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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). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more
Hepc, cirohsis, mvr done 2006, heart EF is 40%, gall stone. Other body function normal but legs hurt a lot especially when windy. Cold also? Cure?
Cures are difficult. Palliative treatment (less pain while healing) include otc's like zylactin, herpecin. If cold sores are frequent and debilitating, your doctor can prescribe preventative medicines. Staying healthy helps cold sores heal faster. Some
believe lysine helps. ...Read more
Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. ...Read more
Tips: 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 valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
A volatile solvent:
Many times a herpetic (cold sore) lesion can be aborted if caught in the 'premonition' phase (when you feel the burning sensation) by the topical application of a volatile solvent such as ether or chloroform.
I should be applied topically with a q-tip and sparingly. Dab it with the solvent three or four times and repeat a few hours later.
If the lesion has already appeared, it can't be stopped. ...Read more
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
Heat, antihistamine: First avoid temperatures colder than the temperature which causes your hives. Second cover as much of your skin as possible. Third, because the hives are due to the release of histamine in your skin when it cools, antihistamines will minimize or control the symptoms. See an allergist. Avoid swimming in cold water and drinking cold drinks to prevent potentially life threatening reactions. ...Read more
No cure: There is no cure for the common cold or the flu. There are symptomatic medications that can help you deal with the symptoms but usually the virus just needs to run its course. For the flu there are flu vaccines that work to try to prevent the flu but they are not foolproof. There are also some medications that can be taken at the first sign of flu to shorten the course of it. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
You can't: Keep them moist with a lip balm/lubricant that is only for your personal use. If using your fingers to apply be sure to wash thoroughly and avoid finger/eye contact. ...Read more
Is it true that some mild common colds can be cured by eating ice cream? Some people claim to have cured their colds by simply eating ice cream.
No cure for URI: I am not aware of anything in ice cream that would "cure" a common cold. That is a rhinovirus infection or other viral infection that typically needs to run its course in 5-7 days. That is one problem we still have no cure for at this time. There are many supportive therapies that make us feel better, but doesn't "cure" it. ...Read more
No cure...: There is no cure for the common cold, which can cause cough and fever. It is usually due to a viral infection so symptoms are treated while the infection runs its course, usually over several days to a week or so. See your doctor if symptoms are severe or worsening over time. ...Read more
Cause: I treat a musician with freezing hands. She needed to play outdoors at the president's inauguration. We used acupuncture to warm her hands. This required use of semi-permanent needles in the ears. Very effective. But it is important to seek medical evaluation to determine the cause. ...Read more
How to cure cold. It is with me for last 6months. It is fixed automatically in air conditioning but with out a.C. Quite troubling.?
Cold six months: What you are describing is not a cold. Because you are better in air conditioning you may be having an allergy as air conditioning removes allergens from the air you need to see your doctor for an examination to determine the cause of your symptoms and treat you properly. ...Read more
Ice: Intermittently apply ice to lesion. 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
Comfortable: Do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more
I haven't gone to the doctor, so can I just take a week of tylenol (acetaminophen) and cold medicines to cure my flu?
Overdose: If you have "flu", it can cause pneumonia that may proceed to death depending on other health issues. If you have low fever, sore throat and runny nose, you may treat yourself with tylenol (acetaminophen) and orange juice. Combining cold medicines and tylenol (acetaminophen) could cause overdose of tylenol (acetaminophen) since many cold medicines have tylenol (acetaminophen). Do not take more 4.O gm of tylenol (acetaminophen) in a day. ...Read more
I was diagnosed to have bronchiectasis disease. Symptoms short of breath, fatigue & dry cough. Is this related with cold & can be cured?
As to your question. Your condition is not "cold realted" if you are referring to the environmental temperature. Surgical excision of the involved pulmonary segment is the only "cure", however medical treatment (antibiotics, respiratory therapy) is usually sufficient!
Hope this helps
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Best RX 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, can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. Warm salt water rinses can comfort. ...Read more
No cure- it's herpes: More than likely it's caused by a herpes outbreak (hsv-1 typically). Drinking acidic fluids can make the situation worse; with poor dental hygiene, the burden of bacteria will allow the ulcers to fester. In certain instances, medications such as acyclivro can help. Otherwise, the burden of oral bacterial can be tamed by the use of either listerine or a warm salt water gargle for 1min, 3 times daily. ...Read more
No cure: Treatment of cold sores are with antivirals. Aphthous ulcers take time. L-lysine can treat these and taken regularly can help prent recurrences. Stress is usual cause - emotional, environmental and chemical (citrus, acidic etc). Stresss reduction, exercise and healthy, bland diet, and laughter can help speed healing. If persistent or recurretnt see your primary physician for further eval. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with a sore throat and runny nose. Lovely! : (I'm catching a cold. My life becomes upside down when I'm sick. How can I cure cold?
Common cold: Unfortunately the common cold has no cure. Despite many "remedies" which are touted to "shorten" or "cure" viral illness, it is the human body, not the human, which cures itself. Assuming you are healthy, maintain good fluid intake, rest, and do your best to avoid turning upside down. ...Read more
Common cold: Colds are caused by viruses (rhinovirus, enterovirus) and do not respond to antibiotics. Viruses will run their course over 3-7 days. The individual achieving a cure for a cold may well win the Nobel Prize! ...Read more
No cure: There is no cure for the common cold, but there are meds that may make the symptoms a little more bearable. These include over-the-counter pain and fever relievers, nasal sprays, and cough medications. If you have several medical conditions, take prescription medications, or treating a young child, check with your doctor before taking OTC medications. Http://www. Healthline. Com/health/cold-flu ...Read more