Cold & Cough
What is an Cold & Cough?
Coughs and colds are common diseases in society caused by germs or viruses. Colds are fast spreading viral diseases of the soft lining of the nose called the mucosa. These normally ease up on their own, and antibiotic medicines are usually of no use. It is said that cough and cold gets cured on its own in 4-10 days. However, if the symptoms still persists than it can be something else. Cold is also seasonal, it is most common during winter season and affects children mostly because they have a lower immunity. There are more than 200 different viruses that can cause cold. Children need adequate amounts of fluids as a result to keep them hydrated and prevent dehydration.
Causes & Treatment
- Nose stuffiness
- Runny Nose
- Sore throat
- Mild headache
- Use decongestant nasal sprays and cough syrups
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Eat chicken soup
- Rest well
- Gargle with salt water to soothe sore throat
- Use nasal saline drops to relieve nasal congestion
- Take menthol or throat lozenges to soothe sore throats