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Common Cold – Symptoms, Causes and Home Remedies

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Common cold is a viral infection. Also called an infection of upper respiratory which attacks nose causing largely coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever.

Common Cold Symptoms: The typical symptoms include

  • Constant sneezing
  • Blocked or runny nose
  • In severe cases:
  • Sore throat
  • Dry cough
  • Headache
  • Mild fever

Common Cold Causes:

  • Viral infection of the respiratory tract
  • It can spread from an infected person to another through sneezing
  • Allergic disorders
  • Change in weather

Common Cold Risk Factors:

People more likely to get colds include:

  • Children, especially those who attend day care or whose parents smoke
  • Smokers and those exposed to second hand smoke
  • Those exposed to industrial smoke, toxic fumes, or other air pollutants
  • People with immune system disorders, such as HIV, AIDS, or cancer, or who take medications that suppress the immune system, such as corticosteroids
  • People under a fair amount of stress

Natural Home Remedy Using Milk, Turmeric Powder and Black Pepper Powder:

  1. Take 1 glass of warm milk
  2. Add 1 tsp of turmeric powder
  3. Add 1 tsp of black pepper powder
  4. Mix well
  5. Drink 2 times everyday

Natural Home Remedy Using Carom Seeds:

  1. Crush 1 tbsp carom seeds
  2. Put 1 tsp of this powder in a clean cloth
  3. Tie the cloth in a bundle
  4. Hold this bundle close to your nose and inhale

Natural Home Remedy Using Ladyfingers:

        1.Take 100 gm ladyfingers or okra

  1. Cut them into small pieces
  2. Add them to ½ L hot water
  3. Heat for 10-15 min
  4. Inhale the steam coming from the mixture
  • This gives relief from dry cough and throat irritation

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