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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 - 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 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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Can i tell me how i can get rid of a cold fast?

Can i tell me how i can get rid of a cold fast?

Can only treat sxs.: 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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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a cold fast?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a cold fast?

There is nothing: There is a misconception about it. Colds & flu have to take their course. They are caused by viruses ( so antibiotics don't do anything to them). The antivirals like tamiflu (oseltamivir) and others have to be taking in combination which is costly and they shorten the course of the flu for only one day. Last week a meta analysis done about zinc p.O. (50 mg?)suggests it may shorten the course for couple of days. ...Read more

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How can i get rid of a cold fast? And should I stay home from school because of it?

How can i get rid of a cold fast? And should I stay home from school because of it?

Symptomatic 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. If you stay home from school - it may help prevent spreading it ...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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I'd really like to know how to get rid of a cold sores fast and forever?

I'd really like to know how to get rid of a cold sores fast and forever?

You can't: Unfortunately, once you have cold sores you can't get rid of it forever. Cold sores are caused by the herpea virus and we don't have a way to get rid of the virus. ...Read more

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Could you explain how to get rid of a cold sore fast?

Could you explain how to get rid of a cold sore fast?

Abreva : Abreva is only one of many salves that you can plaace on a cold sore which will shorten the duration of a cold sore. Check your drug store. ...Read more