Treat Yourself Better. Did you know that antibiotics will NOT treat cold and flu symptoms?
Click here. to find out what you can doto treat yourself better. Become an Antibiotic Guardian – choose your pledge here. GP or A& E as a first port of call when suffering from flu. Suffering with cold and flu symptoms? Save yourself a trip to your GP and speak to your pharmacist first for advice on what is best for you. Symptoms of a cold, cough, flu, nasal congestion and ear infection may last longer than you think.
· A revolutionary treatment could help more than 10,000 people living with largely untreatable cancer. Fever is a natural response by the body and is part of the healing process. Find out why reducing a fever can be bad and what to do instead.
Click here to find out how long you can expect them to last. Warning Signs. Seek medical advice by speaking to or seeing adoctor if you notice any of the following warningsigns, which may suggest that your symptomscould possibly be caused by a more seriousunderlying condition or may require medicalattention. Sore Throat. High fever - You have a persistent high temperature over 3. C for more than 3 days that does not come down even if you take ibruprofen and/or paracetamol. Glandular fever - A sore throat that doesn’t get better within 1.
How to Treat a Groin Injury. The inner thigh pain caused by a groin injury can range from mild to severe, and can happen to anyone at any age. The pain results from a. A fever is a common sign of illness, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, fevers seem to play a key role in fighting infections. So should you treat a. The Case for Letting Fevers Run Their Course Numerous studies over the past few years have shown that taking fever reducers hurts your body’s ability to recover. Fevers afflict people of all ages, from kids to seniors. But why, if they raise your body's temperature, do they make you feel cold?
Breathing - You find it hard to breathe in, and your throat feels like it’s closing up. Drooling and swallowing - You’re drooling and find it difficult to swallow - this is an emergency! Severity - Your pain is severe and does not respond to over the counter pain killers.
Voice changes - Your voice becomes muffled. Fluid intake - You find it difficult to drink enough fluids and become dehydrated. Effect on day to day life - Your symptoms are so bad that they severely affect your quality of life and prevent you from functioning normally. HIV/AIDS or other causes of reduced immunity - If you suffer from a sore throat and have a deficient immune system because, for example, you have HIV/AIDS, or you take certain medication (such as chemotherapy, high dose steroids, disease- modifying anti- rheumatic drugs, or a drug called carbimazole), you should seek medical advice if you develop a sore throat. Earache (otitis media/middleear infection)High fever - Your child has a body temperature of over 3. C (if between the ages of 0- 3 months), or over 3. C (if between the ages of 3- 6 months)Duration - You or your child’s symptoms are severe and you do not see any improvements after 2.
Fluid - You notice fluid leaking from the ear. Additional symptoms - Your child shows additional symptoms, such as being sick, feeling dizzy, and/or they have a stiff neck, a rash, slurred speech, confusion, seizures (fits), and/or are sensitive to light. Cough. Coughing up blood - You cough up blood for no obvious reason. Duration - Your cough is getting no better within 3 to 4 weeks.
Chest or shoulder pain - In addition to your cough, you have chest and/or shoulder pain. Breathlessness - You find it difficult to breathe. Weight loss - You’re losing weight for no apparent reason over a period of 6 weeks or more. Voice changes - Your voice becomes hoarse for longer than 3 weeks, and the hoarseness persists after the cough has settled. New lumps or swellings - You notice new swellings anywhere in the neck or above the collarbones. Cold and Flu. High fever - You have a high temperature above 3. C that does not come down even if you take ibuprofen and/or paracetamol.
Effect on day to day life - You are confused or disorientated. Pain in chest - You notice a sharp pain in your chest. Breathing - You are experiencing difficulty in breathing. Fluids - You cough up blood- stained phlegm (thick mucus)Swollen glands - You notice a swelling of the glands in your neck and/or armpits. Duration - Your symptoms last longer than 3 weeks. Sinusitis. High fever - You have a persistent high temperature of over 3. C that does not come down even if you take ibuprofen and/or paracetamol.
Effect on day to day life - You feel really unwell and/or you are confused or disorientated. Severe pain - You suffer severe pain or discomfort in your face.
Discharge from the nose - Your nose produces lots of thick green/yellow fluid. Other medical conditions - If you suffer from other conditions, you may be at high risk of complications if you develop sinusitis.
Expert Advice. Dr Rob Hicks, GPHow long can I expect cold and flu symptoms to last for? Dr Rob Hicks offers some guidance on how long you can expect cold and flu symptoms to last for, what symptoms to expect and what you can do to treat yourself better. If you are suffering with a cough, cold, sore throat, flu, nasal congestion or ear infection, speak to your pharmacist first for advice on what is best for you. About Dr Rob Hicks. Dr Rob Hicks is a practising GP based in Greater London. He is also a medical consultant and contributor to a number of national radio and TV stations, newspapers and magazines and online health sites. Raj Patel, Pharmacist.
