Many people know the old saying that you should feed a cold and starve a fever. Most doctors agree that you should not force yourself to eat during illness, but you also should not restrict yourself if you feel hungry. So what is best to eat during cold or flu? Here are the most powerful foods that boost your immunity to fight off common cold
When cold and flu season begins, one of the most common concerns that arise for many people is what to eat during illnesses. In most cases, you will probably notice a total loss of appetite. This might be explained by the fact that your body needs a lot of energy to fight off the virus. In fact, there is no need to force yourself into eating much during common cold
, but this doesn't mean you should stop eating at all.
People who do not get enough sleep are more susceptible to common cold, the new study revealed.
Sheldon Cohen, a leading author of the study conducted at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa., said that lack of sleep
can really make difference for people's susceptibility to common cold.
A teaspoon of buckwheat honey taken before bedtime may well relieve child's cough and make his or her sleep more sound, a new study says. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University
in the US conducted a study and examined 105 children aged 2 to 18 who had cough related to upper respiratory tract infection.
As the flu seasons approaches, our fears of getting swine flu or whooping cough increase. One way to protect you and your family from the respiratory infections is to get flu shots regularly, while another is to use special oral antiseptic.
Clinical trials of new Halo Oral Antiseptic spray
have shown that it kills 99,9 percent of viruses, causing flu and colds
It is quite difficult to prevent catching seasonal cold
even if you avoid people who are sneezing and coughing, since millions of viruses are spread at a distances of 2-6 meters around them. Still we can try to prevent common cold by taking protective measures to improve our immune system. It is especially important for children, whose immune system is not fully formed yet, and for older people, since their immune system
The common cold is one of the most wide-spread illnesses among adults and children. There are many misconceptions surrounding treatment and prevention of common cold. Here are the most common myths and facts about common cold.
Regular sinus irrigation may seem a good way to relieve runny nose symptoms due to flu
or cold, but long-term use of nasal saline rinse may do more harm than good, a new study says.
usually begins suddenly with sore throat, stuffy nose
, watery eyes
and sometimes with a slightly increased body temperature. The viruses of common cold also may cause such symptoms as coughing.
Previously it was believed that milk and dairy products may contribute to increased mucus production, and as a result to clogged nose and cough. However, the review of several studies in 2005 showed that dairy products and milk were not linked to mucus production or other symptoms of cold and flu.
That's why you do not need to avoid milk in your diet or your child's nutrition during colds or flu. One study even showed that milk can loosen cough.
Sometimes it is quite difficult to make a difference between various respiratory infections, like flu
and common cold
Difference between Common Cold and Flu
Cold and flu are two absolutely different infections for doctors, while for most people these conditions may mean staying in bed and feeling sick.
Studies show that if you have sinus problems, such as congestion, it is best to use Neti Pot on a daily basis, once or twice a day, but no longer than for one or three weeks. Ask your doctor for advice, if you want to use Neti Pot more frequently.
However, using Neti pot regularly when you don’t have sinus infection may not be so good after all. So avoid prolonged use and use it only when necessary.
Many people, who suffer from allergies or frequent sinus infections during cold
season, now use a natural and popular way to cleanse their noses of the irritants with the help of neti pots.
are devices shaped like small teapot that are designed for nasal saline irrigation.
When the cold
season begins, many people turn to natural cures to treat the illnesses. Natural remedies may shorten the duration of the colds and flu and may relieve some symptoms of the flu and cold. What are the most effective natural remedies for cold and flu to help you feel better?