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Ready noses or throats that -- you know I hate that.
You did I do.
Beyond it also and that cold season is fast approaching it turns out pumping your body full of vitamin C may not actually be the answer to turning circles doctor -- -- Is a physician and professor of public health Johns Hopkins university and joins us now doctor curry.
We've learned some interesting things about ways to fight off colds that you know everybody thinks work but.
Aren't necessarily helpful things like taking vitamin CE.
There's a lot of millionaires out there in the world -- from all these remedies and gimmicks.
-- convincing people that extra vitamins or supplements beyond the recommended daily allowance of a normal diet can actually prevent or fight.
A common cold and now we now we've studied this thing the death you know a common cold is very humbling thing for a doctor because.
We've got all this amazing new stuff in modern medicine and we cannot.
Treat this darn thing we've studied it to death and none of these supplements or vitamins seem to help.
There is an interesting study -- at the University of Copenhagen.
A classic study where they found that the virus only affects a small part of the mucus in the knows it's actually the body's response to the virus that gives you all those symptoms the runny nose in the stopping us.
And remember some people just tend to have updated -- -- I guess you know the people need to clear their sinuses every morning they just blow there nose or tough it out.
When a virus hits them they get hit particularly hard that's -- only one in four people that gets the cold.
Get symptoms that how is this cold season -- a compared to see the last few years.
Or -- nowadays with iPods and blackberries and you know you see more people -- question today because we're all busy air.
The cold is it the common cold is getting.
Worse and worse every year because remember it is a droplet spread infection if it really has little to do with who you are.
And more to do with whether or not you -- -- touch your face in your eyes in your nose and the door -- it's got a droplet on it.
So you know one common myth is that it's just airborne in the room the reality is it's from -- water droplet.
That you know usually gets on your hand and -- you're touching your -- here knows here now.
And -- an aerospace textures that got a lot antibiotics do not work for the common cold.
In fact they may increase your resistance and you could get another infection or it will just increase the community resistance.
And it's it's a bad idea and -- side effects it's starting your stomach sometimes.
No antibiotics for the common -- you've got to tough it out and the only thing that's been shown to maybe help is -- And -- some kind of warm fluid.
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