Is it possible to cure a cold in one day?
No one is immune to cold. And for some reason, she always overtakes us at the wrong time: before the exam in charge, on the eve of an important meeting, during a hijacking at work. How to quickly cure a cold, preferably in 1 day? And is it possible?
Relieve cold symptoms
The saying about a cured cold that goes through in a week, and an untreated one – in 7 days, was not in vain. Indeed, if you already have the whole cold “bouquet”: a runny nose, a cough, a headache, a sore throat, then you will have to suffer all week, well, maybe five days, if the body is strong. Then you can relieve your condition with drugs that relieve cold symptoms. There are a large number of them today. These are powders for the preparation of a therapeutic drink. They contain, as a rule, paracetamol (antipyretic and anti-inflammatory substance), as well as means that constrict blood vessels and facilitate nasal breathing, vitamin C, caffeine, which reduces headache.
But the funds are not intended to ensure that you feel relieved and run to work. A cold, or rather ARVI, is not so harmless, and it must be “vylazhat”. In addition, you can not swallow such funds in batches – doctors consider a safe dose of 2 sachets per day for 3 days.
How to cure a cold in one day?
Answer: to seize a cold at the very beginning and immediately take action. And the beginning is not when you are already sneezing with might and main, but in your throat it seems as if it is scraping with sandpaper. The very first signs of trouble – you feel a slight discomfort in the throat and a little bit itching in the nose. This moment and need to track.
What to do?
1. Rinse the throat with any disinfectant solution: furatsilinom, miramistinom, calendula tincture, eucalyptus, decoction of herbs (sage, chamomile). If there is nothing of this in the house, you can make such a solution: a glass of warm water, 1 tsp each. soda and salt and a few drops of iodine. (Warning: iodine can cause an allergic reaction!) You should gargle several times a day.
2. Rinse the nose with salt water. You can buy ready-made solution in a pharmacy, and you can use the same as for the throat.
Rinse or rinse solution can be made with salt
3. Spread the wings of the nose balm “Asterisk”, under the nose – oxolinic ointment.
Even if you do not cope with a cold in one day, then thanks to these measures, it will be much easier.
How to help with colds?
If you did not manage to cope with the cold at the very beginning and you still got sick, the first thing to do is to stay at home. And even better – go to bed and sleep. Sleep is an excellent remedy for many diseases, and even more so for colds.
During the illness, forget about all the work – and work, and home. Do not go to work – nobody needs your heroism, and first of all you yourself. And do not start a general cleaning, stayed at home. Otherwise, you risk getting sick seriously and for a long time.
Rest, sleep more; in the first days you should not watch TV, read and, of course, sit at the computer. The body must gain strength to cope with the disease.
Do I need to take antiviral drugs?
Advertising constantly convinces us that one or another tool can fight a virus. But in fact, there are very few antiviral drugs with proven efficacy, that is, those that have passed clinical trials on patients and have proven to be effective. Most of what is sold in pharmacies does not apply to them. Effective antiviral agents are needed to combat serious viral infections, such as severe flu, herpes. But they are not at all harmless, and take them according to strict indications.
If the temperature is above 38, consult a doctor
Available antiviral drugs, including homeopathic, are unlikely to bring particular benefits, but they will not be harmed.
If there is a fever and chills
Usually, ARVI occurs at a low temperature. High fever, above 38 degrees, is characteristic of the flu. It is necessary to take antipyretic when its values exceed 38.5 degrees. But if you do not tolerate high temperature, then it should be reduced earlier. Aspirin-based antipyretic drugs should not be given to children.
At high temperatures, a chill may appear – a feeling of cold and shivering (the patient “shakes”).
To reduce the temperature, wiping can be done: with water diluted with vinegar (1 tbsp per 0.5 l of warm water), vodka (for adults). Wiping starts from the armpits, elbows and popliteal fossae, then wipe the entire body. A napkin with vinegar solution is placed on the forehead.
With fever and chills, the patient needs as much liquid as possible; it is best to drink plain water, herbal teas, and mors. Drink often in small portions. Drink should be warm (not hot!).
Watch the temperature in the room – it should not be high, and the air – dry. Air the room, moisten the air, especially during the heating season.
Clothing should be light cotton.
With chills and high temperature can not:
wrap up, wear warm clothes;
put banks or mustard plasters;
drink hot tea with raspberries