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

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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 temperature of your mucous membranes warmer.
Answered on Sep 8, 2019
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Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No/It doesn't: The sun does not help a common cold. Sun bathing will not help a cold but it will predispose to skin cancer.
Answered on Jul 8, 2016

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There isn't a cure: For cold. Sunbathing will not cure a cold.
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Dr. Clarence Grim
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Sty treatment.: They usually go away on their own.
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