I have cold?

Cold. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest!
Rest and fluids. The more rest and fluids you can get will help you get over this more quickly. Try some nasal saline spray as well to help relieve some of your symptoms.

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I have cold?

Maybe. Based upon the information you've given, one could conclude then indeed you have a cold because, why would someone pose the question if they were not experiencing symptoms commonly associated with a cold. On the other hand, one could argue, "how can you conclude a person has a cold when they haven't divulged any of their symptoms!" so, help us by providing a few details. Read more...
Symptoms? The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). Read more...

I have cold for 2 years.

It's something else. No cold lasts for 2 years- they seldom last 2 weeks. I don't know your symptoms, but if you have chronic sinus symptoms it could be allergies or chronic sinusitis. If you have a cough you might have tuberculosis. No matter what, this is not a cold and we can't diagnose you further here. It is important for you to see a good doctor for further evaluation. Read more...

I have cold sensation in my chest?

Consider list below. A full list of all the diseases and conditions listed as a possible cause of chest coldness include at least 6 conditons: alcohol related neuropathy chest injury diabetes environment hypothermia neurological disease. Read more...

How to take care of cough during cold? I have cold issues

Cough during cold. Cough may be from post nasal drip or bronchitis ( viral or bacterial) or both.For post nasal drip elevate head of bed, take antihistamine before bed, consider Vit C via pill or orange juice, hydrate w/2-3 liters/day water/gatorade.For bacterial infection may need antibiotics.Also may need inhaler or steroids if reactive airways is an issue. F/U w/MD/urgent care. Read more...

Whenever I have cold, I take a tablet of celestamine. Will this help?

Not a good idea. It appears that this is a combination of cortisone and an antihistamine- neither of which has shown effectiveness for cold. The cortisone may even reduce your defense against the virus but likely very minimally. The older antihistamine does have a drying effect which may reduce the runny nose but also tends to make you sleepy. If you must, take only an antihistamine. Read more...
No steroid for cold. celestaramine has betamethasone and dexclorphenamine. Betamethasone is a steroid. You do not need steroid to treat common cold. It is an overkill. The other ingredient, dexclorphenamine is an anti histamine. It is OK. Read more...

I have cold. Which medicine should I get?

Treating a cold. The over the counter (otc) medicine you take for a cold depends on what cold symptom is bothering you the most, and what other medical conditions you have. There are too many options to tease out in this setting. Best to speak to the pharmacist at your preferred pharmacy for the most appropriate medication or medication combination. Read more...
Symptom relief... Colds are usually due to a virus so antibiotics are ineffective. It will resolve on its own so all you need is meds to relieve your symptoms while it runs its course.Example, Acetaminophen to reduce fever and body aches, saline nasal spray to relieve stuffy nose, etc. You should feel better in a few days regardless. Read more...

I have cold and cough. What shall I eat?

Anything . But if you have a cold you must drink more liquids. I recommend to my patients a lot of chicken soup, and as important is rest. Read more...
Soup ! A study done years ago at a superb jewish hospital in miami showed people given chic hen noodle soup recovered from "colds" faster.I've always suspected 2 reasons;all the antibiotics we feed chickens (although most colds are viral-antibiotics are not helpful) or the soothing and mucus helpful properties of warm liquids in the upper airways.And fond memories of mothers tending us when we were young. Read more...

Needing expert help. I have cold sores for the first time?

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...