Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Virsuses that cause a cold love enclosed spaces such as family rooms or the office. There are more then 200 virsuses that can cause a runny nose, sore throat, sneezing and coughing. In the United States there are over 1 billion cases of the common cold each year. The most popular is known as the human rhinovirus. It is most active in the spring, summer and early fall. A cold normally spreads when symptoms are at their worst, but a person can be infected before they actually develop symptoms. Rhinoviruses cause minor infections throughtout the body, they typically cause 30 to 50 percent of colds and can live up to 3 hours on the skin, but can survive up to 48 hours. When a person with a cold coughs, sneezes or talks they can expel tiny droplets into the air containing viruses. These droplets can travel up to 6 feet
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Well it’s January and the cold and flu season is underway. It is going to be one of the worst cold and flu seasons ever. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doctors are seeing a huge increase in patients with cold and flu like symptoms. A bad cold or flu can put you out of work, cost you health insurance copays and other costs. Fight off illnesses with these cold and flu remedies and tips. Stopping a cold in its tracks averts harm to both your body and your budget. Arm yourself with simple, affordable or even free remedies the moment that fatigue, congestion, and other symptoms begin to surface. A fever and runny nose can starve the body of water, so you need to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. You should avoid drinks with caffeine and alcohol in them. It is recommended that you
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Typically after a cold coughing can linger for 3 or 4 days. It sometimes starts out as a dry cough and then you may start coughing up mucus. If the mucus is yellow, green or any other color besides clear you most likely have an infection. At this time you should see a doctor so they can check for bronchitis, pneumonia or an infection.
Thursday, December 20th, 2012
A new study suggests that antibiotics most likely will not provide relief for those that are looking for it. The study finds that out of 2,000 adults those given amoxicillin didn’t feel better any faster or have less symptoms then those given a placebo pill. Those given the placebo reported new symptoms, while those who took the antibiotic reported side effects, such as diarrhea. Doctors suggest that patients that don’t have pneumonia should avoid taking amoxicillin and allow themselves to get better on their own.
Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
Before now, we were always told that Vitamin C and orange juice was a great way to fight off the common cold. But now evidence suggests otherwise. Doctors now believe that the old remedy may be a complete waste of time and money and does not improve immune system function. Vitamin C pills are nothing more than placebos. WebMD long ago posted on their website information debunking what is described as a myth that Vitamin C is helpful for fighting the common cold. At the first sign of a cold, many people reach for products with Vitamin C, such as fortified juices, cough drops and tea, because it is such a widely “accepted treatment”. Vitamin C was first said to be used to treat the common cold in the 1970s. But now despite its widespread use, experts say there is little proof that Vitamin C has any effect on a cold. Althrough if taken in
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
Though the common cold usually occurs in the fall and winter months, the cold weather itself does not cause the common cold. Rather, it is thought that during cold-weather months people spend more time close to each other while indoors, this causes the virus to spread from person to person. For this same reason, children in day care and school are particularly prone to getting the common cold.
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
The common cold is curable! Why Liquid Surgery Is the Answer for Curing the Common Cold? The common cold is caused by any of these 200 rhinoviruses. These viruses prefer growing at a lower temperature (33 oC or 91 oF). The upper airway, mainly the nose, is the specially favored environment for the cold viruses. The common cold is a nasal disease. To cure a cold, the cold viruses need to be removed. For removing viruses, the metal knife is not useful. The liquid knife, then, is the right tool. Nasal spray with saline can only moisturize the nasal cavity, cannot remove cold viruses. Its lack of efficacy in curing a cold is no surprise. Neti pot delivers the cleansing liquid through natural gravity, cannot remove cold viruses from oropharynx and throat. The remaining viruses in this part of the upper airway can continually grow to sustain the infection.