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How to get rid of a cold fast?

How to get rid of a cold fast?

You don't.: W/o drugs: drink lots of fluids and get plenty of sleep. A cold due to a virus must run it's natural course, of ~3-5 days of symptoms. Otherwise: take antihistamines to dry up the runny nose; decongestants to clear the "stuffed up head"; nsaids or tylenol (acetaminophen) to break a fever and expectorants to help clear the mucous. All these drugs treat the symptoms, not the virus, so they may make it last longer! ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold?

How to get rid of a cold?

Time: All the medications that have been put forward to target cold viruses (not influenza) have not surprisingly proved lame and worse than the disease. Best rx's is Pseudoephedrine used judiciously and briefly, something like iboprofen for pain, and plenty of water to keep the pain meds from slowing down kidney function and keeping the chest secretions moist and flowing. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold quickly?

How can I get rid of a cold quickly?

Cold: You can't expect to get better before 7-10 days. You can however, feel better by drinking plenty of fluids, eating healthy, taking analgesics like Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) and getting plenty of rest. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold sore quick?

How to get rid of a cold sore quick?

Not fast: 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 to get rid of a cold soar fast?

How to get rid of a cold soar fast?

Cold Sores: Your Dr can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. Laser txs are also used to treat cold sores. Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3 times a day at onset, can also hasten healing. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a cold fast?

How can you get rid of a cold fast?

Cold recovery: Cold eze (zinc gluconate) cough drops can help. Rest, fluids, chicken soup. Let your fever help unless it gets over 104 degrees f. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold fast. ?

How can I get rid of a cold fast. ?

Colds: Are viral infections. Unfortunately, there's no way to make them go away any faster. Some medications are available to reduce the symptoms of your cold (e.g. Decongestants, zicam). Hopefully your cold is caused by a virus which will last a shorter time rather than a longer one. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold sore?

How to get rid of a cold sore?

Antiviral meds: Most cold sores are a type of herpes (not the same type usually that causes genital lesions) and if caught early (ie when the area starts to tingle or burn) can be suppressed with an antiviral medication like Famvir (famciclovir) or acyclovir. If you can't get a script for one of these meds, try applying ice to the area 4-5 times a day as this will inhibit viral replication and speed healing. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold sore quickly and naturally?

How to get rid of a cold sore quickly and naturally?

Cold sores: L-lysine which is an Amino Acid is the best natural approach to cold sores. It can be taken internally and appied topically as well. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a cold sore fast est?

How can you get rid of a cold sore fast est?

Rest and medication: Stress is by far the most common cause of cold sore which is the recurrence of herpes viral infection. It is a self limiting condiction and normally heal in 2 weeks. Rest and stress control will help the healing process. Certain medicatons such as Acyclovir can speed the healing but not too much. ...Read more

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How can you quickly get rid of a cold?

How can you quickly get rid of a cold?

Decrease symptoms: 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 rest! ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold sore naturally?

How to get rid of a cold sore naturally?

Natural remedies: 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. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold sore overnight?

Not overnight.: Laser treatments can be fastest. Your physician can prescribe oral Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral medication. 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. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the cold fast?

How can I get rid of the cold fast?

Symptom relief only: 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 Rest!! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a cold sore quickly?

Your doctor can : Prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold, quickly and effectively?

How to get rid of a cold, quickly and effectively?

Can't get rid of it: But can treat symptoms. 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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How can I most quickly get rid of a cold?

How can I most quickly get rid of a cold?

Immune support: Most "colds" are caused by viruses, best treated with at least 7 1/2 hours of sleep daily, drinking fluids until ones urine is clear (no longer yellow), eating citrus fruits, a diet of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain cereals and Acetaminophen for pain or fever. For sinusitis with postnasal drip, use a nasal steroid inhaler (requires a prescription). Asthmatics often need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold - fast?

How to get rid of a cold - fast?

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 Rest!! ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a cold sore?

Viral Infection: It is called herpes labiales simplex.It dries up withthe application of kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase. Some use the newer antifungal cream. ...Read more

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