‘Common’ Things About Cold that You Should Know

‘Common’ Things About Cold that You Should Know

The most common, contagious and recurrent illness on the face of this planet is a common cold. While it is not much of a threat to your life, it can cause a lot of discomfort and be very irritating. It can also disrupt your sleep by causing breathing difficulties.

With the fast paced corporate life, comes enclosed spaces, lack of mobility and lack of fresh air, which makes it even more easier for a virus to hop from one body to the others. Common Cold

It starts off with an itchy throat, coughing and discomfort and then goes on to give you a running nose. In this process, you also develop a fever, body ache, headache so on and so forth. So, even though it does not cause much harm, it leaves your body with a lot of weakness and dullness.

Common cold is a result of viral infection that spreads from person to person or due to weather change.

Symptoms of common coldCommon Cold Symptoms

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Slight body aches or a mild headache
  • Sneezing
  • Low-grade fever

Treatments of common cold

There is no particular treatment for a cold. It is generally left to run its course and disappear gradually. But to relieve you of your congestion, you could use steam inhalation. There are medications available for the same to relieve body pain, fever and the running nose.

Preventive measures for common cold

  • Cover your body well in places that could be infected
  • Avoid contact with people who are suffering from cold
  • Keep washing your hands

It can become very difficult to function in your regular manner because of a cold, your eyes water, your nose runs and you are just too irritated to even have a conversation. To keep yourself protected from all of these conditions, it is always good keep yourself protected and healthy so that your immune system is strong and equipped to fight diseases.

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