A 47-year-old member asked:
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will exposure to the sun help with common cold?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
NO: While it may feel pleasant, it will not cause the cold to resolve any quicker.
Answered on Sep 13, 2015
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe.: Sun exposure treats seasonal blues, so whatever your cold symptoms are, they will bother you less after a day out in the sun.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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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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