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Flu and Cold
Can Getting Your Daily Sunshine Keep the Flu Away? Here is Why Vitamin D Supplements Are a Must This Winter
Scientists may have found something new about vitamin D – cold protection. This is yet another reason why you should get some sun everyday. But experts recommend taking a vitamin D supplement for even better protection.
Your largest source of vitamin D is the sun. When sunlight hits your skin, it catalyzes a chemical reaction that converts precursor chemicals into active vitamin D.
Doctors Are Urgently Stressing The Importance of Flu Protection This Cold Season: Here's How to Protect Yourself
Common myths about vaccine dangers have become a public health concern. Nurses like myself and other clinicians repeatedly hear various reasons why vaccines are shunned, including the annual flu shot.
Many claim they received a flu vaccine and got sick, which is why they avoid them. Health care professionals themselves balk at mandatory flu vaccines.
It's winter and it's normal to have frequent stuffy noses. But if you often have nasal congestion year-round, maybe it's more than just allergies or frequent colds. Here are a few things you should consider.
In the summer, spring, and fall you may find that your nose is always clogged. You probably think it's just allergies and have tried some over-the-counter medications but they didn't help.
Seasonal influenza viruses can be detected year-round in the US, but they are most common during the fall and winter. Obviously you should take care in public to prevent contracting the virus, but you should also be aware of some of the most germy spots in your own home as well.
Influenza – better known as the flu – is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a virus. It infects the nose, throat and lungs.
Getting the flu is not a very pleasant experience and can in fact be deadly particularly for the very young and very old. Good news is it appears the FluMist vaccine is effective in preventing the flu in spite of reports contrary to this by the CDC reports NPR. However there are also many natural remedies to help you beat the misery of the flu reports WebMD.
FluMist is a live attenuated vaccine
So, you’ve caught a bug and it seems to have taken hold and doesn’t want to let go. What do you do? There are many things most people don’t think of when they are sick and simply don’t want to do, but even something as simple as drinking more water not only helps with symptoms, but may also help prevent an infection.
What can you do to prevent and get over symptoms faster?
• Wash your hands. Pretty simple. We all learned that in kindergarten.
Echinacea is an herb that has long been the subject of controversy concerning its healing abilities, especially involving the upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold and the flu. Now a new comparative study published in Current Therapeutic Research suggests that Echinacea is as effective against flu viruses as oseltamivir, also known as Tamiflu.
Influenza is a tremendous threat and challenge every year.