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Any Suggestions For Cold Medicine?

Any Suggestions For Cold Medicine?

I learned the hard way last night that i cant take just any cold medicine. Im all congested and not sure what i can take now.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I use the natural remedies, echinacia/goldenseal, manuka honey, etc. Congestion is a hard one other than hot teas, steamy showers. I know there's something else and I'll let you know if I remember. Yeah, the drugstore stuff isn't good for me either. Ask your PCP for something very mild and effective. Hope you feel beter ASAP!

posted 8 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

What’s ever in my med cabinet. I also keep cough drops ( HALLS ) near by me during the Winter months

edited, originally posted 8 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I would suggest Vicks on the chest at night. Also Echinacea Immune Support tea (which is also caffeine free). To break up my cough i take Ginger tea. Both by Yogi at your supermarket. I haven't used cold medicine since 2002 because of how it reduced my seizure medications. Hope you will feel better soon.

posted 8 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have that problem as well. It turned out with the anticonvulsants that I take I have developed a severe immune deficiency. I receive an infusion weekly for that. If the congestion continues or reoccurs do have your immune system checked.

posted 8 months ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

My husband swears by paracetamol ,hot orange juice with honey in Pains me to say it works. I also use a menthol nasal stick to stop a blocked up nose (.Sometimes I dissolve menthol in boiling water to inhale but possibly not recommended if you're prone to tonic,,/clonic seizures ) x

posted 8 months ago
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