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Conventional wisdom w/ illness vs. Primal methodology

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    I am a believer in using the right OTC remedies at the right time. For breaking a fever, Motrin usually does the job for me. And it has to be Motrin and not a generic ibuprofen - it must be the inactive ingredient combination. For any congestion you feel is getting out of hand, take a decongestant med like Mucinex MD - it keeps the mucus from taking hold. Get as much extra sleep as possible, drink lots of liquid, take steamy showers, and supplement with Vitamin C and D3.

    Do not take any antibiotics unless the doctor takes a culture that shows a bacterial infection. And when you must take an antibiotic, ask your doctor for a specific one, don't let the doctor just give you what they want to give you. For bacterial infections, ask for Zithromax (azithromycin), commonly known as Z-Pack. Do not take Ciprofloxacin, and don't ever let your doctor prescribe this for you. Serious adverse events occur more commonly with this class of antibiotics (fluoroquinolones) than with any others, especially with athletic people. All antibiotics are not equal.
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