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It's that time of year again when the weather dips down and cold season revs up.
The common cold usually caused by rhino virus.
Airborne viruses that Pryor is a collection of symptoms such as a stuffy nose and post -- drip.
-- from coughing and usually low grade temperatures.
Doctor yeah L Howland says a cold lasts around five to seven -- and could trigger a secondary infections like strep throat.
Pneumonia and ear sinus and lung infections.
There is no cure for the causes cold but there are many remedies that claimed to make you feel better faster like echinacea.
-- very popular and there's not a tremendous amount of evidence that it actually is.
It doesn't seem to be harmful in any way but there isn't a tremendous amount of data that is actually.
Or helping that cold any faster.
What's your grandma's chicken soup.
This is actually some -- paste data that shows a chicken soup is more than just a comfort food that there really is some.
They inherent within the ingredients of the suit that may have some anti oxidant.
-- maybe even some anti bacterial activity.
A lot of people turned to -- seat when they have a cold but doesn't work.
Again not a tremendous amount of data that the large doses of vitamin C are actually going to prevent your cold or make your cold and shorter.
-- -- a little humidity.
Humidity really helps our body to.
-- -- nice and moist as well -- sued for coughing a lot additionally a lot of humidity in the environment.
Makes it harder for or the cold viruses to actually travel taking zinc when you're feeling under the weather can help you feel better fast.
I think actually happens to be my favorite at a -- is.
Because there is some very nice studies -- the Cleveland clinic and one out of out of -- That shows that -- crew can -- can decrease the duration of your called back to 42%.
Colds can make you feel miserable so doctor -- -- says prevention is actually the best medicine.
Wash your hands regularly watch common surfaces.
Stay home if there if you're not feeling well -- not contaminating others come moderate.
Form of exercise.
Keep well hydrated and a good balanced nutritious diet.
I'm -- Ingle Fox News.