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What are some OTC medicines for the cold and flu?

What are some OTC medicines for the cold and flu?

Many available: Adults' over-the-counter medicines for colds are ok to use if one follows the labels' instructions, stays below maximum doses, and is not using more than one medicine of each type. Fever/pain reducers include tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin/advil. Cough meds include Robitussin (some people use dm, some avoid it). Decongestants and antihistamines include claritin-d, zyrtec-d, Benadryl +/- phenylephrine, sudafed. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a cold and a flu?

What's the difference between a cold and a flu?

Fever and vomiting: Cold: sore throat, nasal congestion and drainage, and cough. Fevers may occur in children, but are uncommon in adults.

Flu: sore throat, fever, headache, muscle aches, soreness, congestion, and cough. Vomiting and diarrhea may also occur.

Both are caused by viruses and usually last for 3-7 days. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby is too young for a flu shot?

What should I do if my baby is too young for a flu shot?

Shoot everyone else: Flu shots are recommended for anyone over 6 months of age. If your baby is younger that that, make sure everyone else in the household or has contact with your child gets the flu shot. Also for younger infants it is a good idea to avoid contact with anyone who has a cold if possible. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for influenza?

What do you recommend for influenza?

Prevention with shot: Prevention is the best answer. Although the flu vaccine isn't 100%, it offers your best chance of avoiding or getting a milder case of influenza. If you have influenza and you've been sick <48hr, your doctor might prescribe tamiflu (oseltamivir). Influenza ususally lasts 7-10days, and tamiflu (oseltamivir) only reduces the duration by 1-2 days, so even with tamiflu (oseltamivir), you won't feel better quickly, but may be less severe. ...Read more

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Are there any flu remedies?

Are there any flu remedies?

Antiviral: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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What does a low hemoglobin mean?

What does a low hemoglobin mean?

Leeding: Low hemog. Lobin is most often associated with GI tract bleeding disorders such as myelofibrosis where the marrow is fibrosed and not proucing rbcs can also ause this problem. One checks stool for blood followed by olonoscopy, if in the uppere GI tract and not seen on gastroscoopy, a tv capsule swolled and follwed on tv can frequently define a lesion in the small intestine that is bleeding. ...Read more

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What exactly makes up a flu shot vaccine?

What exactly makes up a flu shot vaccine?

Not live...: The flu vaccine does not have any live flu virus. Rather, it consists of killed virus or protein from the virus. Your immune system then reacts against the virus protein and makes antibodies so that if your body then is exposed to the actual virus, the antibodies needed to kill it are already there. This prevents you from getting sick from the virus since the antibodies kill it first! ...Read more

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What are symptoms of the common cold and what are signs that it is something more serious?

What are symptoms of the common cold and what are signs that it is something more serious?

Sx's: Common cold symptoms include: Cough, congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, sore throat, mild headache, low grade fever & mild body aches. According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” ...Read more

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What can I do for a cold?

Fluids, rest.: The best thing to do for a common cold virus is to support your immune system and use remedies to make yourself more comfortable while your body fights it off. In general, drink plenty of fluids without caffeine or alcohol, rest & use hygiene measures to limit the spread of germs. Use things like a vaporizer, nasal saline, and otc products to help symptoms. ...Read more

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My flu resistance becomes low with intense training. Is this normal?

My flu resistance becomes low with intense training. Is this normal?

Yes: Get vaccination for flu.
What you are getting is common cold, not flu.
It is good that you exercise, but do not do it so intensely that your risk hurting yourself.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What's is the rightmedcine for flu?

What's is the rightmedcine for flu?

Antiviral medication: If you have the flu hydrate well with water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illnes. ...Read more

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Ampiclox is for flu?

Ampiclox is for flu?

No it is not: Ampiclox is a combination antibiotic containing ampicillin;cloxacillin
it is not available in usa and is not indicated for inflenza. It ia used for bacterial infections
it is available inaustralia, oman, romania, pakistan and poland and some other countries
not for flu. ...Read more

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Could I have flaming hots while I have the stomache flu?

Could I have flaming hots while I have the stomache flu?

Why not be gentle on: Your GI tract. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more

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Hoy to cure my flu?

Flu: Flu isinfluenza if the happened you need to take a medication called. Tamiflu (oseltamivir) or something similar. Now if ypu have common cold stuffy nose, no body aches mild fevers you need to take care of symptoms otc decongestants antihistaminic and cough meds. ...Read more

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How to control flu?

How to control flu?

Flu shot: Be sure to get your flu shot every year prior to the onset of the flu season but not too early so you will be protected throughout the entire flu season. ...Read more

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I hace a severe flu?

I hace a severe flu?

Tough Flu Season: This has been a tough Influenza season. The vaccine wasn't a great match to what has been circulating. Additionally Influenza-A was prevalent early in the season, and now Influenza-B is becoming more common!

See a doctor soon (in 48 hours or less) if you have severe symptoms. ...Read more

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I have flu I am sick?

I have flu I am sick?

Well. ..: If you have the influenza virus, then you are sick for now. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How can I cure my flu?

Yes it can be cured: If you seek medical help as soon as possible and are started on tamiflu (oseltamivir) after the diagnosis is made that will cut down the course of the influenza and you will recover/cured sooner
in most of the cases without taking tamiflu (oseltamivir) the influenza may get better by itself, sometimes complications like peumonia etc and very rarely it can be fatal especially in patients with underlying immunity&other problems. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of flu?

What are symptoms of flu?

Influenza symptoms: Seasonal flu (influenza) symptoms include some of the following: fever with or without feeling chills; cough, sore throat, runny nose, stuffy nose, muscle aches, body aches, headaches, fatigue (tiredness). Sick children sometimes also have some vomiting or diarrhea. Usually, a sick person will be out of school or work for about a week, so it is better to get vaccinated to avoid the sickness. ...Read more

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Are there any flu remedies?

Antiviral: If you have the flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid’s. Rest a lot! In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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