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I've been having symptoms of coughing sore throat body aches for 5 days and dayquil is not working. What OTC should I take to get rid of it?

Nothing. This sounds like the flu. No over the counter medications will get rid of the flu, cold, or a bacterial sinus/throat/lung infection. They do help with easing the symptoms though. Any of them are good for that. Chloraseptic spray is good for the throat. And you're too late for tamiflu (oseltamivir) which can shorten the duration a little. Generally, you just have to deal with it. Flu lasts 10-14 days usually. Read more...
Should get better. By the time you read this it will probably be resolving. If not, you might want to pay a visit to your family physician. Read more...

I have runny nose and sore throat and body ache. It feels like just regular cold symptoms, but it has been going on for 2 days now. Is there a medication I can take that is not OTC.

10-14 days. A cold can take up to 10-14 days to fully resolve. It is important to allow yourself to take full and adequate rest in order to speed up recovery. Take 3-4 days off from work, sleep a lot, gargle with warm salt water with turmeric. There are several over the counter remedies to help with symptoms, and some Ayurvedic or Chinese herbs that can help speed recovery if taken in the first few days. Read more...

Can you tell me about the best over-the-counter medication for sore tonsils or sore throat?

Salt Water. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Gargle several times a day. Read more...

Daughter, 9, is complaining of terrible sore throat, temp hovering at just below 101, body aches. Should I take her to doc or wait it out?

Call your pediatrici. This is best answered by your pediatrician. It could be strept or viral. Read more...
Take her tomorrow. Give it the night and see how she feels in the morning. If no better, she needs at least to get tested for strep throat. Also, based on the doctors exam, they may suspect other things that could cause a really bad sore throat such as mono. In the meantime, honey in warm tea, salt water gargles, local sprays to soothe throat and oral pain relievers are helpful. Read more...

What should I take over-the-counter for ear aches and sore throat and stuffy nose?

Seasonal flu. is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for reevaluation. Read more...