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How to make fever blister after bad cold go away?

How to make fever blister after bad cold go away?

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

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Cough (Definition)

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


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How did people treat bacterial cold before antibiotics? Did the cold ever go away or did it always linger?

Well...: Before Antibiotics, the treatment was supportive care such as rest, fluids, humidity... And MANY PEOPLE got better. ...Read more

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Cold won't go away after 2 rounds of antibiotics?

Cold won't go away after 2 rounds of antibiotics?

Not right treatment: Most colds are caused by viruses (coronavirus, rhinovirus, etc). Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. There are no agents that specifically treat colds. Rest, good food, and treating symptoms like congestion or sore throat is the best approach. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What will happen if i let strep throat go away by its self?

What will happen if i let strep throat go away by its self?

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 more

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3 days of pounding headache that won't go away tyenol doesn't seem to help.

3 days of pounding headache that won't go away tyenol doesn't seem to help.

Headache: It is possible that this headache is due to sinus pressure. If you have no contraindications (for example, hypertension), you may try an over the counter sinus medication. First, be sure to talk with the pharmacist if you are taking other medications. Best of health to you! ...Read more

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How do I make a cold sore go away overnight?

How do I make a cold sore go away overnight?

Difficult: There is no overnight cure for cold sores. You can reduce the length of outbreak by early use of prescription antiviral medications as well as topical creams. Discuss treatment / prevention options with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Chest pain: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more

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25w pregnant. Bad cough/sore throat\dr said URI. 3rd day on zpack still not feeling better. Wait longer or go back to dr?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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 more

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Cough when in contact with cold air. After spitting out the mucous, it goes away. How do I stop the cough completely?

Cough when in contact with cold air. After spitting out the mucous, it goes away. How do I stop the cough completely?

Cough: Your cough may go away on its own.. It takes a while for the lungs to completely recover but if there is any question see your doctor. Some patients need antibiotics, inhalers, etc. ...Read more

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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.

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

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When do chicken pox in your throat go away? How long does it last for?

10 to 14 days: It takes same time as rash over the body It is anywhere from10 to 14 days ...Read more

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Will i ever be able too smoke weed again since my throat always closes up will it ever go away ?

Body knows best: Sounds like your body knows best on this one, by closing up your throat when you smoke weed. Maybe you can take its hint and not use weed anymore? There are support groups for this if you're willing -- marijuana anonymous -- http://www.Marijuana-anonymous.Org/. ...Read more

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Does Bartholin cyst just go away in time ?? Does abscesses go away in time?? Can I put it cold compress ??

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

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Do herpes sores ever just disappear randomly or do they scab over and take awhile to go away?

Do herpes sores ever just disappear randomly or do they scab over and take awhile to go away?

Yes: Gradual resolution, but possible recurrence of shingles or cold sores! The virus is active and surfaces periodically. ...Read more

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Chronic cough wont go away, should I try hydrocodone?

Chronic cough wont go away, should I try hydrocodone?

Cough: Chronic cough has multiple causes, you need to consult a seasoned allergist to help you find out what is happening, hydrocodone will only suppress it and not treat it. ...Read more

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I was sick with a cold 3 weeks ago and i still have a hoarse cough. Shouldn't it be gone by now? It's a phlemy cough that won't go away.

I was sick with a cold 3 weeks ago and i still have a hoarse cough. Shouldn't it be gone by now? It's a phlemy cough that won't go away.

See your doctor.: Cough may linger for weeks after a cold. If it lasts longer than 3 weeks and productive of colored phlegm with other symptoms, treatment may be needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a really annoying cough that just won't go away if I talk I cough every other word in bed I cough constantly what can this be just a cold?

I have a really annoying cough that just won't go away if I talk I cough every other word in bed I cough constantly what can this be just a cold?

Possibilities...: Possibilities include post-nasal drip, gerd, especially if it worsens when you lie down. Another possibility is bronchospasm from any cause. These diagnoses all have different treatments so an evaluation by your doctor is necessary for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit and you doctor can also help with this. ...Read more

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I had a cold like 2 weeks ago, but it's gone. The only symptom I have now is a dry cough that won't go away! What can it be? Plus mucus in my nose!

I had a cold like 2 weeks ago, but it's gone. The only symptom I have now is a dry cough that won't go away! What can it be? Plus mucus in my nose!

