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can sunbathing cure a cold?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There isn't a cure: For cold. Sunbathing will not cure a cold.
Answered on Oct 28, 2015
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
15 years experience Family Medicine
Likely: Sunshine helps synthesize vitamin D in our body and boosts our immunity. Laying on the beach should help you feel better and get over your cold faster.
Answered on Nov 29, 2016

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Sty treatment.: They usually go away on their own.
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