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What should you consider the best medicinee or "home remedy" for the common cold/flu. Non- prescription?

What should you consider the best medicinee or "home remedy" for the common cold/flu. Non- prescription?

Treatment for cold: Stay home and rest--get lots of sleep, drink warm fluids, eat chicken soup, inhale steam from tea kettle through nose and breath in, take regular vitamins and extra vit c-1000mg, use zinc louzenges-dissolve slowly in mouth three times per day. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Flu (Definition)

The flu, otherwise known as influenza, is a viral infection of the nose and throat. Symptoms of influenza include fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, fatigue, malaise, headaches, and coughing. Children with the flu often have nausea and vomiting as well. Some strains of the flu are preventable by getting a yearly flu ...Read more


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What are the treatment for cold and flu + a sore throat for a pregnant woman in 9 wks.Thanks?

What are the treatment for cold and flu + a sore throat for a pregnant woman in 9 wks.Thanks?

Depends on cause...: A cold caused by cold viruses is usually left alone, as even over-the-counter medications are usually avoided in early pregnancy. The flu caused by influenza viruses is treated by antiviral medication. A sore throat is tested to see if it is strep throat. If strep, antibiotics are needed (if not strep, the sore throat may be due to "cold viruses" or another cause). This all means seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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What are good remedies for a cold and flu?

What are good remedies for a cold and flu?

FLU: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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What is the best cold and flu prevention?

What is the best  cold and flu prevention?

Prevention: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill. Get your influenza vaccine. ...Read more

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Please answer! what medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

Please answer! what medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

For the Flu:: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

Can you tell me which medicines are best for cold and flu and fever?

Flu ; cold: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! in some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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What cures illness faster? Such as fever, cold and flu. Medicines or home remedies?

What cures illness faster? Such as fever, cold and flu. Medicines or home remedies?

None: To be honest with you - none of the listed will cure it faster. It depends on your immune system and the severity of the flu. Both medications and home remedies only give you symptomatic relief. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) has been shown to shorten the flu for about 24 hours, but i've not been impressed with this medication and it is only effective if taken withing the first 24 hours since the onset. ...Read more

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I took 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) 3-4 hours ago and just took 30ml of best choice severe cold and flu night time will i be ok?

I took 1 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) 3-4 hours ago and just took 30ml of best choice severe cold and flu night time will i be ok?

An added sedative: You do not mention the 30 mg cold/flu bed time liquid or syrup. It is usually promethazine or diphehydramine, which have some sedating properties. Together with 1 mg of alprazolam, will possibly cause some more sedation. Since you are a young woman, I believe you will probably will have trouble waking up, but I do not anticipate further complications. I would advise not to mix sedatives next time. ...Read more

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Since yesterday I am down with cold and today I have noticed mild fever as well. Please suggest me the the best medicine to beat this cold and flu.

Symptomatic: You cannot cure the common cold. You can treat the symptoms and keep yourself well hydrated, rested and decongested. If this is influenza there is medication available but must be taken in first couple of days. See a doctor. ...Read more

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Will famvr help fight the common cold or flu?

Will famvr help fight the common cold or flu?

Neither.: Famciclovir is used to treat herpes zoster (shingles; a rash that can occur in people who have had chickenpox in the past). It is also used to treat repeat outbreaks of herpes virus cold sores or fever blisters & genital herpes. It doesn't cure herpes infections and may not stop the spread of herpes virus to other people. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more