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thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F 12 Answers Sep 15, 2009

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There is something called the centor criteria. There are four items. Do you have any of the following:<br />
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1. Fever (greater than 100.4) remember your temp may not be "right" if you took a fever reducer like tylenol or motrin.<br />
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2. Lyphandeopathy. or swollen lymph nodes. look at a diagram of where they are, there are quite a few. make sure it is not some bump that is also on the other side or supposed to be there.<br />
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3. Exudate on tonsils, can also be pustules.<br />
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4. NO cough. strep rarely causes a cough. usually this means no antibiotics.<br />
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In medical terms a "cold" is called an upper respiratory infection. If you have 3 or more of the above you must go to the doctor and get antibiotics because you likely have a strep infection. <br />
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If you have 2 its 50/50<br />
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If you only have one you can take meds for symptomatic care until you get better on your own.<br />
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all this assumes that you don't have sinus pain, or any type of fungal infection, or pneumonia (which usually has a cough), or are a smoker, or any comorbidities.<br />
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Meds for a cold would be mucinex (I am not a stockholder), a cough supressant for at night or bad time in the day(if you have a cough), nasal saline (probably the best and cheapest on the list), a painkiller like tylenol or motrin (please use the correct dosage)<br />
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Remember if you get "bad" always go to the doctor. Remember how much you paid for this advice.<br />
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I hope this helps.

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When I feel a cold coming on I would drink hot chocolate with peppermint. It clears the congestion and soothes my throat. I can't take medicines for colds so I had to find an alternative.

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Vitamin C and Zinc always work for me.

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I always find two lemsips does the trick and a few paracetemol. I know you prob think thats an overdose but it works.

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coldeez!!!

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u can't cure a cold.. fluids nasal spays and sudafed should ease ur symptoms

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gargle w/ salt weater for the sore throat.

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I woke up this morning with those same symptoms. Except my ears are also clogged, so I'm practically deaf. :( Looks like something is going around.

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A sure fire cure is to take minimum 50 mg of zinc. However if you are a big person I would take 100 mg. In addition two tablest of tylenol. Take care.

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