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Is cold shower good?

It can be: In lap land - it is a common practice to repeatedly move from a sauna into a cold dip in a river. This process can be used as part of a detoxification program. Changing back and forth from a cold to hot shower is a similar detoxification protocol. ...Read more

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Are cold showers good for your health?

Are cold showers good for your health?

Limited evidence.: It's hard to say. Little research addresses this. Here's a section of a google book, but I cannot see the footnotes, so cannot check to see if it the author cites reputable studies. Here's the iink: http://tinyurl.com/y7wrojd5 Get the book and ask your doc to go over the evidence with you and get his opinion on how strong/good those studies are. ...Read more

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Is showering in cold water good for you?

Is showering in cold water good for you?

Neither good nor bad: Cold showers can be invigorating and should cause no harm for healthy individuals. Persons with raynaud's syndrome can't tolerate cold on extremities, thus they may want to avoid cold showers. ...Read more

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Is cold shower healthy and it it good for blood circulation?

Is cold shower healthy and it it good for blood circulation?

Myth: Take a shower which is comfortable for you. The purpose of a shower is to clean your body. Your blood circulation will benefit from exercise, normal weight and drinking lots of water. ...Read more

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If you have a very high fever, is it good to have a cold water bath or shower?

If you have a very high fever, is it good to have a cold water bath or shower?

Yes: It is one of the ways to stop the body from overheating but if fever stays high, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is good to take for a cold?

What is good to take for a cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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Is beechams medicine good for a cold?

Is beechams medicine good for a cold?

All: Natural remedy. Was thought to be a cure all. It will not hurt you to give it a try. But srink lots of water and rest. Will work well also ...Read more

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What's a really good cure for a cold?

What's a really good cure for a cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day 2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week. 3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good) 4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days 5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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Are there any good ways to prevent catching a cold?

Are there any good ways to prevent catching a cold?

Prevention: Prevention- stay away from people who are ill. Wash your hands frequently & thoroughly. Don’t touch your mouth, eyes or nose with your hands unless they are clean. ...Read more

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Whats a good way to decongest your nose from a cold?

Whats a good way to decongest your nose from a cold?

You can use a : Decongestant or a neti pot can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning. ...Read more

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Whats good for the cold?

Whats good for the cold?

OTC: Since most colds are viral, your best bet is to figure out which of the symptoms of the cold bother you most and go for the best otc medicine that can help you out with that. If not sure, stop by and ask the pharmacist they can usually give pretty good direction. Along with that, patients should get plenty of hydration and dont over exert themselves. ...Read more

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Is coldrex any good for cold?

Is coldrex any good for cold?

Coldrex: Coldrex a brand of multi-symptom cold and flu product. Contain paracetamol , an analgesic and antipyretic (it reduces body temperature when you have a fever). Phenylephrine hydrdochloride is a decongestant which unblocks your nose and sinuses.Caffeine is present as a mild stimulant and terpin hydrate isas an expectorant. Ascorbic acid (vitamin c) an added supplement. It treats symptoms only.. ...Read more

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What are the health pros and cons of a cold shower?

What are the health pros and cons of a cold shower?

Not much of either : Icing can reduce pain, swellling, pain and inflammation, but a cold shower is probably not cold enough nor does it provide enough consistent skin contact to achieve these. For some it's soothing, for others uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Is a cold shower a healthier thing than a hot shower?

Is a cold shower a healthier thing than a hot shower?

Extremes : of temperature may not be healthy (cold or hot). However, if you ever live in a place like Finland you may people go into a hot sauna and then jump into a freezing river. Hot to cold repeatedly can be used as a form of hydrotherapy. I am not sure that one can say if hot or cold is better. But marked extremes are not always well tolerated by the body. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good medicines for a cold?

Could you tell me what are good medicines for a cold?

Sx relief: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline 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! ...Read more

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Whats a good pill to take if you feel like you're catching a cold?

Whats a good pill to take if you feel like you're catching a cold?

Some proven remedies: There is an excellent review of what works and what doesn't for both children and adults at: http://www.Aafp.Org/afp/2012/0715/p153.Html?Printable=afp. ...Read more

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Is a shower good for chills?

Is a shower good for chills?

Might help: Chilling is one mechanism the body uses to raise the core temperature an occurs prior to the temperature going up. Also occurs in response to the differential between your and the environment's temperatures. If you take a hot shower you diminish the differential and may help alleviate the chilling. ...Read more