Health: How to “fight” the Common-Cold?

What Is The Common Cold: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prognosis & Prevention lillingtonmedicalservices.org
“..Also known as viral rhinitis, the ordinary cold is among the most common infections among humans. It is primarily an upper respiratory track infection that can be caused by several virus families. The virus family that is responsible for up to 40 percent of colds is called rhino-virus and it has over 100 distinct virus types.

Since common cold symptoms can be caused by so many viruses, it has not been possible to develop a simple cure for the infection. The common cold should not be mistaken for influenza, which can make you ill for much longer, has more severe symptoms, and can result in hospitalization or lead to serious health problems including pneumonia…”

-Rhinoviruses

Common Cold Cure? natural vitamins, herbs, supplements, a step by step guide to home remedy February 27 2017 by Ray Sahelian, M.D. raysahelian.com
“..Each winter all of us are exposed to rhinoviruses– those annoying viruses that cause common cold symptoms. The word rhino means nose. Therefore, rhinoviruses are viruses that infect the nose and upper respiratory system. The upper respiratory system includes the nose, mouth, the throat (or pharynx), and the sinuses. The lower respiratory system includes the trachea and the lungs. Upper respiratory infections (URIs) are the most common acute illnesses in the United States and the Western world. As internal body temperatures fall after exposure to cold air, so too does the immune system’s ability to beat back the rhinovirus that causes the common cold…

For nasal congestion and mild cough
Turn on the hot shower in the bathroom and every few hours spend 10 to 20 minutes breathing the warm humid air in order to loosen up any mucus in the lungs or nose. This will help you clear out sputum accumulating in these tissue and you can cough and expel them. Mucus-producing tissue lines the mouth, nose, sinuses, throat, lungs, and gastrointestinal tract. Mucus acts as a protective blanket over these surfaces, preventing the tissue underneath from drying out. It is not uncommon for a cough to last 2 or 3 weeks after the nasal symptoms and sore throat are gone…”

CAUSES

Common Cold Causes
Written by the Healthline Editorial Team and Justin Sarachik
Medically Reviewed by Deborah Weatherspoon, PhD, RN, CRNA, COI on December 14, 2016 healthline.com
“.. is spread when you inhale virus particles from an infected person’s sneeze, cough, speech, or loose particles from when they wipe their nose. You can also pick up the virus by touching a contaminated surface that an infected individual has touched. Common areas include doorknobs, telephones, children’s toys, and towels. Rhinoviruses (which cause the most colds) can live for up to three hours on hard surfaces and hands…

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What causes a common cold?

The cold is a common infection of the upper respiratory tract. Although many people think you can catch a cold by not dressing warmly enough in the winter and being exposed to chilly weather, it’s a myth. The real culprit is one of more than 200 viruses.

The common cold is spread when you inhale virus particles from an infected person’s sneeze, cough, speech, or loose particles from when they wipe their nose. You can also pick up the virus by touching a contaminated surface that an infected individual has touched. Common areas include doorknobs, telephones, children’s toys, and towels. Rhinoviruses (which cause the most colds) can live for up to three hours on hard surfaces and hands.

Most viruses can be classified into one of several groups. These groups include:

human rhinoviruses
coronaviruses
parainfluenza viruses
adenoviruses

Some other common cold culprits have been singled out, such as the respiratory syncytial virus. Still others have yet to be identified by modern science…”

Understanding Colds – Common Cold commoncold.org

“..The nose contains shelf-like structures called turbinates, which help trap particles entering the nasal passages. Material deposited in the nose is transported by ciliary action to the back of the throat in 10-15 minutes. Cold viruses are believed to be carried to the back of the throat where they are deposited in the area of the adenoid. The adenoid is a lymph gland structure that contains cells to which cold viruses attach…”

How a common cold develops


“Published on Aug 8, 2013

A cold is an infection caused by a virus. It’s a common and usually mild illness that affects the nose and throat. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/KV8y1c

The content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.”

