Do you go to Hospital or pharmacy for common cold?

India
January 26, 2010 11:50pm CST
I saw many people don't go to hospital for common cold,They don't want to consult doctor for this simple disease like fever, cold .Some say that they don't have time to visit doctor.But these kind activities may lead to severe condition.So these people go to doctor once there own treatment doen't work.That is when the common cold become some severe virus fever ,typoid ect... So do you go to Hospital for common cold or you prefer your own treatment.
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@junil_jk (497)
• India
27 Jan 10
i try to get well from cough and cold by taking care of myself in a natural way without any medication. it's only when it's not working or taking too long that i go to a pharmacy and buy medicine tellin' my symptom. but i don't remember going to a hospital for cough and cold.
• India
27 Jan 10
Natural way- Many say this word natural way so can you please list some natural ways so that it may help others
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@junil_jk (497)
• India
27 Jan 10
by natural way i mean i let the cough and cold go away on its own. i'm not saying about any natural remedy or medication. i just let my immune system fight through.
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@nocturn98 (956)
• Venezuela
27 Jan 10
I don't go to hospitals just for common colds. That would be a waste of money. I just drink plenty of liquids and vitamin c. A combination of honey and lemon helps in soothing a sore throat.
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• India
27 Jan 10
I see it is very helpful man i.e, vitaminc combination of honey and lemon it is very informative let me try it works for me.
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@MimiRemo (420)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
I don't go to the hospital for a common cold. I just take some nasal decongestants, and Tylenol if I have a fever and headache as well, and I drink plenty of water and double dose my vitamin C. I know that the common cold is self-limiting, and its symptoms typically last anywhere from 3 to 10 days. If beyond that and there is still nasal stuffiness, sore throat and other symptoms despite all the remedies taken, that's when I consult the doctor.
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@RANIRAJA (79)
• India
27 Jan 10
No, I have not yet gone to pharmacy or hospital for common cold, simple fever and the like. I take home remedy for these in our house. Now the situation is different. Many illness are caught by virus. So, be careful.
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@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
If I know that it's only common colds, then I would just buy over-the-counter medicines. But if it stays for more than 2 weeks, I think there's probably something wrong, and that's when I'll probably consult a doctor.
• India
27 Jan 10
How can you know that it is a common cold without visiting a doctor .You know some times common cold is a symptom of some major disease.
• China
27 Jan 10
I'm agree with mjcookie.Except for the reasons he said ,the other hand is a little expensive when you're go to hospital in china.
@mjcookie (2273)
• Philippines
27 Jan 10
So you would visit a doctor every time you catch common cold.
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• Australia
24 Oct 10
You shouldn't go to the hospital for a common cold you should always consult with the pharmacy assistant and at most the pharmacist for a common cold. Im studying pharmacy assistant course and i think that each staff member working in a pharmacay should know the ins and outs of the body and how it works, have a broad product knowledge and uderstanding of who the product is suitable to treat. I think your best bet is to go to the pharmacist depending on which medications you are looking for, you should find the help you need simply this way.