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Stay Healthy and Beat Cold & Flu

Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2024 - 16:26 By: editor

The common cold, or flu, is a common viral infection that affects the upper respiratory system. There are more than 200 different viruses that can cause colds, with Rhinovirus being one of the most common culprits.

Colds can occur at any time of the year, but they are more common during the winter season. This is because flu viruses thrive in colder environments, and low humidity causes the nasal passages to dry out, making it easier for viruses to take hold.

The most common symptoms of the cold and flu are throat inflammation, runny nose, nasal congestion, sneezing, and coughing. Other accompanying symptoms may include muscle aches, shortness of breath, headache, loss of appetite, fever, extreme fatigue, and muscle weakness.

It's important to note that there are no specific medications or vaccines that can prevent the occurrence of the common cold. Antibiotics are also ineffective because they target bacteria, not viruses.

Most colds resolve on their own within a few days, typically not exceeding 10 days, due to the body's natural immune response to viruses.


Here are some home remedies to relieve a cold:


  1. Increase Fluid Intake and Hot Drinks:

Drinking herbal tea, honey-flavored tea, and other hot beverages can have a positive impact on the body. It can help soothe sore throats, stuffy noses, and chest congestion. Ginger syrup is also known to be effective against muscle aches and other symptoms that come with colds and flu.

On the other hand, it is best to avoid consuming caffeine and alcohol, as they can lead to dehydration.

  1. Sea Salt, Chamomile, or Peppermint Steam Inhalation:

Steam inhalation is considered one of the most effective home remedies for sinus issues, as it helps alleviate sinus pain and open nasal passages, clears congestion, and soothes sore throat. 



2. Nasal Wash with Saline Water:

It is recommended to rinse the nasal passages with saline solution multiple times a day, as it can provide relief to the cells lining the nasal cavity and enhance the effectiveness of nasal secretions.




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  1. Take Immune-Boosting Supplements:

Taking immune-boosting supplements can help strengthen the body as much as possible, aiding in disease resistance or prevention and promoting overall health.


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  1. Reduce Body Temperature:

If the body temperature rises due to a cold and reaches over 38.5° C, it is recommended to drink fluids, hot beverages, and herbal tea, wear light clothing, and use a light blanket if you feel chilly until the fever fades.