Cold / Cough

Cold and cough

they are common infection of upper respiratory tract 

it is one of the most common illness 

cold is a mild viral infection of nose, throat and sinus 

most infections occur in winters 

Cough 

It is a body’s way of removing foreign material 

its not a disease but a symptom 

it can be a symptom of various kind of disease like as mild as cold and flu or as severe as asthma or pneumonia , so it better to get it checked out by a doctor .

Self treatment for cough

  • Use decongestant spray to unblock your nose and ease breathing 
  • Elevate your head with extra pillow when sleeping 
  • Use cough drop to soothe throat
  • Gargle with warm saltwater 
  • Have a hot tea with honey and ginger in it 
  • Avoid any substance that might create irritation like smoking or dust
  • Drink plenty of water 

Cold and flu

Flu is a contagious viral infection . it affects the nose ,throat and lungs . Mostly occurs in winters or at season change.

The symptoms occur between 2-3 days and last upto 7-14 days .

Most common symptoms are fever and nasal congestion .

There can be headache caused due to nasal congestion .

Your immunity also goes down .

How to take prevention ?

  • Exercise and be in a good shape.
  • Wash hands regularly.
  • Sleep well .
  • Drink a lot of water
  • Eat well and healthy 
  • Don’t smoke 

When to approach a doctor ?

If your temperature exceeds 101 degrees for more than 48 hrs 

There is cough with pain the chest 

Shortness of breath

Persistent sore throat and runny nose 

No improvement within 7 days 

It starts hurting when you swallow 

Severe headache with fever

Natural home remedies for cough and cold and flu 

Garlic juice – it reduces swelling and inflammation , Anti oxidant and cleans out toxins from the body 

Ginger juice – anti microbial , prevents blood vessel blockage , strengthen immune system , fights chest infection and coughs 

Lemon juice – promote immunity , fight infection , strong antibacterial , antiviral , fight infection 

Honey – clears mucus from nose and throat , nutrition rich , heals stomach ulcers , soothes throat 

Apple cider vinegar – treats allergy , removes  tiredness 

Turmeric – anti bacterial , anti inflammatory , anti viral , relieve chest congestion 

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