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90. Some suggestions for cold remedies (part 2 of 2)

A Top Contributor is someone who is knowledgeable in a particular category.Firstly you do not need antibiotics for a common cold. It’s a virus not a bacterial infection. Have honey & lemon mixed with hot water, use a few drops of eucalyptus oil on a hanky or use steam either in shower or in a basin for your nose, get plenty of rest (in bed asleep), keep your fluids up, take the ibuprofen for your headache.
Get well soon.
Hot toddy of whiskey, honey, and lemon. I hate taking medicine too.

Source(s):Personal experience

Antibiotics won’t touch a common cold. The only time antibiotics would help is if you developed a chest infection, or similar, on top of your cold. There is no cure at this time. Probably the drug used most often in colds is paracetamol ( acetaminophen in US and some other countries ). Paracetamol will help with pain and will also reduce inflammation in your upper airways and nose. It will also bring down a high temperature, although not everyone has one as a symptom of common colds. Ibuprofen will do similar things to paracetamol but can irritate your stomach. You can take them both at the same time as they are different classes of drug, but do not exceed their individual stated doses. Also be aware that some cold remedy drinks contain paracetamol, so if you take the tablets check any other products. If they contain paracetamol don’t take it. You may find the cold gets much better by itself before you go away.if your headaches are unbearable you should go to the emergency department or at least your GP, as it is unusual to get very severe headaches with a common cold. They are usually mild to moderate. if you have a cough you may have a mild chest infection too. Don’t take products which stop the cough. Cough up the stuff and spit it out into tissues as your body is trying to get rid of it. Taking vitamin C tablets or eating lots of citrus fruit may help to overcome the cold more quickly. Try to rest and drink plenty of fluid. I hope you feel better before you go away, take care :)

Source(s):Health care pro.