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Dealing with Common Cold (Part VII)

A Sneeze Sends the Virus 20 Feet Away

Common people say that the flu shots do not protect them from the common cold. But, these shots work on the flu virus, which is an organism distinct from the cold virus. The people also do not find any difference between the 2 ailments because the symptoms are similar. However, ...

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Dealing with Common Cold (Part VI)

A Sneeze Sends the Virus 20 Feet Away

Despite advances in medical technology, no cure for the common cold has been found. A single virus does not cause cold. There is a variety of them around. Thus, no vaccine or medicine can cure it. The viruses keep mutating and inter-breeding so that remedies cannot be found easily. The ...

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Dealing with Common Cold (Part V)

A Sneeze Sends the Virus 20 Feet Away

1. People are expected to have a civic sense. They are requested to avoid public phone booths if they have a cold or a cough. 2. Similarly, after using their own telephones, people should wipe off the phones with a clean cloth wrung off Dettol or any other disinfectant. 3. ...

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Dealing with Common Cold (Part IV)

A Sneeze Sends the Virus 20 Feet Away

1. If you are prone to cold and cough, avoid AC rooms like the plague because it recycles air filled with viruses. 2. If someone in the room has a cold, open the windows so that there is air circulation, dispersing the viruses. 3. Consuming tea with ginger and tulsi ...

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Dealing with Common Cold (Part III)

A Sneeze Sends the Virus 20 Feet Away

1. Hands need to be washed frequently. Avoid touching nose and eyes directly. 2. You may want to use sanitizers to keep your hands clean. 3. Apply moisturizer after washing your hands. 4. Avoid shaking hands with infected people. Indian way of greeting, Namaste, seems to be a better idea. ...

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Dealing with Common Cold (Part II)

A Sneeze Sends the Virus 20 Feet Away

1. People having a cold may touch several objects, most commonly computers, phones, towels, bathroom fittings, doorknobs, etc. The virus remains on these objects for the non-infected people to catch it unless cleaned with disinfectant beforehand. 2. In houses with cold-infected people, the doors and windows should be kept open ...

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Dealing with Common Cold

A Sneeze Sends the Virus 20 Feet Away

Cold spreads fast. Therefore, precautions need to be taken. 1. Keep away from people infected with a cold. 2. A sneeze sends the virus to a distance of 20 feet. So, hold a handkerchief or a tissue on your nose and mouth, if the sneezers do not. 3. Blow the ...

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Hair Hacks (Part III)

Healthy Hair

Tips to Maintain Healthy Hair: 1. Hot oil massage can help you avoid the bad hair days. Use of coconut, olive, sesame or mustard oil in this can be beneficial. 2. Use mild shampoos. Harsh shampoos can damage it. 3. Avoid frequent coloring, straightening, perming, curling, etc. 4. Using hair ...

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Hair Hacks (Part II)

Too much Brushing can Dull Hair

More Tips to Make Hair Shiny: 1. Scrape Aloe vera leaves and remove the pulp. Clean the pulp with water and mash it. Massage it into the scalp. 2. Beat thick curd and massage it into the scalp. Let it stay like a mask for at least 30 minutes to ...

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Hair Hacks

Too much Brushing can Dull Hair

Reasons for Dull Hair: Exposure to sun;, intense and excessive brushing; deficiency of Vitamins A, C, B12 and Iron; when hair is treated with chemicals; excessive use of dryer and hair straighteners; leaving the hair loose continuously; exposure to wind; washing hair with very hot water; using harsh shampoos; shampooing ...

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