feb 20, 2014

Do you know the common cold?

The common cold, or upper airways cold, is a very benign picture, and affects a high percentage of the population in some point in their lives.

The cold of flu can be associated to nasal congestion (in fact, it often is), sore throat, cough and/or eye tearing.

Harsh weather changes, or better said, air currents in the work place or during the practice of outdoor activities, can be the cause of said chart.


Among the measures to take for a viral cold chart there are:

  • Drink plenty of liquids. As we were saying, dryness of the mucous causes a great deal of the symptoms associated to the chart. Also, when the temperature rises, so does the water loss in our body. It’s convenient to replenish, at least what’ lost (drink at least 1 ½ to 2 liters of water a day).
  • Avoid direct air currents, as well as intense temperature changes. This is the cause of the colds we suffer during hot seasons: Businesses keep the air conditioning at “max” and, when we go back out in the street, we feel the weather change.
  • For dry cough you can try putting half an onion over your night table. The irritation this causes can often be enough to cut the cough.