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How to stop a cold if you feel it coming
How to stop a cold if you feel it coming

Colds will go away much faster and without complications if you follow our advice!

It depends on your actions in the first 24 hours after the first symptoms of a cold appear, how long you will be sick and whether you will get sick at all. In 90% of cases, acute respiratory infections are caused by viruses that remain in the body for just such a period.

Your task is to drive out uninvited "guests" as soon as possible and thus minimize their destructive impact.

Create conditions for recovery

It will be easier for the body to cope with viruses if you create favorable conditions for it. Bed rest, plenty of fluids (up to three liters of fluid per day), a light diet and fresh air. Unfortunately, few people stay at home at the first symptoms of a cold, thereby not only infecting other people, but also harming their own health. If you start treatment as soon as you feel unwell, you will recover much faster. And when you stay at home, you just need to lie in bed, even if your health allows you to do the cleaning, cook dinner or check the lessons of the children.

As for drinking, in addition to tea with raspberries, lemon and lindens, you must definitely drink plain still water at room temperature. It is she who participates in the replacement of the intercellular fluid, which contributes to the early flushing of viruses from the body. Ask loved ones to clean the room where you are. The moist cool air will speed up your recovery.

girl at the doctor
girl at the doctor

Physiotherapy will help

Some of the most effective anti-cold procedures are rinsing the throat and rinsing the nose, which help relieve swelling of the nasopharyngeal mucosa, as well as increase the body's local resistance to viruses and avoid bacterial infection.

1 tsp Dissolve the salt in 1 liter of cold boiled water (or buy a ready-made saline solution). Flush the nasal passages with this solution every 2-3 hours, especially in the first two days of the disease. Thermal procedures (mustard plasters, hot foot baths) should not be done, especially if the body temperature is elevated. Chlorophyllipt, calendula tincture, rotacan and iodicirin are suitable for gargling. Gargle at least seven times a day, especially if you have chronic tonsillitis.

When are medicines needed?

If you think that by swallowing all the medicines from the first aid kit, you can avoid a cold, then do not flatter yourself. Uncontrolled intake of medications will lead to the fact that the immune system will finally "relax" and will fight infections for much longer. Moreover, in no case should you take antibiotics without a doctor's prescription! They are completely ineffective against viruses, but they have a lot of side effects. On the other hand, if the attending physician still considers antibiotics to be justified, do not neglect its prescriptions.

girl drinking pills
girl drinking pills

In case of severe pain in the ear, drip your nose with vasoconstrictor drops and or drugs that will help relieve pain, as well as have an anti-inflammatory effect. Show yourself to Laura as soon as possible.

  • Healing rinse

2 small fresh beets, peel and grate. Then pour a liter of boiling water and let it brew for 10 minutes. When the infusion has cooled, strain, add 1 tbsp. l. vinegar and stir. Gargle the resulting solution into your throat. It perfectly relieves pain and swelling, which contributes to a speedy recovery.

  • Nasal drops

Making effective nasal drops at home is not difficult at all. 1 tbsp. l. Heat vegetable oil in a water bath, add 3-4 drops of fresh garlic juice. Drop 1 drop into each nostril 3-4 times a day. And no sinusitis is not terrible for you!

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