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I have a very terrible cold, stopped up nose sore throat headaches is there anything I can be prescribed?
Symptoms only: There is no cure for common cold yet and Rx are targeted on symptoms. For headaches, Tylenol (acetaminophen), sore throat-lozenges with honey, anesthetic, or even zinc, nasal congestion-OTC nasal spray (not to be used for more than 5 days). There is suggestion that chicken soup may be helpful. I personally prefer inhaling some warm steam 2x/day. Wash your hands often to avoid transmitting the germ. ...Read more
This may be a : Common cold. For sore throat gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more
I have flowing nose, sore throat n mild fever from 4 days n no medicine is working. What should I do?
Upper respiratory: This sounds a bit like a nasty upper respiratory infection (a cold, if you will). Drink plenty of fluids. Hot tea with honey and lemon is good. Try decongestants or antihistamines for the runny and/or stuffy nose, tylenol (acetaminophen) for the fever, chloroseptic for the throat. If it doesn't start getting better in a couple of days or gets worse, see your doctor to get fully evaluated. ...Read more
An upper respiratory: Infection is likely. Possibly viral or maybe bacterial. If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water gargle w this several times/day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small of lemon — sip. ...Read more
Sounds like...: If these symptoms have been going on just for there days and not severe or worsening over a period of the next week then should be resolved on its own. However, in order to improve quicker plenty of fluids and rest are very important. ...Read more
Had a stuffy nose/sore throat all day. Went to the gym now my nose is red and warm when I touch, stuffy nose too?
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Had a stuffy nose/sore throat all day. Went to the gym now my nose is red and warm when I touch, stuffy nose too? Is this due to a cold?
Virus: Likely another upper respiratory virus. Treat the symptoms, lots of fluids and rest. If it lasts more than 5-6 days or you have fevers greater than 102 get evaluated. Not unusual to get multiple viruses in the winter. Wash your hands after contact with others or use hand sanitizer. More likely when you work in an office or with the public. ...Read more
Minor headache, running nose, blocked nose, sore throat for 24 hours so far what tablets should I take to help?
Cold medications: The symptoms you report could be a viral upper respiratory infection. Acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help with headache and sore throat, as well as any fever. Mucinex-D can help with the nasal congestion and thin mucus to help clear it out. You can also use Afrin (oxymetazoline) nasal spray to help open up the nose, but do not use it for more than 2-3 days (can cause rebound congestion). ...Read more
I've had a stuffed up nose sore throat chest hurts dry cough for four days now. What is wrong? What medicine can I try otc?
Please see yr MD: You are on multiple meds, one is humira, (adalimumab) a biological which interfers with the immune system function and alters the natural immune response, pls visit ur doctor asap. ...Read more
Congested nose, sore throat with burning sensation. Been having it for about 2 days now. When will it subside? What can I do at home to help?
you have a cold: The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel better. Throat lozenges for sore throat, pseudephedrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin-DM for cough and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what I recommend. There is no curative medical treatment but wait 7 days and it will be gone. ...Read more
I EBF my 5mo and I've gotten sick stuffy nose, sore throat, nasty cough, stuffy head is there anything OTC I can take? I know no to decongestants
Symptomatic treatmen: It sounds as though you both have viral upper respiratory infections. The main treatment is to keep the nose clear using saline nasal mist. If there is a fever or not feeling well you could also use some acetaminophen or Tylenol. Respiratory illnesses last 4 to 7 days. Adults can use honey for A cough. ...Read more
My son who is 3 has inherited my allergies. Running nose, sore throat from nasal drip and coughing. What will dry him up so he can breathe again?
Likely infecious: Such as an acute viral or bacterial infection. If your symptoms do not worsen, wait 5-7 days, rest, eat well and drink water adequately. If your symptoms significantly worsen or last beyond 7 days, see a doctor. ...Read more
Cold or flu: If less than 48 hours, and there truly is fever (temp > 100.3) then get to a doctor to get tested/examined to determine whether flu is present. If not, then you have a cold. I'm a big fan of the dayquil(for daytime, duh)/nyquil (for nightime)combination. If worsening, you need to be seen. ...Read more
Rest & Liquids: If you have a virus, which is a common cause of head colds, I'm afraid the best thing is to rest and drink plenty of clear fluids; your body will have to largely fight this off. Acetaminophen can help alleviate some of your discomfort, and warm herbal tea with honey is very soothing for a sore throat. If you have a high fever however, might be good to swing by your dr.'s office. ...Read more