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If I take vitamin c, can I avoid the common cold?

If I take vitamin c, can I avoid the common cold?

Prevent? not treat: Vitamin c may help *prevent* the common cold [studies disagree]. But, alas, vitamin c doesn't shake loose the common cold once it's grabbed a hold of you. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral 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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How much does vitamin C help preventing the common cold?

How much does vitamin C help preventing the 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 more

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How much does vitamin C help in preventing the common cold?

To bowel tolerance: Typically, 2000mg per day should be fine. Consider vitamin d and a good multivitamin for prevention as well. ...Read more

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How much can vitamin C help when preventing the common cold?

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

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What does recnt research suggest about daily vitamin C supplements and the common cold?

What does recnt research suggest about daily vitamin C supplements and the common cold?

Prevents not cures: Recent research shows that people with sufficient vitamin c levels have fewer colds in cold weather. Once a cold develops, it has no effect if you are not deficient. ...Read more

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Is antihistamines first generation effective drug for common cold and does vitamin c important during common cold?

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 more

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What are common symptoms of low vitamin D levels? Is 17.5 considered low enough to cause symptoms?

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 more

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I am getting colds constantly, about every month for the past 3 months! I have not had this problem in the past, what can I do to boost my immunity? I take a milti vitamin and a combo calcium and vitamin d on a daily basis.

I am getting colds constantly, about every month for the past 3 months! I have not had this problem in the past, what can I do to boost my immunity? I take a milti vitamin and a combo calcium and vitamin d on a daily basis.

Sinus infection?: Sometime a person can have ongoing chronic sinusitis, and it can seem like they are constant colds. Make sure to check in with your doctor about this. You can try rinsing your sinuses using a neti pot with sterile water and salt packets, to see if this clears it. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vitamin D (Definition)

Vitamin d is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


Dr. Linda DiMeglio
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Calcitriol (Definition)

Calcitriol is a metabolic agent which is a kind of ...Read more