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How can I make my cold go away faster?

How can I make my cold go away faster?

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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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more


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How do I make a cold sore go away overnight?

How do I make a cold sore go away overnight?

Difficult: There is no overnight cure for cold sores. You can reduce the length of outbreak by early use of prescription antiviral medications as well as topical creams. Discuss treatment / prevention options with your doctor. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my the flu go away?

How fast can I make my the flu go away?

Mild Med Effect: If you have true influenza, antiviral drugs such as tamiflu (oseltamivir) may, if taken in the first day or two of the onset may shorten the course a few days at best. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my influenza go away?

How fast can I make my influenza go away?

Antiviral: In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! ...Read more

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How to make fever blister after bad cold go away?

How to make fever blister after bad cold go away?

Resolve quicker: 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 with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How fast can I make my eye swelling go away?

How fast can I make my eye swelling go away?

Depends: Eye swelling can be caused by focal infection, angioedema, systemic salt imbalance, heart and kidney failure, secondary to some drugs used to treat other illnesses and thyroid disease (to name a few). The speed of disappearance of the swelling depends upon which of these you have. You should consult with your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my wheezing go away?

How fast can I make my wheezing go away?

Couple of minutes: Albuterol should start working in seconds and give virtually complete relief in 10 minutes. When it doesn't i expect my patients to promptly contact me. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my swollen leg go away?

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How fast can I make my swollen leg go away?

I agree: It completely depends on the cause. As dr. Isobe said, compression stockings can be very helpful. Short stretch compression wrapping can help even more but you and your doctor have to figure out why you have the swelling first.. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my sinusitis go away?

How fast can I make my sinusitis go away?

Depends: Sinusitis is sometimes an unclear diagnosis, so first i would have to know more about your symptoms. If you have a cold-like symptoms such as runny nose, fever, headache, postnasal drip that have persisted for more than 7 to 10 days, you may have sinusitis. Many get better without treatment, but if symptoms are bad, antibiotics may help relieve symptoms faster. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my contusion go away?

Naturally: A contusion will heal on its and on its own time. Intervention is likely to make matters worse. Right after the contusion occurred an ice pack for the first four hour or so may have lessened the severity of the contusion. After that moderate heat may facilitate clearance. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my blepharitis go away?

How fast can I make my blepharitis go away?

Controllable: Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the lids somewhat related to dandruff in the scalp. It causes itching, crusting and redness of the lid skin and swelling in severe cases. It is almost never sight threatening. The usual treatment is cleaning, warm soaks and topical antibiotic + steroid combination creams and medications. Response is variable; recurrence is common. Be patient. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my altitude illness go away?

How fast can I make my altitude illness go away?

Lower altitude: High altitude illness is a serious issue and I am not sure i understand what you mean by altitude illness. The treatment for high altitude sickness is evacuation to a lower altitude, diuretic and oxygen. ...Read more

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How long do a cold sore take to go away?

How long do a cold sore take to go away?

Varies: It can go away very quickly if treated appropriately, however if it's picked at too much it can leave irritation that may stick around for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my pneumothorax go away?

How fast can I make my pneumothorax go away?

Rest!: A lung can take weeks to fully recover from a pneumothorax, depending on the cause, extent, and treatment of it. The primary goal is to 'reinflate' the lung and prevent air from again leaking into the pleural space. This will require rest, and regardless of the severity, caution: having had a pneumothorax increases the likelihood of developing another later in life. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my myocarditis go away?

How fast can I make my myocarditis go away?

Depends: See my prior responses on myocarditis. Depends upon the cause and whether or not the primary etiologic agent is treatable or you are just managing symptoms. ...Read more

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What should I do to make a cold sore on lip go away?

What should I do to make a cold sore on lip go away?

Apply ice: 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). ...Read more