Let's Talk About the Weather - The New Temp Thread

ACE - Master

Let's Talk About the Weather - The New Temp Thread

Another "cool" front blew through Indy last night with a reinforcing short of cool air.  Lots of wind and temps today in the 60's.  Maybe some light frost tomorrow.  We are still way down in the rainfall department but we got half an inch Wed. afternoon and that was as much as we received in all of August! 

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Re: Let's Talk About the Weather - The New Temp Thread

Dr. Oz saysSmiley Very Happy

 

MYTH #3: CATCH A COLD FROM COLD WEATHER
 
If a virus is present in the air, anyone can catch it. It is about the germs—not the
temperature or what you are wearing that will get you infected.  

Cold weather does allow viruses to live longer and in the winter. When you spend more

time inside, you may be more likely to become infected the virus. Nevertheless, you
cannot just catch a cold from being outside in the winter. 

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Neat link Spd but "burst my bubble" about hydrogen peroxide disinfecting cuts. Have used it since a kid and still do. Well, maybe if you have dirt in a cut it will bubble it out?? Smiley Wink

 

Myth #4 – Hydrogen Peroxide is a Good Way to Disinfect a Cut?
Before we started this demo, Dr. Oz  asked how many people in the audience have used hydrogen peroxide to clean a cut. We were both surprised to see that almost the entire audience raised their hands. Perhaps we should not be surprised, after all, it says right on the bottle that it can be used to disinfect a cut. Hydrogen peroxide works as a disinfectant by releasing oxygen when it comes in contact with an enzyme in the body called catalase. That is why putting hydrogen peroxide on an open cut will create bubbles — the bubbles  are actually filled with oxygen and in some cases that oxygen-rich environment can kill bacteria. The downside is that it can also harm healthy cells surrounding the cut. Some evidence also points to the fact that the reaction happens to fast in a cut to make much of a difference.  For that reason, hydrogen peroxide is not a good choice for disinfecting most cuts although it is used in other applications for disinfecting.

 

Seems colder than heck here, will be even worse mid-week, but Miami in the living room (90 degrees) with wood stove blasting. Smiley Very Happy

 

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
Snow Showers
31° F | 20° F
Snow Showers
27° F | 18° F
Chance of Snow
25° F | 13° F
Partly Cloudy
25° F | 11° F
Partly Cloudy
29° F | 18° F
Snow Showers
30% chance of precipitation
Snow Showers
30% chance of precipitation
Chance of Snow
30% chance of precipitation
Partly Cloudy Partly Cloudy

 

 


spd2demun wrote:

Dr. Oz saysSmiley Very Happy

 

MYTH #3: CATCH A COLD FROM COLD WEATHER
 
If a virus is present in the air, anyone can catch it. It is about the germs—not the
temperature or what you are wearing that will get you infected.  

Cold weather does allow viruses to live longer and in the winter. When you spend more

time inside, you may be more likely to become infected the virus. Nevertheless, you
cannot just catch a cold from being outside in the winter. 


 

 

 

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Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 21. Wind chill values between zero and 5. Northwest wind around 15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values between -5 and zero. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 18. Wind chill values between -5 and zero. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Northwest wind around 15 mph.

Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 19. Northwest wind between 10 and 15 mph.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Northwest wind between 5 and 10 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 21. North wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 9.

Thursday: A 30 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 28.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 27.


What can I say? It's Wisconsin.  5" of snow on the ground this AM. Looks nice but....

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Hydrogen peroxide does disinfect cuts, its just that it damages healthy tissue as well in the process. We rarely used peroxide at the vet clinic, especially not in deep or large wounds. Mostly we used a diluted chlorhexaderm flush. Even betadine is better (although messier).

 

-Wendy

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ACE - Master

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Well...my pop was an MD and I learned from him many years ago that hydrogen peroxide is worthless as a disinfectant.  Good old rubbing alcohol is probably the most easily used and effective thing to use on a wound....and then protect it with a sterile bandaid or something similar.  Yep....the alcohol stings a bit.....big deal.  Better than an infection.

 

We finally broke the 20 degree barrier early this morning.  Had a low of 19.5 degrees on the north side of the house.  The sky cleared off after midnight and it got colder quickly.  Right now...11:16 AM....it is only 28.9 deg.    We've had no snow yet.  I, for one, don't miss it although I know it is important source of subsoil water for next spring's growing season.  Just don't like shoveling and can't justify expense of a snow blower.  We have a small electric one.  That was a waste of money.  Good old, push shovel is faster.

 

Someone sent me a power point presentation of snow in Russia. Geeeezzz!  If I knew how to stick it on here I would.  Why anyone would want to live the the northern parts of that country is completely beyond me.


 

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How about mercurachrome? I remember my Grandma in Southern Illinois had this stuff for cuts and scraps. It was like glow in the dark reddish orange or orangish red. The stuff would stain your skin for days.  It burned like a branding iron when applied! We would always blow on it to lessen the sting.

 


From Answers.com:

Q. What is mercurachrome?

 

  A. It was a mercury-bromine compound used as a topical disinfectant of the skin and wounds. Many of us had this red liquid painted on us when we were young for skinned knees and small cuts.

It has been outlawed in the US for years, although non-mercury types are still available. Today you would use neo-sporin or similar products.




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For years I had heard gargling with salt water would help with cold symptoms. They did a study and found just gargling 3 times a day with just plain water to help prevent the cold. The test subjects that gargled had 40% few colds then the group that did not.  It dislodges the cold causing material and cleans the throat. If you do have cold symptoms add the salt for some relief.

