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My hubby & 10 wk son r sick, respiratory infection, 6 days. I think I may b getting it, pervention?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Hard to prevent it
If one truly has gotten a cold virus, it will have to run its course.
Some people take extra vitamin c (may upset the stomach) and some take extra zinc (most lozenges have lots of sugar), but how much these things help is uncertain. Avoiding overexertion, such as not running a 3-mile race, is wise. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help with aches and fevers. A doctor can check for strep throat or the flu.

In brief: Hard to prevent it
If one truly has gotten a cold virus, it will have to run its course.
Some people take extra vitamin c (may upset the stomach) and some take extra zinc (most lozenges have lots of sugar), but how much these things help is uncertain. Avoiding overexertion, such as not running a 3-mile race, is wise. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin can help with aches and fevers. A doctor can check for strep throat or the flu.
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