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New Cures & Treatments For The Common Cold Studied

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Summer colds are going around San Diego, and while there's still no cure for the common cold, researchers continue to work on new treatments and prevention. In one study, scientists are working with drugs that target the rhino virus, the virus that causes most colds. In the meantime, the focus is on prevention.\r\n\r\nIf you have a runny nose, coughing, fever and sore throat, you are probably like a lot of other people suffering from a summer cold. But this cold season, are there any new treatments or finally a cure for the common cold?\r\n\r\nDoctor James Ceballos of the San Ysidro Health Center says don't bet on it.\r\n\r\n"There are a lot of studies now in terms of trying to find different solutions to the common cold, but there's nothing really new.," he said.\r\n\r\n But clinical trials are about to being on a nasal spray that boosters the immune system, and research is also being done on drugs that stop the cold virus.\r\n\r\n"Drugs that keep you from catching a cold virus, I think are still under study," Dr. Ceballos said.\r\n\r\nDr. Ceballos says the best way to prevent from catching a cold is very simple.\r\n\r\n"I think the best way to prevent from getting a cold is to wash your hands," he said.\r\n\r\nIn cenrtal San Diego at Comprehensive Health Care, Dr. Christine Kornu is seeing more patients with the coup. It causes breathing difficulty, accompanied by a barking cough. Coups affects infants and children. Most cases can be treated at home.\r\n\r\nIn El Cajon at the Neighborhood Healthcare, Dr.Katherine Francis is treating more patients with hay fever and nasal allergies. The condition is caused by airborne particles of dust and pollen. Symptoms include: nasal congestion, watery eyes and headache. The treatment is to reduce the symptoms. Your doctor may recommend over-the counter medicines.\r\n\r\nIn the North County at Neighborhood Healthcare in Escondido, Dr. Jim Schultz is seeing patients with gastroenteritis, or the stomach flu. The symptoms include a stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The most important factor when treating stomach flu is preventing dehydration. Your health care provider will recommend drinking fluids with electrolytes.\r\n
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