FUN QUESTIONS ON THE COMMON COLD!!

Bacteria Cause The Common Cold?

True or False


False

Colds occur from viruses, not bacteria. Therefore, antibiotics will not relieve cold symptoms since they cannot kill viruses. The most common of the cold-causing viruses is the rhinovirus, but there are over 200 viruses that can cause colds.

Exposure to extreme cold weather can cause a cold?

True or False?


False

Research shows that exposure to extreme cold weather has little or no effect on the development or severity of a cold. However, the seasonal change may prompt people to spend more time indoors, increasing the chance that viruses will spread from person to person, thus causing colds. Also, the most common cold viruses survive better in low humidity during the colder months of the year. Cold weather can also cause the nasal passages‘ lining to become drier, making them more vulnerable to viral infection.

Taking lots of vitamin C can prevent a cold?

True or False?

False

According to the National Institutes of Health, there is no conclusive evidence from any study that supports the notion that taking large doses of vitamin C prevents colds. The vitamin may reduce the severity or duration of some symptoms, but there is no conclusive evidence to that effect. Additionally, large doses of vitamin C can be harmful, causing severe diarrhea in the elderly and small children.

Washing your hands can prevent colds?

True or False

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    True

  • Keeping your hands washed and away from you face is one of the best ways to prevent the common cold. That is because most colds are caused by rhinoviruses that concentrate in nasal passages and, during a cold; our hands often come in contact with our noses!

  • Rhinoviruses can live up to three hours outside nasal passages

    Taking remedies such as zinc lozenges and echinacea will prevent a cold?

    True or False?


    False

  • According to the National Lung Association, there is no significant clinical evidence that herbal remedies like zinc lozenges or echinacea are effective in cold prevention.

    Drinking lots of fluids will help get rid of a cold?

    True or False?


    True

  • It is important to keep your body well-hydrated during a cold. You should drink adequate amounts of liquids, such as water or juice. A dehydrated or water-starved-body will cause the lining of the nose and throat to dry out. Lots of liquid will insure that the mucus stays moist and continues to flow out of the body. Avoid caffeinated drinks and alcohol (including hot todays) since they can lead to dehydration.

    Newborns are immune to common cold?

    True or False


    True

  • Newborns are temporarily immune to the cold virus for a period of 6 months after birth. This immunity is acquired from the mother. After 6 months they are susceptible to viral infection.

    Symptoms include-

  • Runny nose

  • Sneezing/coughing
  • Congestion
  • All


    All

    The initial symptoms of cold include a sore throat. It may then be followed by the other symptoms mentioned. Sometimes fatigue, headaches or malaise may be accompanying symptoms.

    Children have an average of how many colds a year?

  • 1 to 3
  • 6 to 10
  • 3 to 5
  • 11 to 13


    6 to 10

  • Children are most at risk for infections until their immune system has built up a collection of protective antibodies.

    Adult have an average of how many colds a year?

  • 1 to 3
  • 2 to 4
  • 5 to 7
  • 8 to 10


    2 to 4 A Year

  • Because adults have built up a collection of protective antibodies.

    Massage or not to massage someone with a cold?

  • If someone receives a massage in the acute stage of a cold, it can spread it through the body much more effectively than would happen naturally, and that’s not a benefit.

    If someone is on the post acute side of an infection, massage may help to speed recovery time.

Things to Think About Before Receiving a Massage

  • There is a good chance it will make you feel worse.
  • After all its squeezing 3 days of recovery into one day of feeling crummy again.

Resources:

  • A massage therapists guide to pathology
  • Mayoclinic.com
  • Googlehealth.com
  • MD.com

 

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