A cold That won’t Quit
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prevent peeling and flaking, rub hydrating sunflower or almond oil on cuticles at night to create a protective, moisturizing shield.
You’re not imagining it—people totally get sick before big events or when shit hits the fan. research from carnegie mellon University has found that being stressed can double your odds of catching a cold. When we’re under stress, the body pumps out cortisol, which interacts with white blood cells (the ones that power the immune system). if they become desensitized, you can’t fight off infection as well, says Daniel allan, md, a family medicine physician at the cleveland clinic.
meds like antihistamines can help calm symptoms, but a cold is a virus, which means there’s no rx that’ll stop one from running its course. clocking extra sleep (try to get at least 7 hours a night) can build up your immune system, says Dr. allan. mindfulness meditation might also help. an annalsoffamilymedicine study found the practice can reduce the severity and duration of a respiratory infection by about 60 and 43 percent, respectively. Download the app Headspace to learn the basics.
By k risten d old