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hi, i have been sick for a week now with the nastiest cold i have had in years. my 5 month old has a mild version of it, he just has some post nasal drip and an occasional dry cough. otherwise hes been fine. me, i had a high fever for 4 days(102, 101) , then it lowerd down to 99 for a day or so, and i have been fever free for the last 2 or 3 days. i also have the most horeendous case of post nasal drip, (but not a runny nose, oddly enough) an incredibly sore throat with white bumps, and a hacking cough, which is all worse at night. to top it off i am absolutly hoarse. i saw a doc on monday to check for strep and it was negative. but i am still miserable and wondering if the test was wrong or if i have some other kind of infection. i dont have health insurance and really would like to just do herbs over the weekend to see if i improve, and if not i will go to the health dept clinic on Monday.
if i wasnt nursing i would just be slamming down the herbs but i am afraid to do that now. i cant even eat spicy stuff because of DS's tummy.
specifically i was wondering if the homeopathic cold remedies are safe. i found one at the health food store that looks perfect but now i cant remember what it was called. it said nursing moms shoud check with a physician so i didnt buy it.
also does anyone have some butt-kicking cold remeides that i can do?
does anyone know if white bumps on the throat ALWAYS mean strep?
i have taken sudafed at the Doc's advice a couple times and it helped me feel better, and i also take ibuprofen to make my throat stop hurting so much so i can sleep. i really only feel "good" when i am on one of these things but i know they arent really helping my cold actually go away. plus id rather do herbs.
thank you so much! i just cant stand this anymore!