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How much zinc is present in Zicam cold remedy?

How much zinc is present in Zicam cold remedy?

Zycam: There are two different forms of zinc that are typically included in zycam. The amount someone receives depends upon the duration and frequency of use. ...Read more

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How are you supposed to use Zicam cold remedy gel swabs?

How are you supposed to use Zicam cold remedy gel swabs?

Don't use at all!: The fda has reported cases of anosmia (loss of sense of smell) with the use of zicam.
So I would recommend not using them at all. ...Read more

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Can hubby take Zicam cold remedy plus without it affecting his blood pressure?

Can hubby take Zicam cold remedy plus without it affecting his blood pressure?

Won't do anything: Zicam shouldn't cause an effect on blood pressure, but probably wouldn't have an effect on his cold either. Their claims are questionable for this homeopathic product with a very dilute content of zinc. ...Read more

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Will Zicam work for common colds, will it cut the cold down in half.?

Will Zicam work for common colds, will it cut the cold down in half.?

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

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What is a cold sore remedy that works within 2 days?

Laser tx: 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

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Can you tell me about cold sore remedy that actully works?

Can you tell me about cold sore remedy that actully works?

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

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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.

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

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Which is the best cold and sore throat remedy that works fast?

Which is the best cold and sore throat remedy that works fast?

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

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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 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.?

Heart disease: There are myriad heart diseases, there are billions of people who live in cold climates some of whom Harbor heart disease. With appropriate commonsense measures heart disease and cold climate can coexist ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sounds more: Like an infection vs an allergic reaction. Best to take your child to the doctor and get treated before it gets worst. Practice good hand washing. Give tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever or pain. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Its an uncommon: But disturbing side effect of Zinc and it is even more uncommon for it to be permanent...HOWEVER do NOT use it again! Time will "tell" be patient!

Hope this helps
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How does Zicam work?

How does Zicam work?

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

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How much Zicam daytime multi-symptom cold and flu do adults usually take?

How much Zicam daytime multi-symptom cold and flu do adults usually take?

2 tbsp every 4 hours: The directions indicate 2 tablespoons every 4 hours, but do not exceed 12 tablespoons in a 24 hour period. This product contains acetaminophen, so I would recommend you do not take more than 8 tablespoons in a 24 hour period. ...Read more

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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 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?

According: According to drugs. Com, there are no interactions listed for these two medications. However, I would not recommend the use of Zicam nasal gel for a cold. It has been implicated in causing the loss of the sense of smell and the fda pulled it from store shelves in 2009. ...Read more

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Can I just take inexpensive zinc tablets to ward off a cold instead of the more expensive Zicam or cold-eeze?

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

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I'm on sprintec 28 birth control, but I also think I may be catching cold. Will zicam decrease the effectiveness of my sprintec?

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

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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.

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.

Zicam: It does not claim to contain an expectorant. The nasal swabs caused troubles with smell but all products are still being used and rely on the benefits of zinc. All the best. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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

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

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What is the best remedy for a cold in general?

What is the best remedy for a cold in general?

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

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Top remedy for a common cold?

Top remedy for a common cold?

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

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What's a good home remedy for cold?

What's a good home remedy for cold?

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

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What is the best treatment for cold?

What is the best treatment for cold?

Boost immunity: 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

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What's the remedy to get rid from cold?

What's the remedy to get rid from cold?

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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Does treatment for sex addicts always work?

Does treatment for sex addicts always work?

Sex Addiction?: Not everyone considers "sex addiction" a useful diagnosis, in the first place. Read Dr. Marty Klein's thoughtful perspective on it: http://www. Martyklein. Com/why-sexual-addiction-is-not-a-useful-diagnosis-and-why-it-matters/ Suggest consulting w/ a sex-positive therapist to understand concerns you may have about yourself (or other person) in relation to compulsive sexual behavior. ...Read more