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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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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and 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 to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for cold?

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 the best treatment for a sore/swollen toe?

What is the best treatment for a sore/swollen toe?

Get evaluated : By a podiatrist you need to find out why there is a sore and why it is swollen, is there an infection? If so you am need antibiotics. Is it a fracture? Is it gout? You need to determine the cause which is best done by a podiatrist, . ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for sore nipples?

What is the best treatment for sore nipples?

Sore nipples: If the sore nipples are not because you are nursing your baby. Please seek consultation from a physician who specializes in the treatment of breasts. In rare cases there could be an infection, or very rare a type of breast cancer. Please don't worry, i'm just giving answers if you are not actively breast feeding. If the other notable physicians remedies don't seem to help. Please reconsult. ...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 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 treatment for a viral cough?

What is the best treatment for a viral cough?

Supportive care: Nothing except time cures a viral cough. Rest, fluids, nutrition. You can try over the counter cold remedies. Your doc can prescrive a cough suppressant to help with the cough. 7 - 10 days for resolution of symptoms. ...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

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What is the best treatment for sore calves?

What is the best treatment for sore calves?

See your doctor: You need to visit your doctor for an evaluation to determine whether or not you have infectious sinusitis. If it's infectious, you'll need an antibiotic. If not, other treatments are available. Your doctor will discuss these. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a severe pressure sore?

Wound care specialis: See a wound care specialist or center because pressure sores may require a multi-disciplinary team to enhance nutrition, control contributing systemic or local disease, institute physical therapy, recommend appropriate medical regimens or treatment protocols including possible surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for mouth sores?

What is the best treatment for mouth sores?

Vitamin C: Vitamin c can help as can otc products with topical anesthetics such as benzocaine. ...Read more

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What is the quickest cure for a sore throat?

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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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What is the best treatment for tight throat?

What is the best treatment for tight throat?

See your doctor.: You have to find out what's causing it. You should see your doctor right away because this could signal heart disease. ...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 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 treatment for common cold?

What is the best treatment for common cold?

Symptom relief: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline 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

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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 treatment for a congested nose?

What is the best treatment for a congested nose?

Saline solution: Are very cheap. Apply that on the nose, topically or use a spray mist, dry it with fresh q tips and coat your nostril with aquaphor ointment, vaseline or a & d ointment. May repeat as often as needed. At times you may need allergy med or prescription nose spray if severe. Steaming up the bathroom help loosen up very stuffed up nose especially the little babies. Breathe better after a shower, right? ...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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