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Got a Cold? Here’s How to Know If You Should Go Into Work or Call in Sick

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Getting a cold is stressful. Not only because it makes you feel rubbish and prevents you from doing the things you want to do but also because it creates something of a moral dilemma when it comes to whether or not you should head into work. Sometimes this decision can actually get quite stressful… On the one hand, going into work is the conscientious thing to do, it will look better and...

Should You Really Feed a Cold and Starve a Fever?

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When we feel under the weather, we’re often reminded of the old adage that we should ‘feed a cold’ and ‘starve a fever’. The idea here is that eating less will help us to fight an infection because we won’t be wasting energy on digestion. That and we tend not to feel like eating when we have a fever anyway. Eating a cold meanwhile will provide us with fuel and...

Tips and LifeHacks for Surviving the Common Cold

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Most of us will get ill at least a couple of times a year and be forced to take time off of work while we sit around the house feeling sorry for ourselves. For the vast majority of the time the culprit here is the common cold, a bug that is always raising its head and giving us grief and that never really stays gone for long. And colds really do give us grief. Unfortunately a cold does much more...

How to Avoid Catching Your Housemate or Partner’s Cold

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When a partner, friend or relative becomes ill we will of course find ourselves feeling sorry for them, looking after them and sympathising with them. But when they want a hug? They can forget it! Seeing a partner or housemate unwell is a little bit like seeing into our own future. Chances are that they’re going to spread that illness to us and that we’re going to come down with it...

Vitamin D for Preventing Colds

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Getting a cold is a sure-fire way to ruin a few days and quite possibly a few weeks. Unfortunately, life doesn’t stop when we get a cold. This is a level of illness that most people don’t consider to be sufficiently bad that they can take huge amounts of time off work, or get out of social commitments. Thus, you will spend the next few days dragging yourself out of bed with a headache, aching...

How to Sleep Better With a Cold

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When you’ve got a cold, it’s important to drink plenty of water and get lots of sleep if you want to enjoy a rapid recovery. It’s kind of unfortunate and ironic then, that sleeping with a cold is so incredibly difficult. Not only will you be tossing and turning through the night feeling cold one minute and hot the next, you’ll also need to contend with a blocked nose, sore throat and coughing...

How to Stop a Cold Before It Takes Hold

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When you wake up in the morning and you first feel that scratchiness at the back of your throat, the normal reaction for most of us is to breathe a heavy sigh. We all know that this means there’s a serious cold on the way and we all know that this in turn is likely to put us out of action for days on end and to make almost everything we do from this point on completely miserable. But it ain’t...

How to Stop a Cough Before It Gets Worse

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Winter season is fast approaching and many children and even adults will start to catch some cold that cannot be treated easily. But, there are still hopes to stop this dreaded cough from ruining your winter season. By reading this article you can find ways that you can apply every night to quickly stop cough from attacking. This will definitely make your cough disappear when you woke up. No need...

How Long Is the Common Cold Contagious?

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Among other questions that people have about the common cold. Many wonder how long is the common cold contagious and what to take to stop a common cold. The answer to “how long is a common cold contagious” is fairly simple. As long as the virus is present in nasal discharges, the cold is contagious. Scientists believe that there is more live virus present in nasal secretions between...

How Is the Common Cold Transmitted?

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How is the common cold transmitted inside the nose? The common cold is initially a viral infection of the lining of the nose. Cilia, small hairs, inside of the nose transmit the virus up and back into the region of the adenoids, sometimes causing cough and sore throat. The common cold is one of the major reasons for doctor visits every year, but doctors typically recommend an over the counter...

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