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What all home remedies can my boyfriend do to get rid of a common cold?

What all home remedies can my boyfriend do to get rid of a common cold?

Umka,zinc,homeopathy: Pelargonium sidoides, sold as Umcka, is a herb from South Africa well-proven to be effective for common colds. Zinc lozenges can also help. Homeopathy is also often effective if you find the remedy that matches best. See http://homeopathyplus.com.au/the-common-cold-ways-to-send-it-packing/ for info on many home remedies as well as homeopathic remedies for the common cold. ...Read more

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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What are ways to get rid of a cold sore quickly?

What are ways to get rid of a cold sore quickly?

OTC meds: Good drying meds without presription are available. Ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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What would be appropriate home remedies to get rid of cold sores?

Lemon Balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a cold with home remedies?

What do I do to get rid of a cold with home remedies?

Cold remedies: 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. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more

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What's a home remedy to get rid of bv?

What's a home remedy to get rid of bv?

A couple: I've had patients tell me a few homeopathic remedies. One patient told me she put plain yogurt on an OB tampon and put it in the vagina. She swore it cured every time. I've head of home made vinegar douches as well. There are vaginal probiotics (luvena is an example) that patients are using as well. The idea being to re-populate the vagina with lactobaccilli to overwhelm the BV bacteria. ...Read more

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What home remedies can I use to get rid of acne?

What home remedies can I use to get rid of acne?

Milk of magnesium: Buy the regular strength. Spread over face with fingers or cotton ball or tissue. Let it dry and it creates a mask. It tempers the inflammation of acne. You can put it on in the morning, and once dry, apply make up over it. This is what movie stars do so make up has same appearance all day long. The mask absorbs all the face sweat under the filming lights. Also use at night before bed. ...Read more

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Is there a home remedy to get rid of colic?

Is there a home remedy to get rid of colic?

Gripe Water: Gripe water is available over the counter, very popular in great britain and available in the usa. This works for many infants. Also check out the book and video, "the best baby on the block." i for got the peds doctor who was the author but that has great tips for soothing a baby. ...Read more

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What are good home remediescan do to get rid of a urinary infection?

What are good home remediescan do to get rid of a urinary infection?

None: You can't get rid of a urinary tract infection without taking an antibiotic to which the infecting bacteria is susceptable. Why try home remedies that don't work? ...Read more

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What is a good home remedy to get rid of acne?

What is a good home remedy to get rid of acne?

Wash hands first: When you come home from outside, clean your hands and face. Sleep well and eat well. Less stress. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the fastest way to get rid of a cold sore at home?

Please help! what is the fastest way to get rid of a cold sore at home?

Cold sores: 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. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...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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What are the quickest ways to get rid of a cold?

What are the quickest ways to get rid of a cold?

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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What are some home remedies to get rid of or prevent spots?

Folk Medicine: Apple cider vinegar has been used in Folk Medicine to lighten age spots. I don't know the effectiveness. ...Read more

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Which is the quickest home remedy that you know of to get rid of a cold?

Which is the quickest home remedy that you know of to get rid of a cold?

Symptom relief: 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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At home remedies that help get rid of a cold sore overnight?

None that I know of.: 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). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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What are the natural home remedies for getting rid of a cold?

Home remedies: 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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What can I do to get rid of hives with home remedies?

What can I do to get rid of hives with home remedies?

See a dermatologist: There are no home remedies for hives. There are several kinds of hives. You need to first define the condition. Most people who experience hives daily for 6 weeks have chronic urticaria which is not an allergy. Do you take Aspirin or any meds? Antihistamines such as zyrtec (cetirizine) (get the generic) may be used at double or triple dose to control it. It is likely to persist for months to years. See if yo. ...Read more

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