PREVENTION

10 Tips to Prevent The Common Cold medicinenet.com
“..While it is impossible to completely prevent the spread of colds, there are steps you can take to reduce your and your family’s chances of becoming infected with a virus that causes colds:

Wash your hands often. This is probably the single best measure to prevent transmission of colds. Especially after shopping, going to the gym, or spending time in public places, hand washing is critical. Frequent hand washing can destroy viruses that you have acquired from touching surfaces used by other people. You can also carry a small tube of hand sanitizer or sanitizing hand wipes when visiting public places. Teach your children the importance of hand washing too.

Avoid touching your face, especially the nose, mouth, and eye areas, if you are around someone with a cold or have been touching surfaces in a public area. ..

Maintain a healthy lifestyle. While there isn’t direct evidence to show that eating well or exercising can prevent colds, maintenance of a healthy lifestyle, with adequate sleep, good nutrition and physical exercise can help ensure that your immune system is in good condition and ready to fight infection if it occurs…”
8 Natural Tips to Help Prevent a Cold webmd.com
“..No. 4: Do Aerobic Exercise Regularly..
Aerobic exercise is any activity that gets your heart pumping. It helps increase your body’s natural virus-killing cells.

No. 5: Eat Foods Containing Phytochemicals

“Phyto” means plants, and the natural chemicals in them give the vitamins in food a supercharged boost. So put away the vitamin pill and eat dark green, red, and yellow veggies and fruits…

Prevention for the Common Cold : Drinking Water to Prevent the Common Cold

TREATMENTS

16 Remedies to Kick the Common Cold everydayroots.com
“..Many of the home remedies for colds listed below can be altered to fit your preferences (e.g. a different essential oil, more or less spiciness in the decongestant, etc. etc.) There may be some overlap with remedies for a sore throat or a cough, but I try and offer some variety here. Eventually you’ll have your own go-to remedies and recipes…”
10 Holistic Remedies for the Common Cold by Abby PhonApril 9, 2012 8:40 PM mindbodygreen.com
‘“Yo! SLOW DOWN! I need a break!” So, slow down, take the day off and rest. You’ll body will thank you by recovering and rejuvenating itself and you’ll be back to your busy schedule in no time!..

1. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) – Make an ACV tea to sip and/or gargle. Use 2 tablespoons ACV, 1-2 tablespoons honey (to taste), lemon juice (again, to taste) and a little hot water to dilute. It’s potent but the stronger it is, the faster it will work (of course you can change the amounts of everything to your liking). Use it 3-4 times a day (less is ok too but the more you do it, the better the results). ..

4. Increase Vitamin C & D – Vitamin C has long been known to support the immune system and fight off colds. As with any supplement, check with your doctor first but about 500-2000 milligrams every 2 hours is recommended. Fruits and veggies high in Vitamin C are oranges, kiwis, bell peppers, guavas, strawberries, dark leafy greens, papaya, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Additionally, having enough Vitamin D reduces your risk of catching a cold in the first place. Sunlight and fish are great sources of D.

7. Honey – Make sure it’s local and raw. Honey has antioxidants, antiviral and antibacterial properties, boosts the immune system and soothes sore throats and coughs. Add 1-2 tablespoons to your ACV tea, ginger tea or just a cup of warm boiled water. Add some lemon for the added benefit of Vitamin C.
(Don’t give honey to infants and young children). As healthy as honey is, make sure you don’t overdo it (see #8 below!).

8. Just say NO (to sugar!) – Sugar weakens your immune system! It may be tempting when you have a sore throat to have hard candies, sugar in your tea, pudding/jello, popsicles/ice cream but if it’s high in sugar … STEP AWAY! This will only make you sicker and prolong your cold. Opt for sugar free items or better yet, just stick to tea sans the sweetener and soups…”

✔12 Natural Remedies for Common Cold, that Actually work!!!

Nose “Stuff”

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-Runny Nose

There are many causes for clear nasal discharge By Paul G. Donohue M.D.
Posted Dec 15, 2008 at 12:01 AM southcoasttoday.com
“..A treatment that won’t hurt and could help is saline (saltwater) nasal spray, obtainable in all drugstores. Astelin nasal spray is an antihistamine used for both allergic and nonallergic runny noses. It doesn’t make you sleepy. Cortisone nasal sprays such as Flonase and Rhinocort are a giant step up on the treatment ladder…”

3 BEST NATURAL HOME REMEDIES TO STOP RUNNY NOSE …

-Dry Nose

8 Effective Home Remedies To Treat Dry Nose October 13, 2017 by Kushneet Kukreja ISSA Certified Specialist in Fitness & Nutrition stylecraze.com
“..Dry Nose Home Remedies

Here are the most effective home remedies for dry nose you can try to get relief from the condition:

Coconut Oil
Saline Spray
Vitamin E Oil
Olive Oil
Sesame Oil
Steam
Humidifier
Sauna..”

