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Cure against cold

marcosroycemarcosroyce Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
What are your thoughts on the best cures/treatment of the common cold and similar viruses?

I have just found out that a permanent cure or a vaccine can come out according to some experimental research: https://bit.ly/2kkCli5
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  • cmriversidecmriverside Posts: 28,693Member Member Posts: 28,693Member Member
    That link looks suspicious to me. I'm not clicking on that.
  • puffbratpuffbrat Posts: 2,349Member Member Posts: 2,349Member Member
    That link looks suspicious to me. I'm not clicking on that.

    Agreed.
  • marcosroycemarcosroyce Posts: 3Member Member Posts: 3Member Member
  • L1zardQueenL1zardQueen Posts: 7,253Member Member Posts: 7,253Member Member
    it's just a link to a website i shortened. here is the full link:
    https://howaboutthat.site/scientists-stop-common-cold-with-an-experimental-approach/

    Could you copy and paste the article?
  • thanos5thanos5 Posts: 502Member Member Posts: 502Member Member
    "Imagine if we could live our lives without catching an annoying cold every once in a while, especially during the winter days. Well, we are one giant step closer to this. Scientists have been experimenting and trying to find a way to stop this kind of viruses from spreading among us. Eventually, they managed to find (an experimental) solution which would give “complete protection” from the common cold and other viruses.

    Most colds are caused by rhinoviruses, however, there are more than 160 different types which can mutate very easily. Because of that they can become resistant to drugs, or learn to “trick” the immune system. Therefore, researchers decided to find a different approach, namely to make our bodies inhospitable for the cold viruses.

    An individual virus cannot do much without a host. It basically infects other cells and steals some of the parts inside. One recent study managed to find one component which the viruses were dependent upon. There is a protein inside our cells called methyltransferase SETD3. Scientists used genetic modification experiments on human cells and mice, to “turn off” the instructions inside the DNA for the specific protein. After this gene-editing was done, the human cells and the mice were exposed to the common cold and even more dangerous viruses, but they were all completely resistant to them. This means that the disability of the body to produce the protein methyltransferase SETD3 caused a very strong reduction in viral replication.

    The mice used in the experiments remained healthy, despite lacking the protein for their whole lives. However, the authors of the study say that they are not ready for trials in people. The goal is not to produce genetically modified humans, but to find a drug which can temporarily suppress the protein, and provide protection. Further research needs to be done in order to find a chemical that will mimic the genetic deletion.

    While the common cold is nothing more than an inconvenience for the average person, it can be a real threat to asthmatics or other chronically ill people. Some of the enteroviruses can even cause paralysis if they spread to the brain, which is why we definitely need to find a cure."

    for those that have never seen a shortened link before...and/or care. seems to me they are going to break their necks with the stretching, but...there you go.
    edited September 16
  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Posts: 5,851Member, Premium Member Posts: 5,851Member, Premium Member
  • Howard_M_BurgerzHoward_M_Burgerz Posts: 48Member Member Posts: 48Member Member

    The world has been looking at this for many decades. For the OP. Here is an interesting look at the progress so far .
    https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/oct/06/why-cant-we-cure-the-common-cold
  • TerythaTerytha Posts: 1,039Member, Premium Member Posts: 1,039Member, Premium Member
    I found the cure for the common cold ages ago.

    I had a cup of tea with honey, cinnamon and whiskey and half a bottle of NyQuil.

    By the time I woke up, the cold was gone. Like magic.
  • SnifterPugSnifterPug Posts: 140Member Member Posts: 140Member Member
    I swear by a nasal spray made by Vicks. Called First Defence in the UK. You have to have it on hand, because it is at its most effective the quicker you use it after getting the first symptoms. After 24 hours it's useless. But it has saved me from many a cold now, and I won't go anywhere without it.
  • fatmonstersfatmonsters Posts: 30Member Member Posts: 30Member Member
    I used to get sick all the time. I got so sick one time that it was the thing that led me to cut back on drinking and lose weight. Interesting to me was that I just stopped getting sick after I lost a bunch of weight and got Healthy and avoided getting a cold all last year.
  • threewinsthreewins Posts: 100Member Member Posts: 100Member Member
    If we're talking about unusual treatment for colds, I'd recommend a trip to South East Asia. That worked for me. Before I did my trip, I'd get a cold about 4 times a year. A year in the Philippines, I must have been getting one a month. Back in New Zealand, it all changed and I was getting one cold every 18 months. Who knows why. Whenever I go to SE Asia, I'm guaranteed to get a cold. Maybe a chest infection as well. Back in New Zealand, I can go a whole year without getting a cold.
  • L1zardQueenL1zardQueen Posts: 7,253Member Member Posts: 7,253Member Member
    threewins wrote: »
    If we're talking about unusual treatment for colds, I'd recommend a trip to South East Asia. That worked for me. Before I did my trip, I'd get a cold about 4 times a year. A year in the Philippines, I must have been getting one a month. Back in New Zealand, it all changed and I was getting one cold every 18 months. Who knows why. Whenever I go to SE Asia, I'm guaranteed to get a cold. Maybe a chest infection as well. Back in New Zealand, I can go a whole year without getting a cold.

    Maybe you were exposed to viruses not found in New Zealand YET.
  • rhtexasgalrhtexasgal Posts: 539Member Member Posts: 539Member Member
    I have found that in the early stages of a cold, if I use hydrogen peroxide in my ears (hold in ear 5-10 minutes, drain and then do the other ear) and do it twice a day, the severity of the cold is lessened as well as the duration.
  • Mcwi3681Mcwi3681 Posts: 61Member Member Posts: 61Member Member
    I take elderberry syrup and raw garlic at the first hint of a cold. Knocks it right out in no time. I try to just avoid getting sick in the first place by consistent hand washing.
  • thanos5thanos5 Posts: 502Member Member Posts: 502Member Member
    i'll suck on a cold eze as soon as i feel a cold coming on. it doesn't prevent it but it makes it go away pretty quickly. but only if i take it at the first freaking inkling of having a cold.

    also, they taste horrible.
  • heybalesheybales Posts: 17,067Member Member Posts: 17,067Member Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    I have found these to be excellent cold preventatives:
    1. Not touching my nose, eyes, or mouth with unwashed hands
    2. Not getting close enough to sick people that they can sneeze or cough on me

    This is always good - but does it mean the sick person takes the strong garlic home remedies to keep away the healthy?
    Or the healthy take it keep away the sick, or for that matter almost anyone which of course means less germ exposure too?
  • MySlimGoalsMySlimGoals Posts: 410Member, Premium Member Posts: 410Member, Premium Member
    I'm experiencing my second cold in a month. Doesn't help that both my flatmates have had colds. I wash my hands like crazy but it hasn't saved me from either. I lost my coat last week so had to go out in the cold without one for a couple of days before I purchased a new one. Ta-Dah - a recipe to catch my flatmates latest cold.
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