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Will The Sun Help A Cold
No it can't: Sun exposure will produce vit. D, cause wrinkles and skin cancer. It will not help a cold. The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Throat lozenges for sore throat, Pseudoephedrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin-DM for cough and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what i recommend. There is no medical cure but wait 7 days and it will be gone. ...Read more
Sun is a trigger.: Sun is one possible trigger for cold sores. To prevent cold sores from occurring wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, nutritious diet, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8th day of cold. Still have little yello/white cattarh and dry with some productive morning cough. Does the sun and the sea get me better?
When I was a baby my mom said I went really cold and white. She Dressed me warm and put me out in the sun. What caused this and does it effect me now?
Who knows?: This is impossible to determine based on what you have told us. Are you happy? Successful? Healthy? If so, great. If you are not, find out why by getting a thorough history and physical and following your doc's suggestions afterward. ...Read more
What would cause my nose to be red a lot of the time, people always ask me if I have been in the sun. It does get more red if cold or hot.
It seems cold or hot: Causes dilation of u blood vessel which causes the redness in addition u may be getting anxious. ...Read more
Blood test came back low vit d. Prescribed vit d supp but hesitant due to reports of d dangers. Should i just get more sun? What about cold months?
Go do it: There's all kinds of money to be made making people frightened of things they don't understand. Unlike the hucksters of the internet -- who pose as scholars and persecuted humanitarians -- your personal physician is obliged by law to be straight up and honest. You are in serious danger if you are vitamin d deficient. Please take your rx. Best wishes. ...Read more
My daughter experience is excruciatingly cold and hot pain after being in the Sun too long. She does not sunburn. Her reacting lasts for several days?
Sunburn: For a kid that has been expoused to a sunburn use calamine lotion, or aloe vera-based gels to provide some relief this usually shouldn't last longer than 3 days. Next time remember to use sunscreen at least 50 SPF protection and reaply after two hours. Do not forget to give them plenty fluids in this hot summer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had cold sores before but just recently I kissed a girl and the sores are kinda forming it's been 3 days since I was also on the sun a lot?
Cold sores: The sun is more than likely the cause of your cold sores ...Read more
Is there a cure for cold sores yet? If not what is the best prevention of them, I like being in the sun a lot and I'm afraid to get one every time
Cold sores : Herpes simplex is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. Abreva is an OTC topical remedy used to help speed healing and minimize pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When i walk under the sun or I do activities at home, my skin turns to small red pills and disapear in 15mnts after washing it with cold water. Help?
Need diagnosis first: It sounds like you have cholinergic urticaria which are small hives caused by a physical agent like heat, activity, sweat, pressure etc. Treatment can be challenging but first you need your rash properly diagnosed. Visit with your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
Im doing a 10 mi run Sun April 12. I have had a cold and cough for a few days. I missed my long run yesterday/other workouts. Should I long run today?
No!: When ill, take a break or your illness will last longer and be more severe!! ...Read more
Sun can trigger : Cold sores. Keep lips well moisturized & apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. ...Read more
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