Mgt: If the cough persists for three or more weeks, a follow up visit is advised. Typically upper respiratory tract infections may take two weeks to resolve. Sometimes there can be prolonged inflammation or bronchospasm. Additionally, you may be developing a sinus infection, monitor your temperature and rinse with nasal saline to control symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had my dry cough for 1 week since my stuffy nose cold was over. It won't go away and I have tried everything. I have coughing attacks too.Help?

I have had my dry cough for 1 week since my stuffy nose cold was over. It won't go away and I have tried everything. I have coughing  attacks too.Help?

Cough: When is your cough more pronounced? Morning? Night? When laying down? All day? And is the cough the same? I would think its your sinuses first, based on information you provided. Chronic cough isn't diagnosed until after 4 weeks of coughing and can last up to 6weeks. Look for allergens in your environment. ...Read more

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Last week, I had a cold. my throat no longer hurts and I am feeling better, I am left with this cough that won't go away. What could this be?

Last week, I had a cold.  my throat no longer hurts and I am feeling better, I am left with this cough that won't go away. What could this be?

Cough: residual airway irritation/inflammation. If does not resolve in another week, see MD. Drink at least two quarts of water/day, no smoking, no alcohol, use mask if exposed to particulates, stay away from others with colds. ...Read more

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I have a pretty bad cough that just started. No cold, feel fine, but it's a tickle in my throat that won't go away and keep coughing almost violently?

Causes of cough: There are many causes of cough that are not associated with infection. ACE-inhibitors, a common medication for high blood pressure, are a cause of cough. Reflux can cause cough in some people. Allergies and undiagnosed asthma may cause coughing. If none of these causes seem likely then you should see your physician for an exam and testing. ...Read more

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I have had a really bad cough and sore thr for over a week now and it won't go away how do I know if it's a cold, allergies, or some kind of infection?

I have had a really bad cough and sore thr for over a week now and it won't go away how do I know if it's a cold, allergies, or some kind of infection?

Possibilities...: If the cough is due to infection, you will likely have other symptoms like nasal congestion, sore throat, discolored sputum, fever, etc. If the cough is due to allergy, these symptoms are likely to be absent. If there is any doubt, and so it can be treated, see your doctor. I see you are a non-smoker but try to avoid second-hand smoke as well. ...Read more

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Having a cough with phlegm and nose always seems to be stuffy but no mucus comes out an also a swollen lymph node in neck? Is this a cold? It's been a week and it seems it won't go away.

Having a cough with phlegm and nose always seems to be stuffy but no mucus comes out an also a swollen lymph node in neck? Is this a cold?  It's been a week and it seems it won't go away.

Could be allergies: Swollen nasal passages often occur with allergies, and drainage can go down the back of your throat causing you to cough up phlegm. Try a steroid nasal spray like Flonase (now available over the counter) plus an antihistamine like loratadine. If still no improvement in 3-4 days, get checked out! ...Read more

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I have a cold and little cough what can I do for it and does bronchitis go away on its own?

I have a cold and little cough what can I do for it and does bronchitis go away on its own?

Cold: Drink plenty fluids, chicken soup helps, a decongestant for the nose, a saline nasal spray, Mucinex (guaifenesin) or equivalent for the cough. If the cough persists for more than 5 days, you will need to see a doctor. A viral bronchitis goes away on its own, a bacterial pne needs an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I was sick about 2 weeks ago, just a regular cold, no fever or anything but I have had this annoying cough for over a week, when will it go away?

I was sick about 2 weeks ago, just a regular cold, no fever or anything but I have had this annoying cough for over a week, when will it go away?

Cough: Often people will get a post-infectious cough after having a common cold. This can be a result of inflammation in the airways. It may last several weeks. If you are feeling sick or having a fever then you should get seen by a doctor. A trial of OTC cough medication might help but there are prescriptions that might help, also. ...Read more

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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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Is it safe to give my 19 month toddler hyland's 4kids cold'ncough?! her dry cough doesn't go away with anything!

Is it safe to give my 19 month toddler hyland's 4kids cold'ncough?! her dry cough doesn't go away with anything!

Hylands cough: Hylands cough medicine has no side effects , it is soothing with no after effects. The only problem is that its effect may not last the entire night. ...Read more

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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?

Chest pain: Many possible causes for what you describe, no way to advise particulars with the limited information here. Should go see your doctor to find out if something is wrong and what to do. ...Read more