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Master

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According to this Mayo Clinic link (2. Clean the wound) only clear water should be used to cleanse a wound.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/first-aid-cuts/FA00042

 

They also say to use either Neosporin or Polysporin as a topical antiseptic. I remember having some hand surgery (one hand) a couple years ago and the head nurse told me to put Neosporin on the 2 small incision wounds. When I went back for a checkup a month later the excellent surgeon went ballistic and said she should have told me to use Polysporin since scar tissue had formed way too quick. He said this isn't supposed to happen with Polysporin but does with Neosporin. This kind of goes against the Mayo Clinic info which says neither makes a wound heal quicker. But this surgeon knows his trade and is the team doctor/surgeon for the Columbus Blue Jackets NHL team.

 

Here's an interesting email I received just a couple days ago. Really wonder about 2 glasses of Gatorade curing headache pain almost immediately? Bet it wouldn't get rid of a migraine. Smiley Wink

 

 


 

Subject: Fwd: Grandma's Cures


I didn't check these "cures" out – but the one about the honey I've read before.  Can anyone dispute any of these?  It would be nice if simple things really worked.

Did You Know that drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost immediately--
without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional "pain relievers."

Did you know that Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns.

Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.

Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in 1 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for aching muscles.

"Sore throat? Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.

Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer.
Just dissolve two tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost instantly-- even though the product was never been advertised for this use.

"Honey remedy for skin blemishes ..
Cover the blemish with a dab of honey and place a Band-Aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin sterile, and speeds healing. Works overnight.

Listerine therapy for toenail fungus. Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.

Easy eyeglass protection... To prevent the screws in eyeglasses from loosening, apply a small drop of Maybelline Crystal Clear nail polish to the threads of the screws before tightening them.

Cleaning liquid that doubles as bug killer ... If menacing bees, wasps, hornets, or yellow jackets get in your home and you can't find the insecticide, try a spray of Formula 409.
Insects drop to the ground instantly.

Smart splinter remover .just pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.

Hunt's tomato paste boil cure ..cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.

Balm for broken blisters... To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine ...a powerful antiseptic.

Vinegar to heal bruises ... Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds up the healing process.

Kills fleas instantly...Dawn dish washing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Good-bye fleas.





Rainy day cure for dog odor .Next time your dog comes in from the rain, simply wipe down the animal
with Bounce or any dryer sheet, instantly making your dog smell springtime fresh.

Eliminate ear mites ..All it takes is a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear...Massage it in, then clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.

Quaker Oats for fast pain relief... It's not for breakfast any more! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.


 

As far as the weather goes it's a cold, gray/overcast day with snow flurries. Temp was stuck on 25 all morning and clear up to 28. Typical Ohio Winter blah weather but usually for January instead of December. Smiley Sad

 

 

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Just read there is a Wind Chill Advisory for South Florida, my heart bleeds for them. :smileyvery-happy:

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ACE - Master

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We had 16 degrees for an overnight low last night and around 14 is predicted for tonight.  It's 10:06 PM and 20.4 degrees out there already.  So far no snow.....thank goodness.

 

Poor Floridians.  When it gets down into the 40's they think they're freezing.  Our middle son lives in Ocala, FL.  Enjoys his big swimming pool and the warm winters.  Was just approached by his superiors about moving to Chicago to take the reins of another company.  Florida to Chicago!!!!! I don't know whether to laugh or cry for him.  Guess he'll have to build an indoor pool after they move.

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Cry for the weather, laugh for the pay.  IMO

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It barely made it to 20 for a high today and they're predicting 7 above with a wind chill of -10 tomorrow night here in Chicago area, with 4 inches of snow on the ground the night time temps. are really dropping. Looking like we might be in for a long cold winter. :smileysad:

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But when FL freezes, prices go up for OJ if the crop freezes. Smiley Sad

 

Freeze here tonight, maybe tomorrow as well.  I HATE WINTER, say it with me! Smiley Mad

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Interesting rainfall / precip / snowfall map site: http://www.cocorahs.org/Maps/ViewMap.aspx?state=usa

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Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 5. Wind chill values between -5 and zero. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 20. Wind chill values between -5 and 5. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.

Thursday: Snow likely, mainly after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 28. Wind chill values between zero and 10. South wind between 5 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 24. South wind 10 to 15 mph becoming west.

Friday: Partly sunny, with a high near 30. West wind around 10 mph. Break out the shorts!

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of snow. Mostly clear, then becoming mostly cloudy toward daybreak, with a low around 19. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of snow. Increasing clouds, with a high near 32. East wind 5 to 15 mph becoming north. No hint as to amount of snow. Too far away.

Saturday Night: A 40 percent chance of snow. Cloudy and blustery, with a low around 14. Blustery. My favorite weather term. " Say? Doesn't it seem blustery today?"Smiley Tongue

Sunday: A 20 percent chance of snow. Partly sunny and windy, with a temperature falling to around 8 by 5pm.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy and blustery, with a low around -1. Frost possible

Monday: Mostly sunny and cold, with a high near 8. No joking here. Back to work and it's just plain cold.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around -1.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 17.


Right now we seem to be on the January weather roller coaster. Below zero cold and only warming up  to snow. I'm not liking this one bit. Per NOAA our average high is around 30 this time of year. NOT 8!  There is snow on the ground so it does look pretty. Pretty **** cold!

 

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