How to prevent cold and flu
Colds are usually caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory system. When the body reacts to the virus, the symptoms are fever, nasal congestion, sneezing, and runny nose.
Cold symptoms developing slowly. It include mild fever, mucus in the nose, sore throat, sneezing, headache, fatigue and fever, watery eyes, and coughing.
Cold symptoms are usually milder than the flu symptoms. These symptoms usually appear 2-3 days after the new virus infection. Mild fever initially and then turned into a high fever in infants or small children.
Colds usually carry the body of a person in bacterial infections around the middle ear or sinus organ. This requires treatment with antibiotics. High fever, swollen glands, sinusitis, and a cough that produces mucus is usually an indication of a complication or more serious illness. It’s time to see your doctor.
While influenza symptoms usually appear immediately after infection and is usually accompanied by symptoms such as high fever, nasal congestion, nausea, cold sweats, fatigue and muscle pain, especially on the back, arms, and legs, cough, headache, loss of appetite eat.
Treatment to relieve symptoms is to rest, drink plenty of water, gargling with warm salt water or use air-breathing or lozenges (cough medicine in the form of candy or tablet) to overcome the throat sore or scratchy throat. Use balm for the red nose tackle. You can take medication to overcome dizziness headache and fever.
Because there are a variety of viruses that cause the disease, there is no specific vaccine that can prevent it. However, you can prevent from this disease by avoid people who are sick or smoke. The virus can usually be transmitted as far as one meter through the air when someone coughs or sneezes, and again cigarette smoke can cause you to get sick.
Wash your hands, especially after holding something dirty, for example money, or other objects. Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a handkerchief or sleeve shirts that are much better than by hand (more infectious).
Do not use a towel or similar utensils with sick people.
Do not also use the same glass or handkerchief that had been used by people who are sick.
Drink extra vitamin C or zinc everyday to help keep the immune system.
Take care of your health because it is the most precious treasure.