Good point. I work in a pharmacy and I get the oddest questions from people sometimes! And then there's the folks who forget to ask and have to come back! I wish the poster the best as well.View Thread
It's possible that the poster had a bad cough but had to go to work or something like that, so took dayquil so it wouldn't make them drowsy. The dayquil didn't do much because they took all the good stuff out of it long ago. Then the poster got home and can take their prescription codeine and wants to know if it's okay. I can understand that question, honestly.
Point being, we don't know the circumstances so a chat with a doctor or pharmacist who knows more about the situation would be a better idea. Hope you feel better soon, Sammih23!View Thread
Yep, you can have a cold and allergies at the same time. I can tell you right now that the best way to get accurate information is to get examined, but yes, you can have allergies and a cold and even asthma all at once.
Home remedies while waiting for the doc include what you are already doing, but you may want to also try some nasal irrigation as well as a humidifier. Drink lots of fluids, try to stay away from your allergy triggers, gets lots of nutrients, and rest when you can.
There are lots of articles on WebMd about managing colds and allergies.View Thread
Good idea to check with your doc, but it reminds me of when I had my tooth pulled and had a huge gaping hole there, which caught food and debris and small animals and whatnot. But nature usually abhors a vacuum, especially in the soft tissues of the mouth, and that huge hole got smaller and smaller and now is completely closed.
Of course, nobody but your doctor can tell for sure exactly what will happen to your tonsil holes, but I would say that it's likely they would fill in relatively quickly, or at least get to a point where they don't trap food as much. Meantime, good luck with that liquid diet and with getting in touch with the doc.View Thread
I used to use q-tips when I was younger, but I was always very careful and never dug too hard, and never hurt myself. When I tried to stop using q-tips, I had a heck of a time getting rid of all that itchy wax! Hot showers helped a little.View Thread
I'm not a doctor (obviously) but every cold-treatment guide I've ever read has said it's best to rest while having a cold, so more of your body's defenses can be marshalled toward fighting it. Taking vitamins, staying hydrated, and eating healthy food is always good too!
Take care of yourself, and I hope you feel better soon.View Thread