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How do you get rid of a antibiotic rash without medicine?

How do you get rid of a antibiotic rash without medicine?

Stop the antibiotic: If the rash is associated with the antibiotic you should stop taking the antibiotic immediately and consult with your physician. He or she will discuss with you the relationship between the antibiotic and the rash and how to treat. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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How do you get rid of a cold faster without using medicine?

How do you get rid of a cold faster without using medicine?

Nothing : Your chance of getting rid of a cold faster with or without medicine is the same. Medicine helps control some of the symptoms, but does not get rid of it. There are natural home remedies and depends on what the symptoms are. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a headache without taking medicine?

Headaches: Stretch neck and shoulder, stay hydrated, sleep at least 7 hours. You can also find out if your headaches are coming from tension, eye strain, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stuffy nose without medicine? I have a podcast

How do you get rid of a stuffy nose without medicine? I have a podcast

Stuffy nose no meds: You can use saline nose drops and/or steam treatment, which will temporary help your stuffy nose without taking meds. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a headache fast without taking medication?

What do I do to get rid of a headache fast without taking medication?

Depends on Cause: Most common headaches are caused by stress/strain/tension on the muscles. You can sometimes find the muscle that is stressed in the back of your neck and rub it or possibly massage your temples or apply pressue to the tension or "trigger" point. Your md, dentist or massage therapist can help you located the triggers you have and self-massage often can bring relief quickly. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a cough naturally?

How can you get rid of a cough naturally?

Cough: The "natural" course of most coughs caused by colds or viruses is gradual improvement unless a bacterial infection complicates the illness needing antibiotics. You can try fluids, breathing steam and numerous other home remedies. If it continues see a doctor. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a cold sore fast, preferably without medication?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a cold sore fast, preferably without medication?

Time: Cold sores are viral infections. Medications have limited utility, and sounds like you'd like to avoid them anyway. Good skin care, lip balm, moisturizer, don't pick at it, and some good make-up will be your friend. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a headache without medicine?

How can I get rid of a headache without medicine?

Depend on cause: Headache is a symptom not a diagnosis.You need to find the underlying pro=blem first. Then you can decide how to treat it and if you need to be on chronic meds. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a tension headache without pills?

How do you get rid of a tension headache without pills?

Nice massage: One way is to have a nice massage in a relaxing environment. Warm bath, with soft music. 10% peppermint oil applied to temples (don't get it in your eyes). Longer term prevention: assess your diet for any foods you might be sensitive to & avoid them. Guided imagery, and other mind-body exercises & visualizations. Regular yoga practice. Classical homeopathy. For some, acupuncture. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a cold sore. How to get rid of it without meds?

What do you recommend if I have a cold sore. How to get rid of it without meds?

Cold sores: 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. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a virus?

How do you get rid of a virus?

Give It Time: I'm assuming you're asking about a minor viral respiratory illness, like the common cold, etc. There are many such viruses and there is nothing we can do, once you are infected, to directly attack the virus itself. There are medications to improve symptoms, like fever, aches, etc. But antibiotics have no effect (unless you also have a bacterial infection too). Body will heal by itself most times. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a cold quick?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a cold quick?

V sxs, not get rid : 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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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bad cough in 12 hours?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a bad cough in 12 hours?

Depends on cause: Since coughing can be a symptom of many disorders, the response to treatment depends on appropriate treatment. A physician can diagnose the cause of the cough and with appropriate treatment the cough may subside in less than 12 hours. If whooping cough, it may take weeks or months. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a cough?

How do I get rid of a cough?

Cough: One needs to first identify the cause of the cough before it can be treated. Common causes are certain post nasal drainage, post viral cough, medications such as ace inhibitors, and extraesophageal or laryngopharyngeal reflux. Other more obscure causes can also treatable - eg ear wax impaction. Rarely, a cause cannot be identified. See a medical provider if your cough persists. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of pinworms without any medicine?

How do you get rid of pinworms without any medicine?

Why?: Not that i know of. The medication used to treat pinworm is so harmless and benign that it makes no sense to use anything else. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a fever quickly?

What do I do to get rid of a fever quickly?

Take tylenol (acetaminophen): Unless you have a specific infection than tylenol (acetaminophen) plus a cool bath should lower your fever fast. If that does not work than you need to see your primary dr. To do blood work. We need to find out if your fever is caused by an allergic reaction or an infection so that it can be treated properly. It may be a serious infection. Don't ever ignore signs of infection because it rarely resolves on its own. ...Read more

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What would you do to get rid of a cough and congestion?

What would you do to get rid of a cough and congestion?

Identify trigger: There are many reasons for cough and the treatment should be directed at the underlying reason rather than a "cough suppressant." an allergist or pulmonologist are specialists in respiratory conditions if the problem continues. ...Read more

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"how do you get rid of a chest cold?"

"how do you get rid of a chest cold?"

Time: If due to a virus then you have to wait it out. If symptoms persist it may be something else in the respiratory system that is contributing. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of heartburn without medicine?

What do I do to get rid of heartburn without medicine?

See details: It is very difficult to do. Raise the head of your bed on blocks, avoid spicy foods, all alcohol and hope for the best. Personally, i would rather control the problem with a simple medication than continue to hope that something else would work. ...Read more