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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


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What is the fastest way to get over the common cold?

What is the fastest way to get over the common cold?

Symptom 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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Which types of foods can help me get over the 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. Probiotics foods like yogert and antioxidants foods like tea, berries, dark chocolate can't hurt. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get bad of a really bad head cold?

What are the best ways to get bad of a really bad head cold?

Cold symptoms: Lots of fluids and rest. To stay more comfortable, use salin spays to relieve stuffy nose and perhaps an otc cough medicine. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a head cold?

How can I get rid of a head cold?

Can tx symptoms but: It runs it's course. 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 ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s. ...Read more

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To whom it may concern; my question is, how do I get rid of a head cold fast?

To whom it may concern; my question is, how do I get rid of a head cold fast?

Cold: There is no miracle/fast cure for a cold. Being a virus infection, it will run its course within 7 - 10 days. Rest and lots of fluids may help end it sooner. ...Read more

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Why do people get symptoms of a head cold after sneezing multiple times?

Why do people get symptoms of a head cold after sneezing multiple times?

SNEEZING IS YOUR: Body's natural response to something in your nose that shouldn't be there. If it's a virus, the cold symptoms then follow. ...Read more

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My 10 month old appears to have a head cold. How can I help get rid of it?

My 10 month old appears to have a head cold. How can I help get rid of it?

Symptomatic tx: There is nothing you can use for your child to hasten the resolution of the cold. Treat the symptoms-saline and suction for stuffy/runny nose. Lots of fluids, cool mist humidifier near crib. Monitor for fever and development of new symptoms. ...Read more

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Having 2 teeth pulled tomorrow lower left side. Feels like I am starting to get a slight head cold. Would there be any problems due to cold.

Having 2 teeth pulled tomorrow lower left side. Feels like I am starting to get a slight head cold. Would there be any problems due to cold.

Call your dentist!: This question is best answered by your treating dentist. Do not take Aspirin or any Aspirin containing product for several days prior to extractions. Be sure to tell your dentist what medications, including non-prescription and herbal medicines, you have taken in the last week. If you are running a fever ; feeling bad you may want to delay having your teeth pulled. Talk to your dentist! ...Read more

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