How to Cure a Cold Quickly

  posted by: Gretchen

 

 

cure cold quicklyThere are times when we wake up feeling so unwell. Our head hurts.  There’s difficulty in breathing and that our throat seems so dry and itchy.  This feeling makes you want to stay in bed.  These are signs of a common cold.

What is the Common Cold ?

The common cold which is also called viral upper respiratory tract infection is a self-limited contagious illness which is caused by different types of viruses.  But it is commonly caused by the Rhino virus family.  This is a frequent problem of most people especially to children.

What are the Symptoms Cold ?

  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Hoarseness
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Fever

How to Cure a Cold Fast ?

There are over the counter medications to treat a cold.  Decongestants or antihistamines are used for nasal symptoms.  However it can be treated naturally with the help of home remedies listed below.

  • Breathe in the steam of boiling water for 5-10 minutes.  This will clear nasal passages and will prevent irritation.
  • Drink plenty of fluid such as water, juice or tea.  This helps your body heal. You know water therapy.
  • Increase your consumption of food rich in Vitamin C like citrus fruits and bell peppers.  Avoid dairy products because they stimulate mucus production.
  • Find time to workout. You can have walking or jogging to help you sweat and get your heart beating faster.  When your body has higher temperature, bacteria and viruses die.
  • Take a hot bath.  This will not only kill the viruses but will also relax you.
  • Try also an herbal remedy with the use of echinacea.
  • Go to bed early and take a long hour of sleep so your body can rest well and heal faster.
  • For your baby’s cold, use a cool mist humidifier to help cure it.

These are the fastest ways on how to get rid of cold quickly.  I don’t know if they can treat your cold overnight or within 24 hours.  Treating an illness in one day is amazing. It all depends on your system.  If they work really fast, then be thankful.  While having the treatment, avoid going to dusty places. If you feel worse, see your doctor to prevent having flu.

 

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