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I m 27 years. Have a severe cold. Any remedy?

I m 27 years. Have a severe cold. Any remedy?

Homeopathic therapy: While there is no cure for the common cold, many things you can do can reduce it's severity. Drinking plenty of fluids, steam inhalation & gentle gargling can make your throat feel better. There is some evidence for supplemental zinc therapy, and many believe that vitamin c can help as well, but high doses pass right through your body, so 500mg 4x/day should be sufficient, as well as 220mg zinc. ...Read more

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Can cold medication affect you scroteum area?

Can cold medication affect you scroteum area?

No: Not it shouldn't but be more specific about what your issue was (rash?) and when it occurred in relation to taking the med. ...Read more

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Can combine aerius and extra stregth cold medication?

Can combine aerius and extra stregth cold medication?

Aerius=desloratadine: I suspect that you're not in the states b/c aerius (http://www. Drugs. Com/uk/aerius. Html) is not a brand of Desloratadine sold here. There's not likely to be an issue combining Desloratadine (antihistamine) w/cold medication (decongestant) unless you're an older male w/enlarged prostate. However, b/c you didn't mention specific name, I can't check 4 u. Instead, use drugs. Com's interactions checker. ...Read more

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How can I fight severe cold without having to rest in bed? I've got lots of work and can't rest much

Asking 4 impossible: Are you really asking physicians for permission to not rest and heal when you are ill? The definition of 'rest' in the dictionary means to not work. If you are ill you will not heal well if you do not rest. ...Read more

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Suffering from severe cold. What should I do?

Suffering from severe cold. What should I do?

Extreme cold: Get rest, drink plenty of fluids, for fever take ibuprofen/advil/motrin, for congestion take decongestant like sudafed, tylenol (acetaminophen) cold or nyquil day/night. For thick nasal mucous or thick phlegm use Mucinex or Robitussin (mucolytic). If the nasal mucous turns yellow/green or if you develop headaches, very high fevers or other worrisome symptoms seek treatment with a local primary care doctor or ent. ...Read more

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Is someone on biphentin, can he take cold medication?

Please use caution: Biphentin is a stimulant and thus caution is advised when using cold medicines containing decongestants (phenylephrine/pseudoepherine etc.). Medications such as plain mucinex, (guaifenesin) mucinex-dm, coricidin, Robitussin etc. Are relatively safe when taken appropriately as instructed. So, I would avoid/minimize use cold meds containing decongestant. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Been experiencing severe cold, what could be the problem?

Been experiencing severe cold, what could be the problem?

Particularly severe: Not all cold viruses are alike. A particularly virulent one can make your recovery more difficult. ...Read more

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Can we take combination of clavam 625 and Montek-LC for severe cold?

Can we take combination of clavam 625 and Montek-LC for severe cold?

I believe that: Clavam is the veterinarian name for the antibiotic amoxicillan/ clavulonic acid (brand Augmentin). Not sure what Montek-LC is, but unless evaluated by a physician DO NOT take antibiotics capriciously as they will not be helpful for a viral infection and could actually be dangerous, The lower veterinarian dose may not be therapeutic and only serve to promote further resistance in time. ...Read more

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Severe cold after tetanus shot, is that normal?

Severe cold after tetanus shot, is that normal?

No: Tetanus shot given as DT ot Tdap does not cause cold as a reaction. It is not related to the shot ...Read more

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Can I give my baby over-the-counter cold medication?

Can I give my baby over-the-counter cold medication?

No: Although as parents we want to do everything we can to help our children, cold medicines have not been shown to be beneficial, and are potentially harmful to young children. In fact, over the last several years the government has begun removing these products from the market. ...Read more

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Can I take cold medication if I'm taking methotrexate.?

Can I take cold medication if I'm taking methotrexate.?

See below: As a good rule of thumb, if you have an infection, you would want to leave off your Methotrexate and Imuran (azathioprine) and when the infection resolves, you can resume them. ...Read more

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What kind of cold medication can I take with Cymbalta (duloxetine)?

