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Does Zicam Cold Remedy Work
Zinc it up: Yes, if you take zinc tablets/lozenges within the 1st day of cold symptoms, you can cut down how bad and how long you have a cold. Most common side effects: not everyone likes the taste and some folks may feel sick in their stomach. Don't use the zinc nose spray. That can cause permanent loss of smell. Feel better. ::passes you the chicken soup & kleenex::. ...Read more
I have gallbladder out on Monday...im fine....my whole family sick with cold...help me stay healthy. I wash a lot Zycam or airborne work?
Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing.
Cold sores will still ...Read more
Remedies: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites 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 oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more
What is the permanent treatment of breath problem. Breath problem cause when caught cold, going up in stairs, running or any kind of heavy work.
Likely none: There is no such things as permanent. Cause of breathing problems may arise from lung, heart or other organs. The symptoms may be controlled with treatment, but there is no permanent fix. Good luck! ...Read more
Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Any suggestions on which works better: the cold sore treatment cream or just the bottle of 500mg tablets?
You need to be more: Specific to answer this question. Which cream and which tablets? ...Read more
My husband is already under treatment for Heart Disease. He is planning to go to work in a country where climate is cold from Asian climate.?
My child has a cold sore on her upper lip that has a black in the middle of it and her lip is swollen. Will an OTC treatment work?
No it does not: Its never been show to be effective in a cold in clinical trials. ...Read more
I took Zicam Rapidmelts for 3 days o shorten a cold as directed and am now experiencing loss of smell/taste. Is this permanent? I've heard that it is.
Failed Smell Test: Zicam (zinc gluconate; matrixx initiatives, inc) was originally introduced as a homeopathic remedy for the common cold. In 2009, the fda ordered zicam's manufacturer, matrixx initiatives of scottsdale, ariz., to stop selling all topical products because it damages users' sense of smell. (lim et a. Zicam-induced damage to mouse and human nasal tissue, plos one. 2009 oct 30;4 (10):e7647.). ...Read more
Can you take Zicam and triaminic thin strips together? I have a cold and I've been taking Zicam regularly, I would like to take a triaminic thin strip. Will this cause any reaction or any side effects?
Can I just take inexpensive zinc tablets to ward off a cold instead of the more expensive Zicam or cold-eeze?
Yes: None of them have actually been shown to ward off colds. Getting lots of rest and fluids is more likely to help than any over-the-counter remedies. ...Read more
I'm on sprintec 28 birth control, but I also think I may be catching cold. Will zicam decrease the effectiveness of my sprintec?
Nobody truly knows: Nobody truly knows whether or not there are good or bad effects of Zicam on birth control pills, because Zicam is not an FDA approved medication. It's an over-the-counter item sold with claims of decreasing cold symptoms. Haven't heard of reports of problem interactions between the two items, but there probably aren't any studies on the issue. ...Read more
Do Zicam rapid tabs make you cough? When I take it, it makes me cough & somewhat acts as an expectorant. I have cough & cold symptoms.
I have a mild cold, not miserable just coughing, hoarseness, and mucus. I haven’t been taking any OTC cold meds just zicam/airborne. Should I start?
Depends: Colds will respond nicely to rest, and fluid administration. You might consider isolating yourself from others who can get it from you. Relief from antihistamines such as chlorpheneramine is very useful (4 mg pill repeated every 6-8 hours) but these may make you sleepy. High dose vitamin c makes no difference. Colds are common and remedies are many. ...Read more
For several says I have been coughing up a yellowish flium. I've taken cold medicine. Zicam, corricidin, and cough liquid medicine. It won't away.?
Cough: Most of the times, these cold symptoms are a simple viral infection and should clear within 10 days or so. Keep yourself hydrated and try the otc cold medicine. However sometimes they may be progress into bronchitis or a bacterial infection then you need to see your doctor and be treated with antibiotics. If you have more than just cough (chest pain, body ache, fever- then that may be the flu. ...Read more
I just took a claritin (loratadine) about 6 hours ago and just took a zyrtec is that okay? Also I'm not sure if I have a cold or allergies, I think its both : (. I've been using the zicam hopefully it will make it go away. What do u suggest? Thank u so much
See your doctor: Or an allergist, seems your symptoms need more control and OTC drugs aren't working. No harm of combining claritin (loratadine) and zyrtec 6 hours apart, but don't repeat without doctor's advice. Zicam is controversial and the FDA issued a warning about using the product and there was a recall. Check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Rest and fluids: Get some rest, take fluids, take precautions to avoid spreading it to others; take tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have fever; you may take over the counter medications if these help with the symptoms but do not expect any of these or other treatments to shorten the duration of illness. ...Read more
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 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
Heals on its own: 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
1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day
2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week.
3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10, 000 IU/day (NOW brand is good)
4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days
5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more
Zinc, Umcka: Agree with dr. M: mostly time and doing things to make you feel better while you're waiting for your body to kick the virus. But 2 things you can take early may make your symptoms less severe and not last as long. Zinc lozenges like Zicam (not the spray which can take away your sense of smell). Also pelargonium (umcka cold care). Don't forget chicken soup! Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
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