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Runny nose, cough, sore throat – Cold assistance from the pharmacy

Without treatment, a common cold lasts a week, with the other hand seven days. Although this ancient wisdom continues to have validity, but can be just these seven days using the appropriate preparations make quite bearable. In addition to classic cold medicine even herbal medicines come into question.

Flu in winterAutumn is colds: Adults ill during the cold months from November to April. According to statistics, an average of two to four times, even children eight to ten times. In 80 percent of cases are responsible Darfur virus; quickly they spread from person to person by airborne droplets when sneezing or coughing, but also about the rest against Counter-Standen or the classic handshake. The state of the immune system then decides about whether we fall ill or not, is the body’s defenses weakened by stress, lack of sleep, poor diet or cold, pathogens have made an easy game and loose an infection. Runny nose, cough, sore throat are among the most common symptoms, including fever can be added.

When to see a doctor?

It goes without saying you do not consult the family doctor for every harmless cold, but this is recommended in the following cases well:

  • High fever over 39 ° C
  • Dyspnea (as a possible symptom of pneumonia, which must necessarily be treated)
  • Strong body aches
  • Severe ear and / or neck pain (possibly middle ear or tonsillitis)
  • Who experience excessive? Fatigue strength (of possible reference to a “real” flu)
  • Hoarseness or cough over more than two weeks
  • Lack of improvement in symptoms after a week

Normally, however, the body is easily able to ward off the common cold – free salable medication the symptoms can, however, significantly alleviate.

Effective remedy for cough and cold.

Man suffers priority under cold and a stuffy nose, inhalations may be helpful: they help to make decongest the mucous membranes and loose fitting firmly nasal secretions, even when cough is inhaling  (not suitable for small children!). With some essential oils of peppermint or eucalyptus or sage or thyme useful. If the nose is sore and painful, ointment comes with panthenol used. Hard seated cough loosen mucus loser, for example with the active ingredients ambroxol or potassium iodide. Those who prefer the power of nature, can occupy preparations based on Ivy – together with Plantain or Marshmallow they also relieve the cough. Some infections are associated with fever: due to an increase in the surface temperature of the body kills off the bacteria. It is a very useful defensive process of the human organism. Is the general condition, however, strongly impaired by the fever, or is about children who are prone to fever convulsions, temperature-lowering drugs such as ibuprofen should be used. In children, which should tend to fever convulsions are also reacts starting at a temperature of 38.5 degrees Celsius. Not the high temperature, but the rapid rise may trigger off the febrile seizure.

Whether seven days or a week, with or without treatment – if his body during the common cold enough rest gonnt, lots of drinking and achtetet a balanced and vitamin-rich food, will be back soon reborn feel.