Common Cold : Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Home Remedies

Common Cold

Common Cold: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Home Remedies

What is the common cold?

The common cold is a common viral infection of the nose and throat, which mainly occurs in people when the weather changes, but there are many other reasons for its occurrence. Unlike the flu, the common cold can be caused by many viruses. The condition is generally harmless and symptoms usually resolve within two weeks. Today, we will study below what are the reasons for its occurrence and how it can be avoided.

Common Cold Symptoms

There are many symptoms of the common cold, some of the main symptoms are runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion. If the symptoms become severe, such as high fever or other severe symptoms, it is necessary to see a doctor, especially in children. Because it can be fatal for them.

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 ➤  Most of the people are seen to get better on their own within two weeks depending on the home remedies followed by them and their immunity which can help in controlling the symptoms.

In addition to the symptoms listed above, some people may also experience the following symptoms:

 ➥  muscle pain
 ➥  Cough may be accompanied by phlegm
 ➥  Nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, loss of smell, redness or dripping nose, etc.
 ➥  Chills all over the body, fatigue, fever, malaise, or body aches.
 ➥  Watery, itchy, or red eyes.
 ➥  Congestion or sinus pressure in the head.
 ➥  Chest pressure, headache, swollen lymph nodes, or throat irritation are also common symptoms.

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Cause of the common cold
There can be many reasons for the common cold, some of which are as follows-

 ➥  Waking up in the morning and immediately going to the bath.
 ➥  Do not dry hair properly after bath.
 ➥  Drink cold water immediately after exercising.
 ➥  Eating cold food or drinking cold drinks in excess.
 ➥  Apart from this, if a healthy person comes in contact with an infected person, then he also gets infected with this virus. Therefore, contact with an infected person should be avoided.
 ➥  When the weather changes.

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Symptoms of COVID-19
The common symptoms of COVID-19 are also similar to those of Common Cold. Some of its possible symptoms are as follows -

  1. fever or chills
  2. cough
  3. shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  4. Tiredness
  5. muscle or body aches
  6. Headache
  7. loss of taste or smell
  8. sore throat
  9. running nose
  10. nausea or vomiting
  11. Diarrhea

It is important to note that not everyone with COVID-19 experiences these symptoms, and some may have mild or none at all. Some people may experience more severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, confusion, or blue lips or face, which require immediate medical attention.

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Home Remedies for Common Cold
You can get relief from the cold by adopting some home remedies. Some of these home remedies are as follows-

 ➤  Mixture of black pepper, dry ginger, and basil. These are all wonderful herbs and are available in every household. Boil these ingredients in water. Sieve it after 10 minutes and drink it, if it becomes too pungent, put jaggery in it. You should take it at least twice a day. It really helps in cold and flu. Break dry ginger or fresh ginger and take its juice daily.

 ➤  Ginger contains a substance called gingerly. Which is beneficial for the throat. Tulsi accelerates the process of making antibodies in the body. The combination of these three helps in protecting you from cold and flu.

 ➤  Ginger juice, honey and turmeric. Take a spoonful of honey, add a few drops of ginger juice, and add a pinch of turmeric to it and mix them. Now eat this mixture in the morning and evening. It will help you to get relief from cold and flu. 

 ➤  Honey has a soothing effect on the throat and turmeric boosts immunity. This mixture is also a very good mixture for cold and flu.

 ➤  Mix ginger, jaggery, and turmeric, make small laddoos of these three, and eat them in the morning and evening. It also helps a lot in curing cold and flu. For this, make powder by grinding jaggery, and adding a pinch of turmeric and a spoon of ginger powder to it. If you have a dry cough, then you must add two to three drops of ghee to it. After mixing all these, make small laddus and eat them in the morning and evening.

 ➤  Apart from this, gargle with lukewarm salt water, which will give relief to the throat and will also help you with cold and cough. You must do this three to four times a day.

 ➤  Drink warm water during cold and flu. Hot water removes all the dirt from our bodies, so hot water must be drunk.

If you are seeing severe symptoms of a cold, then in such a situation you must consult a doctor.

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