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Old 02-13-2018, 04:12 PM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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In our pharmaceutical industry, before you enter our controlled grade 'D', 'C' and 'C+' areas; our uncontrolled areas have bug zappers with ultraviolent light. We stop anything that can adversely affect our products. Also the air flow is controlled so 'dirty' air does not enter our controlled environments.
Agreed.
I used to keep a 400 gallon saltwater tank. The 4' long ultraviolet light tube at top was arranged so that the water from tank passed within 1/8" inch of it. The purpose was to kill all microscopic nasties in the water. It worked. Bulb has to be replaced approx. every 6 months. This was in the early '80's, so the use of it has been known for some time.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:41 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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4 ways to catch the cold or flu . nose , mouth , ears ,eyes yep that is why you should keep up a very high hand washing regime ....it really does help keep germs down washing hands I mean .
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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...our uncontrolled areas have bug zappers with ultraviolent light. We stop anything that can adversely affect our products...
Is that Hulklight? Does it just beat the snot out of invading organisms? Will it work on door-to-door religion peddlers?
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Is that Hulklight? Does it just beat the snot out of invading organisms? Will it work on door-to-door religion peddlers?
I do not think that Columbia University Irving Medical Center mentioned door-to-door religion peddlers. What is so exciting about this research is that it would not hurt humans (cause skin cancer and cataracts). Right now the price of these special lights would be about $1,000 (as per the article). But they also feel the price would come down with mass production. At sometime in the future you could have bulbs like these in your bathrooms and kitchens. But the real perfect home for this technology would be our schools, malls, and work place (possibly even cruise ships).

Of course this could all be hype; we have to wait and see if companies and schools put this research into action.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
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I've had good luck with zicam in lessening the severity of colds and flu. The results from studies are mixed, but it sure seems to shorten the length and severity. https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/c...-cold-remedy#1
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:28 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I read something on FB and wanted to know your thoughts....

I know that if you irrigate your sinuses, it helps to keep bacteria out of your nose, and helps you to avoid colds. And it makes sense, if your sinus is clean, it is harder for bacteria to multiply in there, right?

I read that, a nurse suggested that if you buy an anti-bacterial ointment, and take a Q-tip and put a bit around the inside of each nostrils, it might help avoid flu bacteria from entering in thru the nose?

What do you think?
I'd ask the doctor what he thought about this. It sounds like pure hokum to me though. Influenza is a virus not a bacteria so what's the point in putting antibacterial goop in your nose? Viruses are nasty because they have to run their course and you really can't stop them without using toxins that are dangerous to people as well.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I'd ask the doctor what he thought about this. It sounds like pure hokum to me though. Influenza is a virus not a bacteria so what's the point in putting antibacterial goop in your nose? Viruses are nasty because they have to run their course and you really can't stop them without using toxins that are dangerous to people as well.

There are some viral illnesses for which we do have safe and effective medications that can control symptoms if not eliminate the virus.

That includes HIV, herpes, chickenpox and shingles, and flu.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:14 PM
 
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I have a bad cold, or maybe it is the flu and I don't know it. Very bad congestion. I went outside couple of days ago to clean off my car and shovel snow. The Wind Chill was something like Minus 14 degrees. My sinuses instantly cleared up in the cold, fresh air. It felt great and worked better than any OTC Cold and Flu stuff. I went inside and lowered my heat by 10 degrees!
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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I have a bad cold, or maybe it is the flu and I don't know it. Very bad congestion. I went outside couple of days ago to clean off my car and shovel snow. The Wind Chill was something like Minus 14 degrees. My sinuses instantly cleared up in the cold, fresh air. It felt great and worked better than any OTC Cold and Flu stuff. I went inside and lowered my heat by 10 degrees!
A good hot shower will open up your sinuses and you don't have to freeze! Or, if you really want to open up, grind and make homemade horseradish from the roots! Of course everybody else in the house will suffer!
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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A good hot shower will open up your sinuses and you don't have to freeze! Or, if you really want to open up, grind and make homemade horseradish from the roots! Of course everybody else in the house will suffer!
I do that, or put a wet wash cloth in the microwave and use it as a compress, with a few drops of essential oils it is very pleasant.

My air purifier has the UV light on it. I have no idea if it works, but it can't hurt.
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