Ah, the common cold. That pesky little virus that loves to bring you down when you least expect it. It’s the ultimate enemy of our immune system, and unfortunately, we all have to deal with it at some point in our lives. But fear not! There are ways to fight back against this nasty bugger and get back on your feet again.
First things first: what is a cold?
Before we dive into how to cure a cold, let’s talk about what exactly it is. A cold is an infection caused by one of many types of viruses that can affect the nose, throat, sinuses, and upper respiratory tract. Symptoms typically last for 7-10 days – but oh boy do they feel like forever!
The infamous symptoms
Now you might be thinking “great…I know I’m sick already! Tell me something new!”. But hey now don’t rush things!. We haven’t talked about those lovely easy-to-spot symptoms yet:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Sore throat
- Body aches
- Low-grade fever
It’s like having all six dwarfs living inside you at once: runny-nose doc; sneezy-little friend; coughy-grumpy; sore-throat-mopey-face;
The perfect combination for any magical tale.
How does someone catch a cold?
A very good question my dear reader! Basically catching-cold101 teaches us this – you get infected with the virus by coming into contact with someone who already has it, either through touching contaminated surfaces such as doorknobs or keyboards #GrossOrWhat), breathing in airborne droplets released from an infected person’s sneeze (are they superheroes?), or straightforwardly touching their face after being exposed to a contaminated object.
So there you have it! We’re all bound to catch a cold every now and then, but that doesn’t mean we can’t fight back.
What are the best ways to cure a cold?
Now let’s get down to business: What are the best ways to cure a cold?
Stay hydrated, always!
Hydration is KEY during any time of sickness or adversity – but mostly miracles happen when fighting off the flu. By drinking plenty of fluids such as water, tea (no L-theanine induced skinny vanilla lattes here please!), broths etc., one ensures that their body stays hydrated at all times.
Pro-tip: Drink ginger tea with honey for better relief. It’s basically non-Big-Pharma – Pho !\
Rest your weary head…
You know what they say dear reader; keep your friends close and even closer in case you need them for service #winkwinknudgenudge. And in this tale-of-tales scenario; rest is most certainly your friend.
We’re talking about deep-sleep quality not Netflix binges (unfortunately) unless you ARE getting good sleep while watching Disney+Loki in which case I’m officially jealous!.
But seriously folks don’t underestimate how important rest can be not only physiologically speaking but also psychologically (#CalmingCats anyone?) Speaking.
Keep calm…& carry blankets around everywhere just-in-case ¿ “~~WinterIsComingVictorAgainstColdSireBanishedToSiberia”~~
With age-old debates raging on between supporters & naysayers concerning pharmaceutical treatment therapies, let me tell you this – sometimes it is necessary when dealing with severe symptoms NOT giving sign of improvement after adequate REST and FLUID INTAKE protocols have been followed.
Acetaminophen (Paracetamol), ibuprofen, antihistamines & cough medication (just to name a few), are effective at reducing fever and relieving the symptoms associated with a cold.
However, let me just state what can never be overstated: If you’re going to take any medications please always follow your physician’s instruction STRICTLY!
One fringe-worthy symptom that distresses many cold-sufferers is sinus blockages. However decongestant nasal sprays help fasten clearing of nasal passages, quickly providing the relief we all yearn for in those problematic periods.
It’s IN ALL COMPLETE HONESTY GOD SENT – but remember not to use this spray consistentantly for over 3 days as it may result in rather untoward complications #DoNotBlameTheWriter
Yep, you read right- garlic may smell awful but it could save us from having long-lasting sniffle-fests!
You see dear reader; garlic has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which cure viral diseases such as influenza B (it deserves its own A-list). Thus consuming garlic regularly helps protect against falling ill.
Pro-tip Have lots of friends nearby BEFORE taking on this old-timey remedy lol…!#GarlicBreathAlert
At the end of the day dear readers some prevention goes a long way & staying healthy through rigorous exercise routines or getting proper nutrition replenishes our bodies’ defenses enabling them to combat disease much better than they would have before! And we know how cats prefer comfy cozy places so why don’t we join them – grab warm blankets too 😉
Till then bon voyage mes amis!!
Hey there, I’m Dane Raynor, and I’m all about sharing fascinating knowledge, news, and hot topics. I’m passionate about learning and have a knack for simplifying complex ideas. Let’s explore together!
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