With the onset of winter weather one of the most important issues is the prevention and treatment of colds
This material Сlutch you will learn everything about the symptoms of the common cold, first aid for colds, and possible complications of the common cold.
The medical term “cold” means cooling of the body which decreases the body’s resistance to infection.
In everyday life, the common cold is a disease which is caused by hypothermia. Is called a disease viruses. Thus, what we call the common cold is an acute viral respiratory infection (ARVI).
The symptoms that could be SARS:
tickling or slight pain in the throat;
runny or stuffy nose;
tearing and redness of the eye;
feeling unwell (fatigue, lethargy);
slight fever (up to 37,5 – 38,0 degrees).
First aid for SARS:
— limit physical activity, it is desirable to comply with bed rest, even if there is no temperature. This will allow your weakened body defenses to send to fight the disease;
drink possible lot of liquid, is not less than 2l per day. The liquid removes from the body toxins — waste products of viruses, which helps to reduce intoxication and recovery. The drink should be warm;
— viruses do not like acidic environment, so in times of illness it is advisable to drink weak tea with lemon, berry fruit drinks (ideally cranberry), broth hips, eat foods rich in vitamin C. If there are no contraindications, in the first days of the disease the recommended intake of vitamin C 0.5 g 2 times a day.
— instill vasoconstrictor nose drops for nasal congestion (but no longer than 5-7 days);
— regularly ventilate the room.
to take antibiotics, because antibiotics are effective in fighting bacteria (germs) and absolutely no effect on viruses;
a fever, except in cases of poor tolerance of higher temperatures. Increased temperature promotes the production of interferon and helps the body fight viruses. The temperature down if it rose above 38.5 degrees.
If to transfer the disease on their feet, to viral infection a few days can join a bacterial. There may be complications, such as otitis media, sinusitis, bronchitis.
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