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Home remedies for cold intolerance?

Home remedies for cold intolerance?

Thyroid gland: You should seek an answer for why you have cold intolerance. A possibility is an under-active thyroid gland. See your family doctor for the appropriate evaluation. ...Read more

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Common Cold (Definition)

Also called an upper respiratory tract infection (URI), this is a condition where the nose or throat is infected by a virus, causing redness and inflammation, runny nose, ...Read more


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What are some home remedies for cold sores?

What are some home remedies for cold sores?

Only home RX is TIME: The only home remedy is time. The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, you can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. ...Read more

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What are some best home remedies for sore throats?

What are some best home remedies for sore throats?

SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. Gargle with an Aspirin dissolved in salt water. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for a sore throat?

What are home remedies for a sore throat?

Sore Throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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Doctor recommended home remedy for congestion and sore throat?

Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & asmall amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen/ nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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Are lozenges good natural home remedies for sore throat?

Are lozenges good natural home remedies for sore throat?

Pretty much so: Especially the ones that are honey lemon flavored. And drink plenty of warm liquids topped with honey or ginger. ...Read more

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Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Improve drainage: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more

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What are basic home made remedies for cold and Running Nose.

What are basic home made remedies for cold and Running Nose.

Sniffles: Great question! Gargling with salt water: 1/2 teaspoon salt to 1 cup very warm water, gargle and spit it out, repeat as often as you wish. May try Neti pot. May try tea with honey/lemon. Chicken soup has studies that show it helps, if you are not vegan. Get lots of rest, too. Wash hands often to avoid spreading virus to others. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for sore throat?

What are some home remedies for sore throat?

Sore throat: 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 are at home remedies for menstrual cramps and sore throats?

What are at home remedies for menstrual cramps and sore throats?

Many good choices: My favorite home remedy for menstrual cramps is a hot bath with 2 cups of epsom salts; you can also add lavender oil. Also magnesium taurate or glycinate about 400 mg/day helps. Herbs like cramp bark and black cohosh can help too. For sore throats try gargling with 1 tsp cayenne pepper in 1 cup water 4x/day- you can also add apple cider vinegar, raw honey and garlic. See earthclinic.com for more. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for a sore throat?

What are some home remedies for a sore throat?

Warm salt water & T: Gargling with warm salt water can help clean out the mouth and throat. Warm tea with honey and lemon can be soothing. If your symptoms persist for more than a few days or worsen, you should se your doctor. ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for cold sores?

What's a good home remedy for cold sores?

Only home RX is TIME: The only home remedy is time. The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, you can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. ...Read more

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What are good remedies for a cold and flu?

What are good remedies for a cold and flu?

FLU: 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 are some good home remedies for acute sinusitis & sore throat?

What are some good home remedies for acute sinusitis & sore throat?

Home remedies sinus: Get plenty of rest, keep hydrated, use the over the counter sinus rinse, keep your head elevated to help the sinuses drain, steam your sinus cavities either breathe in steam from a hot shower or boiling water. You can gargle with salt water, gargle salt water, drink warm tea with lots of honey and lemon and take cough drops. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for strep throat?

Don't rely on home : Remedies for strep throat - this requires antibiotics to prevent future serious sequela. But here are remedies to go along with that. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Are there any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Remedies: 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 are quick relief/remedies for cold sores?

Cold Sores: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). 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 w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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What are some ny at home remedies to cold sores?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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What are home remedies for viral bronchitis?

What are home remedies for viral bronchitis?

RestFluidsHumidity: Most Viral Bronchitis are self limited and can be managed just with over the counter cough medicines and increased fluids and treated at home These get better with or without treatment..For congestion steam inhalation can help along with increasd fluids,humidity,rest If you suffer from asthma,copd,are a smoker see your doctor ...Read more

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Head cold, what are good home remedies and tips to soothe?

Head cold, what are good home remedies and tips to soothe?

Cold remedies: 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. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more