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What to take when you catch a cold?

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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #69913 by GrouchoMarx
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Dear all,
I have a little cold, i wonder what can I take since Aspirins is out of question.
Efferalgan 500mg? It has paracetamol and Sorbitol.

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3 years 6 months ago #69918 by mrsb04
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Do you have a temperature or pain?

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3 years 6 months ago #69921 by GrouchoMarx
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I didnt have fever but I felt horrible. Any idea on what should i have take?

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3 years 6 months ago #69923 by mrsb04
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You have a cold it will soon go. Vitamin C might help.
Never ceases to amaze me how men feel dreadful with a cold where as women just get on with life.

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3 years 6 months ago #69925 by MelA
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Funny mrsb, but true

They say if you take anything your cold will last 7 days - if you don't take anything your cold will last a week.

I take some extra vitamin C if feel bad or something coming on - that's what I'm doing now with all the smoke from the wildfires, it is causing throat irritation.

"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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3 years 6 months ago #69926 by GrouchoMarx
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Ok, txs.
What if it was flu? What would you take?

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3 years 6 months ago #69927 by mrsb04
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Paracetamol

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3 years 6 months ago #69928 by GrouchoMarx
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Great txs

On the same note, if you suddenly have a pain, for instance a molar or stone in your kidney, what would you take? I heard we cant take ibuprofen or diclofenac.

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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #69929 by mrsb04
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Paracetamol is the safest thing to take. Ibuprofen and Diclofenac belong to a group of medicines called Non Steroidal Anti Inflamatory Drugs (NSAIDs) they have a very similar effect on platelets as Aspirin does and are contra indicated in ITP patients.

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3 years 6 months ago #69930 by GrouchoMarx
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Txs. Well noted!

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3 years 6 months ago - 3 years 6 months ago #69931 by MelA
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Groucho have you had a kidney stone before? I have and believe me the only thing that took away the pain was the pain med given me in the ED - the pain was so bad I wouldn't have been able to swallow anything! I only take tylenol - that's what I was told to do back in 1989. I did take baby aspirin to keep away blood clots when I had my knees replaced, actually that brought my count up.

And tylenol IS paracetamol - I had never heard of paracetamol so had to look it up:
" In general conversation, paracetamol is referred to as Tylenol, because that's the most well-known brand name for it. The USAN (United States approved name) generic name is acetaminophen. You find this on prescription and over-the-counter drug labels."

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3 years 6 months ago #69932 by gozorakgogo
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in regards to ibuprofen, are the restrictions for those with ITP only when their counts are below "normal"? What if you are well over 150 in your latest count and you "need" to use Ibuprofen only temporarily? Like no more than once or twice to deal with whatever it is causing its usage.

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3 years 6 months ago #69933 by MelA
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gozorakgogo check with your hematologist.

"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD

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