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Is it okay to take expired cold medicine? (6 months)

No.: Expiration dates are established to drugs in order to "guarantee" the effectiveness of the same. Depending on the medicine, it can do nothing or it could work as an exception but there is no way that a doctor can okay the use of it. ...Read more

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Also, why don't you take a cold shower for a sunburn?

Also, why don't you take a cold shower for a sunburn?

You can take a: Cold shower for a sunburn. Thecoldwater is soothing and helps ease the pain from the sunburn. ...Read more

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Why is it that when men are horny, people tell them to go take a cold shower?

Why is it that when men are horny, people tell them to go take a cold shower?

Cold shrinks penis: Cold decreases blood flow which could sabotage erectile function, besides a really cold shower will turn you blue and scare away any potential partner! ...Read more

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Is it harmful in any way to take a cold shower ~5 times a week? (i turn the water as cold as it can go for 2 min, then take 2 min hot.)

Is it harmful in any way to take a cold shower ~5 times a week? (i turn the water as cold as it can go for 2 min, then take 2 min hot.)

I don't think so: Extreme cold showers for 2 minutes are probably not harmful, however, going from very cold to very hot may cause your body some shock. However, I am sure there are folks out there that will justify literally any practice they follow. I am not sure why you are shocking your body this way, but it seems like the benefit of it from the medical standpoint is minuscule. ...Read more

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If I've already taken my methotrexate for the week, is it ok to take a cold medication? If so, what is safe to use?

If I've already taken my methotrexate for the week, is it ok to take a cold medication? If so, what is safe to use?

Methotrexate: You may take cold medicine with methotrexate. One medicine not to use echinacea but most others are ok. ...Read more

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Hey, I was just wondering, I Have a fever and I feel really uncomfortable and hot, therefore should I take a cold shower to lower the body's temperatu?

Hey, I was just wondering, I Have a fever and I feel really uncomfortable and hot, therefore should I take a cold shower to lower the body's temperatu?

Take acetaminophen: Easier to take a Tylenol or generic name acetaminophen. It will keep the fever down for 4-6 hours A shower feels good but messier and won't last 4-6 hours. Suggest a ice pack to head for a few minutes if you need a cold sensation. But this gets drippy too. Try to get to a Doctor to find out where the infection is coming from that is causing the fever. ...Read more

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Ca you take musinex cold and sinus with high blood presure?

Ca you take musinex cold and sinus with high blood presure?

Yes: Read labels, 2 avoid any Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) like contents in what u take without ur md's ok. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a cold shower 5 minutes after a workout and why?

Is it ok to take a cold shower 5 minutes after a workout and why?

Cold Shower: I don't see any reason that you can't take a cold shower especially if you are 21 years old. After I run with my dogs we both head to the wine cellar where it is 55 degrees. I usually wait about 30 minutes to cool down after a run before showering as I find that I am still sweating if I take a shower right away. ...Read more

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Can I take homeopathic cold syrup (Boiron) while on dilantin?

Can I take homeopathic cold syrup (Boiron) while on dilantin?

Yes: You certainly can, because Dilantin and Boirin = Dilantin and nothing. You’re throwing away your money. Homeopathic remedies are nothing but very expensive water. Homeopathy is 100% quackery. And don’t be duped by any crackpot homeopath who claims that homeopathic remedies are better because they have no side effects. A drug that has no SIDE effects
almost certainly has no EFFECTS either. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take my cold sore to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will it take my cold sore to heal?

Burning and pain: A cold sore is caused by a common virus-herpes simplex. They begin as a burning sensation in the lip area and this is followed by the formation of a blister. The blister ruptures and leaves a painful ulceration that then crusts over and heals within 10-14 days. There are some topical agents that can speed healing or abort the formation of the blister if caught early. ...Read more

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Hi, I currently am taking the generic of Aromisin. Can I take Nyquil Cold and Flu with it?

