Can cold medicine prevent colds?

Many people ask Dr. Clove, can taking cold medicine or antibiotics prevent colds? This article will give you a detailed description. Can cold medicine and antibiotics prevent colds? The answer is no. The common cold is one of the most common types of upper respiratory tract infection, mostly caused by viruses, with rhinovirus and coronavirus being the most common. Antibiotics are not effective for viral treatment, so antibiotics are not used for prevention or treatment. At present, there is no specific antiviral drug specifically for the common cold. Most of the common commercial cold drugs are mainly aimed at relieving symptoms, but cannot kill the common cold virus or prevent the common cold. The ingredients of cold medicine are all Read More …

Why do people have fever?

Is what feverish? Fever, which is called fever in medicine, refers to the human oral cavity temperature (oral temperature) greater than 37.3 ℃, axillary temperature (axillary temperature) greater than 37 ℃, or rectal temperature (anal temperature) greater than 37.6 ℃. So, how should adults correctly measure body temperature? Measurement conditions: Before taking your temperature, Can’t eat, You can’t walk and other sports, Stay quietly indoors for more than half an hour. The body temperature measured in this way is the real body temperature. Measurement position: Compared with axillary temperature, which is affected by sweating, The temperature obtained by measuring the mouth temperature is more accurate. Measurement posture: Throw the mercury surface of the sterilized thermometer below 35 degrees, Then the Read More …

Do you know what to do to prevent colds?

Why is it that every year in autumn and winter, when colds are rampant, your nose is stuffy, your nose is runny, and your head is dizzy? You are always the first to fall down, and your colleagues, relatives and friends are safe and sound? Don’t worry, instead of complaining about your ill-fated fate and admiring the strength of others, it is better to learn what measures can help effectively prevent colds, smoothly pass the autumn and winter cold-prone season, and also make others admire it. Is the cold really [frozen]? It is generally believed that the cooling weather causes people to catch colds. In fact, it is not! In fact, low temperature is not the direct cause of colds, Read More …

What changes will take place in your body after quitting smoking?

Smoking is a bad habit, which is well known to all ages, but what are the adverse effects of smoking on health? [What are the health benefits of quitting or not smoking? Faced with these problems, I am afraid not many people can make it clear. In fact, understanding the positive impact of quitting smoking on life is far more conducive to smokers quitting smoking than talking about the harm of smoking. So, is [smoke-free] life a [physical] test of how? What changes will take place in life after quitting smoking for one month? In the process of exercise, the condition of shortness of breath and weakness is rapidly improved. No matter at home, in the car, clothes or yourself, Read More …

Why are you still hesitating to take pneumonia vaccine?

Since Pasteur et al. Isolated pneumococcus in 1881, People have been trying every means to control and eliminate this bacterium, which can cause many types of infection. But the road has not been smooth. Until the end of the Second World War, Only then did people find out the real weapons that can deal with pneumococcus-antibiotics and vaccines. Due to the strong competitors of antibiotics, Pneumonia vaccine was not popular with clinicians when it was first invented. Two 6-valent pneumonia vaccines were withdrawn from the market early on. However, with the increase of bacterial drug resistance, the advantages of vaccines have finally been more and more widely recognized. What is pneumococcus? Pneumococcus is a common bacterium, It can reside in Read More …

If you catch a cold, will it really make you catch a cold?

In our life, we often hear such words as [caught a cold in sleep last night]. In the English world, the common cold translates into [common cold]. No matter in the East or the West, people deeply believe that if they catch a cold, they will catch a cold. 着凉感冒傻傻分不清 Caught cold is also called cold, that is, the body feels cold. The coolness here can be seen as caused by large temperature difference changes in the outside world. For example, when falling asleep at night in summer, the temperature difference can reach 10 degrees compared with that in the daytime. However, if you do not pay attention to keeping warm, you will easily catch cold. On cold winter days, Read More …

Medical Week: Guidelines for Influenza Season Response

流感季节应对指南 It’s the spring flu season again. Here are 9 tips to help you cope with the flu attack calmly. Step 1 Wash your hands If you are unfortunately infected with a cold or flu, it is probably because your hands are not clean. Pathogens touch your mouth or eyes through your hands, and many viruses are transmitted in this way. Therefore, remember to wash your hands with hand sanitizer and soap frequently, which is the most critical part to prevent colds and flu. Step 2: Vaccination against influenza You may not think flu is a big problem in what, but flu symptoms are actually more serious than the common cold, especially for children, the elderly and pregnant women. A Read More …

The flu is coming!

Every winter and spring exchange (yes, now) is the traditional flu season in our country, especially pregnant women, infants, the elderly, people suffering from chronic basic diseases are the high-risk groups for influenza transmission. How serious is this year’s flu and will it develop into SARS? Can we do what to protect ourselves and our families? Dr. Clove will come with you. Pregnant women, children and the elderly are at high risk. Speaking of flu, One cannot but mention the one that broke out in Europe in 1918. The flu killed 25 to 50 million people around the world at that time. That later generations even named it after the outbreak site, It is the notorious [Spanish flu]. According to Read More …

Say [No] to Infusion for Cold Treatment

Bottles are everywhere from the countryside to the city. This Spring Festival, I went to a small mountain village in Yunnan for a tour. Living in an inn run by a village doctor. It is said that the village doctor came from a family of traditional Chinese medicine. At home, there are always some herbs collected from the mountain. In the evening, Tourists from all over the world gathered in the small courtyard of the inn to chat. The village doctor, who was also the innkeeper, took out his own herbs to prepare tea for us. From time to time, I also feel the pulse for the guests who stay in the hotel free of charge. At first I thought Read More …

Truth, how harmful is drinking antibiotic tap water?

A few days ago, microblogs and WeChat were flashed by the following message: [Amoxicillin Detected in Nanjing Tap Water… Antibiotics Detected in Huangpu River, Yangtze River Estuary and Pearl River, Major Rivers in the Country! Do you dare to drink this kind of water? While forwarding this news, many friends added such a comment: “No wonder the doctor told you to drink more water when you catch a cold. It turns out that the water contains amoxicillin, an anti-inflammatory drug!” The news came from CCTV-13 News Channel, According to the report, the antibiotic detected in the tap water of a resident in Nanjing is amoxicillin. One litre of tap water contains 8 ng amoxicillin, which is equal to 0.000 008 Read More …