What is the common cold?
The cold is known in Arabic dictionaries as a quadruple source derived from the triple verb “zakma,” meaning suppress. We say political coldness, meaning concealment of what is going on in the political situation in the region, and cold is a disease that is common among people in the winter season, and it causes concealment and prevents the entry of air in a way. Normal to the respiratory system, and is accompanied by tears, sneezing, runny nose, and fever in some cases, in addition to joint pain, itchy throat, and shortness of breath, and recovery takes a rather long period of up to three weeks, and varies from person to person according to age, immunity the body.
Causes of colds
The cause of a cold is a viral infection that is transmitted from one person to another through the air contaminated with the droplets of the infected person as a result of his sneezing or coughing, or touching hands and surfaces contaminated with the virus, or inhaling the air outside the infected person, and the viruses causing the disease are numerous, and thus the rate of infection is repeated, and it is also difficult to isolate the infected, Especially in the winter season, when people are keen on the warmth of the place, which prevents them from opening windows and doors, and thus the breath remains between them without renewing, so the person inhales the soul of the other without knowing it.
How do I treat a cold?
It is known that it is difficult to completely prevent colds, especially in the winter season, but we will include in this paragraph a set of tips and methods that reduce infection, and banish the disease as much as possible:
Drink a cup of hot water
It is recommended to add catnip to it, and a few drops of lemon juice, it is known that lemon contains a good proportion of vitamin C, which fights infections and eliminates throat pain, and it is recommended to drink it in the evening.
Natural bee honey
Honey is an effective means of prevention throughout the ages, and it has been widely mentioned in alternative folk medicine mixes to combat many diseases, including colds, and it is recommended to take a tablespoon of natural honey to treat it.
Drink orange juice
Fresh orange juice should be consumed a lot, with the addition of a few leaves of mint to it. Oranges are a healthy juice that tastes delicious and lovely for adults and children alike. Eating fresh lemon slices also treats colds.
Nose steam bath
The steam bath helps to moisturize it on the one hand, and relieve inflammation of blood vessels on the other hand, and thus it improves the breathing process, and the bath can be performed by inhaling a boiled steam of aromatic herbs; Like thyme and ginger, or take a regular bath with very hot water so that the steam that is rising is inhaled.
Make a salt solution with water
The salt solution with water can be prepared at home by simply mixing a quarter tablespoon of a tablespoon with a full cup of warm water, then placing the mixture in a syringe, then tilting your head toward the basin and keeping the rabbit in the same direction as the water draining to ensure that the liquid comes out from the nose, and the solution can also be purchased. From pharmacies, and use it according to your pharmacist's instructions.
Eat more spicy foods
Spicy foods contain the anti-decongestant capsaicin, which stimulates the expulsion of mucus, as it works similar to the chemical composition used in the manufacture of decongestant medications, which is guaifenesin.