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What Is Colds and the Flu
« on: May 03, 2018, 11:36:12 PM »
What Is Colds and the Flu?




All the flu and cold such as common cold, including chest cold and head cold, and seasonal flu are caused by viruses. Go to the pharmacy to get medications to relieve symptoms including sore throat, runny nose, congestion, and cough. Flu symptoms are similar, but include fever, headache and muscle soreness and there may be mild diarrhea, especially in young children.
Colds and the flu always go away without medicine because they are caused by virus. You do not need to use any strong antibiotics body immune system would fight it.   

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2018, 11:48:04 PM »
Causes of Colds and the Flu

When a tiny dose of a virus is inhaled into the nasal passages from droplets sneezed or coughed into the air or transmitted by contaminated fingers. The virus then moves to the back of the nose, where it attaches itself to the adenoid area and begins to reproduce.

    Coughing
    Sneezing
    Walking barefoot in the rain
    Hand-to-hand contact.
    You catch a cold due to a poorly functioning immune system.

Symptoms/Signs of Colds and the Flu

    Dry, hacking cough
    Fever
    Moderate-to-high fever (although not everyone with the flu will run a fever)
    Sore throat
    Shaking chills
    Severe muscle or body aches
    Headache
    Stuffy and runny nose
    Profound fatigue (may last up to two weeks)

How to diagnose Colds and the Flu

Things that weakened the immune system
Eating too much sugar and too many grains
Ineffectively managing emotional stresses in your daily life
Not getting enough rest
Lack of Vitamin D in the body

How to Prevent Colds and the Flu

    Getting enough sleep and eating well helps prevent colds.
    Taking more of fruit as source of vitamin C, fruit like oranges, tomatoes, and other fruit would help.
    Washing hands every time especially before touching your face, nose, mouth, or anything you put into your mouth is also good prevention.
    Unlike what many people believe, colds do not come from getting cold or wet though getting very cold, wet, or tired can make a cold worse. But you could contact cold from others who have the infection and sneeze the virus into the air.
    In order to avoid spreading the virus to others, the sick person should eat and sleep separately and take special care to keep far away from small babies. He should cover his nose and mouth when he coughs or sneezes, and wash his hands often if possible.
    To prevent a cold from leading to ear aches, try not to blow your nose just wipe it.
    Teach the young ones not to blow their nose but wipe it.

Treatment for Colds and the Flu
Although flu vaccines can prevent certain strains, there is no much you can do after you get sick. Take some drugs like (oseltamivir (Tamiflu), peramivir (Rapivab), and zanamivir (Relenza) ) within 48 hours after symptoms start to ease the symptoms.

    Aspirin or acetaminophen helps lower temperature and relieve body aches and headaches.
    Drink lots of fluids.
    No special diet is needed. However, fruit juices, especially orange juice or lemonade, are helpful.
    Get plenty of rest
    Go to the Pharmacy to get painkillers like ibuprofen or acetaminophen to relieve all the aches


Go to the Pharmacy to antihistamines and decongestants to help with congestion.
Antibiotics donít treat the flu. They only work against bacteria, and the flu is caused by a virus. You might need antibiotics if you get a secondary infection in your ear, sinuses, or lungs (like pneumonia or bronchitis).
Colds and the Flu Home Remedies/Home Cure

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Complications of Colds and the Flu

Sensorineural Hearing Loss
Pneumonia and MRSA
Sinusitis is an infection of the small air-filled cavities inside the cheekbones and forehead. It develops in up to 1 in every 50 adults and older children who have a cold.
A chest infection such as bronchitis and pneumonia can occur after a cold, as your immune system is temporarily weakened.
A middle ear infection
How to Prevent Colds and the Flu



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