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How to stop catching cold again and again?

How to stop catching cold again and again?

Several points: first make sure it is cold and not allergy or asthma or from cigarettes or from other environmental irritant.
Then, the answer is hand washing. ...Read more

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How to stop common cold relapse?

How to stop common cold relapse?

Prevention: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching mouth, nose or eyes with unclean hands. Cough into crock of elbow. Stay away from people who are ill. ...Read more

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I can feel a cold coming on stop in tracks?

I can feel a cold coming on stop in tracks?

See doctor.: If your symptoms represent a bacterial infection, then a course of antibiotic may help to get you feeling better quickly. If this is viral and it's already started, then it's just going to its thing. If this is the flu, it may be early enough for you to start medications to shorten its course. Regardless, as you can see, a doctor should determine that with which you are dealing right now. ...Read more

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How should you stop a cold fast using nyquil?

How should you stop a cold fast using nyquil?

Treats symptoms: Nyquil and other similar drugs are used to treat some of the cold symptoms. They don't stop the cold. ...Read more

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With a cold, what is the best way to stop a cough?

With a cold, what is the best way to stop a cough?

Depends...: If the cough is productive and due to infection, you may not want to suppress it as this is the way of ridding your body of the infection. See you doctor for evaluation to determine whether or not the cough should be treated with cough suppressants or allowed to run its course. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop a common cold from starting?

What can you do to stop a common cold from starting?

Avoidance: Avoid contact with viruses. Wash hands frequently with soap and warm water. Ensure that hands are clean prior to touching eyes, mouth or nose. Avoid people who have upper respiratory infections. ...Read more

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Is it better to stop bottles gradually or cold turkey?

Is it better to stop bottles gradually or cold turkey?

Over time: Some kids don't care if a cup is substituted for a bottle & if they show no preferance the change can be quick. Some develop a attachment to a bottle & for those, cold turkey may be viewed as punnishment for unknown crimes & a reason not to trust caregivers. I put water in bottles after 1yr& put the good stuff in cups. I'm ok with kids using a water bottle for years but most toss it within wks. ...Read more

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How can I stop horrible coughing attacks from a cold, need advice asap?

How can I stop horrible coughing attacks from a cold, need advice asap?

Bronchitis: usually means you have bronchitis. although otc drugs like Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm help, you should see your doctor to listen to your lungs ...Read more

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How long does augmention stay in your body after you stop taking it? Also, during this time can you catch a cold?

How long does augmention stay in your body after you stop taking it? Also, during this time can you catch a cold?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate): A trace of Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) will remain in your body for a few days (less than a week). Side effects like diarrhea usually clear up in 2-3 days after stopping. If you have persistent diarrhea, a seroius complication called pseudomembranous colitis can occur. Go see your doctor. Also, antibiotics do not kill vituses therefore one can get a cold during antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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I had a cold 3 months ago but can't stop coughing and 3 months later I still keep coughing please can someone help!

Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
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I had a cold 3 months ago but can't stop coughing and 3 months later I still keep coughing please can someone help!

Chronic cough: The possible causes includes cough variant asthma, acid reflux and habitual throat clearing and cough. See an ENT doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My child is 4 y if she catch a cold she starts caugh badely and not stop for long time and even waik up most of night due to that caugh please advice?

My child is 4 y if she catch a cold she starts caugh badely and not stop for long time and even waik up most of night due to that caugh please advice?

Possible asthma: Have her checked out for asthma, her viral illnesses may be triggering off her attacks. Have her evaluated by an allergist. ...Read more

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How to stop the cold from getting worse?

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How to stop the cold from getting worse?

Plenty of fluids: Plenty of fluids, rest, chicken soup can shortened the duration of cold which is a viral illness. Not getting enough liquids, rest, nutrition, and proper sleep may make cold worse. Saline nasal lavage may make cold symptoms better. ...Read more

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How to stop recurring cold sores?

Talk to MD: First make sure that you don't have an immune problem. May need oral meds and suppression. ...Read more

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Should you stop hydroxyzine cold turkey?

Should you stop hydroxyzine cold turkey?

hydroxyzine: You can stop it without weaning, but you should consult with your doctor, for whatever reason you were taking it for may recur after stopping it. ...Read more

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How can you stop cold sores from forming?

How can you stop cold sores from forming?

