Saturday, June 24, 2017

“Feed a Fever, Starve a Cold” and Other Common Cold Myths

We’ve all heard it before: “Bundle up or you’ll catch cold.” “Don’t kiss me, I have a cold.” Or “Feed a fever, starve a cold.” While many old adages have truth to them, not all are entirely accurate. Read about some of the common myths and misconceptions about the common cold.

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Alternative Therapies for Back Pain

Willow was the original herbal aspirin, thanks to several compounds it contains, among them, salicin. A century ago, the Bayer Company tinkered with salicin and eventually produced acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin, the first nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Aspirin is still a mainstay medication for many people during the first day or two of back pain.

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Bronchitis Symptoms and Treatments

After a cold or flu, the two main branches of your respiratory tract, your bronchi, often become irritated and inflamed, says Alan Brauer, M.D., director of TotalCare Medical Center in Palo Alto, California, one of the nation’s oldest clinics to combine mainstream and complementary medicine. That, in turn, impairs the ability of the tiny hairs […]

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Eczema Treatments

Eczema affects an estimated 4 percent of the U.S. population—some 10 million people. It can erupt almost anywhere, but occurs most frequently on your neck, hands, elbows, knees, abdomen, shins, and feet. It looks different from person to person, often a source of confusion for untrained eyes. When in doubt about any persistent skin condition, […]

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Home Remedies for the Common Cold

Symptoms of the common cold are a runny nose and nasal congestion, and sometimes sneezing, sore throat, or cough. Symptoms of the common cold can be similar to those of the flu, though flu symptoms are usually more severe, and can also include fever, body aches, dry cough, and extreme fatigue. There are plenty of […]

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Home Remedies for Diarrhea

The trots. The runs. Turista. Montezuma’s revenge. No matter what you call it, diarrhea is no fun. Of course, you’re super-careful not to drink the water (or even use ice) when you travel to exotic destinations. There are several different causes of diarrhea, some more serious than others. In this article, you’ll find some home […]

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Preventing Staph or MRSA Infections

MRSA is a type of staph infection that is resistant to certain antibiotics, such as methicillin, oxacillin, penicillin and amoxicillin. Staph infections, including MRSA, occur most frequently among people with weakened immune systems and the elderly in hospitals and healthcare facilities. However, cases of community-associated staph infections have been on the rise, and are usually […]

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