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Trivia The Answer To Colds & Nasal Congestions

Discussion in 'Lifestyle & Healthy Living' started by queencee, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

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    Effective Remedies To Colds and Congested Nasals Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold, but are they effective? Nothing can cure a cold, but there are some remedies that might help ease your symptoms and keep you from feeling so miserable. Here's a look at some common cold remedies and what's known about them.

    If you catch a cold, you can expect to be sick for one to two weeks. That doesn't mean you have to be miserable. Besides getting enough rest, these remedies might help you feel better:

    Stay hydrated. Water, juice, clear broth or warm lemon water with honey helps loosen congestion and prevents dehydration. Avoid alcohol, coffee and caffeinated sodas, which can make dehydration worse.Rest. Your body needs to heal.

    Soothe a sore throat. A saltwater gargle — 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt dissolved in an 8-ounce glass of warm water — can temporarily relieve a sore or scratchy throat. Children younger than 6 years are unlikely to be able to gargle properly.

    You can try sore throat sprays, lozenges or hard candy. Don't give lozenges or hard candy to children younger than 3 to 4 years old because they can choke on them.

    Combat stuffiness. Over-the-counter saline nasal drops and sprays can help relieve stuffiness and congestion. In infants, experts recommend putting several saline drops into one nostril, then gently suctioning that nostril with a bulb syringe. To do this, squeeze the bulb, gently place the syringe tip in the nostril about 1/4 to 1/2 inch (about 6 to 12 millimeters) and slowly release the bulb. Saline nasal sprays may be used in older children.

    Relieve pain. For children 6 months or younger, give only acetaminophen. For children older than 6 months, give either acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Ask your child's doctor for the correct dose for your child's age and weight. Adults can take acetaminophen (Tylenol, others), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or aspirin.

    Use caution when giving aspirin to children or teenagers. Though aspirin is approved for use in children older than age 3, children and teenagers recovering from chickenpox or flu-like symptoms should never take aspirin. This is because aspirin has been linked to Reye's syndrome, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition, in such children.

    Sip warm liquids. A cold remedy used in many cultures, taking in warm liquids, such as chicken soup, tea, or warm apple juice, might be soothing and might ease congestion by increasing mucus flow.Add moisture to the air. A cool mist vaporizer or humidifier can add moisture to your home, which might help loosen congestion. Change the water daily, and clean the unit according to the manufacturer's instructions. Don't use steam, which hasn't been shown to help and may cause burns.

    Try over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medications. For adults and children older than 5, OTC decongestants, antihistamines and pain relievers might offer some symptom relief. However, they won't prevent a cold or shorten its duration, and most have some side effects.

    Experts agree that these shouldn't be given to younger children. Overuse and misuse of these medications can cause serious damage.

    Take medications only as directed. Some cold remedies contain multiple ingredients, such as a decongestant plus a pain reliever, so read the labels of cold medications you take to make sure you're not taking too much of any medication.
    You aren't sick, and you're pretty sure you aren't allergic to anything. So why do you feel so stuffed up? While colds, flu, and allergies to pollen and pets are commoncongestion culprits, there are plenty of other reasons why you might be having trouble breathing through your nose.

    You're irritated by—but not allergic to—something in your environment.
    About one-third of people who have inflammation in their nasal passages have what's called non-allergic rhinitis, meaning that an overactive immune system is not to blame. "If you've been tested for allergies and you're negative, that's probably what you have," says Gerald B. Lee, MD, head of the division of allergy and immunology, department of pediatrics at the University of Louisville. One common form, vasomotor rhinitis, tends to occur when your body is irritated by something like cïgârêttê smoke, perfume, or dry air. Temperature fluctuations can also spell trouble. Your best bet is to try to figure out your triggers and avoid them as much as you can. If that doesn't help enough, ask your doctor about using a decongestant or a nasal spray containing an antihistamine or corticosteroid.
    So-Called Remedies To Colds and Congested Nasals But Are Proven Ineffective The list of ineffective cold remedies is long. A few of the more common ones that don't work include:

    Antibiotics. These attack bacteria, but they're no help against cold viruses. Avoid asking your doctor for antibiotics for a cold or using old antibiotics you have on hand. You won't get well any faster, and inappropriate use of antibiotics contributes to the serious and growing problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.Over-the-counter cold and cough medications in young children. OTC cold and cough medications may cause serious and even life-threatening side effects in children. The FDA warns against their use in children younger than age 6.

    Zinc. The cold-fighting reputation of zinc has had its ups and downs. That's because many zinc studies are flawed.

    The jury is still out, but a review of 18 randomized, controlled studies indicated that zinc lozenges or syrup reduced the average length of a cold in otherwise healthy people when taken within 24 hours of the onset of symptoms. The review also found some evidence that zinc taken for five months to prevent colds reduced the incidence of colds in children. Keep in mind, though, that you can't really know what's in the zinc product you take.

