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How to treat a cold?

How to treat a cold?

Cold treatment: for adult or teenage if you decide to try non prescription medicines it is important to follow the instructions and not to combine medicines as you may take too much of one of the components.. Ask the pharmacist for advise if you have heart or other medical condition seek medical attention if you have fever, chills, difficulty breathing, chest pain, lost appetite or cough lasting more that 10 day ...Read more

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Methotrexate (Definition)

Methotrexate was originally used in the early 1950's as a treatment for cancer but was also found to be effective in many other diseases including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis. It has anti inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties which make it an excellent first line therapy for RA ...Read more


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How to treat a cold, i'm already on lithium?

How to treat a cold, i'm already on lithium?

Cold tips: 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 causes a fungus infection on a child's head, and what can be used to treat it?

What causes a fungus infection on a child's head, and what can be used to treat it?

Oral medicine: Tinea capitis is the name of the most common fungal infection that children get on the scalp. A common way to get it is by close contact with another person, and especially sharing hairbrushes, barettes, hair rollers, hats, etc. There is also a form that is transmitted by pets (cats and dogs.) it is treated by taking an oral prescription medicine (pills or liquid) for up to 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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How do u treat a very old cough which is prone to cold?

How do u treat a very old cough which is prone to cold?

Cough causes: There are a lot of causes of cough that can range from asthma, lung disease, pneumonia to reflux. Two of the more common causes which cause dry non-productive coughing are laryngopharyngeal reflux (reflux to your voice box, essentially) and ace-inhibitor cough (cough from blood pressure medicine, like lisinopril). Could also be from allergies. Each of these has specific forms of treatment. ...Read more

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How can I treat a heat rash?

How can I treat a heat rash?

Cool and dry: Try any of the various powders like gold bond or cornstarch to keep everything cool and dry. ...Read more

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How to cure a cold?

How to cure a cold?

Chicken soup: Without treatment your cold will last a week, and with treatment it will only last 7 days :-). But there is some evidence that chicken soup, zinc, and rest can help. ...Read more

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How to treat a swollen finger?

How to treat a swollen finger?

Swelling: Can be due to trauma infection inflammation gout arthritis etc the first thing is the term in the cars and then treatment becomes apparent ice is good in general as are nsaids trauma needs perhaps x-rays to rule out fracture. The extent of swelling and duration are important factors too. A hand surgeon can help ...Read more

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How to cure a cold in 2 days?

How to cure a cold in 2 days?

Immmune boosters: Vit c 2-5 gm/day & vit d 2000 units/day if resp. Symptoms-a few drops of oil of oregano & can smear on your chest wall & nose also. Vicks vaporub vaporisation 2-3 times daily. Do not forget grandma's chicken soup! can drink emergen c, echinacea etc. ...Read more

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What can I take to treat a headache due to a small bump?

What can I take to treat a headache due to a small bump?

OTC Analgesics: Try tylenol (acetaminophen) or one of the over the counter analgesics such as ibuprofen(motirn) or naproxen(aleve). If symptoms don't resolve or if you develop severe nausea, double vision or drowsiness you need to get to an er asap. ...Read more

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How can you treat a rash on a infants neck and what causes it?

How can you treat a rash on a infants neck and what causes it?

Depends on situation: Rashes are quite diverse in their origin & approach to treatment.Without looking at the rash or having you describe it in more detail, it is difficult to reccomend a rx. I would have it looked at if it seems to bother baby. Most infant rashes are transient & many self heal with simple bathing & avoiding aggravating lotions. ...Read more

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How long does a head cold take to clear ?

How long does a head cold take to clear ?

Minimum: 7-10 days, assuming that this is a viral cold. ...Read more

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How can a ear ache due to cold be cured?

How can a ear ache due to cold be cured?

Earache: A cold can cause earache from pressure or from an infection. If caused by an infection it may need to be treated with an antibiotic. If caused by pressure then taking a decongestant, pain reliever, steam inhalation, saline nasal spray helps. ...Read more

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Scab in ear... itchy. How to treat? Also have vertical lines on toenails. How to treat that?

Scab in ear... itchy. How to treat? Also have vertical lines on toenails. How to treat that?

Otitis externa: If you have infection and if it not getting better may need antibiotic drops, if it is secondary to allergy or eczema other forms of dermatitis may need steroid drops ...Read more

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How to treat a heat rash on a penis?

How to treat a heat rash on a penis?

Here are some...: Heat rash usually occurs in the skin folds as intertrigo resulting from "over-heat and over-growth of local fungus", which is usually treated with improving local hygiene with good ventilation, cleansing & drying, judicious use of topical use of anti-fungal + steroid cream like clotrimazole _ hydrocortisone. If not effective in a week, seek evaluation + counseling timely... Best wish... ...Read more

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How can you treat a cold sore?

How can you treat a cold sore?

Wait it out: You can be treated with acyclovir, but just as easy to wait it out for the 7 -10 days these usually last. ...Read more

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How can you treat a cold sore?

How can you treat a cold sore?

Fever blister: 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

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How can I treat a sore arm?

How can I treat  a sore arm?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation is a good rule to apply to any sore extremity. A sling of some type is also helpfull and regular use of an nsaid. If things are not improving in a week get them checked out. ...Read more

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How to treat a sore thoat fast?

Sore Throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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What can I do with a stiff and very sore neck ? Best way to treat it 

What can I do with a stiff and very sore neck ? Best way to treat it 

You have various: Options. Most conservative first is to start with stretching, yoga, massage, warm showers. If these don't work, you can add a combination of Acetaminophen and ibuprophen three times a day with food and water for a few days. There after and if no response, i would consider adding a muscle relaxant such as Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to the regimen. Good luck! ...Read more

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