Common Cold

Winter is the time where you see people coughing and sneezing around and its the time where maximum amount of people gets sick and the most common reason behind that is Common Cold and in this article we will discuss about Common Cold.

Causes and Risk Factors

Viral infection like Rhinoviruses, Respiratory Synctial Viruses, Parainfluenza Virus, Adenovirus, Coronavirus etc.

Weakened Immune System.

Smoking.

New Born, young kids and older adults more prone to this disease.

Infection spread rapidly in cohort like Schools,Colleges etc.

Symptoms

  • Runny nose
  • Stuffy nose
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Congestion
  • Body aches
  • Mild headache
  • Sneezing
  • Low grade fever
  • General fatigue/malaise

Treatment and Prevention

Medications include Antihistamine, Decongestants,Cough Suppressants, Antipyretics, Antibiotics etc.

Drink lots of fluid/water and take Proper Nutrition and dietary supplements like chicken soup,Broths, vitamin B,C and minerals like zinc,copper etc.

Proper Rest is an essential part of treatment.

Precautions include avoid alcohol and caffeine,wash hands properly,keep handkerchief while sneezing,wear warm clothes,avoid contact with infected individuals,keep utensils clean etc.

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