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

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

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 day or so. Throat lozenges for sore throat, Pseudoephedrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin-DM for cough and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what i recommend. There is no medical cure but wait 7 days and it will be gone. ...Read more

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Does the sun help a common cold? How can sunbathing help relieve a common cold?

Does the sun help a common cold?  How can sunbathing help relieve a common cold?

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. ...Read more

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Will exposure to the sun help with common cold?

Will exposure to the sun help with common cold?

NO: While it may feel pleasant, it will not cause the cold to resolve any quicker. ...Read more

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Could i be allergic to the sun if i get cold sores afterwards?

Could i be allergic to the sun if i get cold sores afterwards?

Sun exposure: Sun exposure may trigger cold sores . The reason is unknown but it is known that sunlight does affect one's immune system (as in lupus and multiple sclerosis). ...Read more

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When I was a baby my mom said I went really cold and white. She Dressed me warm and put me out in the sun. What caused this and does it effect me now?

When I was a baby my mom said I went really cold and white. She Dressed me warm and put me out in the sun. What caused this and does it effect me now?

Who knows?: This is impossible to determine based on what you have told us. Are you happy? Successful? Healthy? If so, great. If you are not, find out why by getting a thorough history and physical and following your doc's suggestions afterward. ...Read more

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Is it ok to be out in the Sun with a cold sore?

Is it ok to be out in the Sun with a cold sore?

No harm: In some people, strong sun exposure triggers outbreaks of oral herpes (cold sores). However, being in sunlight has no effect on existing herpes outbreaks. ...Read more

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What would cause my nose to be red a lot of the time, people always ask me if I have been in the sun. It does get more red if cold or hot.

What would cause my nose to be red a lot of the time, people always ask me if I have been in the sun. It does get more red if cold or hot.

It seems cold or hot: Causes dilation of u blood vessel which causes the redness in addition u may be getting anxious. ...Read more

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My daughter experience is excruciatingly cold and hot pain after being in the Sun too long. She does not sunburn. Her reacting lasts for several days?

My daughter experience is excruciatingly cold and hot pain after being in the Sun too long. She does not sunburn. Her reacting lasts for several days?

Sunburn: For a kid that has been expoused to a sunburn use calamine lotion, or aloe vera-based gels to provide some relief this usually shouldn't last longer than 3 days. Next time remember to use sunscreen at least 50 SPF protection and reaply after two hours. Do not forget to give them plenty fluids in this hot summer. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for cold sores yet? If not what is the best prevention of them, I like being in the sun a lot and I'm afraid to get one every time

Is there a cure for cold sores yet? If not what is the best prevention of them, I like being in the sun a lot and I'm afraid to get one every time

Cold sores : Herpes simplex is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. Abreva is an OTC topical remedy used to help speed healing and minimize pain. ...Read more

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When i walk under the sun or I do activities at home, my skin turns to small red pills and disapear in 15mnts after washing it with cold water. Help?

When i walk under the sun or I do activities at home, my skin turns to small red pills and disapear in 15mnts after washing it with cold water. Help?

Need diagnosis first: It sounds like you have cholinergic urticaria which are small hives caused by a physical agent like heat, activity, sweat, pressure etc. Treatment can be challenging but first you need your rash properly diagnosed. Visit with your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Re: cold air asthma--advair seems to make me catch every infection under the sun. Albuterol only helps a little. What other options are there?

Re: cold air asthma--advair seems to make me catch every infection under the sun. Albuterol only helps a little.  What other options are there?

Ipratropium: My asthma patients, and I have quite a few, don't report increased respiratory infections when they take advair or other inhaled corticosteroids to help control their asthma. Quite the opposite, really. So this unusual association is something you should report to your physician. Atrovent (ipratropium) is a useful bronchodilator that can help block symptoms of triggered asthma by cold air. ...Read more

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Weak immune system. Have meds that say watch sun intake. I was in the sun for 4 hrs sharing drink with a friend. I've had a cold 4 days nothing helps?

Weak immune system.  Have meds that say watch sun intake. I was in the sun for 4 hrs sharing drink with a friend. I've had a cold 4 days nothing helps?

A cold is vague: I think it is unfair to assume yourself having a weak immune system without being diagnosed by a doctor or an immunologist to quantify which immune system is weak. A lot of things can make you feel sick including staying out in the sun for several hours. If your symptoms does not improve, you deserve a doctor's visit. ...Read more

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What is the circumference of the sun?

What is the circumference of the sun?

109.2x that of Earth: http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/sun/facts Here's some relevant medical advise: Use sunscreen whenever and wherever skin is exposed to the sun. Do not stare directly into the sun even with sunglasses. Visual exposure to natural sunlight early in the morning can alleviate seasonal depression and generally give you more energy early in the day. The sun can power your home. Love the sun. ...Read more

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Could someone be allergic to the sun?

Could someone be allergic to the sun?

Yes (rare): Solar urticaria is hives triggered by the sun. This is very rare. More likely are photo-toxic or photo-allergic reactions due to medications that when the person is exposed to the sun trigger a rash. These are quite common and if confusing can be diagnosed by allergists or dermatologists. ...Read more