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does the sun help a common cold how can sunbathing help relieve a common cold

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No it can't: Sun exposure will produce vit. D, cause wrinkles and skin cancer. It will not help a cold. The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
High temperature: Cold viruses thrive in low humidity and cold temperatures. They cannot survive at elevated temperatures. The sun bathing can be helpful to keep the te ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
NO: While it may feel pleasant, it will not cause the cold to resolve any quicker.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Smith
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not a cold remedy: Don't do it- cologne does not have any role in the treatment of a baby's cold
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
21 years experience Pediatrics
Common cold: The best way to treat the symptoms of a common cold is to drink plenty of clear fluids, use nasal saline drops often, and get lots of rest. Most viru ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
35 years experience Anesthesiology
Pain: It will alleviate the pain only.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It runs it's course.: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops o ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Symptomatic relief: Rest, hydration, tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaid's, gargle with warm salt water, neti pot.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Cold: Aloe is not much use. Anything to lubricate will help. You may be able to reduce inflammation with a cortisone cream.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Tips: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops o ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Common cold: To avoid getting an upper respiratory infection practice excellent hand washing. Wash hands frequently ; thoroughly with warm water and soap. Do not t ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Valtrex (valacyclovir): Start taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) as soon as possible. You can get from your dermatologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bryan
31 years experience Dermatology
Moisture: Preventing a sunburn is a lot easier than curing one. Sunscreen or shade can prevent them. To cure or reduce it, add lots of moisture and clean gent ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cold Medicines: Cold medicines only help relieve the symptoms during the cold. The medications don't cure the cold, they relieve symptoms. Time "cures" the cold.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience Dentistry
Time: You have to wait 10-14 days for the infection to heal.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Chloraseptic: I recommend Chloraseptic for your sore throat. Stress can contribute to acne for sure, thanks for using Healthtap!
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Heat rash: Keep the skin cool and should improve over a few days
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
May be hard to do...: People try to live and work in conditions that their bodies are able to adapt to, but sometimes that is not possible. A primary care doctor and a derm ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: This will not treat the cold sore.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There isn't a cure: For cold. Sunbathing will not cure a cold.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Use ice: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can ... Read More

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