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Vitamin D Common Cold
None: Vitamin c does not reduce, prevent or change anything about colds. This is one of those great health myths. I have seen at least one patient who was taking mega doses develop a severe rash that resolved when the person stopped it. Does taking a little extra hurt? Usually noit. Will taking a lot help keep you from getting a cold? Probably not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It might some: It is not a cure all! but there is some evidence that if taken regularly(daily)it might reduce the frequency of colds..But hard scientific evidence for this benefit is lacking. ...Read more
Is antihistamines first generation
effective drug for common cold and does vitamin c important during common cold?
Probably not: Antihistamines are effective for sneezing and runny nose due to allergies, by blocking histamine receptors,. but can over dry nasal passages during colds. Atrovent nasal spray helps runny nose and decongestants (use Short term only) help congestion. Vitamin C may help prevent colds, but not as effective once you have one. Rest, fluids, chicken soup, zinc, humidifier, and netipot help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vitamin D - benefits: Vitamin d is a hormone. All human cells have receptors for it. But once thought important only for bone health, it helps prevent breast, prostate, & colon cancer, heart disease, strokes. It may help ward off degenerative diseases of the brain, and appears to bolster the immune system! take a minimum of 2000iu of d3/day. I take 5000 daily! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are common symptoms of low vitamin D levels? Is 17.5 considered low enough to cause symptoms?
Many symptoms: Low vit D can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression & increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer & risk of dying! Your level can cause mild symptoms & will increase risks. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day; avoid D2! See http://tinyurl.com/2chkcer & http://www.drfranklipman.com/symptoms-diseases-associated-with-vitamin-d-deficiency/ & http://tinyurl.com/ly3wn3n ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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