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Faculty of Allied Health Sciences => Pharmacy => Topic started by: sharifa on November 23, 2011, 10:49:35 AM

Title: Tips for common cold
Post by: sharifa on November 23, 2011, 10:49:35 AM
Common Cold:
Winter is coming .Most of the people is affected by common cold. The term 'the common cold' does not denote a precisely defined disease, yet the characteristics of this illness are familiar to most people. It generally involves a runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing. You may also have a sore throat, cough, headache, or other symptoms.

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Treatment and home remedies for the common cold:
There is no cure for the common cold. The common cold is a self-limited illness that will resolve spontaneously with time. Home remedies and treatments are directed at alleviating the symptoms associated with the common cold while the body fights off the infection.
Home treatment for the common cold includes getting rest and drinking plenty of fluids. In older children and adults, over-the-counter medications such as throat lozenges, throat sprays, cough drops, and cough syrups may help relieve symptoms, though they will not prevent or shorten the duration of the common cold. Gargling with warm saltwater may help those with a sore throat. Decongestants such as pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) or antihistamines may be used for nasal symptoms, while saline nasal sprays may also be beneficial. It is important to note that over-the-counter medications may cause undesirable side effects; therefore they must be taken with care.

Prevention of common cold:
The most important measure to prevent the common cold is to avoid infected individuals. Frequent hand washing is also extremely important, as this can destroy viruses that you have acquired from touching contaminated surfaces. Also, try to avoid sharing utensils and try to use disposable items (such as disposable cups) if someone in your family has a cold. Finally, lifestyle modifications such as smoking cessation and stress management may decrease your susceptibility to acquiring the common cold. At this time, an effective vaccine against the common cold is not available.

Tips for common cold:
•   The common cold is caused by many different viruses.
•   Being in cold weather does not cause the common cold.
•   Over-the-counter medications may be used for treatment of the common cold.
•   Antibiotics do not help the common cold.
•   The common cold is self-limited and can generally be managed at home.
•   Drinking plenty of fluids.
•   Take vitamin C containing fruits, such as lemon, guava, peppers, oranges, strawberries and grapefruit
•   Maintain personal hygiene.
•   Avoid excess dust.
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Post by: bipasha on November 23, 2011, 04:26:04 PM
wow.......it's really very helpful for us
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Post by: jas_fluidm on November 23, 2011, 05:20:32 PM
it's really helps me lot
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Post by: 710000757 on November 26, 2011, 12:02:16 PM
thanks for the post.................
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Post by: poppy siddiqua on November 26, 2011, 12:13:11 PM
thanks for the helpful post. i do suffer from cold a lot during this season. i wll definitely try the tips.
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Post by: nusrat-diu on November 26, 2011, 03:53:36 PM
good tips sharifa!
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Post by: sethy on November 26, 2011, 06:22:07 PM
Very helpful post for us.
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Post by: tasnuva on November 27, 2011, 02:03:07 PM
Nice tips. it will be very helpful for us.
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Post by: sharifa on November 28, 2011, 11:10:15 AM
Thanks
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Post by: shahina on November 30, 2011, 03:09:06 PM
good tips
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Post by: Arif on January 07, 2012, 03:50:34 PM
thanks
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Post by: tanbir on January 07, 2012, 04:13:44 PM
Thank you madam.
Good post.........proper information placed in proper site in proper time.
simple perfect post.
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Post by: Tanvir Ahmed Chowdhury on January 22, 2012, 04:55:59 PM
Very helpful post....................
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Post by: Md. Fouad Hossain Sarker on February 13, 2012, 06:57:00 PM
What I say? In a word, it will assist me to prevent myself.
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Post by: safiqul on February 13, 2012, 08:28:27 PM
Thanks.
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Post by: sharifa on February 14, 2012, 03:57:59 PM
Thanks to all.