Top
10
Doctor insights on: Treating A Cold

Share
1

1
Why is it recommended to drink lots of fluid when treating a cold?

 Why is it recommended to drink lots of fluid when treating a cold?

Not proven: Although a warm cup of tea especially with honey and lemon are soothing, there is no proof that over-hydration helps your cold. However chicken soup was reported to be beneficial but there is no reason to have a potful of it either. Inhaling warm steam for a few minutes may even be more soothing. ...Read more

2

2
Why is vitamin C helpful for treating a cold?

 Why is vitamin C helpful for treating a cold?

It is not. It has: not been shown to have an effect. zinc does. I would get zinc lozenges or swabs. ...Read more

5

5
Need help treating cold symptoms ?

Need help treating cold symptoms ?

Tips: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti 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. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Help, could u give me steps on treating cold sores?

Help, could u give me steps on treating cold sores?

A volatile solvent: Many times a herpetic (cold sore) lesion can be aborted if caught in the premonition phase (when you feel the burning sensation) by the topical application of a topical solvent such as ether or chloroform. I should be applied topically with a q-tip and sparingly. Dab it with the solvent three or four times and repeat a few hours later. Use a topical anesthetic cream when in the ulcer stage. ...Read more

7

7
Is abreva effective in treating cold sores?

Is abreva effective in treating cold sores?

Somewhat: Cold sores are viral infections ( herpes simplex i ) and do not respond to antibiotics. The Amino Acid lysine, is very effective at reducing the time to heal. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
How effective is abreva at treating cold sores?

Don't know: Don't know about abreva, but a dental laser can be used to shorten the life of the cold sores and may stop them from returning to the same tissue area. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer