A cold That won’t Quit

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the symp­tom

pre­vent peel­ing and flak­ing, rub hy­drat­ing sun­flower or al­mond oil on cu­ti­cles at night to cre­ate a pro­tec­tive, mois­tur­iz­ing shield.

the symp­tom

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.

the so­lu­tion

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.

the symp­tom

By k ris­ten d old

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