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Cold & Flu Remedies

Posted in Medical with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 23, 2014 by Drogo

Home Treatment for Head Congestion

Cold & Flu Viruses may not have cures, but there are many treatments we can do while confined to our homes during the period of illness (days to weeks). Colds and Flus usually cannot be treated with Anti-biotics, because colds and flus are usually viruses not bacterias. If symptoms worsen then a doctor should be contacted. Strep-throat, bronchitis, Scarlet-fever, and other worse illnesses should be treated by doctors.

General list of Cold & Flu remedies:

Vitamins (C&D), Hot Drinks (Herb Teas), Hot Soups, Honey, Cinnamon, Turmeric, Black Pepper, Hot Peppers, Bed, Blankets, Hot Bath, Eucalyptus, Angelica, Heaters (electric), High Metabolism, Hot body temp, Nedy-pot,  Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Nyquil, Robotusin, Sutafed, Anti-Histamines, …

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Colds, Fevers, and Flues

Posted in Health & Fitness with tags , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by Drogo

Winter Sicknesses

Colds are generally caused by infections that affect the sinuses, nose, throat, head, etc.. and usually last a week. There is no cure for the common cold but the symptoms can be treated. Aspirin is good for achy joints and headaches.

Fevers are when body temperature goes above the normal range of 98–100 °F. Ironically fevers include cold chills, but the purpose of the body raising its temperature is to better fight off the infection, so as long as the fever remains low it should often be allowed to run its course in order to heal the body. Advil (Ibuprofin) helps reduce fevers. Putting cold coins on the face draws the heat into the coins, so replacing them frequently helps draw down a fever.

Flues are viruses that give symptoms of a severe cold, and can include digestive problems also.

Cough & Sore Throat remedies – cough drops, Dayquil, Nyquil, hot tea with honey, hot-n-sour chinese soup, One drop of Thieves Oil in milk, gargle with warm salt water, …

For blocked sinues and nose use Nedipots to run hot salt water through the nasal passages which melts the mucus and allows it to flow from the nose and mouth. So do it over a sink or bowl, and test the water first with your finger, then taste it…if it does not burn you, use it; but it works better when warm (hot to touch, warm in mouth). Also cough drops, Dayquil, Nyquil, hot tea with honey, hot-n-sour chinese soup, gargle with warm salt water, garlic, hot peppers, mentholatum (Vicks Vapor Rub), Firewater Liquor …