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I am an adult with cold symptoms, fever of 104.5 what can I do to break this?

I am an adult with cold symptoms, fever of 104.5 what can I do to break this?

Fever: You have more than a cold with a fever that high. Alternate tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin every 3 hours ( each should be taken every 6 hours) to try and lower your fever. You should be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
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Upper Respiratory Infection (Definition)

An upper respiratory infection refers to an infection that involves the lining of the breathing passages above the lungs. It usually refers to infections that involve multiple areas simultaneously such as the nose, sinus, ears, throat, ...Read more


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Can a cold cause a fever in an adult?Have cold symptoms & temp of 99.5 using ear thermometer. Just took some cold meds.I'm scared! Sorry I'm a worrier

Can a cold cause a fever in an adult?Have cold symptoms & temp of 99.5 using ear thermometer. Just took some cold meds.I'm scared! Sorry I'm a worrier

It usily does : Cold or an upper respiratory infection are caused by viruses and frequently cause quite a few symptoms, including fever which can range from mild to very high. The good news is that the cold is a self limiting disease lasting no more than 7-10 days, for which OTC meds usually suffice. ...Read more

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Can adults get fifth disease without face rash?Last week had cold symptoms now for a week i've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Can adults get fifth disease without face rash?Last week had cold symptoms now for a week i've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Parvovirus B-19: Yes, you can have fifth disease without developing a facial eruption. That does not mean that you have this, but that this presentation is possible. ...Read more

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How do I lessen my cold symptoms?

How do I lessen my cold symptoms?

Cold 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. ...Read more

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Need help treating cold symptoms ?

Tips: 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 neti 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. ...Read more

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What causes cold symptoms only at night?

Is this a pattern?: If you have consistent symptoms which occur only at a certain time of day, these symptoms may be related to hormonal cycles that we all experience on a 24 basis. This is called your circadian rythym. For example, people tend to have more parasympathetic activity at night and parasympathetic activity can lead to runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat - all "cold symptoms". ...Read more

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What can I do to mitigate cold symptoms?

Vitamin c Ecchinacea: I am a believer in vitamin c and its ability to reduce the severity and duration of a cold. Zinc also has been demonstrated be beneficial as well. Ecchinacea is an herbal supplement that boosts the body's immune system. Transmucosal absorption of these things is helpful to strengthen soft tissue (often the spot of invasion by the virus) so a throat lozenge with all 3 ingredients is helpful. ...Read more

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What are the personal remedies for cold symptoms?

Common Cold: 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 & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What non-citrus remedies are there for cold symptoms?

What non-citrus remedies are there for cold symptoms?

Cold 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. ...Read more

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