A cold comes three days, stays three days and goes for three days. Also if it is a flu infection do not abbreviate, do not need to endure the annoying symptoms just. Against sore throat, cough and runny nose there are effective over-the-counter preparations.
"Also anyone who is uncertain, whether it is just a cold or the flu-can lassen" the pharmacist for advice;, pharmacist Ursula Funke, President of the pharmacists Association of Hesse says.
A lot of Drink for sore throats
Often a cold with neck pain announces itself. By the Sucking of a cough or Throat lozenges with plant extracts of marshmallow, plantain, or Icelandic moss, the production of saliva is stimulated and the discomfort alleviated. A lot of Drinking, the mouth keeps mucous membranes moist and helps the healing process. Who does not suffer so much pain under his neck that the classic means of help, can get advice from the pharmacist Alternatives.
Fresh air, exercise, adequate sleep, a sauna, a balanced vitamin – and mineral-rich diet supports the immune system in a targeted manner. A Must: careful hand hygiene. Viruses and bacteria enter via the fingers to the face, especially the eyes and the mouth, the cold light game. Therefore, it is important to wash hands several times a day, to be the face and the direct contact with "Virenschleudern" such as grab bars in the Bus and train to avoid, for example, by Wearing gloves. For on-the-go, it is advisable to have a small bottle with disinfectant in the process.
Cough suppressants only für the night
Cold to penetrate viruses to the mucous membrane of the bronchi, the skin, you can trigger an inflammation. Result: increased production of mucus because the body tries to due to the cough reflex, the mucus from the respiratory tract. During the day, an expectorant preparation that supports the expectoration, at night, a cough suppressants, ensures a restful sleep. It is a pure cough, can also come during the day, soothing substances to be used.
A cold nose from the inside and außen provide
When cold, the nasal mucosa is inflamed. Decongestant nasal sprays, mucolytic substances with plant extracts or essential Oils can be cold-ridden and facilitate everyday life. Nourishing Nasal ointments to soothe the irritated skin around the nose.
Before nasal sprays or drops are used, blows his nose, the nose gently. Drops be instilled with bent head first into a nose hole, while at the same time inhale through the nose. The drop in the pharyngeal space have arrived, is flexed the head forward and then left-to-right moves. So the solution is evenly distributed in the nasal cavity. Thus, a contamination of the Pipette from the inside is to be avoided, it should be with a compressed absorbent cones of the nasal opening. The completely emptied Pipette is rinsed with clear water or with a clean cloth to wipe it off, before it is again introduced into the vial. In connection with the second nostril to treat, and the Pipette is then cleaned again and again. Also, the spray opening of nasal spray should be cleaned after application with a clean cloth.
Important: Decongestant nasal sprays and drops should not take longer than a week at a time, since otherwise there is the risk that the mucous membranes become accustomed to the Spray and no longer decay.
When to see a doctor?
Fever occurs are the complaints solid, there is a pregnancy or the cough after one to two weeks of self-medication is not better, it is advisable to see a doctor.
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