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Whats the best medicine for a cold?
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Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Family Medicine
In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
In brief: Depends on symptoms
Medications for "colds" don't get rid of the cold but only alleviate symptoms.
Fever can be reduced by tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil, nasal congestion can be relieved with a saline nasal spray and a mucolytic (mucunex), and cough can be relieved with a cough suppressant. Best to consult with your doctor first to confirm that a more serious infection is not occurring.

In brief: Depends on symptoms
Medications for "colds" don't get rid of the cold but only alleviate symptoms.
Fever can be reduced by tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil, nasal congestion can be relieved with a saline nasal spray and a mucolytic (mucunex), and cough can be relieved with a cough suppressant. Best to consult with your doctor first to confirm that a more serious infection is not occurring.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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