Studies of "natural" remedies for the common cold: pitfalls and pratfalls
- Treating your baby's cold. Kelly, Alice Lesch // Fit Pregnancy;Feb/Mar2008, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p68
The article presents safe alternative infant cold medications. Tara Levy, a naturopathic physician, suggests to loosen mucus with steam, saline nose spray or breast milk and remove it by suctioning with a bulb syringe. She also advises mixing two drops of eucalyptus oil into one teaspoon of...
- Research Supports The Use of Ginseng In Fighting Colds. // RN;Jan2006, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p26
This article reports that patients who take ginseng extract daily are less likely to catch multiple colds according to a controlled trial as of January 2006. Only ten percent of those who received ginseng reported having more that one cold during the study as compared to twenty-three percent of...
- Prevention and treatment of the common cold: making sense of the evidence. Allan, G. Michael; Arroll, Bruce // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/18/2014, Vol. 186 Issue 3, p190
The article discusses evidence in preventive and treatment interventions for the common cold. Topics discussed include ways the common cold can be distinguished from other conditions, interventions that are effective for preventing the common cold, and effective medications for treating the...
- Independent Nurse: Journals Watch - Ginseng helps treat colds. // GP: General Practitioner;10/21/2005, p84
This article reports that Canadian researchers studied 323 people between the ages of 18 and 65 with a history of at least two colds in the previous year. They were given either two capsules of North American ginseng extract or placebo for four months during the influenza season. Those taking...
- Managing the Common Cold. Sitzman, Kathy // AAOHN Journal;Feb2005, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p96
Offers advice on how to manage the common cold. Number of cases of the common cold in the U.S. which required medical attention or resulted in restricted activity; Causes of cold; Actions to be taken to prevent the disease.
- Is it just a cold? // Consumer Reports;Jan1999, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p12
Reports on colds and the flu. Signs that can help a person tell a bad cold from the flu; Ailments, ranging from mild to serious, that can mimic at least some features of a cold or flu, such as strep throat or Lyme disease; Diagram of symptoms. INSET: The new flu test.
- comÂ·mon cold. // American Heritage Student Science Dictionary;2009, p76
A definition of the term common cold is presented. It refers to an infection caused by a virus, in which the membranes lining the mouth, nose and throat become inflamed. Fever, sneezing and coughing are its common symptoms.
- Cold Truth. // Working Mother;Feb2005, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p71
Focuses on the advisability of giving milk to children with colds. Absence of data that milk increases mucus; Inapplicability of the option to allergic individuals; Necessity of milk's calorie content for recovery.
- 12 ways to fight the common cold. Hope, Stephanie // Australian Table;Jun2004, Vol. 5 Issue 10, p94
Provides tips to prevent the common cold. Cause of cold; Number of rhinoviruses in existence, which makes immunization impossible; Ways to fight the common cold.