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How Effective Are Zicam And Airborne
OTC medications: Over-the-counter medications appear to be helpful for some individuals. Unfortunately, some otc medications have never been proven to be effective in controlled studies. Beware of medications that do not site published studies, but rely only on testamonials. Even in controlled drug studies, it is not uncommon for up to 40% of those in the placebo group (untreated) to experience symptom relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No it does not: Its never been show to be effective in a cold in clinical trials. ...Read more
I have a mild cold, not miserable just coughing, hoarseness, and mucus. I haven’t been taking any OTC cold meds just zicam/airborne. Should I start?
Depends: Colds will respond nicely to rest, and fluid administration. You might consider isolating yourself from others who can get it from you. Relief from antihistamines such as chlorpheneramine is very useful (4 mg pill repeated every 6-8 hours) but these may make you sleepy. High dose vitamin c makes no difference. Colds are common and remedies are many. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been spitting up these weird mucus balls. They are semi-hard and usually come from my nose to my mouth. Taking zicam/airborne for the 1st time.?
Mucus Balls: These mucus balls are most likely thickened, dry mucus coming from your nose, down the back of your nose into your mouth. This time of the year, when our furnace is running, the air we breathe is very dry. Trying using saline nasal spray, like neilmed or simply saline, 4 - 6 times / day to moisten your mucus. Long, hot showers and a mist humidifier would also help. Not better? Go see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gallbladder out on Monday...im fine....my whole family sick with cold...help me stay healthy. I wash a lot Zycam or airborne work?
Zinc it up: Yes, if you take zinc tablets/lozenges within the 1st day of cold symptoms, you can cut down how bad and how long you have a cold. Most common side effects: not everyone likes the taste and some folks may feel sick in their stomach. Don't use the zinc nose spray. That can cause permanent loss of smell. Feel better. ::passes you the chicken soup & kleenex::. ...Read more
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