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How to cure a cold?

How to cure a cold?

Chicken soup: Without treatment your cold will last a week, and with treatment it will only last 7 days :-). But there is some evidence that chicken soup, zinc, and rest can help. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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How to cure a cold??

How to cure a cold??

Common cold: Colds are caused by viruses (rhinovirus, enterovirus) and do not respond to antibiotics. Viruses will run their course over 3-7 days. The individual achieving a cure for a cold may well win the Nobel Prize! ...Read more

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What can I do to cure a cold sore?

What can I do to cure a cold sore?

Lysine: Is an Amino Acid that you can get from a health food store. Take 1 a day until the sore heals. If it comes back, take lysine on a regular basis. It is non toxic. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a cold sore quickly?

What could I do to cure a cold sore quickly?

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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How to treat a bad cough?

How to treat a bad cough?

Find the cause: Cough has many causes. It is a defense mechanism first and foremost. When you have a cough that persists for a long time, you have to find the underlying cause before you can treat it. The most common causes of persistent cough are postnasal drip, acid reflux, and asthma. But the list of possible causes is nearly endless, and you'd need to see a doctor. Especially if you are a smoker. ...Read more

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How to cure a cough?

How to cure a cough?

Cough: Try this: Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day: 50% electrolyte rich fluids, 50% clear broth, bullion, consume .Warm water gargles, nasal saline mist, hot tea and dark brown honey, Hot steam showers, Cold-Eze Lozenges, Tylenol 1-2 TABLETS every 4-6 hours as needed for fever greater than 100. Tea with dark brown honey OK to use Robitussin DM( or generic equivalent ) 1-2 tsp. every 4-6 hrs.as needed ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure cold sores?

What is a good way to cure cold sores?

Lemon balm: 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. ...Read more

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How can you cure a cold heart?

How can you cure a cold heart?

Compassion: Warm it up. Compassion, kindness & caring can sometimes be taught to others. Mirror the types of behaviors you would like to receive. (may or may not work, but what is the harm of showing warmth to another?). ...Read more

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How to cure a cold quick ly?

How to cure a cold quick ly?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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How to cure a cold ?

How to cure a cold ?

No cure: There is no cure for the common cold, but there are meds that may make the symptoms a little more bearable. These include over-the-counter pain and fever relievers, nasal sprays, and cough medications. If you have several medical conditions, take prescription medications, or treating a young child, check with your doctor before taking OTC medications. http://www.healthline.com/health/cold-flu ...Read more

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How can you treat a bad cold and an after-quitting-smoking cough?

How can you treat a bad cold and an after-quitting-smoking cough?

Within a few weeks: If you quit smoking before you have moderate to severe COPD which is the term encompassing chronic bronchitis and emphysema you will see improvement in your stamina in several weeks and you will see disappearance of a chronic cough in just a few weeks. Also, nasal congestion and post-nasal drainage are much improved after stopping smoking. ...Read more

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How do you cure a bad cough?

How do you cure a bad cough?

Depends: Depending on the diagnosis of why you are coughing so bad, will answer your question. For example if you are coughing from a pneumonia, you may need to treat that with antibiotics. If you have a smokers cough-stop smoking. If it's a viral infection, rest, fluids, cough meds, etc. See a dr and gt diagnosed, then the treatment will follow. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a cold sore?

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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How do I treat a cold sore quickly?

How do I treat a cold sore quickly?

Not quick: 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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How do I cure a cold?

How do I cure a cold?

Time...: For healthy people with no co-morbidities, the common cold goes away on its own - you are essentially "cured" within 5-7 days. It's all about symptom relief in the meantime - honey works just as well as otcs for cough, avoid exercise/cold air/ smoke, and lots of hand washing. Cheers! ...Read more

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How can I treat a cold sore?

Differing methods: 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. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How to cure a headache?

How to cure a headache?

New family?: Kidding aside, headaches could be symptoms of something else. We have all these common headaches that go away with tylenol (acetaminophen). There are headaches from the neck called tension headache treated with nonsteroidals but there are more complicated headaches such as cluster, migraine or some intracranial process. If the headache does not go away with common remedy, go to your md please. ...Read more

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How long does it take to cure a common cold?

How long does it take to cure a common cold?

7-14 days: While a common cold cannot be "cured", it will run its course within 7 to 14 days. Antibiotics are not helpful for the common cold but there are a few supplements that have been shown to increase your body's immune response to the virus, including zinc, vitamin c, and echinacea. ...Read more

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How can I cure a severe common cold?

How can I cure a severe common cold?

You can't: There's no cure, just symptomatic treatment. Believe me, if there's every a cure for the cold, you won't need to ask a doctor on a website. It will be headline news. ...Read more

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Hi I am suffering from bad cold n cough... How to get cure I have taken a enough medicine!?

Hi I am suffering from bad cold n cough... How to get cure I have taken a enough medicine!?

Sick: Have you seen a doctor? If so, did they even bother to look in your nose, mouth or ears? Listen to your lungs? Maybe do some rapid labs? ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a very bad cold and it's very hard tp breath. Anyone know how to cure this cold as quick as possible?

