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Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?

Congested chest&sticky phlegm in throat, best home remedies to bring quick relief? For adults? For children?

Lots of fluids!: Extra fluids may help. Make your own cough medicine by using 1 part tea, 1part honey, and l part lemon juice. An "expectorant" is an over-the-counter medication which may help to liquify mucous secretions and make them easier to cough up. Don't give honey to babies under one year old. And it goes without saying that a non-smoking environment will be helpful to everyone. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Home remedies for cold intolerance?

Home remedies for cold intolerance?

Thyroid gland: You should seek an answer for why you have cold intolerance. A possibility is an under-active thyroid gland. See your family doctor for the appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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What are quick relief/remedies for cold sores?

Cold Sores: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). 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. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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Are lemsips effective for colds?

Are lemsips effective for colds?

Lemsip: This is a cold and flu treatment that has a pain reliever and a decongestant. It will help with body aches, fever and nasal stuffiness primarily. So, it should help you with your cold. ...Read more

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What are some herbal treatments for sinus infection in children?

Depends: On the age of the child and whether its sinus congestion or sinus infection. Sinus infections when serious rarely resolve with supportive care alone. Congestion on the other hand can improve significantly though temporarily with eucalyptus and/or peppermint. These measures should be avoided in young children. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for cold sores?

What are some home remedies 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

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What are natural remedies for colds and flus?

What are natural remedies for colds and flus?

Sx relief: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Any remedies for cough due to colds?

Any remedies for cough due to colds?

Tea/sinus wash: Honey lemon tea is supposed to help. Doing a sinus irrigation can help a lot. Sometimes some benadryl at night can dry you up a bit which calms the cough down. ...Read more

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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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Are there natural cold remedies for a nursing mother?

Are there natural cold remedies for a nursing mother?

Saline: I agree with Dr Wolfson's recommendations. I would add saline nose spray or use of a neti pot device with distilled water to help clean the nose out. ...Read more

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For centuries children and adults did ok treating leprosy with home remedies. Why can't i?

For centuries children and adults did ok treating leprosy with home remedies. Why can't i?

Leprosy Remedies: Chaulmoogra Oil has some antibacterial qualities so it has sometimes been helpful – but why turn to this when there is EXTREMELY effective treatment available - dapson, rifampicin & clofazimine. Some remedies might v sx's but are not curative. Azadirachta indica may act as a soothing antiseptic & Centella Asiatica may help wi pigmentation & inflammation. Please discuss wi your physician before > ...Read more

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Is there a homeopathic remedy for toddler cold and slight fever?

Is there a homeopathic remedy for toddler cold and slight fever?

Not enough info but: Homeopathy can be very helpful for colds but treatment is highly individualized; 10 people with colds may need 10 different remedies.You don't provide enough info for me but this website may help you choose a remedy: http://health.Hpathy.Com/common-cold_hugall.Asp i also advise pelargonium sidoides, sold as umcka, a herb proven effective for colds.It's labelled as "homeopathic" but is more herbal. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for cold/flu symptoms?

Remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Rest! ...Read more

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Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Improve drainage: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more

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What are the herbal remedies for cold I can give to a five year old child.?

What are the herbal remedies for cold I can give to a five year old child.?

Honey, saline...: Dark honey has been shown to help many children with cold symptoms. Honey should be given to children over 12 mo of age. Also, saline (made at home with non-iodized salt and water) or purchased as a nasal spray is very effective for nasal congestion. Also good-old vapor rub has been shown to be effective to improve cold symptoms and sleep at night in children over age 2. ...Read more

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What are some home remedy for cold sores in the mouth?

What are some home remedy for cold sores in the mouth?

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 Acyclovir 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

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Remedy for ear ache in adult?

Remedy for ear ache in adult?

Exam needed: An examination is needed to determine the cause of the earache. Your doctor can then prescribe appropriate treatment ...Read more

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How much Zicam daytime multi-symptom cold and flu do adults usually take?

How much Zicam daytime multi-symptom cold and flu do adults usually take?

2 tbsp every 4 hours: The directions indicate 2 tablespoons every 4 hours, but do not exceed 12 tablespoons in a 24 hour period. This product contains acetaminophen, so i would recommend you do not take more than 8 tablespoons in a 24 hour period. ...Read more

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How many people believe chicken soup helps relieve children's cold symptoms?

How many people believe chicken soup helps relieve children's cold symptoms?

Common belief: Chicken soup, a common dietary element of many cultures, has been recommended for relief in respiratory illness and pneumonias. There actually is some experimental work which demonstrates the relationship, although not strong evidence. You will not harm your child by giving chicken soup if they have a cold. ...Read more