The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on November 3, 1968 · Page 202
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 202

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Sunday, November 3, 1968
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The essential element is the presence in the respiratory tract of one or more cold viruses. But this alone will not do it. If it did, we would have colds constantly, because all of us carry some of the causative offenders much of the time without developing the disease. Additional factors, singly or in combination, are required to break down our defenses and let the viruses do their dirty work: individual susceptibility, contagious exposure, climatic stresses, or poor housing, which means crowding, faulty heating, insulation and ventilation. Some of these are amenable to considerable improvement, others to little or none. You can beat flu There is little we can do about the viruses themselves. Flu vaccine, for instance, is effective in preventing flu, but not colds. Cold vaccines are not yet available, but will to everyone's relief come along one of these days. So, back to those additional factors to see what can be done. SUSCEPTIBILITY. There is no doubt that some people are more susceptible to colds than others. There are the enviable few who are able to brag that "they never have a cold," leaving the perpetual victim to mutter in exasperation. A sifsceptible person can do two things: avoid close contact with large groups of people (stand-up parties with their face-to-face conversation), limit contact with carriers who are known to have a lot of infections. cially children) in too little space. This does not just apply to colds. Public Health authorities agree that the general incidence of all transmissible diseases has decreased in the U.S. in proportion to the increase in rooms per family. More than two people to a bedroom is a way of courting infection. I have known many families who had one child, and were generally well. But when the second came along, colds seemed to accompany it. With a third and fourth in close succession, the situation turned into a round robin, with one or more recovering only to have another pop up with the disorder. It all too often begins when the oldest child starts school, bringing home a cold. I have had to yank children out of nursery school or kindergarten occasionally even taking the more dramatic measure of distributing them among relatives for a month or more to break up the round. The problem with children would not be so great except that by nature, they seem unable to converse in ordinary tones, shouting every utterance and spraying one another with germ-laden droplets from noses, throats, and mouths. Cold but 'cute' Furthermore, while adequate clothing is no problem among adults, who will dress warmly when they feel cold, teenagers and children do not think of such practical measures. And, led by fashion fads, I have known parents who let their children go around half naked in all weather because "their legs are so cute." When tights for little girls, and slacks for little boys became fashionable, I noticed a distinct drop in the incidence of colds. After a cold once develops, nobody has a cure for it, and the old saw that a vigorously treated cold lasts two weeks, while an untreated one gets well in a fortnight is all too true. However, there are now means of lessening the suffering and heading off the complications and extensions of a cold. Aspirin will decrease the aches, pains, and fever. Antihistaminics are not curative, but do minimize the runniness and drippiness, while Ephedrine-like substances decrease the swelling and stuffiness. If secondary bacterial infection enters in and threatens to involve the ears or sinuses, the throat or chest, sulfas or antibiotics can largely protect against this extension. Cesundheit! Unfortunately, contagion is hard to avoid because viruses are often at their most transmissible concentration in the respiratory tract for a few hours, or even a few days before the disease shows up. That is why it's difficult to trace the origins of a cold, where it was contracted, and how to shun the source. CLIMATE. Climate is a relatively small factor; with the only difference that in frigid areas colds may be worse and subject to more complications. However, there are significant variations in local climes. Certain sections of Los Angeles, for instance, get a chill, damp ocean breeze from 4-7 in the afternoons. Patients living there have had more colds than those who live further inland. Of course there is one growing atmospheric problem: smog definitely predisposes to respiratory-tract infections of all kind. HOUSING. People in the habit of "making do," often become oblivious to the conditions they are living in. 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