What can I do to treat myself better for cold and flu symptoms without going to see my doctor? Pharmacist Raj Patel provides you with advice on what you can do at home to treat cold and flu symptoms and which types of medicines will be most effective.
A Holistic Pediatrician's Take on Ear Infections, Fevers, and Vaccines. Many of us dream of finding the perfect holistic pediatrician just a short drive from our homes. It’s not so easy, so today I bring one to you! Elisa Song, MD, is a holistic pediatrician, pediatric functional medicine expert, and mom of two.
In this episode, she tackles all the tough subjects for parents and explains when to bring down a fever and when not to, what to do about ear infections, and what she thinks about vaccines (it may surprise you). A Holistic Pediatrician, At Your Service. Thankfully, it’s not often that we have to visit the doctor with a sick child over something life- threatening. More than likely we’re visiting our pediatricians over common childhood ailments like cold, cough, fever, flu, sore throats, or … the #1 reason kids go to the doctor … earaches. In this one- on- one sit down with Dr. Song, I ask all the burning questions that keep us moms up at night (literally).
There is such a wealth of resources in this episode you might want to take notes! To help, I’ve listed most of the natural remedies Dr. Song talks about at the end of the show notes. In This Episode You’ll Learn: why fevers in children are actually a good thing most of the time … and how to tell when they’re notthe reason Dr. Song doesn’t recommend bringing down most feversif febrile seizures are dangerous, and what to do if one happenswhen it is ok (and good) to be a couch potatothe problem with Tylenol and why Dr.
Song recommends ibuprofen insteadthe 3 atopic diseases of childhood—asthma, allergies, and eczema—and why they’re connectedearaches: whether antibiotics are effective and what else you can usehow to rehabilitate your child’s gut health after antibioticsthe one culprit contributing to almost all chronic ear infectionsherbs that are proven more effective than antibiotics for ear infectionswhy homeopathy isn’t quack medicinehow to use essential oils safely for fevers, chills, colds, and other common kid ailmentsthe acupressure point on the hand that helps with earachesthe supplements Dr. Dog Clothes For Adults. Song recommends for all her patients for general health and immunitywhether Vitamin D 2.
Dr. Song’s take on the flu shot and other ideas about fighting flugut dysbiosis: what it is and why we should know about it. Dr. Song’s “5- R” healing program for children with chronic health conditionswhy eczema and asthma may be autoimmune in naturethe things that can trigger eczema or asthma and how to figure it outwhat to do internally and topically for eczema and skin problemshow to do an elimination diet for your child. Resources We Mention: Dr. Song’s Links. Healthy.
Kids. Happy. Kids. Whole Family Wellness. Dr. Song’s (Incredibly Awesome!) List of Natural Remedies. General Health. Vitamin D drops (6. Fish oil or cod liver oil (3- 6- 9 blend for eczema)Broad- spectrum probiotics.
Nasal irrigation (Neti Pot or Xlear)Sleep! Red Ballet Tutu Adults. Fever. Belladonna. Stramonium. Ear Infections. Garlic ear drops. Ferrum phosphoricum, belladonna, and other homeopathics.
Elderberry syrup. Peppermint essential oil. Lavender essential oil. Flu Season Immunity. Blog: Should My Kids Get the Flu Vaccine? Oscillococcinum. Windbreaker (Chinese herbal formula)Elderberry syrup. Umcka syrup. Vitamin CVitamin DSleep.
Hydration (bone broth, chamomile or lemon balm tea)Warm, easy- to- digest food. Large intestine 1. Lavender EO (calming, sleep)Peppermint EO (cooling for fever)Cinnamon EO (shivers and chills)Thyme EO (mucus and congestion)Eczema/Itching, Asthma, or Allergies. Lactobacillus rhamnosus probiotic (check out Metagenics chewables)Elimination diet / diet rotation. The “5- R” program for gut health. Quercetin. GLAZinc. Glutathione. Magnesium (epsom salt baths, magnesium body butter or oil)Calendula topical ointment.
Fish oil (3- 6- 9 blend)What did you think of today’s episode? Police Officer Dating Sites. What would you ask a holistic pediatrician like Dr.
Song? Special Thanks to Today’s Sponsors. This episode is sponsored by Kettle and Fire Bone Broth. If you love the benefits of bone broth but don’t love the time it takes to make and how tough it can be to find quality bones to make it, Kettle and Fire is for you! Their bone broth is a regular staple in my kitchen these days, and it was what I used to create the recipes in my new bone broth e- book (releasing later this year). So they use only bones from 1. It’s also unique because they focus on bones that are especially high in collagen, which is one of the healthiest things you can put in your body. You can find them in many Whole Foods on the west coast and you can also order online at Kettle. And. Fire. com/Wellness. Mama. This episode is also sponsored by Plant Therapy.
There are so many options out there when it comes to essential oils and I’ve used a lot of them over the years. Now I most often turn to Plant Therapy because they have a large assortment of organic oils and a whole lot of kid- safe blends.