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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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Common Cold (Definition)

An 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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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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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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I have a head cold and am 26 weeks pregnant. What can I do to help myself get rid of it?

I have a head cold and am 26 weeks pregnant. What can I do to help myself get rid of it?

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 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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Just got done dealing with a 24 hour head cold/sinus inffection have a little bit of post nasal drip and a very small cough. How do I get rid of it?

Just got done dealing with a 24 hour head cold/sinus inffection have a little bit of post nasal drip and a very small cough. How do I get rid of it?

Good: That you are getting over your upper respiratory tract infection, the residual post nasal drip and cough can be dealt with by keeping the saline nasal wash, and keeping your upper airways clear, hydrate yourself well, you can use OTC mild cough remedy as needed to help you through, such as plain dextromethorphan, goodluck, ...Read more

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What is a quick way to get rid of a common cold with a sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and head/body aches?

Viral URI: Stay in bed, drink lots of fluids (chicken soup is said to be good), take otc products to relieve symptoms and time and patience will be rewarded with your improvement. Not much else will work. ...Read more

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Quickest way to get rid of common cold and running nose ?

Quickest way to get rid of common cold  and running nose ?

Try otc: meds containing pseudoephedrine and neosynephrine nasal spray for relief of nasal discharge. Common cold is caused by any number of viruses, so there is no medicine that can cure. You need to try to minimize your symptoms until your body's immune system rids the virus. ...Read more

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What's the fastes way to get rid of the common cold?

What's the fastes way to get rid of the common cold?

Sx control: 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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How to get rid of the common cold with ricola?

How to get rid of the common cold with ricola?

Won't help: Ricola, a popular swiss cough drop can be helpful sometimes to alleviate the sore throat that comes with a cold. It will not treat any symptoms besides a sore throat and maybe a cough to some extent. There are other meds which are better at treating the symptoms of stuffy nose (see related questions) and cough. Nothing can get rid of the cold itself any faster- your body will do that. ...Read more

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School in session so how to get rid of a common cold?

See below: The only thing that cures a cold is time. Most colds last up to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm miserable. Please tell me how to get rid of common cold?

I'm miserable. Please tell me how to get rid of common cold?

Don't fight-- rest!: Common colds are inevitable and most people get a few every year. Despite multiple attempts to find a good prevention, none of the many over the counter remedies really do much to prevent them. Handwashing and avoiding those who are sick helps though. Once you have a cold treat the symptoms to make yourself as comfy as possible and rest and take care of your self. You will get better in 5-7 days. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a common cold without having to see doctors?

Body will do it 4 u: The common cold is caused by respiratory viruses - even if you see a doctor, they can't do anything to get rid of it. You body's immune system will take care of the infection. All that one can really do is to provide symptomatic relief ( e.g. Acetaminophen for pain/ fever, Guaifenesin for cough/ congestion). ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a common cold without going to the doctors?

Manage symptoms: Saline nasal rinse, sudafed, hydrate, afrin 3 days on 3 days off, vitamin c, zinc lozenges, tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, humidifier during sleep, sleep with head elevated 30degrees, echinacea, honey, lemon tea. Avoid antihistamines unless this is an allergy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if the body can rid of a lot of certain germs and other stuff like the common cold, why can't it get rid of other stuff?

Immune system: The body possesses an immune system that consists of cells that can eradicate most viruses as the common cold and even certain bacteria. However, your question is so non-specific when you say "other stuff"that we cannot address that. Let us know what you mean by other stuff. ...Read more

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What will help to get rid of the common cold?

Symptom relief: 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 to do if I have a common cold how to get rid of it?

What to do if I have a common cold how to get rid of it?

You can't: You have to wait it out while treating the symptoms. ...Read more

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What do experts consider effective ways to get rid of the common cold?

What do experts consider effective ways to get rid of the common cold?

Rest and hydration: While not very satisfying, the old fashion advice of drink a lot of fluids and get enough rest is probably the best we have. Dietary supplements have been studied and the data is conflicting. Zinc supplementation may help as may vitamin c - however, neither has enough data for me to fully endorse them as helpful. ...Read more

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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

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Is there a good way to get rid of/quell a common cold and bad throat in 24 hours?

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! get medical >. ...Read more

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I have a common cold and i'm on pantoprazole magnesium 40mg. Can i drink some cough syrup to get rid of my cold, while i'm on the pill?

I have a common cold and i'm on pantoprazole magnesium 40mg. Can i drink some cough syrup to get rid of my cold, while i'm on the pill?

BCPills: Check with your friendly pharmacist and they can access all drug interactions on their computer. Don't know what is in the cold syrup you have chosen, but most are going to be benign and should not interfere with the effectiveness of your bcps (but this says that you are a man?). If you are concerned about the pantoprazole, do not worry. You will be fine. ...Read more

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Hello, i took a diet pill now im feeln vry anxious n head is hot,my body is cold,whats d best way to get rid of this feelin or flush out d medication?

Hello, i took a diet pill now im feeln vry anxious n head is hot,my body is cold,whats d best way to get rid of this feelin or flush out d medication?

Don't take any more: Many diet pills are full of stimulants like caffeine (in an attempt to increase your metabolism) such that you end up feeling anxious. Others are full of laxatives to make you poop more than usual. However, none of the diet pills that are dietary supplements really work (you'll see FDA warning label). This is different from OTC medications which are approved for weight loss eg Alli ...Read more

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Was flying 2 days ago with minor cold, ears are still congested right now along with rest of head. How can I get rid of the plugged ears from decent?

Was flying 2 days ago with minor cold, ears are still congested right now along with rest of head. How can I get rid of the plugged ears from decent?

OTC Decongestants: Otc decogestants may help if you can take these and have no medical contraindications. The valsalva maneuvers may also help. If you are not better go see yoyur physician. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to prevent yourself from getting a head cold?

Is there anyway to prevent yourself from getting a head cold?

A few practical item: Handwashing is the best method. Avoid ill contacts. Don't put your hand in your mouth or eyes. ...Read more

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How do you prevent a head cold that's starting to make you feel ill and dizzy?

How do you prevent a head cold that's starting to make you feel ill and dizzy?

You can't: You can't PREVENT a head cold and "prevent" is the wrong word because you already have the cold. All you can do is treat the symptoms. If you can't find anything over the counter that works, see a doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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I have continuous blocked nose and head cold symptoms every month any advice on how to prevent them comin?

I have continuous blocked nose and head cold symptoms every month any advice on how to prevent them comin?

Probable allergy: Colds or viral infections are intermittent and last 5 to 7 days. Almost always continous blockage is due to allergy and treatment is more likely nasal sprays or antihistamines,,, a one sided blockage is more likely a deviated nasal septum ...Read more

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