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I Have A Cold My Whole Life Now What Can I Do To Finallystop It
No you do not: There is likely to be an explanation for your symptoms, and a lifetime cold is not one of them. ...Read more
Alka Seltzer: This is one of the listed side effects of alka seltzer. It should go away when you stop the medicine. If it does not, see your doctor. ...Read more
Myalgia: Cold or flu can cause musculoskeletal pains called myalgia. Many other things can cause leg pains as well. How are the pulses in your legs? Do you have numbness in your legs? Answers to these questions let us know if you have a blood circulation problem or nerve conduction problem respectively.... Most likely, though, it myalgia from the virus. ...Read more
Yes it is normal: Yes it is normal to feel tired and out of it when you have a cold. ...Read more
I have a cold right now, and someone at work with a cold sneezed by me, can I get sick while I'm sick?
You could but . . .: Chances are, the two of you in the same workplace have the same virus which means that it is much more likely that he caught his cold from you since he's still in the sneezing phase. Colds are passed around mostly by touch - you rub your nose, then touch a door handle or money that someone else then touches. They rub their nose and its in. It's rare to have two different virus infections at once. ...Read more
I have a cold since 2 weeks now and no amelioration even with cold medecine, should I get worried? Lost my sense of taste since 2weeks too
Zinc deficiency: A pediatrican at cleveland clinic reported that administration of supplementary zinc was helpful in treating colds in children. It is also well known that loss of taste is related to zinc deficiency. It should be taken with a well rounded multivitamin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having problems smelling things. I rarely smell things except when i exercise. I used to have a cold almost every time, but that has stopped now?
Acquired anosmia: This has many possible causes, including zinc deficiency (which may be fairly common) and medications. A visit to an ENT physician might be in order. ...Read more
Add some aquaphor: It will protect the skin around your nose from the frequent blowing. Just reapply after you blow your nose if you can remember, your nose will thank you ...Read more
Im on antibotics for strep and now have a cough. If is possible to have a cold in addtion to the strep or what is making me cough.
Throat and 'cold": strept throat only hits the throat, if congested + cough then it i a viral syndrome. It can be very severe but antibiotic will not only not help while it can hurt by causing un-necessary drug resistance. Each wrongful use of ABx can lead to drug-resistance. Cannot use same ABx within 3months if another infection occurs, thus you lose a very precious weapon in your life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain on my lower, right bottom part of my head. Nothing awful just a dull pain. I have a cold right now.. Any relation maybe?
Yes: Headaches are common during illnesses such as colds. You can use a pain reliever for help. If you are not getting over it in 7-10 days, then you should be seen by the doctor. ...Read more
Dx'ed last year B12 deficient, level 169, receiving monthly shots now. Could this cause me to have a cold longer than usual, it's been over 2wks?
Normal BP is 115/75 have a cold took medicine now its 150/99 my BP only gets this high with anxiety what's wrong been like this all day consecutive?
Vasoconstrictor: "Cold" medicines are usually a mix of pain reliever and drying agents. It's this latter drying agent, either ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) or pseudoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) (look on the box for the ingredients) that helps relieve some of the symptoms by shrinking the swollen tissues in the nose, which it does by closing down the blood vessels. This constricting of blood vessels throughout the body will raise blood pressure. ...Read more
I have a cold and stopped taking my Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) over the weekend. After the weekend, the Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) now helps less! is this from a cold or tolerance?
Likely tolerance: If you are taking other meds they may get in the way. Not likely just from a cold except during that cold. ...Read more
I think I have a cold but it is worsening. I now have constant nosebleeds and violent coughs at times.
May be progressing: Sounds like it is worsening. Colds usually are caused by viruses and last a week or two and are self-limited. Yours seems to be taking a turn for the worse and you may be developing a secondary bacterial infection. Go see your doc for further advice. Good luck! ...Read more
I'm taking ciproflaxin for a uti but I have a cold now. Could I take cold medicine while taking the antibiotic?
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