Cold Prevention Franklin IN

Too much blowing can leave your poor nose red and chafed. Keep an aloe plant on your windowsill (all it needs is weekly watering and lots of sun). When your nose hurts, snip off a leaf and slit it open; scoop out the gel and dab it on irritated spots. Bonus: Indoor plants act as living air purifiers to absorb pollutants and ease breathing.

Beech Grove Foot and Ankle
(317) 736-4666
55 Milford Drive
Franklin, IN

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Thomas Hammett, R.N., L.Ac.
(317) 946-6767
520 N. Madison Avenue
Greenwood, IN
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Acupuncture of Indiana, LLC
Specialties
Acupuncture, Allergy Infertility Facial Rejuvination
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Insurance Plans Accepted: Detailed Practitioner's Statement provided for patient reimbursement.
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Residency Training: AFEA, Hallandale Beech, FL
Medical School: Academy for Five Element Acupuncture, 2004
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Member Organizations: AAOM IAAOM
Languages Spoken: English

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Beech Grove Foot and Ankle
(317) 788-1171
7855 S. Emerson
Indianapolis, IN

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Dr. Klaz
(775) 278-0952
1701 E. Edgewood Ave. Suite 274
Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Klas Association
Specialties
Family Practice, Occupational Medicine, Pathology
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Insurance Plans Accepted: Call and see...we accept a variety of plans.
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: No

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Languages Spoken: English,Russian,Polish,Romanian

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Deanna R Willis, MD
(317) 655-3201
1434 S Shelby St
Indianapolis, IN
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IU University Family Physicians
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Family Practice

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Hoosier Foot and Ankle
(317) 455-5962
1101 W. Jefferson Street C
Franklin, IN

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Kimberly Short
(317) 859-3260
8051 S. Emerson Ave
Indianapolis, IN
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Cosmetic Surgery
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Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
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Bax Injury and Rehab Ctr
(317) 882-7246
5162 E Stop 11 Rd
Indianapolis, IN

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Hoosier Foot and Ankle
(317) 395-3908
1209 E. State Road 44
Shelbyville, IN

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(812) 669-4304
2545 Foxpointe Dr E
Columbus, IN

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Treating Cold Symptoms

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By Brooke Benjamin

We know: You thought you’d be safe from cold and flu season this year. You ate your immune-boosting sweet potatoes, got plenty of sleep, and hit the echinacea at the first sign of a scratchy throat. But it’s called the common cold for a reason: The National Institutes of Health report that more than 200 viruses cause colds and 1 billion colds strike people every year in the US. No matter how healthy your habits, chances are the sniffles and sneezes will catch you. But over-the-counter drugs can be bad medicine. Antihistamines and cough suppressants can make you drowsy, while decongestants can cause dizziness, loss of appetite, and even insomnia (the last thing you need when you’re under the weather). So what should you do when you’re stuck on the couch next to a mountain of tissues that rivals Kilimanjaro? Give those annoying symptoms the cold shoulder with this feel-better guide.

Relieve a raw nose. Too much blowing can leave your poor nose red and chafed. Keep an aloe plant on your windowsill (all it needs is weekly watering and lots of sun). When your nose hurts, snip off a leaf and slit it open; scoop out the gel and dab it on irritated spots. Bonus: Indoor plants act as living air purifiers to absorb pollutants and ease breathing.

Curb congestion. Try the wet sock treatment, suggests Melody Hart, ND, a naturopath in Geneva, Illinois. Warm your feet in a tub of hot water; meanwhile, soak a pair of cotton socks in ice-cold water. Take your feet out of the tub, put on the cold socks, and then layer on a pair of dry, thick wool ones. The “threat” of the damp socks makes your body think it’s under attack. Your immune system responds by initiating the fever response and sending out white blood cells, which increases blood circulation and decreases congestion in the upper respiratory passages, head, and throat. Keep the socks on for three hours.

Soothe a sore throat.
“Brew tea that contains slippery elm bark, such as Traditional Medicinals Organic Throat Coat, and drink four to six cups daily,” says Kathi Kemper, MD, of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Native Americans have used this tree bark for centuries because it contains mucilage, a gelatinous substance that coats the throat and reduces irritation. Or look for slippery elm bark as an active ingredient in lozenges—sucking stimulates saliva production to keep the throat lubricated.

Help a headache. Rub Tiger Balm or another topical, menthol salve on your forehead and the base of your skull when symptoms begin. “The menthol triggers nerves that override the pain signal from your headache,” advises Jacob Teitelbaum, MD, medical director of the nationwide Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Centers.

Leave a fever. Rethink your knee-jerk reaction to pop Tylenol to reduce a temperature. “A fever is part of the healing process because it delivers heat and white blood cells (your immune system’s defense team) to the infection,” says Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, a...

Author: Brooke Benjamin

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