Category: colds

Cold Weather Cold & Flu

Flu viruses survive best when humidity is lowest, which usually means winter. And cold viruses may multiply more efficiently when temperatures in nasal cavities (in mice anyway according to one 2015 study) go below 98.6F...

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Runny Nose and Sneezing

Antihistamines, such as cetirizine (Zyrtec) chlorpheniramine (Aller-Chlor), diphenhydramine (Benadryl Allergy), fexofenadine (Allegra), and loratadine (Alavert, Claritin) How effective are they?  Very, when symptoms stem from...

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Cold/flu Sufferers, Beware:

Over-the-counter remedies that treat multiple symptoms, such as cough and fever, may have ingredients that are the same as or interact with drugs you already take. Consult your physician to be sure that a multiple symptom drug...

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Can Being Cold Make You Sick?

With the apologies to the generations of mothers who tried to convince their children otherwise, the answer to the question above is no. “Getting cold and damp does not have a noteworthy effect on whether or not you get...

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Feed a Cold

No foods are a proven remedy to shorten a cold, but some may help ease sneezing, a sore throat, and a stuffy nose caused by inflammation. “Your body needs antioxidants during a cold, so eating more fruits and vegetables is...

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People who sleep less than six hours a night are 400% more likely to get a cold than people who sleep seven hours or more. Source: Bottom Line Personal November 2016 PLEASE REMEMBER TO DONATE    THANK...

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How a Cold Catches You

Day 1     You’re exposed, the virus enters via your nose, throat, eyes, or mouth, and travels to your upper respiratory tract and chest. Days 2-6     Your immune system mounts an attack, resulting in swollen blood vessels...

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Skip Vitamin C For Colds

Once you already have the sniffles, there’s no evidence that taking vitamin C will reduce the time it takes to get better, usually 7 to 10 days. In fact, the high doses usually promoted could  lead to problems beyond a...

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