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 If a person does a line of coke for the first time, what are the odds they will become addicted to it?
Sites to back up your stats would be great....

 Is there any cure in homeopathy for a person who is carrier of Typhoid virus?
Or else does any branch of medicine has any cure & if so then what is it?...

 What is the most humane way to kill a pet fish?
I babysit my cousin Cory a lot, and he has a pet blue and red beta named Pepsi. So by default, I babysit Pepsi as well. Cory has had Pepsi for almost two years now, and the poor thing is starting to ...

 Is it true that when you're on ecstasy and drink 2 litres of water you die?
I've heard about this, and apparently also your insides start flooding or something like that. It sounds ridiculous but then something is telling me that it might be true......

 what supplements helps you to focus and feel clear headed?

 how can i avoid the urge to do weed?
this might seem like and probably is a stupid question for many. i'm 16, sophomore year in high school. In the past i've smoked weed a few times, I drink often, and don't really intend ...

I have a broken toe(my piggy toe). It hurts really bad. What all can I do for it besides putting tape on it and icing it.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

 I've hit my daily maximum for antacids. What are some natural remedies for acid indigestion?

 Is there any kind of exercises, or alternative medicine type things I can do to help with ADD?
Anything would be helpful, really. My doctor and I agreed it was better not to start on medication at this time, but I want to know if theres anything I can do myself to help with my ADD....

 Why do people who don't take drugs answer questions they don't have an answer to?
Why is it that every time someone has a question about drugs 4 people come on and contribute NOTHING to the dialogue and instead say "hey you're dumb for doing this". HOW THE **** ...

 Whats it like to be on Salvia?
its 100% legal and it looks like a lot of fun
i heard that you hallucinate, and if so how much do you hallucinate, and what kind of stuff did u see?
also about how much does it cost?...

 What is the best multivitamin to take for a weaken immune system?
or anything that helps strengthen my immune ...

 What are some natural things you've tried for allergies? Have they worked well?
Has anyone tried apple cider vinegar?...

 Can anyone please tell me some good natural help for Rheumatoid Arthritis?
I have a friend that is suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis...and is supposed to see a specialist in a few weeks...right now he needs something to help. All the prescription mdsis just a temporary ...

 are taking pills natural?
like protien pills mutli vits, and weight loss pills example CLA with is FDA aproven thanks hit me back yeah ...

 Why is the Pharmaceutical industry jumping on the fish oil wagon.?

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Gary, I think I'll pass on science based anything when it comes to my health. Science proof turns into science poof! on a daily basis. Just watch the news. They ...

 do you believe in Homeopathy?

 How long can i keep weed before it's to old to smoke?
I bought 20 grams of kush and i didn't know how strong it was. There's no way i can smoke all of it in the next week, but i dont want it to go bad, cause that's a waste of money and ...

 i'm hoping for a way to improve my sleep pattern!?
As i go off to sleep each night and when taking a nap, just as i'm about to fall asleep i seem to gasp for breath and jump my self wide awake! this obviously worries my self and my partner. i ...

 Whats the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear or see the word Homeopathy..?

Early onset of a cold, best way to prevent...?
it from getting worse? I've been drinking hot tea all day, unfortunately at work we have no honey, hot chicken noodle soup, and when I leave work I'm going to drink more tea w/honey. Is there anything else I can do to sort of "make it go away" per say??

Dr. G.C.
Once it has started, you cannot make it go away. Depends if it is the cold or flu. The flu virus usually has an incubation period of 2 days prior to the active infection (those 3 days of misery). Sometimes you feel a bit "fluish" on those 2 days prior to the active infection. If you are still in that period, you can reduce the severity of the symptoms of the active period. But you cannot "make it go away".

I agree with the use of Echinacea. It is a well researched herb on reducing the severity of symptoms of colds and flus. You can get it at health stores. Look for a tablet or capsule of approximately 400mg. To really reduce the severity of symptoms, you will have to start with a high dosgae of Echinacea for a few days. Take 1 capsule/tablet 3 times daily with a vitamin C tablet (at least 250mg). Alternatively use 2 capsules/tablets twice daily with 2 vitamin C 250mg tablets.

Two points to take note of is that there are a variety of Echinacea species. Echinacea angustifolia is the best. But Echinacea purpurea is fine. Avoid Echinacea pallida because it is ineffective. Second point is that you should not continue with a high dosage of Echinacea for more than a few days as it may cause a bit of a "runny tummy".

Remember that bed rest and good nutrition is still the best remedy for a cold or flu.

I heard you can't do anything, but help relieve symtoms with meds and remedies. Hope you feel better.

I don't think you can make your oncoming cold go away just like that. But you can prevent it from being to bad if you wash your hands frequently and take some light medicine to slow it down a little. I was going to suggest tea because thats always the best thing to do but it looks like your already doing it. Also try not to stress out about it because your mental health can affect your immune system.

Clever name here
Orange juice and alot of vitamin C

You might not be able to make it go away if it's a virus. But you can make it stabilize and not get worse. Make sure you're warm, stay away from drafts and rest as much as possible. Even while at work, avoid doing too much or sweating. Keep drinking warm liquids, you're doing a good job. A homemade soup will work wonders. Also try to keep your mind occupied so you feel the symptoms less. Feel better soon!

Stevo J
definatley try out airborne, (an effervescent) and Umka (found at natural food stores, a syrup) both reduce cold duration

hot tea and chicken noodle soup doesn't really work... drink orange juice with pulp. it has things in there that will help heal your cold faster
for preventing a cold or just getting sick in generality onions and garlic

Take a nice hot bath with the steam and it will losen up your sinuses as well as spicy foods, to relieve symptoms. Go out to the store and buy Vitamin C supliments. They're cheap and they're excellent to have. You can take as much as you want and it will never do anything to you. I've been taking a few thousand mg of Vitamin C for years and I haven't been sick since =) They're great to have around. Vitamin C clings to anything foreign in your body and takes it out. It also helps you heal wounds much faster.

Look in this link, there's loads of natural cold remedies:


Upon arriving home, you must rest. Give your immune system a chance to work for you. Lots of vitamin C and chicken soup even echineachia (avail. at the health food store) will help. Feel better!

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