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Comtrex Severe Cold Medication
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I have a one year old baby and he is suffering from very severe cold these days please suggest me something what should I do?
See his pediatrician: See your pediatrician and he will treat the sym[toms and evaluate the baby. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Particularly severe: Not all cold viruses are alike. A particularly virulent one can make your recovery more difficult. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Your pharmacist : Can help u choose an over the counter medicine. ...Read more
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
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?
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
That isn't likely.: But illness may.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Suffering from severe cold ...Cold is there more than 2weeks ..Whether it make severe impact to my lungs and chest?
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?
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
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
Yes: No problem with bothGet a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hello so if I have asthma I shouldn't take Theraflu Expressmax severe cold & cough at all or is it okay?
I am having back surgery in 6 days and i may be getting sick. Is it safe to take this cold medication, before surgery?
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