-Sore Throats
*see Medical: How to deal with coughing, sore throats, etc…? goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com

How to Cure a Sore Throat Instantly

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Health: How to “fight” the flu?

I’ve rarely catch the flu and when I do, I do all these “home remedies” to fight it without any prescription meds (e.g. Tami Flu). I average “one” or “no” flu a season. I never had to get a vaccination at all…maybe as a kid, but never as an adult. In fact, this past winter season, I didn’t catch it all! I decided to do a blog on this topic today after chatting with someone that has it, which I asked her ..during the summer!? I did this to give her some “natural” remedies to fight this…

CAUSES

What are the causes of the flu (influenza)?
The flu (influenza) viruses
.medicinenet.com
“…influenza viruses cause the flu and are divided into three types, designated A, B, and C. Influenza types A and B are responsible for epidemics of respiratory illness that occur almost every winter and are often associated with increased rates of hospitalization and death. Influenza type C differs from types A and B in some important ways. Type C infection usually causes either a very mild respiratory illness or no symptoms at all; it does not cause epidemics and does not have the severe public-health impact of influenza types A and B. Efforts to control the impact of influenza are aimed at types A and B, and the remainder of this discussion will be devoted only to these two types….”
Flu Attack! How a Virus Invades Your Body
January 06, 2014 articles.mercola.com
https://youtu.be/Rpj0emEGShQ

“… The video above gives a wonderfully clear illustration of what happens when someone nearby you sneezes… and you end up inhaling the virus. It’s said that a single sneeze may produce up to 40,000 droplets, which may leave your mouth at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour.1 While some of the heavier droplets will fall to the floor, others remain airborne and are quickly circulated around the room. If the droplet is infected with a virus, and you inhale it, the video shows how a single virus can quickly begin producing millions of copies within your cells.

It’s a frightening prospect, until you realize that your body has more than 1 trillion cells – making 1 million viruses a mere drop in the bucket.

Also important, your body is equipped with its own highly effective defense system – your immune system – that starts killing viruses almost as quickly as they are produced. As long as your immune system can stay one step ahead of the virus, you’ll feel better again quickly… and in some cases may not even know you were “sick.”
…”

-Vaccination?
*see Neutral Perspective: Vaccinations are safe and NOT? goodnewseverybodycom.wordpress.com

Can the flu vaccine cause the flu?
Elizabeth Weise and Liz Szabo, USA TODAY 10:55 a.m. EST January 15, 2013 usatoday.com

Ever got the flu from being vaccinated? What are your thoughts on this controversial topic? Why do you get vaccinated? Why don’t you get vaccinated?

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PREVENTION

-Home

8 Ways to Help Your Family Stay Healthy When Someone’s Sick, everydayhealth.com
“…5. Disinfect ASAP. Germs can live on surfaces for up to 24 hours. “Wipe down all surfaces in the house where germs can live, including telephones, computer keyboards, and counter surfaces, with a disinfectant,” Horovitz suggests. Also be sure to wash forks, spoons, knives, and other utensils thoroughly to help prevent spreading germs from one person to another.
…”

70 Tips for Cleaning Your House after the Kids are Sick, backupcare.org
“….How Do You Clean Your Home After Recovering from a Cold? After cleaning surfaces make sure you open up the windows to get some fresh air inside.
..”

Sal: I “try” do this regularly in my home to recycle the air after long winters of the constant period of closing the widows. I recommend opening windows (shut off the heat) during the “warmest” days of the winter).

