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What's the fastest home remedy for a sore throat for singers.?

What's the fastest home remedy for a sore throat for singers.?

Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Sore throat lozenges containing an anesthetic can relieve pain temporarily. ...Read more

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Natural home remedies for a cold that work?

Natural home remedies for a cold that work?

Natural cold remedy: The best place to turn would be a naturopath. I've used elderberry syrup with good results. I think add'l vitamin d supplementation can be helpful too. Increase hydration. ...Read more

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Looking for a home remedy for a ear infection. I'm dizzy, heating lose, no drainage.?

Looking for a home remedy for a ear infection. I'm dizzy, heating lose, no drainage.?

Ear infection: Is it the ear canal or the middle ear that is involved? For outer ear/otitis externa/ swimmer's ear there are otc treatments available. Dizziness, however, suggests otitis media & possible labyrinthitis (infection/ inflammation in the balance mechanism). Otc decongestant may help; otc dramamine (dimenhydrinate) (low dose to prevent side effects) can help with dizziness. If not better in couple days, see fp for tx. ...Read more

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Can you suggest some herbal or home remedies for a recurring cough for my 3 yr old child?

Can you suggest some herbal or home remedies for a recurring cough for my 3 yr old child?

Why is he coughing: The fact that he has a recurrent cough is somewhat bothersome. The best medicine is always finding the cause. If your child just has a plain cold with a cough, there are some cough medicines that are a bit more "natural" if you will. Youay want to try zarbee's all natural cough syrup. Be aware it is not recommended for kids under a year old. ...Read more

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Any home made remedies for cough for a 6 month old baby?

Any home made remedies for cough for a 6 month old baby?

Steamy shower: The coughs in infants are very difficult to deal with. There are not any medicine over the counter recommended for under 2 years. Sometimes steaming up the shower stall and having your baby breath the warm mist is helpful. A humidifier or vaporizer may help also particularly in the winter. But i would see your pediatrician to see if its only a cold or some other cause. ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for a common cold in a child 6-7 years old?

What are some good home remedies for a common cold in a child 6-7 years old?

Clear passages: Remedies should aim to help clear mucus. Humidified air to breathe at night, saline nasal washes, a steamy bathroom, and good nose blowing will all help. Avoid otc cold remedies - they can just cause over-drying of the inside of the nose and throat, and irritability. ...Read more

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Oare there any home remedies for diarrhea for a 2 month old?

Oare there any home remedies for diarrhea for a 2 month old?

NO: If your baby is having more than 5 stools a day, not making wet diapers or difficulty with feeding or vomiting, please take him/her to the doctor. Young infants are especially vulnerable for dehydration. Please do not use any home remedies or over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Home remedies for a two month old with a cold?

Home remedies for a two month old with a cold?

You don't : Give home remedies to 2 month old baby , must be seen by a pediatrician to make sure baby do not have some thing more serious like pneumonia , call the doctor. ...Read more

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Is there one best home remedy for a tooth ache?

Is there one best home remedy for a tooth ache?

No remedy: You can take otc pain meds for a short time while waiting for a dental appointment, but there is nothing you can do to resolve your need for dental treatment. I hope you have already called for an appoinment since things can only get worse, not better. Feel better soon... ...Read more

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What are some good home remedies for a headache and/ or a sore throat?

What are some good home remedies for a headache and/ or a sore throat?

Remedies: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a good first line treatment for dull headaches. If the headache is due to marked nasal congestion,taking a decongestant like sudafed, irrigating the nasal passages with warm salt water and,/or using a nasal spray like afrin for a short time helps. For viral sore throat,lozenges and warm salt water gargles help. A throat culture is recommended for persistent sore throat to rule out strep ...Read more

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What are the best herbal home remedies for a kid with a dry cough?

What are the best herbal home remedies for a kid with a dry cough?

Homeopathy, actually: This is not the same as an "herbal" treatment. But classical homeopathy actually has many medicines ("remedies") that stimulate healing of cough. Different kinds of coughs correspond to different homeopathic remedies, so you'd have the best chance of success by consulting a homeopath. But the remedy rumex can help a tickling, irritated dry cough that gets worse when undressing or uncovering. ...Read more

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Please explain who has a good home remedy for sore throat and coughing?

Please explain who has a good home remedy for sore throat and coughing?

Home remedies: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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Please describe a good home remedy for a sore throat?

Please describe a good home remedy for a sore throat?

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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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's a good home remedy for a toothache?

Oil of clove: Short term oil of clove has been used since turn of century-place on small cotton pellet and then on offending area of tooth for immediate relief. However, if major decay and abcess efficacy decreases with extent of issue. See your local dds! (:)). ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy for snoring that works? Help!

Is there a home remedy for snoring that works?  Help!

Yes: There are a few things you can try. Long term - losing weight, exercising regularly and avoiding alcohol all will help. Short term - lying on one's side is probably the best technique. Nasal strips (like breathe rite) work pretty well for some people. There are various devices - chin straps, mouth guards, etc. All are helpful for some people. You have to try them to know what will work for you. ...Read more

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