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Is Toothpaste Good For Cold Sore
Yes: A recent study comparing honey to corticosteroids and other topical ( Oranase) , Honey produced faster reduction in size and pain, the resolution of the erythema was faster in the Honey group. Eric T. Stoopler. A Natural Remedy for Canker Sores? Medscape. Oct 16, 2014. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Probably bad. : The vaseline only keeps the area moist which would delay healing and it doesn't kill the virus. Abreva is what would work better for cold sore when you first feel the tingle in the lip area. It keeps the area dry to heal faster. Valtrex (valacyclovir) used at initial onset is good systemically, but best combo with abreva. You can also use laser treatment at initial tingling onset also with your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
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I've sore throat and cold. Is it a good idea to drink cold drinks? Specialty iced ones? Also, having dairy products will be good for throat and cold?
It'll fine...: If it makes you throat feel better go for it. don't worry about it. It is all about symptom and time management. ...Read more
Sore throat: Tylenol or Motrin can be used for the pain and the fever if present. Flonase can help if the sore throat is due to post nasal drip.' Chloroseptic spray can numb up the throat to take the pain away. It is sprayed in the throat every few hours and woks on the surface of the throat and the tonsils. You may also have tonsil stones that get inflamed. Have the ent doctor check it out. ...Read more
May help: I recommend that to a number of my patients, also chloraseptic spray. ...Read more
Coldrex: Coldrex a brand of multi-symptom cold and flu product. Contain paracetamol , an analgesic and antipyretic (it reduces body temperature when you have a fever). Phenylephrine hydrdochloride is a decongestant which unblocks your nose and sinuses.Caffeine is present as a mild stimulant and terpin hydrate isas an expectorant. Ascorbic acid (vitamin c) an added supplement. It treats symptoms only.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, I mean NO: Acyclovir is wonderful in adults. Please consult your pediatrician for dosage. Can we talk? My concern is how in the h did a child get infected? Is there something more serious involved? I worry, do you ? I do hope this was caught innocently, ok?Good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lime juice...: The citric acid in lime juice can sting or burn if you have an open wound in your mouth such as an ulcer or any tear in the mucous membrane which lines your mouth. I wouldn't suggest using it for a sore mouth. It probably wouldn't do any real damage, but it would likely be uncomfortable for awhile. ...Read more
Ginger juice: Better of two choices, though honestly not familiar with is use for sore thoat but is safe, avoid alcohol for any medical problem, it is not a medication. Try honey, warm herbal tea, hot shower, cough drops, salt water gargle, hot chicken soup, honestly home remedies, besides alcohol, are best choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ibuprofen: If we assume you don't have strep, you need to decide if the pain is from an allergy causing post-nasal drip or from a virus. Hot liquids, honey, lozenges, hot compresses to the neck, and pain meds like Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen are all helpful. If yoou get sore throats, especially on awakening or at bedtime, you may have allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None would be best: There is little if any proven value to the use of echinacea in the treatment of infection. Why spend money for something which is not likely to alter the course of your illness? If the sore throat persists, or you have reason to believe it may be bacterial rather than viral, see your family doctor and get treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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