| Being sick with a cold virus for a week or two doesn't mean you have to be
miserable. These remedies may help:
What doesn't work? Worth noting are antibiotics, which destroy bacteria, but are no help against cold viruses. As for zinc, a recent analysis had mixed results and stopped short of recommending it until more research is done. Zinc containing nasal gels or sprays have been associated with permanent loss of smell.
These days, taking care of yourself is a necessity of life — not only to stay healthy but also to avoid rising medical bills if at all possible.
I hope this helps when you get a cold or flu. I have learned some new ideas, such as why chicken soup helps when you are sick, and the new research on zinc. Here is to everyone having a cold and flu free winter.
Monday, February 18, 2013
Getting the Cold or Flu
It is hard enough for those of us wth chronic illnesess dealing with our pain and exhaustion. It is harder when we get a cold or the flu. I know for me it takes twice as long to ger over being sick. I have a cold now and was looking for some adivce on how to deal with it in a quick manner. So what I found was an article writeen by Robert D. Sheeler, M.D. Medical Editor — Mayo Clinic Health Below are some suggestions I found from the Mayo clinic to help one get through that nasty cold or flu.