One fine morning you wake up to check the time. The eyes ache, the body hurts and something seems out of ordinary. Your forehead is already on fire. You were fine the night before. But all of a sudden in the morning, all this had show up when you least expected it. Just like Karma. Common cold is a lot like Karma. You never know when it will come for you, but when it does, you never know when it goes off you. Your voice turns Batman, and your throat itches like it tried to talk his style a lot. Well that can be depressing, even for batman.
That’s hard isn’t it? With over 100 viruses causing Common cold, it is really hard to figure out ‘what caused what’, as the degree of infection varies greatly according to the type of virus causing it.
So what possibly peps up common cold?
FROM ONE FELLA TO ANOTHER FELLA:
What goes around comes around. In common cold too, it is from an infected person that the virus finds way to a healthy person mostly and easily. A cough or a sneeze: that is all it takes for the transmission to take place. It is hence important that you maintain good distance from the victims who hang around carelessly.
BEWARE, IT CAN BE ANYWHERE!
The virus may rest in style on doorknobs, utensils, keyboards, clothes or just anywhere it finds comfort. It is All you have to do is to wash your hands and keep them clean. In so many ways, that just puts the cold out of equation. Watch out and wash your hands!
ROMANCE IN RAIN? WELL…
While getting wet or chilled might not cause common cold, there are conditions that make your system susceptible to common cold. Say for instance, you have nose/throat allergies or are extremely fatigue, common cold can easily smuggle in wet conditions. So the next time you take your love for a dance in the rain, well, just keep this in mind.
Common cold comes with such a headache and it takes its own time to leave. But we can’t sit tight and wait, right? It is wiser to get on the top and know to beat this Karma A.K.A Common cold. Here are some cool home made remedies.
Everything starts at home. Remedies are no exception!
Steamy Chicken soup:
Yes. Our granny was always right about this. Research (research report) says steamy chicken soup with vegetables greatly aids in fighting upper respiratory infections, adds nutritional values and hydrates the body. It also slows the movement of white blood cells allowing them to concentrate more on the healing areas.
Honey has great anti-viral properties fighting cold, sweetly.
1 teaspoon of lemon juice + 2 teaspoons of honey = sip it every 2 hours to get great relief from cold and sore throat.
A spoon of raw honey works out too.
Ginger is indeed cheeky when it comes to common cold. The options are:
Ginger tea works great on cold symptoms. A little lemon and honey will enhance effectiveness
Ginger paste + cloves + salt = 1/2 teaspoon, two times a day.
Equal amounts of dry ginger powder + clarified butter + jiggery = take a teaspoon of this mixture daily in the morning on an empty stomach.
Boil hot water, add 2 teaspoons of salt, stir well and use it to gargle over the sore throat. It relieves irritation.
Red Onion syrup:
Red onion syrup is a smart remedy to beat cold.
Slice Red onions horizontally + place it in a bowl + Raw honey (till the bowl is full)
Cover the bowl and let it rest for 12 to 15 hours. When you open the bowl, there will be thick liquid like syrup
Red onion syrup is ready. Take a spoon every day and set your cold out.
These are few quick shots to snap the cold off. It is advisable to stay indoors and hibernate well for the body to take rest and recover.
So when common cold strikes…
What do normal people do?
They take it light, develop more symptoms, catch cough, sneeze hard and spread the cold to fellow beings.
What do smart people do?
They log on to icliniq.com, enter their query, get instant consultation from their choice of online doctor and live healthy ever after.
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