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what is a good way to sooth a cough?

A: You need to post what you are taking for the cough. It is hard to offer suggestions if we don''t know what you have already taken. Here are a few simple home remedies that will help to overcome cough. Have honey in a hot drink before bed time.To relieve fits of coughing due to dryness in the throat, suck a few pepper corns. Check out http://useinfo6.blogspot.com/ for more remedies and information. Drink much more water. You can also try neti pot. medicine often is not good for colds because it interrupts the natural way the body tries to expel the irritants. I think this kind of couging sometimes can be related to sinuses draining, down the back of the throat. If so, then often it''s worse at night, thus neti pot...


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Can adjustmetment cause Whiplash?

A: Hi Ms Hammer, I am very sorry that you have had a reaction to treatment. A chiropractic adjustment cannot cause a whiplash per se.  If you have the type of chronic problems that you have and adjustment can certainly aggravate the situation. Whenever we treat we are trying to estimate how much change your body can tolerate at the moment.  If we don"t do enough we don"t get the results.  If we go too fast it can hurt. Address the doc directly.  If he doesn"t respond satisfactorily, get another opinion.  It sounds as if you have had enough experience to know what you are doing. Hope this helps a bit. By the way, methods in Canada should be the same as anywhere else....


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  I was at a strip bar last night. During a lap dance the dancer put her tongue inmy mouth. It was only for a second ortwo. I have no sores in my mouth or openwounds that I am aware of. I have no idea if she did or not. My question is,isit possible to

A: Hello jctr333, there are certain diseases that are transmitted through kissing or I mean through saliva like?kissing disease ?or mononucleosis which is transmitted by Epstein Barr virus and cytomegalovirus. Othersinclude cold sores caused by herpes simplex virus, hand, foot and mouth disease which is spread through opensores in the mouth, molluscum contagiosum and also many upper respiratory infections. If the streptee has nosuch infections then unlikely that you will get. Hope all goes well and watch out for the symptoms of thesediseases. Have physician?s opinion. Kindly avoid such places and activities in future. Regards...


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Really sore throat , hurts to swollow?

A: Time to visit a doctor. Strep does not always have white dots. yep, time to visit the doctor. the sooner you go the sooner you will feel better. =) well i have highschool to attend of which i cant miss , two tests , and two projects to hand in . and around here are walk in clinics are packed! and the doctors office''s are booked. i had a bit of tea and its feeling better tho? and its like an hour later almost , do you think it could be allergies or just acold becuase i really can''t afford to miss schoool to go wait in a clinic for 6 hours. that def sounds like strep. without a doctor it wont go away. so you decide.. have it get worse? or miss one day of school and get better? can''t you go after school? or just leave school early? it sounds like you def need...


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Herpes on lip?? Not sure what that is?

A: There are different types of herpes. what you have sounds like Herpes Simplex which is really just a cold sore, or fever blister, or whatever other name people call it. They are contagious and you should be careful. They are spread by kissing or even by touching it. This will heal slowly over a 2 or 3 week period. Like all forms of herpes, once you have it, it never goes away completely. After your lip heals the herpes lies dormant in your body and will re-appear on your lip again sooner or later. Herpes is contagious for about a week after healing I believe, so be careful. Also, wash your hands often and be very careful not to touch your lip, then your eye. It can spread to the eye and be very dangerous. It could...


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Green Phlegm what could it be from?

A: I have the same problem, dont go to a doc. I always spit out the phlegm instead of swallowing it because your throat has tiny hairs that protect it and when you swallow the phlegm it gets caught in the hairs and causes irritation. That is whats probably causing your shortness of breath the doctors cant do anything about it, the irritation just goes away in a day or 2...


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what is the easiest way to prevent most disease transmission?

A: Answer Hand washing! Hand washing, hand washing! Wash ''em! The proper way to wash hands. Have soap and paper towels within reach. Be certain you can touch the towel directly and not a knob or lever to get towels to come out. Turn on the water and wet hands. Get soap. Scrub. Scrub between all fingers, backs and palms of both hands, under the nails, up to the wrists. Sing the alphabet twice or count to 100. Scrub means scrub, not rub. You aren''t killing germs, you are rubbing hard to remove them. (Do not rub so hard you hurt yourself, use good sense.) Now, rinse them under the *still running* water. Use the same motions, between fingers, palms and backs, wrists, nails. The soap ''loosened'' the germs but this step removes them. When they are clean and soap free, get a paper towel. Get the...


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what Is Astelin®?

A: Astelin® is a prescription nasal spray containing the antihistamine azelastine, which is used to treat hay fever and allergies. This drug works by preventing chemicals in the body from causing symptoms such as runny nose and sneezing. Astelin® can cause drowsiness, especially when taken with alcohol or medications such as sleeping pills and muscle relaxers. Doctors prescribe Astelin® for patients who are exhibiting symptoms of seasonal allergies or hay fever, which include an itchy and runny nose, sneezing, and post-nasal drip. The azelastine in Astelin® stops histamine chemicals from affecting the nose and other areas of the body, providing temporary relief from these symptoms. Patients should take Astelin® as directed by their doctor. The general directions are one...


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what Is the Best Cough Relief?

A: Coughs have many different causes, such as allergies, smoking, illness, or dryness in the environment and weather changes. Productive coughs, which are typically caused by the flu or a cold, occur when one is coughing up mucus and phlegm. Dry coughs are often caused by virtually any other reason, and can be very hard to cure. Fortunately, there are some options for cough relief to try. The first step to cough relief is to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. This can help treat illness and relieve a dry cough, and is important for the health of the entire body. In addition to drinking water, a hot beverage such as tea with honey can be a great way to treat a cough and relieve a sore throat. Honey is often recommended as a treatment...


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what is Myalgia?

A: Myalgia translates to muscle pain. It if fair to say that most people experience one or two cases of myalgia, at least, in a lifetime. Most often myalgia is caused by straining or overuse of a muscle. It can occur in any muscle group, at any time of life. Myalgia that is not caused by muscle strain can be present in a large number of infectious diseases, anything from the common influenza to illnesses like Lyme disease. Some autoimmune diseases like lupus and fibromyalgia can cause significant muscle pain.. Myalgia may be mild, or it can be severe if one has damaged a muscle. When myalgia that does not seem related to an illness is present for more than three days, one should see a physician. This is particularly important if one notices redness or swelling around the painful area, or if...


 
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