    The review didn't recommend zinc for people with chronic illnesses, such as asthma, because they weren't included in the studies. Side effects of zinc include a bad taste and nausea.

    Intranasal zinc may result in permanent damage to the sense of smell. The FDA issued a warning against using three zinc-containing nasal cold remedies because they had been associated with a long-lasting or permanent loss of smell (anosmia).

     
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  2. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    Capschu08Capschu08 here is your requested health topic, get well soon.
     
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  3. Thanks for sharing (y)
     
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  4. ano ang mayaman sa zinc pagkain bayan or medicine yan at saan nakukuha ?
     
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  6. derx

    derx El Vampiro Staff Member Moderator

    Thanks for the share madam queen! :love:
     
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  7. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    N1ghtmareN1ghtmare you are most welcome.
     
  8. EARZE

    EARZE PHC Contributor Established

    Thanks for Sharing my Queen.. (y)
     
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  9. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    tembongtembong in this particular topic, we are most likely referring to the Zinc Vitamin Supplement / Intranasal Zincs.
    Chin0Chin0 you are most welcome.:)
     
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  10. _TURBO_

    _TURBO_ Forum Veteran Established

    (y)Yun oh sistah thank you po sa tip lagi akong siponin:ROFLMAO:
     
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  11. World's Healthiest Foods ranked as quality sources of
    zinc
    Food
    Serving
    Size
    Cals Amount
    (mg)
    DRI/DV
    (%)
    Nutrient
    Density
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    Healthiest
    Foods Rating

    Please or Register to view links 4 oz 175.0 4.09 37 3.8 very good
    Please or Register to view links 1 cup 41.4 1.37 12 5.4 very good
    Please or Register to view links 1 cup 39.6 1.08 10 4.5 very good
    Please or Register to view links 0.50 cup 40.6 0.96 9 3.9 very good
    Please or Register to view links 1 cup 15.8 0.79 7 8.2 very good
    Please or Register to view links 4 oz 310.4 3.87 35 2.0 good
    Please or Register to view links 0.25 cup 206.3 2.79 25 2.2 good
    Please or Register to view links 0.25 cup 180.3 2.52 23 2.3 good
    Please or Register to view links 1 cup 269.0 2.51 23 1.5 good
    Please or Register to view links 1 cup 229.7 2.51 23 1.8 good
    Please or Register to view links 0.25 cup 221.2 2.31 21 1.7 good
    Please or Register to view links 0.75 cup 222.0 2.02 18 1.5 good
    Please or Register to view links 4 oz 166.7 1.95 18 1.9 good
    Please or Register to view links 4 oz 134.9 1.85 17 2.2 good
    Please or Register to view links 4 oz 164.4 1.78 16 1.8 good
    Please or Register to view links 4 oz 125.9 1.76 16 2.3 good
    Please or Register to view links 1 cup 115.7 1.64 15 2.3 good
    Please or Register to view links 0.25 cup 151.7 1.55 14 1.7 good
    Please or Register to view links 1 cup 149.4 1.45 13 1.6 good
    Please or Register to view links 1 cup 38.9 0.72 7 3.0 good
    Please or Register to view links 1 cup 36.0 0.70 6 3.2 good
    Please or Register to view links 1 cup 54.6 0.70 6 2.1 good
    Please or Register to view links 1 cup 35.0 0.58 5 2.7 good
    Please or Register to view links 1 cup 56.2 0.51 5 1.5 good
    Please or Register to view links 1 TBS 34.2 0.44 4 2.1 good
    Please or Register to view links 0.50 cup 10.9 0.33 3 4.9 good
    Please or Register to view links 1 TBS 10.8 0.33 3 5.0 good
    Please or Register to view links 1 cup 32.4 0.31 3 1.6 good
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    eto pala chart
     
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  12. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    _TURBO__TURBO_ I'm glad you find this post helpful, cheers to health.
     
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  13. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    tembongtembong thank you for the informative chart you provided. Your input about the Zinc Rich Food Source is much appreciated.
     
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  14. Dagdag tips lang lagi ko ito ginagawa :D, slightly massage the sinuses part or mag inhale ng vapor yung steam boiling water with garlic para mag dilate yung part ng nasal cavity tissue (y)
     
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  15. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    N1ghtmareN1ghtmare the technique you shared to us is really good, I will be sure to follow that when I get congested nasals.
     
  16. Kagagawa ko lang niyan netong mga nakaraang linggo haha :D
     
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  17. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    GrimlockzGrimlockz you are most welcome.
     
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  18. Salamat po ng marami dito lagi akung sinisipon at binabahing kahit wala naman akung allergy's
    S
     
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  19. queencee

    queencee Forum Expert Established

    palito01palito01 you are most welcome, cheers to health.
     
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