Dr Oz: Common Cold vs Asthma Symptoms
Dr. Oz says that colds and asthma can cause similar symptoms, but they are actually pretty different, so he asked for an Assistant of the Day to help him explain them both to you.
Dr Oz: How to Tell the Difference Between a Cold and Asthma
Dr. Oz explained there are a few distinct differences between colds and asthma that you should be aware of in order to recognize what is really going on when you or someone in your family starts to get sick.
Common Cold Symptoms: Sore or scratchy throat, slight fever, sneezing and watery eyes.
Asthma Symptoms: Wheezing, watery eyes, sneezing.
If you notice, a couple of the symptoms overlap, which is why it can be difficult to tell the difference between a cold and asthma.
Dr. Oz says if you pay close attention to the clues, you will be able to figure out what is really going on.
Dr Oz: Prevent Asthma Attacks Drinking Coffee
Dr. Oz says in the case of asthma, your lungs tend to get filled up with mucus, which then causes the muscles to spasm, leaving no space for anything to move. One of the most effective ways to get relief and break up the mucus is by using an inhaler, but Dr. Oz says there are also ways you can prevent an attack from happening in the first place.
- Remove triggers, such as carpets, and allergy-proof your bed casings.
- Caffeine actually opens up the airways, so Dr. Oz recommends trying it in whatever form you prefer. Coffee, tea, or chocolate are all good options.
Dr Oz: Papaya Source of Vitamin C
Dr. Oz has always bragged about the power of green foods and their health benefits, but today there is a different color in town! It is time to learn just how beneficial orange foods can be for your health with a little game of “Family Feud”.
- Sweet Potatoes and carrots both contain a high amount of fiber.
- Papaya is an excellent source of Vitamin C, which is good for boosting your immune system.
- Carrots are a wonderful source of Vitamin A, which is good for your eyes, skin, and immune system. You would have to eat 95 bowls of orange cheese puffs to get the same amount of Vitamin A in a serving of carrots!
Dr Oz: Kids Say the Sweetest Things
Sometimes kids says the sweetest things, so Dr. Oz shared letters that they wrote to their favorite doctors and nurses. They included one for a child who wants to be a doctor when he grows up thanks to the good care he got from his own doctor and another from a teenager who is grateful to her doctor for “fixing her brain”.