What do you suggest if I have a very bad cold and it's very hard tp breath. Anyone know how to cure this cold as quick as possible?

No: A cold is a viral infection and if your immune system is normal, you will get better in 10 to 14 days. There is no magic bullet. Zicam (zinc), fluids, vitamin C and time. Hang in there and you will be better in 1 to 2 weeks. If symptoms persist for 3 or more weeks, see your physician. ...Read more

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I've had a pretty bad cold for the last 4 days, now there feels like there's a knot behind my uvula, making me nauseas. What could it be? Cure?

I've had a pretty bad cold for the last 4 days, now there feels like there's a knot behind my uvula, making me nauseas. What could it be? Cure?

Inflamed lymphatics: It may be an inflamed small deposit of lymphatic tissue..These will generally resolve in 2 weeks or so. If you still have it after that, see a physician. ...Read more

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How can I cure common cold?

How can I cure common cold?

You can't, symptom: Relief only. 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 neti 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. ...Read more

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Can I exercise if I have a bad cold?

Can I exercise if I have a bad cold?

Use common sense: The risk here is with prolonging your recovery by exercising. You can exercise through a mild cold, especially if you modify the volume and intensity of your effort. A bad cold can be prolonged by physical exertion. If that's your situation, it is best to rest and hydrate, and you'll be back to your routine in no time. ...Read more

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I have a bad cold. What should i do?

I have a bad cold. What should i do?

Are you sure?: "Bad cold" is not a diagnosis. You have neglected to provide any clues to the exact details of your ailment. Any treatment is determined by the nature of the condition. Common rhinovirus infections behave the same whether or not the person rests, drinks any fluids, takes any vitamins, or takes [ugh!!] zinc. Too much bed rest prolongs symptoms of fatigue. Whenever there is a common disease with no ...Read more

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How can I cure a severe common cold?

You can't: There's no cure, just symptomatic treatment. Believe me, if there's every a cure for the cold, you won't need to ask a doctor on a website. It will be headline news. ...Read more

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Are hot toddies bad for the common cold?

Are hot toddies bad for the common cold?

It can be bad: American lung association recommends avoiding treating cold with alcoholic beverages as it can cause dehydration. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a common cold?

What is a good way to cure a common cold?

No cure needed: 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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How long does it take to cure a common cold?

7-14 days: While a common cold cannot be "cured", it will run its course within 7 to 14 days. Antibiotics are not helpful for the common cold but there are a few supplements that have been shown to increase your body's immune response to the virus, including zinc, vitamin c, and echinacea. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to cure the common cold?

What is the best thing to cure the common cold?

No cure: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti 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. ...Read more

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I have a very bad cold what can I do about it ?

I have a very bad cold what can I do about it ?

Is it only a cold??: People with mild cold symptoms, with or without mild fever, usually go to their neighborhood drug store and buy some tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin/advil for fever and aches. But sometimes, a person has strep throat or influenza, and not just a cold. With strep, antibiotics are needed. With influenza, tamiflu can be used if diagnosed early, and may decrease symptoms. ...Read more

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Most trusted means to naturally cure common cold?

Wait: The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel better. Throat lozenges for sore throat, pseudephedrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin-DM for cough and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what i recommend. There is no curative medical treatment but wait 7 days and it will be gone. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are cures for the common cold?

Can you tell me if there are cures for the common cold?

Agree w Dr. Patel.: Here are tips for symptom relief: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti 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. ...Read more

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I have a very bad cold so which medicine I should take?

I have a very bad cold  so which medicine I should take?

Symptom relief: Best symptom relief treatments for a cold include ibuprofen, acetaminophen, decongestants, warm salt walter gargling, neti pot, tea with honey and lots of rest. The majority of colds get better on their own no matter what you do. Hang in there! ...Read more

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Hi, thanks for this app. I have a bad cold.What can I do?

Hi, thanks for this app. I have a bad cold.What can I do?

So glad you like APP: Lmk more about your condition: temp, stuffiness, cough, chills, etc. May answer as in txt msg :). ...Read more

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What are steps a person can take to cure the common cold?

What are steps a person can take to cure the common cold?

NO cure - sx relief: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti 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. ...Read more

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Could there be a cure being worked on for the common cold?

Could there be a cure being worked on for the common cold?

Common Cold: There are numerous viruses involved in the "common cold" so it's a difficult task to find a "cure". They change over time as well so it's like shooting blind at a moving target. ...Read more

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How to know when do you think we will cure the common cold?

How to know when do you think we will cure the common cold?

Perhaps never.: There are over a hundred viruses that cause a common cold. The symptoms are usually mild. So, these are reasons why drug companies would be less likely to fund research for cures. Take care. ...Read more

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Help, what to eat when you have a bad cold besides hot soup?

Help, what to eat when you have a bad cold besides hot soup?

Cold remedies: Homemade chicken noodle soup can help to mobilize mucus & has an anti-inflammatory effect. Hydrate well with a small amount of lemon to Chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. in a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try Thyme tea. Although some recommend hot toddies for a cold – use of alcohol is discouraged by others. ...Read more