Hi, I currently am taking the generic of Aromisin. Can I take Nyquil Cold and Flu with it?

Aromasin& Nyquil: Nyquil contains acetaminophen, dextromethorphan and doxylamine. It should not intefere with Aromasin
F? u and call you doc this AM to confirm

see http://www. Drugs. Com/drug-interactions/exemestane. Html ...Read more

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Hi, I am taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg. What OTC medicine is safe to take for cold/cough?

Hi, I am taking Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg. What OTC medicine is safe to take for cold/cough?

Chicken Soup ; Other: No kidding--chicken soup has been proven effective for colds. As for otc medications they are usually no problem--however--be aware any mix of medications can have unexpected reactions. So follow label directions and be extra cautious to start. ...Read more

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Can a preganant woman take any cold meds in first trimester?

Can a preganant woman take any cold meds in first trimester?

Consult your doctor: The first trimester is very sensitive and critical even to most otc meds.
Consult your doctor first.. ...Read more

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Can you take Advil cold and sinus plus with biaxin (clarithromycin) xl?

Can you take Advil cold and sinus plus with biaxin (clarithromycin) xl?

Should be ok to do: It should be ok to take the advil cold medication and the biaxin (clarithromycin) antibiotic together, if one has no problems when taking the medications separately. ...Read more

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Can I take OTC cold medicine while on abuterol and singulair (montelukast)?

Can I take OTC cold medicine while on abuterol and singulair (montelukast)?

Probably: Most OTC cold medicines will not interact. I would recommend and anti-histamine, pseudofed, or aftin nasal spray. ...Read more

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Can hubby take Zicam cold remedy plus without it affecting his blood pressure?

Can hubby take Zicam cold remedy plus without it affecting his blood pressure?

Won't do anything: Zicam shouldn't cause an effect on blood pressure, but probably wouldn't have an effect on his cold either. Their claims are questionable for this homeopathic product with a very dilute content of zinc. ...Read more

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Why would it be that after take a cold shower, I fall sick (phlegm, cough, flu etc)?

Why would it be that after take a cold shower, I fall sick (phlegm, cough, flu etc)?

May be: May be you lungs shiver too, pl take only hot shower cleans you better and no falling sick and cough common sense. ...Read more

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I am having back surgery in 6 days and I may be getting sick. Is it safe to take this cold medication, before surgery?

I am having back surgery in 6 days and I may be getting sick. Is it safe to take this cold medication, before surgery?

Yes but tell surgeon: Best not to be sick prior to any surgery especially spine surgery. Best if you have a cold to postpone surgery. Speak to your surgeon and the day of surgery the anesthesiologist may advise you to delay surgery till you are healthy. ...Read more

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I took 2. 5mg of Xanax about 30 mins apart. The first one Was 1 hour ago and 2nd was 20 minutes ago. Can I take NyQuil cold and flu in about 45 mins?

I took 2. 5mg of Xanax about 30 mins apart. The first one Was 1 hour ago and 2nd was 20 minutes ago. Can I take NyQuil cold and flu in about 45 mins?

Nyquil c interaction: There are a number of different types of Vicks Nyquil Cold and Flu preparations. I checked possible interactions for the "severe cold and flu " type. Moderate interactions are possible. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=54-16419, 133-54. I encourage you to check on Drugs Com interaction checker if you are on one of the "nighttime" formulations. ...Read more

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Can I take Hyland's Cold'n Cough? I'm 9 weeks pregnant.

Can I take Hyland's Cold'n Cough? I'm 9 weeks pregnant.

YES: Unlike most medicines and herbs, which tend to have questionable or unproven safety in pregnancy, homeopathic medicines are very safe to take during pregnancy. You might also want to take Vitamin C 500 mg 4x/day and zinc acetate lozenges 3x/day.
If the Cold'n Cough does not help you might want to try an individualized remedy. See http://homeopathyplus. Com/coughs-and-how-to-treat-them/ ...Read more