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Why Are Workplaces So Cold
See below: There is a longstanding and almost universally believed myth that the common cold or sickness comes from getting cold. Even the death of president harrison was blamed on not wearing a hat (not true but sounds good in books). We spend more indoors in winter which provides more opportunities to spread illness. No matter how cold the ac in one's workplace, you will be fine. ...Read more
Dull chest pain, stiff achy muscles in arms & shoulders, headaches, lethargic, & sneezing. Flu? or Cold? Got flu shot & flu going around @ workplace
Pelargonium sidoides: Pelargonium sidoides, an herb native to south africa, has been proven to be a very effective treatment for colds. After 10 days 78.8% of those using this extract were clinically cured vs. 31.4% of those taking placebo. It shows even better results in acute sinusitis & bronchitis! it is widely available at health food store & even many pharmacies as "umcka." please see my comment for useful links:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not antibiotics.: Rest and lots of fluids. There are no antibiotics that will do anything, since he common cold is caused bt a virus. Ibuprophen and over the counter cold meds help some people, but make sure you read the instructions and warning labels very carefully. I personally use sterile saline washes in my nose to help. If your symptoms get markedly worse, or don't improve in about a week, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluids, rest.: The best thing to do for a common cold virus is to support your immune system and use remedies to make yourself more comfortable while your body fights it off. In general, drink plenty of fluids without caffeine or alcohol, rest & use hygiene measures to limit the spread of germs. Use things like a vaporizer, nasal saline, and otc products to help symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Is there a website that shows everyday how long you can be outdoors at your location before it becomes dangerously cold?
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