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My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu. Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?

My sebaceous glands are over active. Almost done fighting cold/flu.  Could it be immune system reaction, hormones or simply change in weather. Male 42?

ComplexManyBehaviors: blamed on outer influences &/or internal controls without much understanding; the reason that so many promoted treatments do not work (or not well) despite complexity & expense. The medical disease industry (including those with MDs) only partially understand Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures. Primary control of sebaceous glands is autonomic. Many do better with LCHF foods, study DietDoctor.com ...Read more

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Common Cold (Definition)

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I have a 100.8 temperature & the chills. I feel tired, but otherwise ok, no coughing, etc. Is it ok to take 2 aspirin? Could this be cold/flu?

I have a 100.8 temperature & the chills.  I feel tired, but otherwise ok, no coughing, etc.  Is it ok to take 2 aspirin?  Could this be cold/flu?

Could be flu: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is preferred for fever, but can use whatever you would ordinarily use. Lots of fluids, rest, otc meds to keep symptoms under control. Try not to share it w/others (cover cough / wash hands / etc.). See urgent care / er if frequent vomiting. ...Read more

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Is aspirin safe to give my child to decrease his flu symptoms?

Is aspirin safe to give my child to decrease his flu symptoms?

No: There is a condition called reye syndrome that has been associated with the use of Aspirin by children when treating a viral illness. This syndrom affect the brain and liver and is fatal 20% of the time. It is very rare now as Aspirin use in children has decreased. ...Read more

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If i take daily aspirin (81mg) to prevent blood clots can I get flu shot (afraid of associated reye syndrome) I am 38.

Get Ur flu shot: In the peak period of reye syndrome during the 70's it was found associated with growing kids, generally in mid childhood.When we quit giving Aspirin to kids (birth to 16) the process all but disappeared.You are not in a risk group at 38.I believe in the flu shot.I sent a newborn home with a grandparent in 2009 when her pregnant daughter died of flu at 39 weeks. It would have made a difference. ...Read more

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Does Pheniramine Maleate contains Aspirin or NSAIDS? Got this tea for flu and sore throat I want to make sure I'm not allergic before I take it.

No it doesn't: It is an antihistaminic, first generation, has got more of anticholinergic effects as well and can cause sedation. If you're in doubt, haven't taken this medicine before, don't take it, use an alternative that you know, if no improvement see your doctor ...Read more

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Is ibuprofen (Advil/aleve) okay to take during stomach flu to treat headaches and cramps or will it lead to Reye's disease like aspirin?

Is ibuprofen (Advil/aleve) okay to take during stomach flu to treat headaches and cramps or will it lead to Reye's disease like aspirin?

Okay: It is okay to take ibuprofen or Naproxen while you have the stomach flu, as it will not lead to Reyes syndrome. However, these type of medications (NSAIDs) can further irritate your stomach. I would recommend trying acetaminophen first. ...Read more

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Which are the side effects of flu vaccine in 11 month old baby, he is on warfarin, aspirin and propranolol becouse of aneurysms in coronary arteries?

Which are the side effects of flu vaccine in 11 month old baby, he is on warfarin, aspirin and propranolol becouse of  aneurysms in coronary arteries?

Should be none: There are no specific problems with the flu vaccine in this setting. Obviously a shot in anyone on Coumadin (warfarin) may cause a bit of a bruise at the injection site. ...Read more

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4 days a fever 100.4 to 103.4 no other symptoms...Just tired and aches....Taking asa which relieves aches but fever persits. Had a flu shot in oct.

4 days a fever  100.4 to 103.4 no other symptoms...Just tired and aches....Taking asa which relieves aches but fever persits.  Had a flu shot in oct.

Cannot diagnose: But viral illnesses can present like this. If the fever is not gone within 5-7 days or you develop any new symptoms, see a doctor asap. Without knowing your underlying health status it is impossible to know whether you are at risk of other types of infection, but as said above, if you don't improve soon, get evaluated. If you know an infectious diseases doctor that would be best. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which medicine for my cold/flu is most effective?

Which medicine for my cold/flu is most effective?

No specific meds: Are required. If you have the flu 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! 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 >>. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for colds or flu for seniors?

What is the most effective treatment for colds or flu for seniors?

Flu: If you have the Flu 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! 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. ...Read more

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How exactly does cold and flu medicine work inside the body? When it enters the bloodstream, does it begin fighting the bacteria causing symptoms?

How exactly does cold and flu medicine work inside the body? When it enters the bloodstream, does it begin fighting the bacteria causing symptoms?

Treats symptoms: In general, Cough and cold medicine do not attack bacteria. Most of the time they provide symptomatic relief. For example, Ibuprofen or acetaminophen help with body aches and fever, pseudoephedrine helps with congestion, guaifenesin help loosen up mucus secretions. Antibiotics and antivirals typically attack infectious organisms. Ultimately it's your body that gets rid of the infection. ...Read more

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Will famvr help fight the common cold or flu?

Will famvr help fight the common cold or flu?

Neither.: Famciclovir is used to treat herpes zoster (shingles; a rash that can occur in people who have had chickenpox in the past). It is also used to treat repeat outbreaks of herpes virus cold sores or fever blisters & genital herpes. It doesn't cure herpes infections and may not stop the spread of herpes virus to other people. ...Read more

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Any medicinal herbs that can be used to fight flu and the cold?

Not proven: If you find one that truly works please let me know. Do you really think that in our money conscious society if one had an effective antiviral medication for influenza or the common cold it would not be making a fortune? Herb medicine is generally in the eye of the beholder without any proven value. ...Read more

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