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How Much Cold And Flu Relief Liquid Should An Adult Take
Can take 600 mg: You can take one dose as high as 800 mg at a time, and can take generally 600 mg every 6 hrs as needed. Do not exceed 2,400 mg in 24 hr period. ...Read more
I feel like I'm getting a cold. Will the zinc tablets that contain 50 mg each good to take and try to fight it. If so how many should I take?
How long does it generally take for symptoms of viral tonsillitis to ease? Going on day 5 of fever. Have seen a doctor, rest and fluids recommended.
Viral tonsillitis: It sometimes takes a week to 10 days for viral tonsillitis to disappear completely. Your doctors right-continue with fluids and rest. If your throat is still sore gargling with warm salt water can help or irrigating with warm water. If it continues more than another three or four days a blood test would be indicated. See your doctor for that. ...Read more
I have an 8yo 56lbs.. Is it ok to give him cold medicine for congestion and ibuprofen for headache at the same time?
Generally yes: As long as the cold medicine does not contain ibuprofen, combining the 2 should be ok. That being said, many pediatricians do not like cold medicines for young children. They're not very effective, and the side effects are relatively stronger--anti-congestion meds are generally better at stimulating the heart or making the children alternately drowsy or hyper than they are at treating the cold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can, should not be a problem. ...Read more
Does Pheniramine Maleate contains Aspirin or NSAIDS? Got this tea for flu and sore throat I want to make sure I'm not allergic before I take it.
Do advil (ibuprofen) cold and sinus make you recover from a cold quicker? Or are they just for symptom relief?
AURI: If the colds is severe and kid can ' t breath good, try giving 1/2 tsp. 2x a day. No relief, increase dose to 1 tsp. Below 3 years old we do not give rx. ...Read more
Can i take antibiotics and cold medicine at the same time? I'm taking antibiotics for an ear infection, but have just come down with a really bad chest cold. Can i take OTC cold medicine, like Mucinex (guaifenesin) at the same time? #nqlu
Mucinex (guaifenesin) : Mucinex (guaifenesin) is compatible with all antibiotics. Keep in mind that cold medications can only improve symptoms temporarily and do not actively fight respiratory infections. Some cold medicines, like antihistamnes, may actually delay the improvement in a cold. If your symptoms are worsening or extending to a new area you should be sure to contact your doctor to keep him/her aware of your change in status. ...Read more
I'm a breastfeeding mom and have a head cold. My son takes formula as well. Wanting to take zyrtec (cetirizine) d or dayquil. How long should I wait to nurse again?
Nursing: Okay to nurse while taking most over the counter medicines. ...Read more
How much of a tsp of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) should I give a 23lb. Toddler for allergy and how often?
See below: From my point of view as an allopathic physician, i don't recommend any otc meds except tylenol (acetaminophen) for infant. The i don't know if there have been any controlled studies looking at the efficacy and safety of the ingredients in hylands 4 kids cold and cough, therefore, i can't say whether they are safe. ...Read more
I take 20mg methylphenidate for ADHD daily and I am having allergies from the weather. is benedryl safe to take and how much max dose?
Is it safe to take dayquil for cold and benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergy at the same time? I'm also on doxycycline for acne.
Is it okay to drink softdrinks with ice? also cofee? 37 weeks pregnant. What also medicine should I take for colds?
Okay: You can do ice soft drinks coffee in moderation need not to totally stop. For colds OTC stuff is fine. The antihistamines chlorpheniramine, loratadine, doxylamine, brompheniramine, phenindamine, pheniramine, triprolidine, and Diphenhydramine are considered low risk during pregnancy, but they can make you sleepy, especially doxylamine and diphenhydramine. ...Read more
Medicine effects: Many medicines begin working within 20-30 minutes depending on the degree of illness and the way they are processed by the body. Frequently you can feel effects within 20-30 min. ...Read more
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