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...
- 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.
- 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.
- Common cold may be just a fingertip away due to environmental contamination. // Healthcare Purchasing News;Nov2007, Vol. 30 Issue 11, p56
The article presents the result of a study on the correlation between common cold and environmental contamination, conducted by investigators from the University of Virginia and Reckitt-Benckiser. The investigators discovered that virus was transferred to an uninfected person by fingertips...
- Sick Much? Carlson, Caitlin // Women's Health;Nov2014, Vol. 11 Issue 9, p82
The article offers tips on dealing with cold or flu. Topics discussed include effects of sex on a person suffering from cold, foods that can help ease the discomfort caused by flu or cold and reasons why drinking coffee is good for people with cold. Also discussed are ways of avoiding getting...
- 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.