Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Tips to Protect Yourself from Cold

Cold and flu are the most commonly occurring illnesses in the entire world, with more than 1 billion colds per year reported in the United States alone. The common cold is a self-limited illness caused by any 1 of more than 200 viruses.You usually do not need to call your doctor if you catch a cold. For more severe symptoms or a prolonged duration of symptoms, you should visit your doctor. An office visit will usually be fine.

A. How to protect yourself from cold and flu

1. Stop stress
Pushing yourself too hard depresses the immune system. When your defenses are down, you are vulnerable to a cold or flu virus.

2. Healthy diet
A healthy diet is important to keep your immune system strong. Avoid junk food and consume more fruits, vegetables and plenty of non-caffeinated liquids.

3. Taking vitamin C daily
During cold season, taking extra vitamin C helps to strengthen your defenses against cold viruses. This helps to reduce the severity of cold symptoms.
Be sure to wash your hand after using any office equipment, especially when one of your co-workers have colds.

B. If you have a cold
1. Drink a lot of hot fluids
Traditionally, a family member who has cold or flu is only allowed to take hot chicken soup and chicken congee, avoiding all the hard to digest and cold foods. No one knows why but it works more effectively. Hot tea also keep the nasal passages open.

2. Take an antihistamine to relieve stuffy nose.

3.Treat coughs with the right cough medicine
Coughs that produce phlegm can be treated by the ingredient guaifenesin which loosens the mucus that causes you to cough.
If you have a dry and irritating cough, dextromethorphan might be used to suppress it during the night so you can sleep.
Unless absolutely necessary do not use antibiotics. Overuse of antibiotics do more harm than good to your body.

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