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Cough Won T Go Away After Cold
Resolve quicker: 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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
How did people treat bacterial cold before antibiotics? Did the cold ever go away or did it always linger?
How long does it take cough from pneumonia to go away after starting abx (z-pack) it's been 2 days. Fever is gone but cough seems worse.
Varies: Cough results from the inflammation associated with the lung infection, and it will last for several weeks. One may be left with wheezing (bronchospasm) and the cough may persist despite taking all of the antibiotics. Addition of medication to break the wheezing may be necessary, and so followup with the doctor who gave you the antibiotics is recommended. ...Read more
1st Sx will : Strep throat goes through several phases. The acute symptoms will eventually fade in most without rx. During the sub-acute phase, the body continues to make antibodies and a fraction (1/200) develop long term complications including kidney damage, heart damage(rheumatic fever) and brain injury.Antibiotics can stop the complications if started within ~10 days of first fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Woke up with chest tightness have a cold but no cough or fever do I have bronchitis will it go away on its own I have uc so k can't take antibiotics?
25w pregnant. Bad cough/sore throat\dr said URI. 3rd day on zpack still not feeling better. Wait longer or go back to dr?
URI: You likely have a viral infection, which is why the Z-pack isn't making any difference. Antibiotics don't help for viruses. It's that time of year. Sometimes it can take 10 days or so to get through a viral URI. Comfort measures. ...Read more
How many days after finishing antibiotics does it take for UTI symptoms to go away? I felt soreness go away but now it's back.
See doctor: Where is your soreness? Abdomen or back? Were you originally tested for a UTI, or was it diagnosed over the phone/by history. Usually your symptoms should improve by the time you finish your antibiotic course. If symptoms return, you may be resistant to the antibiotic, or it is not a UTI. I'd recommend seeing your doctor and consider getting a urine culture. Best wishes. ...Read more
When i started Antibiotics, my cold sore went away. But then it came back. I use Antibiotics for infection in theeth. Why wont the cold sore go away?
Cold Sore is Viral: A cold sore is viral in nature and not bacterial. Antibiotics will not resolve them. They go away in about a week and since most antibiotic treatments are also about a week long, the first sore just happened to resolve on its own around the same time you finished your antibiotics, but the antibiotics probably had nothing to do with it. Denavir (penciclovir) is a good topical medication for cold sores. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cough when in contact with cold air. After spitting out the mucous, it goes away. How do I stop the cough completely?
How do I get rid of this phlegmy cough n runny nose? Had a cold n fever 8 days ago, i'm fine now except still constantly gotta cough out or blow.
Sinus issue: One of the complications of the common cold is a sinus infection. If symptoms persist beyond 10-14 days, a bacterial sinus infection may be present. Other symptoms are facial pressure, discolored nasal discharge, bad breath, post nasal discharge and fatigue. A healthcare provider can assess and determine if antibiotics would be helpful. ...Read more
Does Bartholin cyst just go away in time ?? Does abscesses go away in time?? Can I put it cold compress ??
Warm compresses: Warm compresses are better than cold to help the cyst drain. Bartholin's gland cysts sometimes go away on their own but sometimes they have to be surgically drained and packed in order to heal up. Any abscess that does not drain fully may need to be surgically opened and drained to resolve. If it is not resolving with warm soaks and compresses see a doctor. ...Read more
When exposed to high humidity for hours I get a fever for days. When I rest fever goes down, I move fever goes up. No infection. How do I treat?
Too much stress: Sounds like the temperature changes to much for your body stay hydrated and rest. Should have a physical from your doctor ...Read more
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