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Simple scientific guide for identifying and treating common illnesses?

When I start to feel a cold coming on, the last thing I want to do is spend time and energy trying to figure out the best treatment approach. I am seeking a guide that will help me identify and self-treat common/mild illnesses (both attacking the root cause and alleviating symptoms) as well as indicate when it would be wise to see a doctor. I would prefer a printout rather than an interactive tool like WebMD.
posted by gray17 on Feb 14, 2014 - 6 answers

How to best treat rhinisitis?

The only cold symptom I ever get is a bad runny nose, what drug treats a runny nose and only a runny nose? [more inside]
posted by cirrostratus on Dec 27, 2013 - 13 answers

Advice for speaking/performing with a cold?

I have a cold. I have to talk to talk to a few groups of people in the next 48 hours, and want to avoid excessive coughing, crazy hoarseness, etc. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by ManInSuit on Jul 9, 2012 - 10 answers

Can you catch a cold by sharing a spoon?

How likely am I to catch an upper-respiratory illness through strictly oral/gastrointestinal means (like sharing utensils, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jun 18, 2012 - 2 answers

I've been sick forever

I'm sick. I'm not getting better. It is ruining my life and relationships. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Oct 23, 2011 - 36 answers

The lowdown on Emergen-c

Alright, so it's cold/flu/etc season and my roommate brought home a package of Emergen-c. He welcomed me to it, so I figured what the heck, I'll take a look at it. Then I noticed it says you can take it post-workout, which spiked my interest because I'm a self-described 'gym bum.' [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Dec 14, 2010 - 21 answers

To med or not to med?

What do you use when you have to work with a cold? [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio on Jan 8, 2010 - 34 answers

Can I take this expired cough syrup? Just for tonight?

Terrible cough, too late to leave the house in search of remedies -- can I take this expired (expired April 2009) prescription Tussionex cough syrup or is there a better solution in my house? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Oct 24, 2009 - 14 answers

I have a multi-day Scrabble tournament soon and a brand-new cold. Help!

I have a multi-day Scrabble tournament soon and a brand-new cold. Help! [more inside]
posted by iftheaccidentwill on Oct 18, 2009 - 15 answers

Getting through a nasty cold?

I started feeling stuffy tomorrow, and today I have an awful cold. Tomorrow, I don't have the time to put up with a cold. Is there medication that actually works well enough to help me get through the day? How do I know if I'm contagious? [more inside]
posted by fogster on Sep 7, 2009 - 18 answers

Was I prescribed the wrong medicine for a cold?

Why did this doctor prescribe Penicilin vk 500 for me when the description says it's not for fighting a cold or flu and yet that's CLEARLY what I have? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2009 - 15 answers

Sick: GRE as AskMefi: ???

I'm getting sick and taking the GRE on Monday. Anything I should be doing between now and then and best medicines for the day of? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Nov 8, 2008 - 14 answers

Store in a cool, dry place.

Have my prescription tranquilizers been damaged by exposure to cold? [more inside]
posted by S.C. on Nov 28, 2005 - 5 answers

What can I do for a cold?

I've got a cold. I've been drinking fluids and getting rest, but is there anything I can take that will actually help me get better? Also, what treatments are purely psychosomatic? I've always suspected echinacea.
posted by capndesign on May 21, 2004 - 13 answers

Lingering Cough

I've got the Toxic Death Flu. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by eilatan on Dec 31, 2003 - 33 answers

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