Best And Worst Natural Cold And Flu Remedies December 12, 2013 prevention.com
Find out which immune-boosting supplements really help—and which are just hype
“..Flu shots, hand washing, healthy eating, and regular exercise are the best ways to avoid cold and flu. But sometimes even the most scrupulous germphobes and healthy people get sick anyway. While certain natural remedies can help shorten symptoms—or prevent infection entirely—many people waste money on measures that are all hype. Here’s how to know the difference so you can get well faster—without wasting a penny….
Preparing Yourself for the Flu Season Naturally

By Catherine Clinton ND, Clinic of Natural Medicine naturopathic.org
“Each winter the influenza virus wreaks havoc on our ability to work and play. Symptoms of the flu include fever, fatigue, muscle aches, headache, runny nose, cough and stomach symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Sometimes a flu virus can come on slowly or it can hit suddenly without much notice. Each year this leads people to wonder how they can prevent themselves and their family from getting the flu. Naturopathic prevention and treatment of the flu virus includes vitamins and minerals, botanical medicine and lifestyle recommendations….

Lifestyle tips for the prevention and treatment of the flu:

Sleep- Maintaining a balanced sleep routine is one way to keep our immune system healthy. Adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night to rejuvenate for the next day. Consistent inadequate sleep lowers the body’s defenses needed for fighting viral infections.

Stress- While stress is a part of everyday life; excessive stress can decrease immune function and make it easier to come down with the flu. Establishing stress management techniques like deep breathing, exercise, yoga or meditation can help ensure that every day stress won’t leave you vulnerable to the flu.

Diet- A diet rich in fruits, vegetables and quality proteins is a foundation for a healthy immune system. Studies have shown that eating a sugary snack or meal can depress the immune system for several hours, creating a window of time during which it is easier to get the flu. Avoiding excessive sugar can keep the immune system working at the level needed to fend off viral infections, like the flu….

Natural Flu & Cold Prevention – An Immune Booster from youtube.com
“..Published on Nov 10, 2013

Legacies Health Centre..”

Cold and Flu Prevention Naturally

TREATMENT

8 Tips to Treat Colds and Flu the ‘Natural’ Way webmd.com
” No. 1: Blow Your Nose Often — and the Right Way
No. 2: Stay Rested
No. 3: Gargle
No. 4: Drink Hot Liquids
No. 5: Take a Steamy Shower
No. 6: Apply Hot or Cold Packs Around Your Congested Sinuses
No. 7: Sleep With an Extra Pillow Under Your Head
No. 8: Don’t Fly Unless Necessary..”

Natural home remedies: Colds and flu, besthealthmag.ca
“..Is it a common cold or the flu? If your symptoms are above the neck—congestion, sore throat, sneezing, coughing—you probably have a cold. If you have all those symptoms plus a fever of 38.8˚C (102˚F) or more, headache, muscle aches, extreme fatigue, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting, you’re more likely to have the flu.
What you can do for colds and flu

• For a sore throat remedy, fill a 250 mL glass with warm water, mix in one teaspoon of salt and gargle away. The salt really does soothe the pain.

• Add a squeeze of lemon juice to a glass of warm water for the more traditional sore throat gargle. This creates an acidic environment that’s hostile to bacteria and viruses.

• Chicken soup is a time-honoured remedy that is tried, tested and true…”

Natural Treatments for Cold and Flu

by Dr. David Williams
Filed Under: Immune Health, Colds and Flu
Last Reviewed 06/08/2015 drdavidwilliams.com
“These all-natural treatment options are some of the best for treating the common cold, flu (including H1N1), and other seasonal illnesses.

Elderberry Extract
Eucalyptus Oil
AHCC
Castor Oil
Zinc Lozenges
Oscillococcinum
Echinacea
Vitamin D
Vitamin C
….

-Foods

10 Foods That Fight Cold and Flu

Honey

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“…Because it coats your throat, it’s a great cold- and flu-friendly sore throat reliever, and its antioxidant and antimicrobial properties help fight infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Buckwheat honey has the highest antioxidant levels; the clover honey that’s ubiquitous in supermarkets has the least…


Millions of Americans get the cold or flu each year. But you can combat both with a knife and your spice grinder

