Colds, the flu, and sinus infections have such similar symptoms that it can be tough to know what truly ails you. That said, a few subtle differences can tip you off. Diagnose yourself using this chart. | Health.com
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Did you know that chronic stress makes your immune system less sensitive to cortisol, which may worsen common cold symptoms? http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/04/25/stress-and-vitamin-d-deficiency-cause-cold.aspx
Zinc appears to have antiviral properties. There is some evidence the mineral may prevent the formation of certain proteins that cold viruses use to reproduce themselves. While zinc does not appear to help prevent colds, some research suggests it may help shorten cold symptom duration and reduce the severity of the common cold when taken within 24 hours of the first symptoms. The FDA recommends against using zinc nasal products for colds because of reports of permanent loss of smell.
The results: Short sleepers were significantly more likely to come down with cold symptoms that week, even when researchers controlled for things like stress and smoking. 2. To cut the chance of getting a cold by 35 percent, take one probiotic supplement per day In a recent study, University of Florida students were significantly less likely to catch a cold when they took a probiotic (beneficial bacteria) supplement during finals season.