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Doctor insights on: Should I Take Methotrexate If I Have Head Cold

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Is there a way to prevent or cope w/ "buzzed" feeling in head from weekly methotrexate dose? Currently taking on tues & want to switch to weekend.

Is there a way to prevent or cope w/  "buzzed" feeling in head from weekly methotrexate dose? Currently taking on tues & want to switch to weekend.

Not common side efct: That is not a common side effect in my experience with Methotrexate but there are a variety of possible side effects.Most of the side effects of Methotrexate improve over time in most patients so it may improve over time.Taking the Methotrexate on the weekend is a good idea since many of the common side effects such as fatigue or nausea won't interfere with going to work or school.Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Child has a wart/mole on her head she keeps picking at it but it always grows back is this concerning? She is on remicade (infliximab) and methotrexate for JRA

Child has a wart/mole on her head she keeps picking at it but it always grows back  is this concerning? She is on remicade (infliximab) and methotrexate for JRA

Ask rheumatologist: This could be a nodule related to the JRA. There are other possibilities also. See your rheumatologist and ask if it needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Been on methotrexate x 2 years for undifferentiated connective tissue disease.Now having head pressure,blurred vision, & dizziness when move head.

Been on methotrexate x 2 years for undifferentiated connective tissue disease.Now having head pressure,blurred vision, & dizziness when move head.

Call YOUR doctor for: immediate evaluation if you are experiencing side effects of the medications or reaction to medicine, so they can help relieve it! ...Read more

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I never have had allergies and I do not know if I currently have a head cold or if I have allergies? What should I take? Just moved to NorCal

I never have had allergies and I do not know if I currently have a head cold or if I have allergies? What should I take?  Just moved to NorCal

Universal treatment: Treating The symptoms will help you which ever one it is. You need to take oral decongestant like Sudafed or phenylephrine which is found in many medications like Coricidin D. If you feel it might be allergy you could use an allergy medication like Zyrtec. A saline nasal spray would make the nose feel better. If it is a cold it will clear soon if allergy it may stay around until allergen is gone. ...Read more

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How long does a head cold take to clear ?

How long does a head cold take to clear ?

Minimum: 7-10 days, assuming that this is a viral cold. ...Read more

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How long does a head cold take to clear have it since yesterday ?

How long does a head cold take to clear have it since yesterday ?

7-10 days: A viral infection of the upper respiratory tract in a normal person with a normal immune system lasts for about 7 to 10 days. Zicam, or a decongestant, plenty of fluids may help. No antibiotics. ...Read more

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I'm 13 weeks pregnant with a bad head cold. Are there any medicines that are safe for me to take?

Decongestant: Limited use of a decongestant like Sudafed is relatively safe. Tylenol (acetaminophen) (OTC: over the counter) can also be used fo residual headaches. If symptoms are more allergy related, use of Zyrtec or Claritin is also reasonable. ...Read more

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