Avoid triggers: if you tend to get cold sores. Triggers for cold sores can include illness, stress, fatigue, becoming physically cold, dry air, UV rays (sun), mouth trauma or one's period.Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Would you like to know the best way to stop cold sores from forming?

Would you like to know the best way to stop cold sores from forming?

Would love to know: Am not sure that anyone knows how to keep cold sores from forming. If you find out, please text me back. Good luck. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's any way to stop having cold sores for good?

Help! need to know if there's any way to stop having cold sores for good?

No: Not generally. Read this: http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/cold-sores-topic-overview.
The virus is in your system for good. Prophylactic oral meds (like zovirax) can be used to prevent outbreaks of genital lesions, but the virus is still present in your body. ...Read more

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My toddler has a cold and won't stop coughing at night. Anything i can do to help him?

My toddler has a cold and won't stop coughing at night. Anything i can do to help him?

Variety of help: Things that can help include steam/humdifier to help clear the sinuses/nose, nasal saline sprays to the nose to help clear out any build-up mucus, as well as medication if the cold is not relenting. Elevating the bed can also help.
If the simple non-medication remedies are not effective, you should see your pediatrician or a specialist for more targeted therapy (antibiotics, lung medication. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from waking up in the middle of the night coughing? I have a head cold.

How can I stop myself from waking up in the middle of the night coughing? I have a head cold.

Cough: There are many helpful OTC medications that are helpful to control cough. Delsym is helpful and can be used twice a day. Medications that contain dextromethorphan also help to suppress the cough. Most Prescription medications contain codeine and could be habit forming and should be used with caution sparingly. ...Read more

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I have been on 5mg of lexapro for a few weeks but would like to stop cold turkey. is this saafe?

I have been on 5mg of lexapro for a few weeks but would like to stop cold turkey. is this saafe?

NO: Why do you want to stop treatment? It would be best to speak with your doctor about any side effects you may have and quite possible explore other prescribed alternatives. ...Read more

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I have a adiction to a cold medicine. I want to stop. What is this doing to my body? How can I stop?

I have a adiction to a cold medicine. I want to stop. What is this doing to my body? How can I stop?

Like a hallucinogen: I am assusming yo u are using cold medicine with dextrometrophan known as candy, ” “c-c-c, ” “dex, ” “dm, ” “drex, ” “reddevils, ” “robo, ” “rojo, ” “skittles, ” “tussin, ” “velvet, ” and “vitamin d. Can cause bizarre and hyperactive behavior, nystagmus, ataxia, hallucinations, CNS depression, and a false-positive urine test for pcp.2
look for help current treatment available is naltrexone. ...Read more

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Let's say I just caught a common cold. What can I expect, and for how long? When will I stop being contagious?

Let's say I just caught a common cold.  What can I expect, and for how long?  When will I stop being contagious?

Common cold: The common cold is caused by over 200 different viruses and is the commonest infection in the world. Symptoms vary: runny nose, congestion, cough, sore throat, headache and general malaise. The infection can come on 2-3 days after exposure (incubation period) and last anywhere from 4 to 14 days. You are infectious as long as you are shedding the virus secretions. ...Read more

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I always have colds all thru the year... I live near the road side and a tropical country... How can i stop my colds?

I always have colds all thru the year... I live near the road side and a tropical country... How can i stop my colds?

Immune boosting: can be helpful. Do you get enough sleep and eat an nutritious diet? Consider seeing a nutritionist after a visit to your doctor to rule out medical conditions. If you take vitamin C make sure you do so morning and evening since it only lasts about 12 hours in your body. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is a dr allowed to stop seeing you and stop your meds cold turkey and kick you to the curb because you can no longer afford an epidural?

Is a dr allowed to stop seeing you and stop your meds cold turkey and kick you to the curb because you can no longer afford an epidural?

Law varies: Laws on patient dismissal vary from state to state, but there are a few hard and fast rules that apply in the us. If a doctor has been providing care, he can dismiss you from their practice for non-payment, non-compliance with treatment, breaking practice rules you have agreed to (ie, not showing up for appointments). However, a doctor must give you 30 days of emergency care and medication. ...Read more

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How can I stop a headache natrually, i lay in the floor its cold and i also lay on the heat could it be from both or a hunger headache help please!

How can I stop a headache natrually, i lay in the floor its cold and i also lay on the heat could it be from both or a hunger headache help please!

Check out these: Links. Have a merry christmas! http://m.wikihow.com/treat-a-headache-with-herbs. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=20628. ...Read more