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Will the beach help combat a cold?

Will the beach help combat a cold?

The beach may: be better f\or allergy sufferers (ie the cold that won't go away) . I do not know that it will someone with a viral upper respiratory infection. Only time, some supportive medicines and a healthy immune system helps with colds. ...Read more

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Will exposure to the sun help with common cold?

Will exposure to the sun help with common cold?

NO: While it may feel pleasant, it will not cause the cold to resolve any quicker. ...Read more

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Does the sun help a common cold how can sunbathing help relieve a common cold?

Does the sun help a common cold how can sunbathing help relieve a common 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

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Does the sun help a common cold? How can sunbathing help relieve a common cold?

Does the sun help a common cold?  How can sunbathing help relieve a common cold?

High temperature: Cold viruses thrive in low humidity and cold temperatures. They cannot survive at elevated temperatures. The sun bathing can be helpful to keep the temperature of your mucous membranes warmer. ...Read more

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After a session in the sauna, is it better for your skin to cleanse with cold water, ice or cold air?

After a session in the sauna, is it better for your skin to cleanse with cold water, ice or cold air?

Cold water: After a sauna session, you want to cleanse your skin of any chemical in the water. This is best done with water. The exact temperature of the water is not important. To keep moisture in your skin, it it best to use a good lotion after going in a sauna. ...Read more

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Will careful use of a tanning bed help my psoriasis? (it is helped a lot by exposure to natural sunlight.)

Will careful use of a tanning bed help my psoriasis?  (it is helped a lot by exposure to natural sunlight.)

Yes.: In moderation, but sunlight has long been known to benefit psoriasis. But don't get burned, it can worsen psoriasis. Also, cumulative uv exposure is carcinogenic. Moderation is key! ...Read more

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How fast will the cold sore respond to the cream?

How fast will the cold sore respond to the cream?

Don't use creams!: I'm not a fan at all of creams for cold sores..Which is herpes by the way. My favorite treatment is Valtrex (valacyclovir) (a type of acyclovir). 2000mg twice a day for just one day will make it go away. Don't wast your money on the topical garbage. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sun burn while still being in the sun? Will adding sunscreen help?

How do you treat a sun burn while still being in the sun?  Will adding sunscreen help?

Avoid the sun: You must stop the burning in order to heal. A sunscreen will help protect you from further sun, but it is not very good protection. The key to heal is sun avoidance, not sunscreen. You will need to moisturize your burn and keep it out of the sun. In the future, use an spf of no more than 50 and one that contains a metal such as zinc or titatnium oxide and wear a wide-brimmed hat. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the redness from sunburn in a day?

How can you reduce the redness from sunburn in a day?

Not that fast.: Keep sunburn cool with moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek medical care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of symptoms within several days or if a large surface area is blistered. ...Read more

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Does medicating during a cold make the cold help you feel better and get rid of the cold faster?

Does medicating during a cold make the cold help you feel better and get rid of the cold faster?

Cold Medicines: Cold medicines only help relieve the symptoms during the cold. The medications don't cure the cold, they relieve symptoms. Time "cures" the cold. ...Read more

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Will cucumber help bring down the inflammation of a pimple?

Probably not: If it is ice cold it may diminish the swelling but there are no commonly recognized or acknowledged anti-inflammatory or antibiotic effects. ...Read more

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Quick way to get a blister on toe to heal? Also does the sun burn off molescum contageous ? Thanks

Quick way to get a blister on toe to heal? Also does the sun burn off molescum contageous ? Thanks

Blister care: Most blisters heal on their own. If a small blister is on a weight-bearing area like the bottom of the foot, protect it protect it with a doughnut-shaped moleskin pad. A large painful blister can be drained with a sterile needle apply gentle pressure after puncturing to drain the fluid. Molluscum is caused by a viral infection, and is unaffected by sun exposure ...Read more

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What is the best paint color to help reduce eye strain and stress in a work area?

What is the best paint color to help reduce eye strain and stress in a work area?

Take breaks : Doing close work such as computer work or reading gives eye strain for 2 reasons. Muscles inside eyes get tired and you blink less causing dry red eyes. Close eyes for few seconds after each page of reading. Use nonglaring paint. Use a antiglare screen OB computer only if you find it soothing. ...Read more

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Is It okay to sit in the sun 15 min. a day to lighten your hair and to get a tan, if you use an SPF 30 sunscreen?Also does sunscreen prevent wrinkles?

Is It okay to sit in the sun 15 min. a day to lighten your hair and to get a tan, if you use an SPF 30 sunscreen?Also does sunscreen prevent wrinkles?

Yes.: If you are using an SPF 30 sunscreen, and applying it properly before sun exposure, then 15 minutes of sun exposure a day should be completely safe. Sunscreen not only protects from sunburns, but also long-term skin damage - including wrinkles and skin cancer. ...Read more

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Putting an onion under my feet and wearing a socks to support it over night. Will that help me get rid of cold and fever or will it make it worst?

Putting an onion under my feet and wearing a socks to support it over night.  Will that help me get rid of cold and fever or will it make it worst?

Really don't know.: This is reported to be one method of detoxification but I really don't have any knowledge as to whether it works or not. Reflexology points that might be used for these kind of symptoms are further up toward the toes. I would think that an onion would settle toward the arch of the foot. ...Read more

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Can a cold gel pack cause frostbite and leave blisters on a child's skin?

Can a cold gel pack cause frostbite and leave blisters on a child's skin?

YES: Very cold ice packs can freeze the underlyng skin if left on too long. Most times 7-10 minutes is long enough to get the desired effect.( decrease the swelling). ...Read more