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How to cope with hypothermia during snow, ice, and winter storms?

How to cope with hypothermia during snow, ice, and winter storms?

Prevention: Wear clothes in layers and limit the time spent in the cold. A nuclear catastrophe is not imminent. The world is not going to end from radiation, heat waves, tornadoes, typhoons, lightening, floods, earthquakes, cold wave or any thing else like that. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Miller
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Raynaud's Disease (Definition)

It is vascular spasm in the fingers, toes, and can even involves the nose and ears and internal organs the blood vessels of the heart or kidneys in response to cold or stress causing the external elements especially the fingers, toes to turn white. Blue and red can also occur but I like to Emphasize if not white I can not be clear. Others ...Read more


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Can you explain cold weather illnes and somethings that people forget to do to prevent cold weather illness. ?

Can you explain cold weather illnes and somethings that people forget to do to prevent cold weather illness. ?

Folk tales: Am not aware of any evidence to prove that cold weather alone predisposes to infection. The theory has been that in cold weather people crowd together indoors more and therefore transmit disease among each other. Do not know whether or not this is true. The best way to avoid cold weather illness is to move to a warm climate - or just wait for global warming to catch up to us. ...Read more

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How to treat cold feet?

How to treat cold feet?

Wear socks.: Cold feet might be a sign of poor circulation. On the other hand some people just have cold feet/hands and that is normal for them. There is also a generally benign condition called raynauds which causes cold/numb toes. See a dr. If you have discoloration of toes, pain numbness etc. ...Read more

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Living in a cold climate with raynaud's, what can I do?

Living in a cold climate with raynaud's, what can I do?

Always plan ahead: Cold temperatures are a main cause of raynaud's phenomenon, so cold weather can trigger symptoms. If a person has only mild symptoms, he can keep his hands, feet, face, and ears warm with well-insulated clothing. The newest gadgets (such as heated gloves and heated socks) from winter sports stores may help. Using portable heaters, pre-warming the car, keeping dry, etc..., are helpful ideas. ...Read more

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How can I train in cold weather?

Dress appropriately: There is an extraordinary amount of new high technology clothing to allow you to keep warm in cold weather. These include multi-layered and very thin high performance undergarments and other non-bulky and moisture controlling outerwear. Any ski shop, outdoor shop or athletic or runners supply shop (particularly those in warm weather climates) can help you get equipped safely. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to cope with reynauds disease?

Treatment: In addition to those preventative ideas, there are medications that have been shown to reduce the vascular spasm. Options include Pletal (cilostazol) and calcium channel blockers. I would see vascular medicine specialist to be sure the diagnosis is correct as not every thing that makes your fingers turn blue and feel cold is raynaud's. ...Read more

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How can I control eczema outbreaks in cold, dry weather?

How can I control eczema outbreaks in cold, dry weather?

GOOD LOTION: If good moisturizing lotion is not enough then asteroid cream can be prescribed. ...Read more

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What are home remedies to cure chilblains caused due to cold weather?

What are home remedies to cure chilblains caused due to cold weather?

More good oil: in your diet can help. Also, shea butter, found in the health food store can be rubbed into the area. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to cure a cold??

How to cure a cold??

Common cold: Colds are caused by viruses (rhinovirus, enterovirus) and do not respond to antibiotics. Viruses will run their course over 3-7 days. The individual achieving a cure for a cold may well win the Nobel Prize! ...Read more

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How to cure cough and cold?

How to cure cough and cold?

Viral infection: Unfortunately, there is no cure for viral infection, such as the common cold. But you can take antihistamine and decongestant to help with the symptoms. The most important thing is to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest so that your body's immune system can fight the virus off. Home remedies such as warm ginger tea with a touch of honey or taking zinc 75 to 150 mg a day may help also. ...Read more

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How to treat cold sores?

How to treat cold sores?

Cold Sores: If you have frequent cold sores, you can talk with your doctor about acyclovir. Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and Acyclovir is an antiviral. Over the counter regiments include drugs such as abreva. ...Read more

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How to treat cold sores?

How to treat cold sores?

Valtrex, (valacyclovir) etc.: Agree w dr.Ryan. Here are more options: melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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How to cure a cold?

How to cure a cold?

Chicken soup: Without treatment your cold will last a week, and with treatment it will only last 7 days :-). But there is some evidence that chicken soup, zinc, and rest can help. ...Read more

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How to avoid cold hands when dieting?

How to avoid cold hands when dieting?

Shouldn't have to: You shouldn't have cold hands when dieting. Either this is a coincident or the diet you are doing is not the best diet for you. ...Read more

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What medications cause inability to tolerate hot weather?

What medications cause inability to tolerate hot weather?

Heat tolerance: BP meds, diuretics SSRIs Antidepessants. Narcotics eating a low sodium and potassium diet. Not drinking enough water. ...Read more

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How to deal with common cold?

How to deal with common cold?

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 neti 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. ...Read more

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How to remove cold sores?

Lemon balm: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. ...Read more

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How to heal asthma in summer?

How to heal asthma in summer?

Treatment...: Asthma can be treated but not cured. Typical treatment includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Other treatments depend on the specific symptoms present. Most asthmatics can be rendered symptom-free between exacerbations. If you smoke, quitting is necessary to decrease airway inflammation. See your doctor for treatment, especially if you still have symptoms. ...Read more

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Raynaud Phenomenon (Definition)

A condition in which some areas of the body feel numb and ...Read more