Cold & Flu Treatment Tips

When dealing with the flu or a cold, one may feel gloomy, pathetic, and even miserable. It is important to know some practical means of treatment to combat these viruses. Some of these means could ultimately keep others around you from catching the same virus, or even keep your symptoms from worsening. Let us take a look at some treatment methods for the common cold.

Nasopharyngitis, rhinopharyngitis, acute coryza, head cold, but commonly referred to as The Common Cold. There are over 200 different viruses that cause the common cold, so it would be very practical to know how to treat a cold to achieve a better feeling of health. The first thing you should know is that there is no real world cure for Nasopharyngitis, but the best medicine is to treat your symptoms to help your body recover naturally. The first thing you should do when dealing with a head cold is get plenty of rest, this allows your body to regenerate vital means of protection for you. Other treatment tips that you can use would be as follows; stop smoking and try to avoid second-hand smoke because smoke could make your symptoms worse, consume lots of fluids such as clear soups and water to help fight dehydration, gargle with warm salt water to mitigate a sore throat, avoid alcohol consumption, use saline nose sprays to loosen mucus and saturate the tender skin in your nose.

Infulenza more commonly referred to as "The Flu", can have the same effects on a persons' body as a cold, but is usually much more devastating. During "flu" season upwards of 20% of the population will acquire this virus. Ways to treat the flu include; getting plenty of bed rest while you have fever to help you body start repairing on its own, drinking plenty of liquids such as water and drinks with high vitamin c intake, washing your hands accordingly, sneezing/coughing into a tissue. The best means of fighting the flu is to get an annual Flu Vaccination shot or nasal spray (side effects from use of these means, soreness in arm from where the shot was administered, and sore throat also a stuffy nose), this helps your body build an immunity to the flu and usually kicks in about 1 to 2 days after being administered.

In conclusion the best ways to fight the viruses is to keep resting, make sure your fluid intake is high to combat dehydration, washing and sterilizing hands and surfaces, and when the flu is present get the annual flu vaccination. If symptoms become worse consult your physician about getting certain antiviral medicines that make you feel less sick and can shorten the entire sickness time.

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