by Jan McBarron M.D.,N.D. (Health Headline News)
There has been a “bit of a push” to use steroids to treat sore throats based on the drug’s ability to suppress inflammation. Steroids, given by mouth or injection, are powerful drugs with both short and long term side effects. Typically, when patients are present in their doctor’s office with a sore throat, they are often given antibiotics if infection is present, but certainly steroids when inflammation is present. According to the recent study published in the Academic Emergency Medicine journal, steroids increase disputed pain relief on average by about 45 minutes. Since steroids are so harmful and have so many serious side effects, the use of them for treating sore throats is now being questioned. Whether steroids are given in pill form or by injection, the use of steroids should not be routine for patients with sore .
Dr. McBarron’s recommendations: Vita Logic Cold C with Echinacea is often referred to as a natural flu shot or a natural antibiotic. Cold C with Echinacea contains vitamin C with bioflavonoids and zinc along with two strains of echinacea. These have been shown to support and nourish the immune system and cause it to respond quickly to the invasion of the body by virus or bacteria. Vita Logic Cold C with Echinacea should be taken at the first signs of coming down with a cold or flu and repeated often until symptoms are gone. Cold C with Echinacea by Vita Logic enhances the body’s own immune system and should be in everyone’s natural medicine closet.
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