Both doctors and patients with common colds find it difficult to find relief. A simple copper device can help to prevent the spread of infection and may even be able to stop colds from happening.

CopperZap’s science is that bacteria, viruses, as well as other microbes, die quickly on copper surfaces. Researchers believe that copper’s high conductance causes a disruption in the delicate balance of microbe cells and kills them within seconds.

According to a Washington Post article, some hospitals have been using copper to treat bacteria on contact.

CopperZap, a tool made from pure copper with a nose probe at one end, is an innovative tool. When you get a cold, the probe should be gently rubbed in your nose for 60 seconds. The probe can be touched to kill any bacteria or viruses on your hands and fingers.

“Copper is great at killing superbugs,”Dr. Bill Keevil was a pioneer in research on copper and infectious diseases.

Dr. Keevil says copper can be used to kill coronavirus, a virus that causes respiratory problems. It causes symptoms similar to a common cold, but could lead to fatal pneumonia. Other researchers have found that copper is effective against flu viruses and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Copper has been used in a number of health applications since ancient times. Evidence suggests that the Egyptians and Greeks used copper to purify water, and to treat skin infections. According to Civil War reports, copper was used to promote healing from battlefield wounds.

American inventor Dr. Doug Cornell, PhD discovered the microbe-killing powers of copper in 2012 and realized the potential for a handheld device that could combat viruses. CopperZap was designed by Dr. Cornell to combat flu and cold viruses in the nose as well as on the fingers.

“Over 99 percent of people who used it and reported results say it worked to stop a cold they felt about to start,” Dr. Cornell says. CopperZap also has been reported to have stopped the flu symptoms and cured cold sores.

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