Several years ago, when my son was in middle school, he developed a nasty sinus infection. He didn’t have a fever, and I suspected it was a viral infection that would run its course unaided. I told him this, but he was unimpressed.
Partly to make him feel better, and partly because I wanted my diagnosis confirmed, I made an appointment for him to see our pediatrician.
I had a …
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I wrote in a previous post that
is your best defense against a cold virus; but what about washing your nose? The inside of your nose, to be exact. frequent hand washing
You just need a neti pot.
The neti pot is an inexpensive device for saline nasal irrigation, which is a fancy term for nose washing.
A neti pot is easy to use
How do I …
It appears that the 2012-13 flu season is especially severe and has not yet reached its peak, which is when the maximum number of cases have been reported and we start to see a downward trend.
In early November,
I posted about the advantages, health-wise and financial, of getting a flu shot.
It’s still not too late, and there is ample vaccine available.
FYI, it takes about two weeks …
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This morning as I scanned internet headlines, one caught my attention:
. How to beat a cold in just 24 hours
Wouldn’t that be great if you could cure a cold in a day?
The information source for the article is a professor from the
in Cardiff, Wales. I never knew such a place existed! I glanced at its … Common Cold Centre read on Vitamin C…
It’s cold season and products that claim to prevent or significantly shorten colds are flying off the drugstore shelves.
As I emphasized in an earlier post,
is your best strategy to avoid a cold altogether. frequent hand washing
Still, the advertisements for such products are both pervasive and persuasive But are they worth buying?
Vitamin C (1000mg) is the major ingredient of Airborne and Emergen-C. Both are made … read on
health headline today indicates that the 2012-13 flu season is off to an early and strong start.
Flu cases always peak at some point during the season, usually in January or February, but sometimes as late as March and sometimes, apparently like this year, as early as November.
However, it’s not too late to get your flu shot. Despite the early start, flu season will continue into March …
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Being frugal, I live by the saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
One of the best ways to prevent nasty seasonal colds and flu (not to mention nasty intestinal ailments) is to wash your hands.
It doesn’t take much imagination to envision the gazillions of germs that are lurking on handles and door knobs and other surfaces that we—and others—touch multiple …
Feeling sick? Sore throat? Runny nose? Fever?
How do you know if you or your kids have a normal cold or a more serious case of influenza, (the ‘flu)?
In general, flu presents with more everything—a sorer throat, a higher fever, achier joints, a more severe headache. I have had the flu once in my life and I still remember how awful I felt. I’ve had dozens of ordinary colds …
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With the continuous remodeling of healthcare and health insurance, it seems as if there is little I can do other than ride the waves of change like so much flotsam and jetsam.
But I don’t want to be beach debris. I want a more active role in my health care and that is why I get a flu shot every fall and insist that my family …