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Can I catch a cold from my horse?

Can I catch a cold from my horse?

Unlikely: Virus are usually species specific, though there are exceptions. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


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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?

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

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Could i catch a cold from crying too much?

Could i catch a cold from crying too much?

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 more

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What to do if i catch a cold, what do you usually do when you catch a cold?

What to do if i catch a cold, what do you usually do when you catch a cold?

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 more

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I catch a cold what's medication i can eat?

I catch a cold what's medication i can eat?

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

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What should I do to make sure I don't catch a cold from people I share apt with?

What should I do to make sure I don't catch a cold from people I share apt with?

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 more

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Why do I usually have no appetite whenever i catch a cold?

Why do I usually have no appetite whenever i catch a cold?

Symptom of infection: Loss of appetite is a common symptoms of any viral or bacterial infection.Make sure you drink enough fluids. ...Read more

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Is it possible to catch a cold from my hamster?

Is it possible to catch a cold from my hamster?

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

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Zoster relapse is it possible if i catch a cold for example will i get new symptoms?

Zoster relapse is it possible if i catch a cold for example will i get new symptoms?

Herpes zoster: Yes, relapse may occur due to a wide variety of factors, and in some people never recurs at all. Stress of any form has been associated with reactivation, but again, some people never have it happen twice. ...Read more