We get colds every year and every time we are treated for it, but more often than not we make mistakes in this. How to quickly, correctly and efficiently recover from a cold?
We get colds every year, usually at least two or three times a season. So we all have solid experience in treating her. True, this experience is not always positive - we often make mistakes that can be fraught with serious complications. To avoid them this season, you need to at least have a good idea of what exactly we are most often wrong about.
We are in a hurry to be treated. We live in constant time trouble, so we have absolutely no time to get sick. And at the first sign of a cold, we start taking a huge amount of drugs, hoping that some of the pills will turn out to be magic and will immediately put us on our feet. The uncontrolled and incorrect use of antibiotics is especially dangerous. Firstly, they are completely useless for viral diseases, which include ARVI and influenza. And secondly, these drugs have a detrimental effect on the beneficial intestinal flora, which determines the state of our health in general and resistance to viruses in particular.
This does not mean that you should not drink antibiotics at all. But they are taken only as prescribed by a doctor and only if the disease causes bacterial complications. And at the same time, it is recommended to take measures to prevent dysbiosis, for example, while taking linex or other probiotics, which include beneficial intestinal bacteria. And it is best to take care of the intestinal microflora without waiting for the disease, because it plays a huge role in maintaining immunity. And you shouldn't rush to go to work: for colds and especially flu, time is a very important medicine - the body just needs it to cope with the disease.
We forget about prevention. Perceiving a cold as inevitable, like falling leaves in autumn and snow in winter, we neglect simple preventive measures. But it's not for nothing that doctors constantly remind about them - they really help to reduce the number of diseases. Of course, the best thing would be to radically change your lifestyle: start pouring yourself in cold water, do exercises in the morning, eat only the "right" food, sleep at least eight hours, not get nervous over trifles. But we must honestly admit that not everyone succeeds in mastering this global program. However, what prevents you from dwelling on the concept of "small deeds"? For example, upon returning home, not only wash your hands, but also rinse your nose and throat to get rid of viruses that have settled on the mucous membrane.
Think about strengthening the body's defenses, and in a timely manner, even at the beginning of autumn, drink Immunal plus C or other plant-based immunostimulating drugs, not forgetting that they are taking them as a course. At work, remember that computer keyboards, public telephones and doorknobs are a real breeding ground for viruses, especially during an epidemic. It is not difficult at all to wipe them with alcohol wipes from time to time. Create an antiviral atmosphere in the house, for example, by decorating the windowsill with geraniums, which saturates the air with phytoncides that are harmful to viruses. Or get an aroma lamp and regularly fill it with oils of eucalyptus, basil, lavender, peppermint and rosemary, which have established themselves as active fighters against viruses. You can also rub your feet, hands, ears in the morning and in the evening - the zones where the maximum number of biologically active points is located. It is useful for the prevention of influenza, and in general for health.
And it is also very important to work on yourself, increasing the level of optimism. Scientists have found that optimists are generally less likely to get the flu than pessimists - this is due to the fact that in a bad mood that part of the brain that is responsible for protecting against viruses is actively working and it simply does not have enough energy to fight infections worthy of rebuff. In a good mood, this section deals only with anti-virus protection and copes with it very well.
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