What kind of cold medication can I take with Cymbalta (duloxetine)?

Hard one: That is hard to answer. Many cold medications have dextromethorphan or decongestants both of which should be avoided with cymbalta. Here are some things that are safe: tylenol, (acetaminophen) guaifenesin, nasal saline, Honey for cough or sore throat and most throat lozenges
I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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For what reasons do we lose our sense of taste and smell when we have severe cold?

For what reasons do we lose our sense of taste and smell when we have severe cold?

Inflammation: When one has a viral upper respiratory infection, the mucous membranes within the nasal cavities become swollen. The olfactory (smell) nerve comes from the brain and enters the nose through the cribriform plate. The nerve endings detect the odorants that are inhaled through the nose. The swelling associated with a cold prevents smells from being sensed. Taste is impaired without sense of smell. ...Read more

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If I've already taken my methotrexate for the week, is it ok to take a cold medication? If so, what is safe to use?

If I've already taken my methotrexate for the week, is it ok to take a cold medication? If so, what is safe to use?

Methotrexate: You may take cold medicine with methotrexate. One medicine not to use echinacea but most others are ok. ...Read more

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Iam 4weeks pregnant and have severe cold. What is the treatment?

Iam 4weeks pregnant and have severe cold. What is the treatment?

Cold: Hi, rest, plenty of fluid, hot tea and soups and you can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) if needed, if you are not better in a day or two and develop high fever please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dialysis patients feeling severe cold and headache?

Dialysis patients feeling severe cold and headache?

Call your: Dr..... Withour more detail I an not provide more, however with what you did provide I would suggest you call your dr or be seen in an ed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get oral thrush from having a severe cold?

Is it possible to get oral thrush from having a severe cold?

Coated tongue?: Oral yeast infection (thrush) is not a likely consequence of a common cold, even a severe one. If you have a white coated tongue, it probably isn't thrush. Coated tongue is different and extremely common with almost any medical problem, including colds, changes in nutrition, and other causes. Not a worry; it will clear up on its own. But see your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more

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Can I give a child allergy medication in between doses of cold medication?

Can I give a child allergy medication in between doses of cold medication?

Cold & allergy: You need to read the contents of the cold medicines. Soem already have allergy medicines inside of them as well. You shouls take your medicines you usully use for cold and the allergy medicine to your docotor and have him/her tell you how to use them if at all, in combination. ...Read more

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Ever since recovering from severe cold I have become very fatigued during the day, why?

Ever since recovering from severe cold I have become very fatigued during the day, why?

Depends: Degrees of recovery will vary with the virus causing the cold, your age and immune status, the amount of energy you are expending in work and play activities. Ebv and CMV can both produce prolonged fatigue, among others. ...Read more

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Can taking amphetamines while sick with severe cold be helpful for keeping airways open?

Can taking amphetamines while sick with severe cold be helpful for keeping airways open?

Not a good plan: Amphetamines do have some bronchodilation effect, but there are safer medications if this is needed. If you've been prescribed such medications for adhd, etc, you would be using them anyway -- but not specifically to bronchodilate in a cold. If you're using amphetamines that have not been prescribed for you, it's dangerous to your health and illegal too. ...Read more

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Suffering from severe cold. ..Cold is there more than 2weeks. Whether it make severe impact to my lungs and chest?

Suffering from severe cold. ..Cold is there more than 2weeks. Whether it make severe impact to my lungs and chest?

See Dr: If symptoms present and persisting for more than two weeks, then it is time to see your dr / urgent care for examination. They may do tests/chest xray, depending on history and exam findings to be sure not missing something more complicated. ...Read more

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My 15/months baby has severe cold n cough. Can I give kiwi fruit? Can u suggest some more fruits to include in his diet? Is kiwi fruit advisable?

My 15/months baby has severe cold n cough. Can I give kiwi fruit? Can u suggest some more fruits to include in his diet? Is kiwi fruit advisable?

