whatever works: The best way is to try it. Do note that at your age, mouth-breathing may be the cause often from nasal congestion. If this is the case, then eliminating the nasal congestion would be the best solution. ...Read more

6

6
Is a shower good for a hoarse throat and chills?

Is a shower good for a hoarse throat and chills?

Lemon, honey, water: Try glycerin losenges. Avoid all menthol. Mix lemon honey and warm water and drink it. Use Mucinex (guaifenesin) otc - the plain form. But yes a warm shower and humidity will help also. ...Read more

7

7
What over-the-counter medicine good for a cold and fever?

What over-the-counter medicine good for a cold and fever?

I like Tylenol (acetaminophen) : Alternate with Motrin for fever. Plain Robitussin (guaifenesin) for cold symptoms. And stay well hydrated. If symptoms worsen. See your doctor ...Read more

8

8
Is showering in cold water good for you?

Is showering in cold water good for you?

Neither good nor bad: Cold showers can be invigorating and should cause no harm for healthy individuals. Persons with raynaud's syndrome can't tolerate cold on extremities, thus they may want to avoid cold showers. ...Read more

9

9
What tea is best to soothe a sore throat?

What tea is best to soothe a sore throat?

Some options: Consider making tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve throat pain. Try adding 2 tsp of slippery elm bark to 1 cup of hot water (steep for at least 5 minutes in a covered teapot). Drink this as needed to relieve pain or a few times per day. ...Read more

10

10
What's a good home remedy for a cold sore?

What's a good home remedy for a cold sore?

Check this out: Hene laser may increase healing by 50%. It is thought to increase blood circulation and/or release nitric oxide. It will also decrease the pain. Check out this site for more info: http://www.Webmd.Com/oral-health/guide/canker-sores. ...Read more

14

14
Which is better? Taking a shower in a hot or a cold water ?

Which is better? Taking  a shower in a hot or a cold water ?

It Depends: It depends on why you are taking a shower. To clean the skin, soap and water, regardless of temperature. If your muscles are sore and tight, you're getting ready for activities, or your joints/back aches in the morning, then a hot shower may help relax and relieve the pain and tension. If you are sore after a workout, feeling hot, or you're feeling itchy, then a cool shower may feel better. ...Read more

16

16
After a session in the sauna, is it better for your skin to cleanse with cold water, ice or cold air?

After a session in the sauna, is it better for your skin to cleanse with cold water, ice or cold air?

Cold water: After a sauna session, you want to cleanse your skin of any chemical in the water. This is best done with water. The exact temperature of the water is not important. To keep moisture in your skin, it it best to use a good lotion after going in a sauna. ...Read more

18

18
What is best for a sore throat: ginger juice, or brandy?

What is best for a sore throat: ginger juice, or brandy?

Ginger juice: Better of two choices, though honestly not familiar with is use for sore thoat but is safe, avoid alcohol for any medical problem, it is not a medication. Try honey, warm herbal tea, hot shower, cough drops, salt water gargle, hot chicken soup, honestly home remedies, besides alcohol, are best choices. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
What's a good home remedy for cold sores?

What's a good home remedy for cold sores?

Only home RX is TIME: The only home remedy is time. The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, you can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
20

20
What is good to do with a sore on your lip. Hot or cold pack?

What is good to do with a sore on your lip. Hot or cold pack?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer