Items Tagged ‘colds’

Ask the Doctors - Does zinc help with colds?

September 14, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Does zinc help with colds?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: Does zinc help with colds? First, let’s look at zinc’s impact in general. Zinc is an important element needed for a healthy immune system.  The link between zinc deficiency and infections was first noted in the Middle East 50 years ago.  Some zinc-deficient patients had such severe immune dysfunction that they died by […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, colds, Dr. Robert Ashley, zinc


Ask the Doctors - Can vitamin D protect against colds and flu?

August 7, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Can vitamin D protect against colds and flu?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: I’m hearing that vitamin D can reduce the risk of colds and flu – and that more foods should be fortified with it. What’s the evidence for that? As a doctor, I’ll  confess I’m skeptical about such a broad claim.  As I wrote in a prior column, vitamin D is not so much […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, colds, Dr. Robert Ashley, flu, influenza, lung disease, research, vitamin D


Germs beware: 5 easy ways to avoid getting sick

September 15, 2016

Germs beware: 5 easy ways to avoid getting sick

By uclahealth uclahealth

‘Tis the season for back-to-school shopping, holiday planning and – too often – colds, flu and stomach bugs. With children returning to classrooms and cooler weather driving more people indoors, germs have extra opportunities to strike. Instead of stocking up on tissues and cough medicine, try these five proven methods to avoid getting sick this […]

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Tags: colds, congestion, coughing, fatigue, fever, flu, germs, hand sanitizers, hand washing, sick, sickness, sore throat


Cold vs. allergy: how do I know the difference?

March 6, 2016

Cold vs. allergy: how do I know the difference?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Symptoms Allergy (Airborne) Cold Stuffy or runny nose Often Often Sneezing Often Often Wheezing Sometimes Rarely, never Itchy eyes Often Rarely, never Fever Never Often Aches and pains Never Sometimes Weakness and fatigue Sometimes Sometimes Headache Sometimes Often Cough Sometimes Often Dizziness Sometimes Often Hoarseness Sometimes Often Recur at a certain time of year Often […]

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Tags: allergies, allergy symptoms, cold symptoms, colds


Does this describe your child's cold symptoms?

March 3, 2016

Does this describe your child’s cold symptoms?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Definition Viral infection of the nose and throat Symptoms Runny or congested nose The nasal discharge may be clear, cloudy, yellow or green Usually associated with fever A sore throat often is the first symptom Sometimes associated with a cough, hoarse voice, watery eyes, and swollen lymph nodes in the neck Cause Colds are caused […]

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Tags: children's health, cold symptoms, colds, colds in children


How do I know if a "cold is more than a cold?

March 3, 2016

How do I know if a “cold is more than a cold?

By uclahealth uclahealth

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Tags: cold medicine, colds, colds in children, Dr. Nina Shapiro, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA


Do cold and cough medicine work - infographic

March 3, 2016

Do cold and cough medicine work – infographic

By uclahealth uclahealth

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Tags: antibiotics, antihistamines, children's health, cold medicine, colds, cough medicine, cough suppressants, coughs, decongestants, Dr. Dennis Woo, infographic, over-the-counter medications