Fine!: Kiwi fruit is fine at any time, unless the child is too young for citrus products or has diarrhea or vomiting or an upset stomach. It is a good source of Vitamin C. Don't overdo, that's the rule for anything, though. A normal serving size for a child is fine. ...Read more

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I have a pretty severe cold and now when I take a deep breath in the is a sudden pain on my upper back on just the right side. Should I be worried?

I have a pretty severe cold and now when I take a deep breath in the is a sudden pain on my upper back on just the right side. Should I be worried?

Right side pleuritis: Is probably what you have but it could be also pneumonia too. You need a chest x-ray and exam. Call your doctor. If you can not get a hold of your doctor go to an urgent care center. In the mean time you can take advil (ibuprofen) or naproxene or motrin for the pain if it bothers you a lot. ...Read more

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Hi. I was wondering whether taking cold medication eith antidepressants would result in bad interaction?

Hi. I was wondering whether taking cold medication eith antidepressants would result in bad interaction?

Caution: Many cold/cough OTC meds contain dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant, which can interact with antidepressants to cause serotonin syndrome. Best to ask pharmacist for advice to avoid dextromethorphan. See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/basics/symptoms/con-20028946 I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long after alcohol consumption can I take cold medication?

How long after alcohol consumption can I take cold medication?

Depends: How much alcohol was consumed? If you still have an elevated blood alcohol level then it's not a good idea to take cold medication. ...Read more

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Is it possible that sudafed severe cold tablets are causing me to cough?

Is it possible that sudafed severe cold tablets are causing me to cough?

Yes: Sudafed is used the make thick mucus thinner and easier to cough out. This can cause your post nasal drainage to become heavier and make you cough. ...Read more

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I took theraflu severe cold at 3pm and its now 7pm. Can I take regular sudafed now?

Should be ok: Theraflu usually contains phenylephrine which has a short half life. Could use saudafed which has a long half life. A word of caution though as decongestants can increase your heart rate and blood pressure so consult your doctor if u think u may have a heart condition or glaucoma ...Read more

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Hubby has persistent cough for three months following a severe cold. No other symptoms.?

Hubby has persistent cough for three months following a severe cold. No other symptoms.?

Try saline + nasal: Try nasal saline washes (flush until it comes out the other side) plus nasal steroids, add Claritin or zyrtec if this isn't sufficient. ...Read more

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I took a 10mg adderall 9 hours ago. Can I take Nyquil severe cold & flu without a issue?

I took a 10mg adderall 9 hours ago. Can I take Nyquil severe cold & flu without a issue?

Adderall nyquil: Probably but read the label on the NyQuil and follow their suggestions. But better to call your Dr. Office. You don't want to have a stroke is my guess. ...Read more

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I have a cough that will not go away. I have tried Delsum, Nyquil and Tylenol Severe Cold.

I have a cough that will not go away. I have tried Delsum, Nyquil and Tylenol Severe Cold.

More details: There are many potential causes for coughing. Thus how long you have had the cough and what kinds of medications you are taking (aside from the cough med) help us to narrow down the answers. Perhaps it is time for you to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Hello so if I have asthma I shouldn't take Theraflu Expressmax severe cold & cough at all or is it okay?

Hello so if I have asthma I shouldn't take Theraflu Expressmax severe cold & cough at all or is it okay?

Okay to take: Okay to take antihistamine containing multisymptom cold medication with asthma. Continue to take your asthma medication as asthma often flares with upper respiratory infections. Remember that cough and chest tightness can be a symptom of your asthma. ...Read more

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I am having back surgery in 6 days and I may be getting sick. Is it safe to take this cold medication, before surgery?

I am having back surgery in 6 days and I may be getting sick. Is it safe to take this cold medication, before surgery?

Yes but tell surgeon: Best not to be sick prior to any surgery especially spine surgery. Best if you have a cold to postpone surgery. Speak to your surgeon and the day of surgery the anesthesiologist may advise you to delay surgery till you are healthy. ...Read more