Is Amoxicillin Effective For Common Cold


I have stuffed sinus .. cough and are tired/weak. I have amox/K Clav 500-125 .. would it be helpful towards these symptoms?? How many pre day should I take?

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Amoxicillin is a antibotic.It is used to treat bacterial infections. A cold is a viral infection, so it would do no good.

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@Becky Burnside,

BL is correct, the Amoxicillin will not be effective for the cold. If I can recommend anything, it would be to intake as many fruits/vegetables as possible (especially citrus fruits due to their high vitamin C content!). Also, water with real lemon juice is a really easy way to build your immune system and should definitely help to fight off the cold sooner. I've read that it's most beneficial to drink the amount of water (in ounces) that is equal to half of your body weight. For example: someone who weighs 150 pounds should ideally drink 75 oz of water per day. If you do so with lemon water, I bet it will really help your cold!

To help with your current symptoms- you may want to consider picking up some peppermint, eucalyptus, or tea tree oil. I recommend applying the oils to your neck/chest area after mixing them with a carrier oil of some sort (ie: jojoba, coconut, olive). You can also put a drop or two of one of the oils (or combine them) under your tongue. You could also mix them with honey to make it "less intense".

I hope these suggestions help!!

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