Fight off the flu with fermented foods, Katie Cavuto, MS, RD, Culinary Nutritionist, Dietitian for the Philadelphia Phillies
Posted: Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 5:30 AM philly.com
“…Fermented Cabbage: Kimchi is a Korean condiment made from fermented cabbage, vegetables, garlic, ginger and lots of spice. It can be found in the refrigerator section of your grocery store or any Asian markets. If you can’t handle the heat of Kimchi, sauerkraut is the solution. Also available in the refrigerator section of your grocer (avoid shelf stable pasteurized versions), sauerkraut is quite simply cabbage that is fermented in brine. Sauerkraut is also a great, inexpensive beginner fermented food you can easily make yourself. All you need is a jar of cabbage and salt. Here is a great recipe to take your through the steps…

-FLUBlog https://goodnewshealthandfitness.wordpress.com/2015/06/21/health-how-to-fight-the-flu/http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/goal-getter-nutrition/Fight-off-the-flu-with-fermented-foods.htmlother ways it helps...http://smu.gs/1A0TvlR

Sal: I have a jar of Kimchee in my fridge during the winter season and I have another jar of sauerkraut “all-year-round” just because I love it (e.g. I add it to pizza, brats, meat sandwiches, tacos, etc..)

-Kids


“…In the event your child comes down with the flu, be as prepared as possible. There are all natural remedies that can provide relief, and many of the items you need to help your little one cope with the flu can be found in your kitchen cupboards, and are free from artificial colors, flavors and chemicals. Read on to learn about 5 all natural flu remedies for babies and kids — and we hope that the flu spares you and your family and that you won’t need to use any of them! …”

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-Stomach

Stomach Flu Treatment & Survival Guide
By Kate Rope parenting.com
“..The good news is that, while uncomfortable (and, let’s face it, gross), in most kids, a stomach bug is not a serious illness and will resolve on its own after a few days of TLC. Here’s our guide to spotting the symptoms, taking care of your little patient, knowing when to call your doctor and avoiding it altogether…

“As soon as they are feeling a little bit hungry, you can advance to the BRAT diet,” advises Frankowski. That stands for bananas, rice, applesauce, or toast. Plain crackers are fine too. Try one item and give it a little time to see how her system handles it. If it comes right back up or out, it’s too soon to go solid….

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HEALING

-Prayer

Flu: A Prayer for Healing
posted by Mark and Jill beliefnet.com

Flu healed – instantly after prayer (Living a Vision – a supernatural lifestyle)
https://youtu.be/MIrPbc5yMb8
“Published on Apr 26, 2012

This woman asked for prayer as she was feeling quite bad from the flu. After prayer, she felt heat moving through her body and she was healed. Here’s her testimony.”

Healed from Sinusitis!

Gerhard – St. Petersburg, Russia cai.org
“…Rebuke the infection of the sinuses.
Lay hands on your face and order the sinuses to open, and the pus to flow out. Order the sinuses to heal.
Pray for the arms to become the same length (this corrects any twists in the spine) and order the swelling of the sinuses to disappear.
Avoid nicotine (no problem after I became a Christian) and caffeine.
Drinking at least 8 glasses of water will help.
A few hours after this prayer and drinking lots of water, the pus started to stream down my nose and the pressure was released! Praise the Lord – He did it without any needles!..


declare Jesus name for healing | kingintraining kingintraining.wordpress.com/tag/declare-jesus-name-for-healing/
“.. So I did everything I thought of – I commanded any spirits of infirmity to leave me, I came against the sickness in Jesus name, I cast it out my body, but it got progressively worse. The body chills started which led to body pain. I kept running to the bathroom wanting to throw up. I prayed throughout the day for my healing because I did not want to take more time off work! By the time I got home, all I could do was lie in bed and literally cry like a baby from the pain. I could not get up because my dizziness was so severe I kept falling all over the place.

As I lay in bed in tears, it got to the point of me now begging God for healing. “Please Lord, I don’t even know what to pray anymore!”
Suddenly and as clear as day the words “JESUS IS LORD” flashed in my mind. I just went with it. As loudly as I could muster, halfway into my pillow, I declared, “Jesus is Lord… Jesus is Lord…sickness-Jesus is Lord, so get away from me.”

Within twenty minutes I was as right as rain! The dizziness and fever went away and so did the body pain! I was able to eat something for the first time that day. And I had sweet sleep (Proverbs 3:24). It was as if I could feel the illness dissolve…”

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