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Is drinking chilled drinks bad for bronchitis? Are hot drinks beneficial?

Is drinking chilled drinks bad for bronchitis? Are hot drinks beneficial?

No and no: I know of no benefit or harm. Hot soup may make you feel better, but actual real change is doubtful. ...Read more

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Can you mix umcka coldcare hot drink with dayquil? I want to be sure before i try it if it is safe.

Can you mix umcka coldcare hot drink with dayquil? I want to be sure before i try it if it is safe.

Yes : The active ingredient in a umcka coldcare is pelargonium sidoides which is a medicinal plant native to south africa and shown to be helpful in relieving cold-related-symptoms. Well-tolerated with rare side effects and should be able to combine with dayquil without any concerns. ...Read more

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For "take with or after food" medication, what is the minimum amount of food to be taken? Are 2 crackers, or 2 crackers + a hot drink enough? Thks.

For "take with or after food" medication, what is the minimum amount of food to be taken? Are 2 crackers, or 2 crackers + a hot drink enough? Thks.

Correct: That would be ok. So long as there is some food present to help with absorption of the medication or to help protect the lining of the stomach. Food helps to stimulate the digestive fluids to help absorption of some medications. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink hot drinks through plastic straw?

Not a good idea: Sucking hot liquids through a straw will prevent you from taking a small sip and potentially cause a burn. ...Read more

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Why do oeople with leukopenia wish to drink hot drinks?

Why do oeople with leukopenia wish to drink hot drinks?

From MD Health: Because the immune system is damaged the patient is more likely to develop inflammation in the mouth. This may occur around the cheeks, lips, tongue cheeks, tonsils, etc. Patients may also develop inflammation of the stomach lining as the natural bacteria in the system grows at an unchecked rate. These conditions may cause the patient to crave hot beverages. ...Read more

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When I drink a hot drink sometimes I get all tingles all over my body why is this even in my hair?

When I drink a hot drink sometimes I get all tingles all over my body why is this even in my hair?

Vasodilitaion: the hot is causing the blood vessels in your head and extremities to dilate, causing the tingling. ...Read more

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Is it ok to put azithromycin in a hot drink?

Is it ok to put azithromycin in a hot drink?

No!: First, Azithromycin (zithromax) is not mean to be mixed with anything except the liquid provided by the pharmacy (when it comes to you as a suspension). Mixing it with any other liquids than water could inactivate the drug, and then you're not getting the antibiotic effect you just pain a bunch of money for! and you won't get better! secondly, Azithromycin is not heat stable above 86 degrees. ...Read more

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Can i have some hot drink in the night and then this remedy of honey and lemon to reduce the weight .

Can i have some hot drink in the night and then this remedy of honey and lemon to reduce the weight .

Reduce weight: Please provide me with your height and your wight. I need to know your BMI, and who is treating it. are you going to a weight loss program? or you started on your own? in this case may I suggest to make an appointment with me, an provide all medical issues, check your blood pressure, temperature, are you diabetic, are you hypothyroid, etc. Do you go to the gym?, how old are you, etc. ...Read more