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Cold

Also called: Common Cold, Head Cold

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No. Antibiotics play no role in treating the common cold. Antibiotics are effective only against illnesses caused by bacteria, and colds are caused...
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The most important measure to prevent the common cold is to avoid infected individuals. Frequent hand washing is also extremely important, as this...
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The symptoms of the common cold typically begin two to three days after acquiring the infection (incubation period). Symptoms and signs of the common...
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The common cold is spread either by direct contact with infected secretions from contaminated surfaces or by inhaling the airborne virus after...
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A child of his age can get 6-9 viral infections per year on the average. If each one lasts a week or two, it can seem that he is sick all of the time...
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Virtually all viruses are contagious ... if you are susceptible. Adults tend to carry a certain level of immunity to many viruses (and there are...
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The walls of my examining rooms are filled with articles that I have copied from my medical news sources, especially WebMD. Medical science is...
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People who are not eating right and exercising are more susceptible to head colds and those bouts last longer and are more likely to result in...
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Yes. It would be OK to take Tussin DM for your cough while taking bupropion and a high blood pressure medication. There are no significant drug...
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You can take Nyquil occasionally for a cold while taking bupropion. There are no dangerous drug interactions between the two medications.
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Yes, as long as the vapors do not cause irritation and cause them to have difficulty breathing.
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If you have high blood pressure it is usually advised that you avoid cold medicines that contain a decongestant like pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine...
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Antibiotics are WORTHLESS for colds. Colds are caused by viruses, and no virus responds to an antibiotic. Period.
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Feed a fever, starve a cold… gain a few pounds? New research from Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, published in the journal Pediatrics...
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I guess I shouldn’t complain too much about colds and flu — these two common illnesses are a large part of any primary care practice. Everyday I see...
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