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Cold medication

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by KTNIC, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. KTNIC

    KTNIC · Active Member

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    Hi I have a head cold & muffled ear. Asked the in store pharmacist? If Sudafed extra strength would help. On reading the leaflet when I got home , it said no for diabetics, I am type 2 diet controlled & no for high blood pressure which I have but is well under control with medication.
    Apart from going back to pharmacist any thoughts?
     
  2. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Cup of hot water/tea with a squeeze of fresh lemon and a couple of paracetamol should help until you get further advice about the Sudafed.
     
  3. Fndwheelie

    Fndwheelie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    NHS 111 maybe able to give advice medical advice on the medication.
     
  4. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    When I used to get a cold a hot lemon drink with a goodly splash of single malt whisky in it did the trick.

    I never bought over the counter cold relief stuff...
     
  5. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I’m surprised they sold you Sudafed if you are on BP pills - I am on BP pills and according to my local pharmacist the only thing that I can take for a cold is paracetamol.
     
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