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Is Aspirin Effective For Fighting Colds And Flu
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?
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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severe pain in lower rt back side of head. Worse when i bend or sometimes stand. Getting over flu. Aspirin not helping.
See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
I'm 16 weeks pregnant and took very very little alka seltzer cold & flu severe,( does not have asprin) can anything happen to my baby?
No: Your digestive system took care of it. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
See below: Be well nourished, well hydrated and well rested. ...Read more
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