Suffering from a cold? Study says this could shorten it


ALLEGAN COUNTY YOUTH HOME. 3 CASEY:..COLD AND FLU SEASON IS IN FULL-EFFECT HERE IN WEST MICHIGAN.WHAT IF YOU COULD SHORTEN THE NUMBER OF DAYS YOU HAVE A COLD… A RECENT STUDY PUBLISHED EARLIER THIS YEAR SHOWS YOU CAN.24 HOUR NEWS 8’S KATHERINE DUCHARME JOINS US WITH HOW. KATHERINE – 3 TAKING ZINC CAN ACTUALLY HELP SHORTEN THE COMMON COLD BY A FEW DAYS.BUT – FOR IT TO WORK…. YOU NEED TO TAKE A CERTAIN TYPE AND AMOUNT. 3 3 ROSEMARY OLIVERO – SECTION CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE DURING COLD AND FLU SEASON THERE ARE A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS THAT YOU CAN TRY TO DO TO TRY TO KEEP YOURSELF HEALTHY AND STAY SICK THE LEAST AMOUNT OF TIME.ACCORDING TO DR. OLIVERO – THE LIST INCLUDES – WASHING YOUR HANDS…MAKING SURE YOU’RE UP-TO-DATE ON VACCINES… STAYING ON TOP OF NUTRITION AND HYDRATION….AND TAKING ZINC. ROSEMARY OLIVERO – SECTION CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE THE THING THAT YOU DO HAVE TO BE CAREFUL THOUGH IS WHICH TYPE OF ZINC THAT YOU BUY. THE STUDY SUGGESTS YOU BUY – ZINC GLUCONATE OR ZINC ACETATE… BOTH CAN BE BOUGHT OVER-THE-COUNTER. 3 ROSEMARY OLIVERO – SECTION CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE IT’S JUST IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THAT IF YOU’RE GOING TO ACTUALLY TRY TO TAKE A MEDICINE TO HAVE THE FULL EFFECT YOU HAVE TO ACTUALLY TAKE THE RIGHT DOSE. THE SUGGESTED AMOUNT – 75 MG A DAY… TO HAVE THE EXPECTED BENEFIT… ROSEMARY OLIVERO – SECTION CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE IF YOU WERE TO USE ZINC AT THE DOSE THAT THEY STUDIED IT //BUTT TO – THAT CAN SHORTEN THE DURATION BY UP TO THREE DAYS. THAT MEANS THAT MAYBE YOU COULD GET BACK TO WORK SOONER, YOUR KIDS MAY BE BACK IN SCHOOL SOONER AND YOU MAY JUST FEEL BETTER SOONER.AS FOR WHEN TO START TAKING IT…. ROSEMARY OLIVERO – SECTION CHIEF OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE I WOULD SAY AS SOON AS YOU FEEL THOSE EARLY SIGNS OF A COLD ITS PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA TO START USING IT. 3 KATHERINE:..ZINC DOES HAVE SOME SIDE EFFECTS.SOME PEOPLE HAVE REPORTED THAT THE MEDICINE TASTES METALLIC…AND HAVE FELT NAUSEOUS AFTER TAKING IT. 3 3 KATHERINE:..SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND IF YOU PLAN ON USING THE MEDICIATION. 3 CASEY:..

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