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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.

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Common Cold (Definition)

An 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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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.

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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.

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What are the symptoms of common cold and is there an effective way to relieve them?

What are the symptoms of common cold and is there an effective way to relieve them?

COLDS: Colds are viral or allergic in origin. Sometimes it becomes purulent due to bacterial infection. In children, there's no treatment it is self limited. In adults, we give decongestant and antibiotic if necessary for the associated infection.

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I am suffering from common cold. Suggest suitable antibiotic to get instant relief.?

I am suffering from common cold. Suggest suitable antibiotic to get instant relief.?

Chicken soup:-): Common cold, by definition, is due to a virus. Antibiotics are only effective in treating infections due to bacteria, not viruses. Your best bet is to stay hydrated and well rested, so your own immune system can do its job fighting the infection. There are many unproven remedies, such as zinc or herbal medicines, but just don't believe everything you see on the internet:-) no cure yet!

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I'm going on a date later and I want to temporarily relieve the coughing up phlegm and the dry cough that comes from the common cold. Suggestions?

I'm going on a date later and I want to temporarily relieve the coughing up phlegm and the dry cough that comes from the common cold. Suggestions?

Upper respiratory: Infection are a nuisance but contagious. Do, the date a favor and cancel not cover up. She will appreciate and go out with you later!

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Hi am an asthmatic and have just gotten over a common cold but I have now developed a wheeze and shortness of breath that isn't relieved by inhaler.

Hi am an asthmatic and have just gotten over a common cold but I have now developed a wheeze and shortness of breath that isn't relieved by inhaler.

See your doctor: You might need revision of your controller therapy or prescription medications, good luck

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Pls suggest me home remedies for common cold?

Pls suggest me home remedies for common cold?

Cold: Tips: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestionsaline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – acetaminophen / NSAID’s Rest!!

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I've got common cold every week. Help please?

I've got common cold every week. Help please?

Something different?: If there are no recurring fevers, the pattern you describe is suspicious for allergies. Antihistamines and prescription medications can be helpful and help confirm the suspicion.

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What can I do to take care of the common cold?

What can I do to take care of the common cold?

Tips: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.

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Approximately how long does a common cold last?

Approximately how long does a common cold last?

Colds arn't cured: The average common cold last 10 days measures such as increasing fluids getting appropriate rest blowing your nose sucking on candy using a humidifier can help make you more comfortable. If the symptoms really interfere with eating sleeping normal activity saline washes or otc decongestant sprays/tabs/or syrups can provide short term relief.

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Most trusted means to naturally cure common cold?

Wait: The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel better. Throat lozenges for sore throat, pseudephedrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin-DM for cough and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what I recommend. There is no curative medical treatment but wait 7 days and it will be gone.

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How common is it to gain weight with a common cold?

Not especially: The old addage is "starve a fever. Feed a cold". There is no reason that one would gain weight during an upper respiratory infection of brief duration.

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What home remedies for a common cold actually work?

What home remedies for a common cold actually work?

Cold remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.

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How to make the common cold pass as fast as possible?

How to make the common cold pass as fast as possible?

COLD IS SELF LIMITED: Common cold gets better by itself, and one may use decongestants for symptom relief. Keep hugrated to keep secretions thin, keep the drainage to prevent complications and short term use of decongeastants like sudafed in severe cases is all that is needed it will take its course, there is definitely no need for antibiotics for common cold.

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How can I reduce the symptoms of a common cold quickly?

How can I reduce the symptoms of a common cold quickly?

Common cold: The best way to treat the symptoms of a common cold is to drink plenty of clear fluids, use nasal saline drops often, and get lots of rest. Most viruses will run their course; however, there are numerous over the counter products to reduce symptoms if the symptoms are preventing you from being comfortable enough to sleep.

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How many days should you stay home with the common cold?

Stay home w/cold?: There is no discrete directive that one has to stay home when one has the common cold. Of course, if you are having fevers, body aches and pains and unable to carry out your usual daily activities due to these symptoms, visit your doctor for exam and recommendations.

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Please explain why does the common cold spread so easily?

Please explain why does the common cold spread so easily?

Viral infections: Often times spread so easily because there does not need to be direct physical contact for exposure to occur. Washing your hands, coughing into your sleeve and or covering your mouth are good tactics for decrease in infection rates.

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What are conservative method to be done while common cold?

The basics: Rest, drink plenty of fluids, avoid antibiotics, and take medications to treat symptoms, such as throat lozenges or decongestants.

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