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Might be moving to the back burner researchers in Australia making a huge medical breakthrough they say a possible cure for the common cold.
Here now to discuss is doctor Richard first time he's the medical director for the first on Centre for comprehensive medicine.
In New York City doctor thanks for being here thank you so this Australian drugmaker says that they -- close to a cure for the common cold what is it.
Well the drug is called.
Appended here and it's in a class of drugs as we we call an anti viral stuff here's a story everybody knows the symptoms -- runny eyes watery.
You just feel awful okay what they found is that tested asthmatics 300 of them in Australia.
And they found the reduce their calls from 2.5 days down to one point seven now if it's so easy walk away -- the -- before now.
Well the problem is -- over a hundred different types of viruses that cause the common cold the most common is called the rhino virus.
And that particular one seems to be what this anti viral.
-- -- the big problems with dealing with -- -- it also occurs during the fall and the spring the same time when -- allergies so people often mistake one for the other.
So -- they claim to have done it.
Well the researchers by working with this particular class and there -- other anti viral drugs -- other drugs to deal with herpes and HIV.
And these particular medications disrupt the normal replication process -- viruses go through.
So they they actually determine that in laboratory test they put it into actual testing and they found out that it works.
So do you buy it I mean do you think we're seeing that we could season the end of the -- Well I think it's going to be more complicated than that I think that this drug probably works against the specific class in the meantime there are a lot of things that people can do this -- isn't yet approved.
We have a lot of natural remedies you know people can use natural products like think which has been shown to reduce.
The duration of a coworker and I also says that it cuts that called in half I mean exactly so their natural things that you can do right now you can use a saline solution.
It is pure hell up products at its advertisers wash your hands are things that you can do every day it's a big problem twenty million.
Lost days from school twenty million people who -- days from work sixty million people who vehicles every year right so if this drug were for real.
Then it might be the end of the sixth day.
Well it'll be the end of one of those sick days it can reduce the severity of the cold you still have to have the medication on hand.
You go to your doctor if -- get that appointment and get the drug on board and then you can have -- he really gonna need that medication and take it exactly when that cold hits all of things that you're talking about her -- -- -- the washing the hands that she Correll.
That they you know drink citrus and all that's -- that's stuff so to avoid getting called once you have it correct what do you do.
Well you can still take all of these natural products and you can still use.
Medications to reduce some of the symptoms what's the problem with the medications victim's cause drowsiness they make you feel -- -- horrible but.
Think again zinc vitamin C vitamin.
Use a saline solution that nasal spray you know the cold doesn't take hold.
In your sinus passages of it's there for very short period of time.
It won't breakthrough and you won't end up with political them first -- that is a good hand -- doctor Richard Burr shot we will try not to -- -- -- business kind of birdies as I look forward to it thanks.
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