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Dealing with Common Cold (Part VII)

Common Winter Complaints

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)

Common Winter Complaints

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)

Common Winter Complaints

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)

Common Winter Complaints

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)

Common Winter Complaints

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)

Common Winter Complaints

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

Common Winter Complaints

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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