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Pseud Severe Cold Medication
Homeopathic therapy: While there is no cure for the common cold, many things you can do can reduce it's severity. Drinking plenty of fluids, steam inhalation & gentle gargling can make your throat feel better. There is some evidence for supplemental zinc therapy, and many believe that vitamin c can help as well, but high doses pass right through your body, so 500mg 4x/day should be sufficient, as well as 220mg zinc. ...Read more
How can I fight severe cold without having to rest in bed? I've got lots of work and can't rest much
Asking 4 impossible: Are you really asking physicians for permission to not rest and heal when you are ill? The definition of 'rest' in the dictionary means to not work. If you are ill you will not heal well if you do not rest. ...Read more
I have a one year old baby and he is suffering from very severe cold these days please suggest me something what should I do?
See his pediatrician: See your pediatrician and he will treat the sym[toms and evaluate the baby. ...Read more
Extreme cold: Get rest, drink plenty of fluids, for fever take ibuprofen/advil/motrin, for congestion take decongestant like sudafed, tylenol (acetaminophen) cold or nyquil day/night. For thick nasal mucous or thick phlegm use Mucinex or Robitussin (mucolytic). If the nasal mucous turns yellow/green or if you develop headaches, very high fevers or other worrisome symptoms seek treatment with a local primary care doctor or ent. ...Read more
Particularly severe: Not all cold viruses are alike. A particularly virulent one can make your recovery more difficult. ...Read more
I believe that: Clavam is the veterinarian name for the antibiotic amoxicillan/ clavulonic acid (brand Augmentin). Not sure what Montek-LC is, but unless evaluated by a physician DO NOT take antibiotics capriciously as they will not be helpful for a viral infection and could actually be dangerous, The lower veterinarian dose may not be therapeutic and only serve to promote further resistance in time. ...Read more
Your pharmacist: Can help u choose an over the counter medicine. ...Read more
Inflammation: When one has a viral upper respiratory infection, the mucous membranes within the nasal cavities become swollen. The olfactory (smell) nerve comes from the brain and enters the nose through the cribriform plate. The nerve endings detect the odorants that are inhaled through the nose. The swelling associated with a cold prevents smells from being sensed. Taste is impaired without sense of smell. ...Read more
Call your: Dr..... Withour more detail I an not provide more, however with what you did provide I would suggest you call your dr or be seen in an ed. ...Read more
Coated tongue?: Oral yeast infection (thrush) is not a likely consequence of a common cold, even a severe one. If you have a white coated tongue, it probably isn't thrush. Coated tongue is different and extremely common with almost any medical problem, including colds, changes in nutrition, and other causes. Not a worry; it will clear up on its own. But see your doctor if you remain concerned. ...Read more
Not a good plan: Amphetamines do have some bronchodilation effect, but there are safer medications if this is needed. If you've been prescribed such medications for adhd, etc, you would be using them anyway -- but not specifically to bronchodilate in a cold. If you're using amphetamines that have not been prescribed for you, it's dangerous to your health and illegal too. ...Read more
Suffering from severe cold. ..Cold is there more than 2weeks. Whether it make severe impact to my lungs and chest?
My 15/months baby has severe cold n cough. Can I give kiwi fruit? Can u suggest some more fruits to include in his diet? Is kiwi fruit advisable?
I have a pretty severe cold and now when I take a deep breath in the is a sudden pain on my upper back on just the right side. Should I be worried?
Right side pleuritis: Is probably what you have but it could be also pneumonia too. You need a chest x-ray and exam. Call your doctor. If you can not get a hold of your doctor go to an urgent care center. In the mean time you can take advil (ibuprofen) or naproxene or motrin for the pain if it bothers you a lot. ...Read more
Should be ok: Theraflu usually contains phenylephrine which has a short half life. Could use saudafed which has a long half life. A word of caution though as decongestants can increase your heart rate and blood pressure so consult your doctor if u think u may have a heart condition or glaucoma ...Read more
Adderall nyquil: Probably but read the label on the NyQuil and follow their suggestions. But better to call your Dr. Office. You don't want to have a stroke is my guess. ...Read more
Hello so if I have asthma I shouldn't take Theraflu Expressmax severe cold & cough at all or is it okay?
I am suffering frm severe cold cough my senses like smelling, hearing and taste r almost lost, I am taking amoxicillin but no use what should I do?
Respiratory Illness: Not uncommon to have your senses of taste, smell, and hearing be altered when you have an infection. Takes time for the antibiotics to work and sometimes it is actually a virus causing the symptoms so the antibiotics don't really help with that. Over the counter decongestants may help but really the best medicine for the senses/ symptoms is time. ...Read more
Sure: Cold will not interfere with the TB skin test result. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor: Extreme caution must be exercised when combining any medication with opiate analgesics such as Percocet. The risk includes sedation and respiratory suppression. Always talk to your doctor before adding medications together. Your doctor can advise you on the risks, benefits, side effects and significant drug interactions of your medicine. Please be safe! ...Read more
Yes these: Medications should not interfere with each other's function in your body. Amoxicillin is also non-sedating while Nyquil usually has some sedative effect. So amoxicillin should not increase the effect of sedation. I am assuming you were prescribed both medications by a healthcare provider and not self-medicating. Either way it should be okay as long as you are not allergic to either of these. ...Read more
A few days later, I got severe cold and flu, after I treat it for like 4 days, why did I get dry cough?
You do get cough with flu which can last for more than 4 days. Flu and cold can also lead to bronchitis in some people and usually it is self limiting. Rarely it can lead to secondary bacterial infection causing pneumonia and that requires antibiotics.
If cough persists consult your doctor. ...Read more
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