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Theraflu Daytime Severe Cold Medication
I have a severe cold and still breastfeeding my 17 months old som. Is it safe to take theraflu cold night and daytime hot powder drink?
Some of the....: .....Ingredients in theraflu come through in breast milk. As with all drugs taken while breast feeding, only use them if you absolutely need them. The benefits need to outweigh the risks. And it's never a bad idea to discuss it with your doctor. ...Read more
Hello so if I have asthma I shouldn't take Theraflu Expressmax severe cold & cough at all or is it okay?
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
I've been taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) severe cold and I accidently took it a hour early with my 3rd dose. Ill be taken theraflu nighttime later on. Is that safe?
Can I take Tessalon Perles (benzonatate) and theraflu nighttime severe cold/cough? They have different active ingredients but both have cough suppressant.
Both work well for c:
Both drugs work differently but can be used together.
Tessalon can cause hallucinations so be careful with dosage.
Lots of fluids and bed rest will do more for your symptoms
Hope you are not a smoker. ...Read more
Can I take theraflu severe cold and cough with bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and cephelaxin?
Unusual treatment: You can take these medications together safely. However, colds are not due to bacteria and don't improve with antibiotics. And even if it's bacterial, it's unusual to be treated with both cephalexin and bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Were they prescribed or are you treating yourself? Contact your doctor and follow her advice. ...Read more
I'm taking amoxicillin for a sinus infection but I have a bad cough and some slight body aches can I take theraflu express max severe cold and cough n?
Mgt: For an adult patient it would be alright. Often, nasal saline relieves congestion just as well. ...Read more
Please keep in mind that taking medications that cause drowsiness, such as Theraflu, while taking Lexapro (escitalopram) can exacerbate the drowsiness and impair one's ability to execute functions such as driving or operating machinery. Recommending discussing with your doctor first and getting clearance. Hope this is helpful.
All the best. ...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
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
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
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
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