I have no other cold symptoms, but my phlegm factory won't stop cranking out this gunk that coats my throat and gives me a terrible sore throat every night. But: no coughing, no fever, no sneezing . . . I'm totally fine except for this crud oozing into my throat. First of all: eew! Second, why is this happening without any other symptoms, and how do I stop it? (Yep, I'm calling the doc tomorrow, but today is Sunday, so I thought I'd ask in the meantime.)
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.
How can I stop a dry cough after cough syrup, cough drops, and various teas haven't helped? [more inside]
I really, really can't get sick right now. [more inside]
I'm sick. I'm not getting better. It is ruining my life and relationships. [more inside]
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]
Are there differences in the symptoms of a common cold with age? Are cold symptoms worse in adults than children? [more inside]
My girlfriend has a cold. Multiple people today have told her to take a shot of tequila before bed as a remedy. [more inside]
Why is it I seem to get head colds so easily? [more inside]
Immune System: Is it possible to weaken the immune system by boosting it too much and too often? [more inside]
Let's hear your method for preventing colds and other sicknesses! [more inside]
It's that time of year and I've got my first cold. I can deal with the body aches, the sore throat and the stuffy head...but how do I stop my nose from running?! I mean, it's so bad that I can't get to sleep because I can feel the drip and it's driving me INSANE. Help!
I've got the Toxic Death Flu. [more inside] [more inside]