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My workplace is so cold! how can I make sure I don't get sick?

My workplace is so cold! how can I make sure I don't get sick?

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

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: 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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What worsens a cold?

What worsens a cold?

Once you have a : Cold, things that can worsen it include getting dehydrated, working yourself too hard (not getting rest), going into extremely cold environment, lack of sleep, tobacco smoke etc. ...Read more

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How come i always feel cold?

How come i always feel cold?

Reasons for feeling : Cold: hypothyroidism, anemia (esp. W low iron or vitamin b 12 deficiency), anorexia (fasting or low body weight), chronic illnesses, chronic pain, hypoglycemia, hypothermia (low body temperature), raynaud's disease, being in cold environment, cold intolerance, anxiety or panic, cardiac or nervous system diseases, some meds as well as both viral ; bacterial infections. ...Read more

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How to have a cold?

How to have a cold?

Not sure what the: Question is. 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. If this answer isn't what you were looking for > re-ask. ...Read more

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Im always cold why?

Hypothyroid?: You should be seen and examined by a physician. This may be one of several illnesses, most of them quite manageable. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why am i always cold?

Why am i always cold?

Possibly hypothyroid: It is impossible for me to know, though perhaps from looking at your picture it is because you are skiing! but i doubt you are always skiing. The first thing i think of when someone is always cold is hypothyroidism. Have your doc check free T3 (liothyronine) as well as tsh. See http://www.Stopthethyroidmadness.Com/long-and-pathetic/ for a list of other symptoms associated with hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Is it ok to sunbathe whilst having a cold?

Is it ok to sunbathe whilst having a cold?

If it is not cold: Out, you are well hydrated and use appropriate sun screen - that shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more