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What is the quickest cure for a sore throat?

What is the quickest cure for a sore throat?

Symptom treatment: Most sore throats are due to a virus. That means the best way to deal with it is by treating your symptoms. Drinking lots of liquids will help to sooth and moisturize your throat and wash out the virus. Some people find hot liquids more comforting. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen often help and so does extra rest. Antibiotics are of no benefit, unless your sore throat is due to strep. Then the are a must. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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What is the best OTC medicine for a cold sore?

What is the best OTC medicine for a cold sore?

Cold sores: Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a sore throat?

What is the best way to cure a sore throat?

Sore Throat: For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey & a small amt of lemon juice helps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to home cure a cold sore?

What is the best way to home cure a cold sore?

Options.: Applying ice can help. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for colds?

What is the best remedy for colds?

Meds for symptoms: Medicines that relieve symptoms: lozenges for sore throat, decongestants for congestion, and cough medicine for cough. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for a cold in general?

What is the best remedy for a cold in general?

Rest and fluids: Get some rest, take fluids, take precautions to avoid spreading it to others; take tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have fever; you may take over the counter medications if these help with the symptoms but do not expect any of these or other treatments to shorten the duration of illness. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for sore joints?

What is the best remedy for sore joints?

Heat.: A warm soak, hot compresses, or a paraffin bath (not too hot - keep it 110 degrees or less) can improve discomfort and stiffness in joints without any systemic side effects. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a bed sore?

What is the best treatment for a bed sore?

Pressure relief: Followed by good wound care with surgical cleansing or debridement, dressings, nutrition, and hygiene with antibiotics only of necessary. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for a sore throat and dry cough?

What is the best cure for a sore throat and dry cough?

ST: Fluids, lozenges. Not smoking. Treat the possibles cause (i.E, allergies, cold, reflux, excessive screaming, avoid dust & dry air), dental problems. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a cold sore?

Valtrex (valacyclovir): Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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What is the cure for a common cold?

What is the cure for a common cold?

NO CURE: Cold is caused by a virus and the body's natural immune system will that care of it. There is no medicine that can prevent or cure a cold at this time. ...Read more

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What is the cure for colds?

What is the cure for colds?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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What's the best cure for a sore throat?

What's the best cure for a sore throat?

It May Vary: The best cure for a sore throat will depend upon the etiology or what caused the sore throat as well as what symptoms you are experiencing as sore throats may have multiple causes. Your primary physician can provide you with a solution after evaluating you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a hoarse throat?

What is the best treatment for a hoarse throat?

Voice rest: And salt water gargles and rest.If this is not a result of cheering for your team then it may be the start of a viral sore throat.Back to answer # 1:voice rest, warm saline gargles and personal rest.I'd also advise chicken noodle soup as well.If mom can prepare it you'll recover faster. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a sore throat?

What is a good way to cure a sore throat?

Sore Throat: Rest, hydrate well with water & stay far, far away from cigarette smoke. You can keep mucosa moist with a humidifier. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Slippery elm bark lozenges are another option. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. ...Read more

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What is the best and quickest relief for cold sores?

What is the best and quickest relief for cold sores?

Your doctor can: prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for a cold?

What is the best medicine for a cold?

Initial Cold Therapy: Most upper respiratory infections have a viral etiology. The symptoms should be treated with antipyretics (i.e., tylenol), additional rest, and copious fluid (water) consumptions per day. The symptoms usually resolve within 7-10 days. If they do not, or a fever ensues, you should seek the evaluation of your family physician/ internal medicine physician asap. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more