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Cold / 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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