February 2, 2018
#AskDrBob – February 2, 2018
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Is it okay to take probiotics while taking antibiotics?
It is not useful.
What is the difference between a cold and flu?
People with the flu will have a higher temperature. Please read below:
FLU vs. COLD
Flu symptoms often mimic cold symptoms with nasal congestion, cough, aches, and malaise. But a common cold rarely has symptoms of fever above 101 degrees. With flu symptoms, you will probably have a fever initially with the flu virus and you will feel miserable. Body and muscle aches are also more common with the flu. Sep 17, 2016
What are common cold symptoms?
Cold symptoms usually begin with a sore throat, which usually goes away after a day or two. Nasal symptoms, runny nose, and congestion follow, along with a cough by the fourth and fifth days. Fever is uncommon in adults, but a slight fever is possible. Children are more likely to have a fever with a cold.
With cold symptoms, the nose teems with watery nasal secretions for the first few days. Later, these become thicker and darker. Dark mucus is natural and does not usually mean you have developed a bacterial infection, such as a sinus infection.
When you wake up sneezing, coughing, and have that achy, feverish, can’t move a muscle feeling, how do you know whether you have cold symptoms or the flu?
It’s important to know the difference between flu and cold symptoms. A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for a few days to weeks. The flu can also result in serious health problems such as pneumonia and hospitalizations.
Dr Bob, I’m 60 male and I have to wear a contact in my left eye to read things up close. Or reading glasses. Is there anything I can take to help my eye get better or am I pretty much stuck with my contact or glasses? By the way my eye Dr says my eyes are really good, it’s just the up close reading is where my problem is. Thanks.
There are certain eye exercises you can do, but will not necessarily correct your vision.
Dr Bob, Is there anything a person can take to improve his eyesight such as having trouble to read things up close? I have to wear a contact in my left eye to read up close or wear reading glasses. Someone posted on Facebook they took Ocuvite vitamin for 3 months and they could read up close again without reading glasses. Any advice?
Please see above answer. I have noticed with patients who consume inflammatory-type diets, may have more vision/eye issues.
What are your recommendations for a tibia stress fracture?
What do you recommend for hemorrhoids? Contact us for product in video.
Supporting your liver should be your top priority.
Advice for 80 year old father with neuropathy—feet and legs?
Refrain from eating sugar, and add B vitamins.
What is a natural solution for dry eyes?
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