How to Confront The Common Cold

Darrell By Darrell , 18th Jun 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The common cold is an upper respiratory infection and this kind of infection is very hard to avoid coming in contact with. Most colds have the same basic symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, congestion, and fever.

The Common Cold

The common cold is an upper respiratory infection and this kind of infection is very hard to avoid coming in contact with. Most colds have the same basic symptoms like runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, congestion, and fever. You may suffer with one or two of those symptoms or you may suffer from them all and a few more.
One of the basic things that can be done to avoid the common cold is to wash your hands any time before leave the bathroom in your home or if you are at a public restroom at your doctor’s office or at your favorite restaurant. Always remember to scrub well around and under your fingernails and soap up at least to your wrist and wash your hands in warm to hot water for at least one minute. If you are using a public restroom and you just washed your hands don’t touch that hand dryer with your hand use your elbow. If this public bathroom has a paper towel dispenser with one of those little pull down handles remember to use your wrist or forearm to push down the handle with. And now that you have dried your hand with that paper towel use that paper towel to open the door with so your clean hands don’t touch that door handle that everyone else has touched.
Another basic thing you can do is carry some alcohol packets, antibacterial packets or wipes in your purse or pocket and wipe clean that shopping cart or door handle before you touch them or just sanitize your hands with one of these hand sanitizers after touching something that someone may have just sneezed on or just wiped their nose with their hand and then touched that door handle or shopping cart that you was about to touch.
Some other basic things you can do is eat a balanced healthy diet with fruit and vegetables and make sure you either buy oranges or some other citrus fruit so your body will get some vitamin C or at least buy some vitamin C pills or capsules.

The common cold with its germs and bacteria and along with a low immune system can cause more complicated symptoms like bacterial infection, sinus infection, ear infection, and can turn into a flu or pneumonia . In these cases you will need antibiotics to help you overcome and become well.

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Bacterial Infection, Common Cold, Congestion, Ear Infection, Fever, Runny Nose, Sinus Infection, Sneezing, Sore Throat

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