Coughs and colds

Winter brings a flurry of colds and flu, but there are a lot of things that we can do to against them in every phase of fought-from helping in the fact that in the first place we stop them, until after relief from the unpleasant symptoms and suppress the infection.

Coughs and colds


With about 200 different kinds of viruses, colds and flu, the average adult man grabs two to four colds a year. Despite years of research, unfortunately, there is still no cure.

What is cold ?

The common cold virus can be caught by the inhalation route, is contained in the air (these are spread when someone with a cold sneezes ). However, the common cold is often transmitted from one person to another through touch. About two days after infection, you can begin to feel the symptoms of rhinitis; This is the time when you are most infectious. Cold normally lasts approximately 5-10 days.

What are the symptoms?

The symptoms of the common cold may vary for different persons. You can have a stuffy nose, headache, nasal mucus, strong feeling of fatigue or pain.

Cure the common cold?

Although there is no known treatment for the common cold, there is a lot of medications that can help relieve the symptoms.

So I have a cold, or is it the flu?

The flu is a more serious type of infection than colds; It also affects the lungs. The flu Virus is transmitted by droplets in the air, which, if breathed in, people with influenza virus they’re coughing or blinking. Often appears in pandemics and affects a lot of people at once.

Common symptoms of colds

  • The symptoms gradually is coming
  • No temperature (except for children)
  • A sore throat and runny nose
  • You are able to get out of bed
  • It should take about a week
  • Flu symptoms (only 3 viruses)

The rapid onset of symptoms
High temperature
Sweats, aching limbs and weak muscles
You don’t feel sufficiently well to got up from the bed and could walk
It takes 7-10 days (the first 3-4 days are the worst)

Is it difficult for you to sleep?

It may be hard to sleep at night when you have a cold or a nasty cough. However, there are things you can do to get better sleep. Try a paper handkerchief sprayed drops of peppermint or eucalyptus, and place it near his pillow to help you release the stuffy nose. There are products that are intended for your restful sleep.

What causes pain in the neck?

Pain in the neck are usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection. Pain in the neck are a common illness, most people have at least two to three times each year. More often affects children and teenagers. This is because young people still did not build immunity against many viruses and bacteria, which can cause a sore throat. Most of the pain in the neck is not serious and disappear within 3-7 days without the need for medical treatment. Usually, you can alleviate the symptoms of pain in the neck to use over-the-counter painkillers such as. paracetamol.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of pain in the neck include:

  • Swollen tonsils
  • Enlarged and delicate glands in your neck.
  • The symptoms of pain in the neck include:
  • The sensation of pain, Paul back in the neck
  • Discomfort when swallowing.
  • High temperature
  • Pain
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

Treatment for pain in the neck

Continue to swallow, even if it is painful. Saliva produced by swallowing are our natural internal humidifier and antiseptic means
Sucking pain in throat pastilles supports swallowing
Drink plenty of fluids
On the treatment of pain in the neck will usually recommend an over-the-counter pain medication, such as acetaminophen, aspirin or ibuprofen
If you have pain in your neck, you should make an appointment with your general practitioner if your symptoms do not improve after two weeks
do you have frequent sore throats, which do not respond to painkillers such asacetaminophen, ibuprofen or aspirin

Stuffy nose

A runny nose is one of the important symptoms of colds. The blockage of the nose is caused by a bloated nasal mucous membrane.

Removing a blockage from the nose

They can also provide quick relief nasal spray
Inhalation of the vapor heats and moistens nasal airway, reduces inflammation and allows you to release mucus softened
Fumes from natural aromatic oils, such as cinnamon, pine and Peppermint can help a stuffy nose.


What causes coughing?

Coughing is a reflex action. This is the way your body relaxes the Airways of mucus or irritant substances such as. dust or smoke. Cough is a symptom of many different diseases, including asthma and bronchitis, as well as for the common cold. A viral infection, which causes the common cold may also extend into the lower respiratory tract, which is irritating and makes you cough.

Chesty cough

If you have a chesty cough, you will produce phlegm. Chesty cough is the way in which the body eliminates the unwanted substances from the lungs, so any treatment should aim to help this process, the release of mucus and encouraging its ‘ coughing ‘ rather than the Suppression of coughs.

Dry and irritating cough

A dry, irritating cough is usually light and restart, does not produce any mucus and can be was the presence in a dry environment or in a room with central heating. The good news is that many products on the market that can help alleviate the symptoms.

Colds and flu in children

There are a lot of medicines intended for children aged two years or more, which can help alleviate the symptoms of winter cold. Children under two years of age, if they have the annoying cough, we recommend that you give acetaminophen or ibuprofen to reduce their temperature and serve simple cough mixture, such mixture containing glycerol or honey and lemon.

The Prevention Of Cough

Here are our top tips on how to avoid the spread of germs

  • Wash hands regularly.
  • Use paper tissues and dispose of them immediately.
  • When you are sick, stay home and relax.
  • Avoid narrow contact with those who have a cold or the flu.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth, because those are the places where germ scan get into your body.
  • Go to the fresh air, enjoy the lightweight movement, which will increase the immunity of your body.

Vitamins and minerals help to prevent cough and colds

Vitamin C – located in different kinds of fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin during the winter, because it is needed for the growth and recovery of the tissues and it is also a well known antioxidant.

Zinc – a vital mineral for maintaining the defensive substances of the body. Helps us support a healthy immune system. A healthy immune system helps us to fight off colds. Make sure that you have enough, eat a lot of beans, lentils, nuts, and seeds.

Selenium-an important mineral in the cold weather. It is an antioxidant and is located in Brazil nuts, wheat germ and sunflower seeds.

Vitamin D – helps us to maintain healthy bones and its production in your body stimulates the solar light. In the winter, eat a lot of oily fish, margarine and meat.

Calcium – helps to keep healthy bones and teeth. You get it from dairy products, canned fish and green leafy vegetables.

Herbal medicines-stimulation of the defence substances your body

For centuries people have used herbal medications that help them to strengthen their immune system, particularly during the winter months.

Here is an overview of our top five:

  • Echinacea helps to increase the resistance of the body against infection, making the body better deal with colds.
  • Garlic is another winter remedy – it is believed that helps strengthen the immune system. Food supplements are concentrated odourless support.
  • Devil’s claw is a shrub that occurs in the desert areas of southern Africa. People believe that it helps to maintain a flexible and elastic joints(particularly the back).
  • Maiden hair tree is traditionally used to support healthy blood circulation.
  • Ginger is another plant that helps maintain a healthy blood circulation.