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Treatment - cold symptoms

Alternative Names: Cold symptoms - treatment

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Question:

How are cold symptoms best treated?

Answer:

Zinc lozenges may reduce the duration and intensity of cold symptoms, but reports are mixed. In general, each symptom of a cold may be treated separately.

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Review Date: 2/22/2009
Reviewed By: Linda Vorvick, MD, Family Physician, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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