Oral and general health recommendations to combat colds

Oral and general health recommendations to combat colds

Aug 29, 2023, 4:41:55 PM Life and Styles

Every year around this time, as soon as the cold arrives, our defenses go down and the viruses attack. It's more important than ever to stay healthy by helping our immune system fight off any threat, but since we don't always succeed, here are some tips on how to get rid of a cold as soon as possible.

 

1.      Sleep as many hours as you need . When you are sick, the number one priority is you, if you have a family to take care of, try to ask for help when possible to get that rest you need. Sleeping eight hours or even more will help strengthen your defenses to fight the antivirus battle.

2.      Drink liquids before the body asks for them. Stay well hydrated by avoiding alcoholic or caffeinated beverages, as these can have the opposite effect. Always have a full jug of water on hand to have to get up as little as possible and thus make you less lazy.

3.      The level of humidity in the environment is quite an important factor. Get a humidifier if the air is very dry or do vaporizations like your grandmother did. Take a large bowl or basin, add boiling water and a little menthol or eucalyptus and place your head over the container to inhale all these vapors, covering yourself with a large towel. This should help open your airways and clear your nasal passages.

4.      Eat well . Try to eat healthy and remember that soups have the double function of feeding you and hydrating you, so they are an ideal option. They are also easier to swallow if we have a sore throat from coughing.

5.     Use saline solution to clear the nasal passages . You can find it in the pharmacy, it will help hydrate your nose from the inside and you can breathe better.

6.      Gargle with salt water . Just put half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water and stir. This mixture will calm the irritation in your throat and it is something that you can do every half hour if necessary.

7.    Contraindications during cold:

●     If you smoke, don't smoke . You will only make your throat even more irritated and worsen the symptoms you already have. Who knows? Maybe it is the perfect excuse and the motivation that you have been looking for for a long time to be able to quit. If you don't find the strength within yourself to make this decision, at least reduce the number of cigarettes you consume to those that are strictly necessary.

●     antibiotics . First of all, don't take them without a prescription . Your body also needs to learn how to fight off attacks. Taking antibiotics when it is not necessary is currently a problem that worries medical professionals due to the super-resistance of some bacteria derived from this practice. Medications need to be prescribed and ingested following the guidelines given by our doctor.

●     Exercising . It is a matter of opposing positions. Some experts believe that exercising helps eliminate toxins faster and will help speed recovery, but critics believe that if your body is weak, exercising will only prolong the problem. In this case, it is best to know how to listen to what your body tells you it needs and act accordingly.

 

It must be borne in mind that a normal cold usually lasts about ten days, however the different symptoms may appear at different times, which can lengthen its duration considerably. If you have doubts or feel sick for longer than normal, make an appointment with your GP for advice on the treatment to follow.

 

This article has been written by Laura Smith, content creator for a marketing agency on a project for a clínica dental en Donostia.

Published by Natalie Baxter

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