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10 simple and easy ways to help cure your Cold

December 13, 2012

 

There are simple and effective ways to cure cold, the most popular virus infection disease. Most people get the cold virus 2 to 4 times a year. Children are even more prone candidates to cold, since statistics show that children fall «victims» of virus infection at least 6 to 10 times a year. Cold is also the most common reason for visiting the doctor.

The common cold usually lasts for one week, although it may be extended for up to 2 weeks, it can be cured without treatment. If you notice that your cold lasts more than two weeks, then it is something serious and you should visit your doctor.

The cold virus comes in about 200 different forms. We can get the cold through breathing, handshaking, kissing or touching. Contrary to what most people think, we do not get the cold because of climate changes, or from poor nutrition or exercise. [See also "30 Medical Myth Busters you must know"]. Statistics also show that people who are suffering from asthma or allergies are more likely to be infected by the cold virus. Stress is also one of the reasons we get the cold.

There are things we can do and measures to take in order to cure cold. This article gives an overview of 10 simple actions for a fast treatment from cold.

The most common symptoms of cold are:

Runny or Blocked nose

Cough

Sneezing

Sore throat

Fatigue

Diminished sense of taste and smell

Congestion

Watery eyes

Low Fever

For more information on this, please click on:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cold-common/Pages/Introduction.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cold-common/pages/symptoms.aspx

Cold prevention techniques

To reduce the chances of getting the cold virus you can follow these simple rules:

-          Wash your hands regularly - and always before meals or before touching your eyes and your mouth.

-          Disinfect surfaces that can keep germs such as handrails and pomola.

-          Try to avoid people that have the cold virus

-          Avoid being indoor with a lot of people, especially during the periods where virus diseases are on the rise.

10 Ways to help cure your cold

1. Drink liquids often

As a first cure from cold try to drink a lot of water, juices and drinks (e.g. Tea and herbs in general). Liquids prevent the drying of our throat and nose, they help the mucous membranes glands to remain open and so it is easier to clean.  Liquids are also very valuable when you have fever. In this case there is increased risk of loss of liquids with dehydration. In addition, the hydration of the body contributes to the removal of toxins produced from dead cells, which increases the agency fighting the virus.

2. Always avoid coffee and alcohol

Always avoid drinks containing caffeine and alco