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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Home remedies to cure common cold

The common cold is a virus, or rather, lots of viruses-over 200, to be more specific. As a virus it is not curable, and since there are so many strains there’s not a way to make a vaccine like there is with the flu. When you catch a cold the virus attaches itself to the mucous membranes of the nose and throat and essentially hijacks the cells that live there, forcing them to replicate more virus cells. It’s all quite sinister really. When your body tries to fight off the virus the symptoms pop up, like coughing, sneezing, a sore throat, general congestion and mild fatigue.

Symptoms of a common cold usually appear one to three days after exposure to a cold-causing virus . Some of them includes following-

·       Sore throat 
·       Cough
·       Congestion
·       Slight body aches or a mild headache
·       Sneezing and runny nose
·       Low-grade fever
·       Generally feeling unwell 

Many of the home remedies for colds listed below can be altered to fit your preferences-
Hot ginger tea

Essential steam

Stay hydrated


Soothe a sore throat with warm salt water

                                                                                                            Make a Honey-Onion Syrup

When to see a doctor

Seek medical attention if you have:

·         Fever greater than 101.3 F (38.5 C)

·         Fever lasting five days or more or returning after a fever-free period

·         Shortness of breath

·         Wheezing

·         Severe sore throat, headache or sinus pain

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