Monday, May 02, 2005

Colds

Do you know that the word cold (you know...runny nose type of cold or what we called the "common cold") means Chronic Obstructive Lung Disorder.

There is no treatment for the common cold other than that aimed at relieving symptoms and keeping the body well-rested, -fed, and -hydrated. Because of the growing problem of drug resistance, doctors are being discouraged from prescribing antibiotics (which do not affect viruses) for colds unless secondary bacterial infection makes them necessary. There is no convincing evidence that vitamin C megadoses can prevent the common cold.

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