What is Your Snot Saying?
Anna’s Snot Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shEPwQPQG4I
It’s peak cold and flu season, and mucus is making many of our lives miserable. But despite being a little icky, phlegm gets a bad rap. This germ-fighting goo contains cells and chemical compounds that help us power through a cold. You can also think of mucus as a traffic light for your health — what turns up in our used tissues can be a useful clue about the inner workings of our immune systems.
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Harvard Health Blog:
CDC – Runny Nose Q&A:
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Clinical Infectious Diseases Journal; Editor’s Comment on Viruses and Cold Symptoms:
Histamines and antihistamines – review of Desloratadine:
Psuedophedrine vs. ephedrine (1978):
Cleveland Clinic infographic: