Its that time of year… the weather is changing from summer to fall (bittersweet, I know). You might have started feeling a little tickle in your throat, been waking up with a slight headache, started sniffling or even gotten a full on cold already. So lets have a little chat about The Cold Facts surrounding the “common cold”.
There is so much out there telling us what to do to prevent, cure and battle the common cold. I thought it would be the PERFECT time to talk FACTS!
- The common cold is spread mostly by hand-to-hand contact. For example: a person with a cold blows or touches their nose then touches someone else.
- Stress and cigarette smoking seem to make cold symptoms MORE SEVERE.
- Antibacterial soap offers NO more protection from viruses than regular soap. Wash your hands regularly with warm soapy water for at least one minute to remove viruses on your hands.
- AVOID touching your eyes and nose as this can transfer the cold viruses to your mucous membranes where they can grow and thrive!
- It is the proximity to other people rather than the temperature outside that seems to be the culprit when it comes to catching a cold. For this some reason CHILDREN in daycare or kindergarten ARE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.
- Your BEST defense is a STRONG IMMUNE SYSTEM. Regular chiropractic adjustments improve nerve and body function ensuring your immunity is at its peak
- A long time folk remedy is now a proven fact! A cup of HOT CHICKEN SOUP can help unclog nasal passages and provide a sense of comfort when we have a cold. ( Mom was right )
- CONTRARY to popular belief, cold whether neither increases your susceptibility nor alters the course of a cold.
- The cold can live on objects such as pens, books and coffee cups for SEVERAL HOURS and can be acquired from such objects.
- The average American gets more than 100 COLDS in his/her lifetime!