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What is the best and quickest relief for cold sores?

What is the best and quickest relief for cold sores?

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

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What is the best natural cure for flu and cold?

What is the best natural cure for flu and cold?

Pelargonium sidoides: The herb pelargonium sidoides, the root of a geranium native to south africa, is the best-proven treatment for colds, sinus infections & sinusitis. It's helped hundreds of my patients. It's widely available in a product called umcka, sold at health food stores & many pharmacies. See http://bit.Ly/1f6rjci flu is a whole different thing. Elderberry extracts &homeopathy are good treatments-see comment. ...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 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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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

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What is the best OTC medicine for a cold sore?

What is the best OTC medicine for a cold sore?

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 more

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How to cure cold and cough by home made remedies?

How to cure cold and cough by home made remedies?

Symptomatic relief: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What's the best remedy for cold?

What's the best remedy for cold?

Sleep and hydration: A cold is usually the result of a virus, which will resolve on its own after 3-5 days. Some days may be tough while other days more mild. You should strive to get plenty of sleep, rest, and good nutrition and hydration. Your cold will pass, and you will feel good as new. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for a sore throat?

What are the best remedies for a sore throat?

Sore throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the best medicine for sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, and relief for mucus?

Help please? What is the best medicine for sore throat, cough, stuffy nose, and relief for mucus?

Cold or flu: If less than 48 hours, and there truly is fever (temp > 100.3) then get to a doctor to get tested/examined to determine whether or not flu is present. If not, then you have a cold. I'm a big fan of the dayquil(for daytime, duh)/nyquil (for nightime)combination. Mucinex (guaifenesin) d can help with the mucous, plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) if ur hypertensive (high blood pressure) if worsening, you need to be seen. ...Read more

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What are the best remedies for a cold?

What are the best remedies for a cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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What the best home remedy for a scratchy throat?

What the best home remedy for a scratchy throat?

Voice rest: And salt water gargles and rest.If this is not a result of cheering for your team then it may be the start of a viral sore throat.Back to answer # 1:voice rest, warm saline gargles and personal rest.I'd also advise chicken noodle soup as well.If mom can prepare it you'll recover faster. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best remedy (or remedies) for head colds, viruses, and resulting ear infections?

Please advise what is the best remedy (or remedies) for head colds, viruses, and resulting ear infections?

Chicken soup!: No kidding - the fluids and humidity of soup is very helpful with colds. Otherwise, use of humidifier, nasal saline to clear secretions ( lots of different brands out there, cheap saline solution works just as well as name brand salines). Push fluids and lots of TLC are also important! You need extra rest. A Neti Pot may clear sinus congestion. If ear really painful, may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some good medicine in homeo for cold and sore throat?

Can you suggest some good medicine in homeo for cold and sore throat?

Several suggestions: Xlear nasal spray, over the counter, and nasal saline mist, such as 'Simply Saline' or the Neti-Pot used 3 or 4 times daily, are helpful for cold symptoms. Warm salt water gargles or warm water (4 ounces) with a tablespoon of peroxide, gargled and spit out (not swallowed) several times daily are also usually helpful. However, if symptoms last more than a week, see your doctor or ENT. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended home remedy for congestion and sore throat?

Doctor recommended home remedy for congestion and sore throat?

Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for colds?

What is the best remedy for colds?

Meds for symptoms: Medicines that relieve symptoms: lozenges for sore throat, decongestants for congestion, and cough medicine for cough. ...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