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Can I Catch A Cold From My Horse
What to do if I have the common cold and I also have a horse show coming up, is it ok if I ride. I'm afraid I might get my pony sick. will i?
Vet question: Here are three sites where you can get this answered: My Pet ED : http://www.mypeted.com/ * Just Answer On-line Vets at: http://www.justanswer.com/sip/veterinary * Ask a Vet: http://www.banfield.com/Pet-Owners/Pet-Health/Ask-a-Vet * Good luck. ...Read more
Crying ; colds: Crying does not make you catch a cold. Oftentimes that is what a lot of people think. When you cry too much, you produce more tears than the eyes can hold, so the excess tears trickle down your cheeks and down the tear ducts, located in the corners of your eyes into your nose. Now there is your "colds"! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It will pass: There's no cure for the common cold. Antibiotics are not effective against cold viruses. Over-the-counter (otc) cold meds won't cure a cold or make it go away any sooner, however they can provide symptom relief (decongestants, pain/fever relievers, cough suppressants). A cold will pass with time. Get plenty of rest, stay hydrated, take vitamins (zinc), and wash your hands to prevent spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold: It depends on your symptoms and your medical history neither of which you have shared with us. Stay well hydrated, warm and rested. There are OTC meds for cough, fever, nasal congestion. If your symptoms last more than 3 days or worsen, see your doctor. In the mean time, limit your contact with others to minimize transmission. ...Read more
Handwashing.: Forget the supplements, vitamins and other otc things that claim to "protect" against the cold - the best data we have is with handwashing. The alcohol gels work great for most things, even better than soap and water. Also, avoid touching your mouth, eyes or nose - that's how most viruses get in our system. Good luck and stay healthy! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is quite unlikely: that you and your hamster are susceptible to the same viral illnesses. Hamsters can directly or indirectly transmit Rabies, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Dermatophytosis (ringworm, dermatomycosis), Rodentolepiasis and Hymenolepiasis (tapeworms). ...Read more
Hand washing: Is the # one way to prevent this. ...Read more
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