Common Cold :
Influenza is obviously a common disease. The cold virus is excreted from the body through the sneeze of an infected person and quickly spread to uninfected people.
The mucous membranes of the nose, throat, and lungs are severely affected by these cold-causing viruses. This will rapidly increase the number and worsen the patient’s condition.
Symptoms of the common cold include runny or stuffy nose, frequent sneezing, sore throat, headache, mild fever, and watery eyes. These annoying symptoms usually last for 7-10 days;
because at that moment, the cold bacteria are destroyed by the body’s natural immunity. But during this period, the patient may need to relieve the severity of these symptoms.
Therefore, all cold patients should seek appropriate medical treatment or natural home remedies for relief.
Fortunately, in addition to cold and flu medicines, there are some effective home remedies that can improve the patient’s condition and help them feel better.
1. Use of salt water
It is a common home remedy for coughs and colds. Gargle with salt water to dissolve the mucus in the throat and relieve sore throat.
Saline can also be used as a nasal spray. Inhale warm saline to clear blocked airways. In the case of severe colds, this nasal spray can be used 5 to 8 times a day.
2. Drink plenty of water
People with colds should drink water, juice, and healthy broth. Drinking plenty of water will help you get rid of the virus faster. Due to excess fluid, the infected mucus in the respiratory tract becomes thinner. Ideally, eight ounces of all forms of liquid should be consumed every day.
It should be infused every two hours to get the best effect on the treatment of colds. But any carbonated or alcoholic beverages can cause dehydration of body cells. Therefore, it should be avoided during illness.
Green tea and chamomile tea are also very helpful in treating the common cold. Thanks to the antioxidant properties of these special drinks
3. Drink chicken soup
Chicken soup is rich in protein, vitamins and carbohydrates. It is obtained from ground chicken broth and noodles or vegetables in soup.
All these nutrients provide energy for the body and make the soup an effective liquid that dilutes the respiratory mucus caused by the virus.
4. Eat hot food with pepper
Foods rich in peppers can effectively expel mucus accumulated in the respiratory tract. Especially children, therefore, the ingestion or inhalation of pepper can make the virus pass through the nose. Due to the strong pungent smell of black pepper or red pepper.
5. Get enough vitamin C
Vitamin C is the most important nutrient for effective treatment of cold symptoms. By preventing the virus from multiplying in the body’s cells and increasing the number of white blood cells, this will increase the body’s immunity.
Therefore, cold patients should eat more citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, strawberries, kiwis, peaches, tomatoes and so on. The same goes for healthy vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, and parsley. Because these foods are rich in vitamin C.
6. Use a humidifier or steam with essential oils.
A humidifier or vaporizer can keep the entire respiratory tract moist and relieve cold symptoms. Steam from a container filled with boiling water can also effectively remove clots in the cranial sinus area.
In boiling water, you can add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to achieve a soothing effect. Excellent cooling. This is because the oil has antiseptic and expectorant properties, which can kill bacteria and release mucus from the lungs and throat.
7. Throat lozenges containing menthol
Lozenges containing menthol and camphor can relieve sore throat problems. Menthol or peppermint can relieve a sore throat. Although the zinc gluconate in these lozenges helps cure colds faster.
8. Make your own cough syrup with honey.
Honey is high phlegm. Therefore, it is used to relieve throat irritation. And it can be mixed with the same amount of apple cider vinegar to make an effective homemade cough syrup for cold-resistant patients.
9. Use healthy spices every day
Spices commonly used in cooking have high medicinal value. Can reduce the severity of cold symptoms. The most helpful spices in this regard are cinnamon, garlic, and ginger. Cinnamon can effectively treat dryness and pain in the throat.
It works best when used with ground black pepper and honey. Garlic has an antiseptic effect. Enhance immunity in addition to helping to eliminate toxins from the body. It can also stimulate the activity of white blood cells, so garlic cloves can be boiled or crushed in water and added to soups or other dishes.
Ginger is an effective cold and cough medicine for quick recovery from colds. So it can be eaten raw, crushed or boiled in water. Ginger tea is a common home remedy used to treat colds in many families.
10. Get enough rest every day.
When you have a cold, your system may be weak, so the patient needs to get enough rest. Avoid most government jobs and housework. In addition to the usual 7-8 hours of night sleep, short intermittent naps can also help strengthen the body’s immune system.
When sleeping, the patient can use a thicker pillow to keep the head elevated. Partial removal of nasal congestion