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Pharmacie Assistance

I'm an English-speaking American in Paris and I have a fever and sore throat. I can read basic French but successfully communicating with a pharmacist is way out of my league. I've managed to get ibuprofen and cough drops but what I really want is a multi-symptom medication like Alka-Seltzer Cold to get me through the doubtless approaching congestion and cough which is going to hit right as I'm boarding a plane back to the States. [more inside]
posted by something something on Dec 29, 2016 - 11 answers

Global traditions in head/chest-cold remedies

What are different cultures' home remedies for sore throats, coughs, and head colds? (Not only foods & drinks, but also things to inhale & otherwise comfort.) [more inside]
posted by Westringia F. on Oct 22, 2015 - 64 answers

Easy, low-carb SPICY chicken soup ideas?

Who's got an easy, spicy, flavorful, low-carb variant on the best known cure for the common cold? [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger on Feb 3, 2014 - 21 answers

8yo throws up whenever he gets a common cold. Anything to be done?

8yo throws up for 2-3 consecutive days when he first gets a common cold. You're not my doctor, but is this really a normal thing? [more inside]
posted by elmonobonobo on Dec 8, 2013 - 22 answers

Can I catch a quarter of a cold?

Occasionally I feel like I've got extremely mild cold symptoms that go away after a day or two. A very mild sore throat and a slightly stuffy nose, for example. What's going on? Am I catching a normal common cold rhinovirus and my immune system is just fighting it very effectively? Or am I catching a specific mild, almost asymptomatic variety of rhinovirus or some other virus? Or are these just normal non-specific symptoms that are unrelated to a cold? (Asking out of curiosity, not concern).
posted by dontjumplarry on Jun 16, 2013 - 17 answers

I keep almost-getting colds. Or is it something else?

I've been getting that coming-down-with-a-cold feeling a lot lately, but it hasn't turned into a cold. Is my immune system super effective against cold viruses, or is there some other explanation? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Apr 1, 2011 - 13 answers

What risks are involved with taking more pseudoephedrine if the first dose didn't last anywhere near 24 hours?

The warnings on the Wal-Itin D box say "do not take more than once every 24 hours." Most medications warn against taking more than X every Y hours, but they are usually hedging their bets. Is this kind of medication different, and, if it is, can I take something else that might help without worrying about contraindication? (Sinuses-want-me-dead information inside) [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Mar 15, 2011 - 27 answers

Unprescribed antibiotics

Should I go on antibiotics even if I'm not sick? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2011 - 21 answers

Surely this is a long time for a cold

Month-long cold: looking for advice and words of encouragement. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund on Oct 30, 2010 - 20 answers

Healthy side healthy, cold side cold.

Whenever I catch a cold, I get symptoms in only one side of my face. Why? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Apr 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Ddifferences between colds in adults and children

Are there differences in the symptoms of a common cold with age? Are cold symptoms worse in adults than children? [more inside]
posted by graventy on Aug 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Where to find real TheraFlu

Here in the US, TheraFlu was reformulated a few years ago (specifics) supposedly due to the meth panic. Anyhow I feel like I've lost the one thing that actually worked and helped me sleep when I get a cold. Is it feasible to buy the original formula on the gray market from overseas?
posted by crapmatic on Jan 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Claritin-D or Aleve Cold & Sinus?

How can I tell if I am experiencing allergies or a cold? [more inside]
posted by BuddhaBelly on Jul 11, 2007 - 11 answers

The Itchy and Scratchy Show!

Every time I get sick (common cold), I get an itch on my back that persists. It's annoying, but as soon as I get better, it goes away. Anyone have any ideas as to what causes it, or am I just a medical anomaly? [more inside]
posted by galimatias on Jul 27, 2006 - 9 answers

Can immune boosters weaken your immune system?

Immune System: Is it possible to weaken the immune system by boosting it too much and too often? [more inside]
posted by mojabunni on Feb 22, 2006 - 28 answers

Cubicles = Sick?

I'm battling my third head cold this year, which is really rare for me. Usually I have one cold per year, maybe two. This is also the first full year I've had the pleasure of working in a cube farm. I'm wondering, is there a correlation between working in cubicles and the spread of diseases? Does anyone have any information to back up this theory?
posted by knave on Dec 6, 2004 - 15 answers

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