Hassle free Returns FREE Shipping on orders above 500/- Cash On Delivery

Support 0484 4080450 | support@curegarden.in

Facts about the Common Cold

Posted on 25-01-17

The common cold gets its name from its commonness among people. Caused by a virus called Rhinovirus, this almost harmless virus affects the nose and upper respiratory tract, and makes the mucus glands in this region secrete more mucus than normal. Children are more susceptible to this disease than adults.

 Symptoms of a common cold are primarily a runny or stuffy nose, low grade fever, fatigue, headache, sneezing, congestion and mild headache. Usually colds go by itself in about ten days or so. However, if it lasts longer, it would be suggested that you pay a visit to you family physician. During this period, if the mucus turns thicker with a yellow or greenish shade, it is completely normal.

Causes

As mentioned earlier, rhinovirus is responsible for this disease and may enter the body either through air, which carries the virus from the droplets of an infected person, especially when the infected person, sneezes or talks in front of the uninfected person.

Risk factors

  • Children are at greater risk of acquiring cold, especially because of their age and developing immunity.
  • For those who have a weakened immunity, especially after some disease, are more susceptible to the disease.
  • Certain seasons such as autumn and winter are commonly known as the “flu seasons” as these are those times of the year when people are more likely to catch a cold or develop a flu.

Complications

Common cold can lead to complications such as infections of the ear canal, asthma, acute sinusitis, and strep throat. All these are usually characterized by low grade fever and fatigue, and need to be consulted by a physician immediately.

Treatment

The most effective treatment for common cold is the use of decongestant nasal sprays or saline water drops containing 0.001% of  salt in water. Other alternative treatments include consumption of foods rich in vitamin C such as oranges. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or juices to help in re-hydration. Gargle with a mix of salt and turmeric powder in lukewarm water to help ease the discomfort the cold has caused on your throat.

Default

ABOUT CURE GARDEN


Curegarden represents a dream. A dream of sharing a happier, healthier body and quality of life with the use of nature's best ingredients. Botanics, when extracted for their bioactive compounds, offer a most effective approach to improving well-being and quality of life. It is based on the belief that botanicals of the highest quality would have a positive effect — without any negative side effects — on people's health. Over the years,we have seen and experienced personally the wonderful benefits of these high quality botanical products and are delighted to share them with others.


ABOUT ARJUNA NATURALS


Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd is India’s leading manufacturer and exporter of standardized botanical extracts for pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries for over two decades. With customers in around 40 countries, the company has close to 50 patents to its credit of which majority are commercialized globally. The company has R&D tie ups with international universities from Australia, US and Japan. The highly advanced R&D unit at Arjuna is a complete research facility for phytochemistry, pharmacokinetics, formulation and development, pre-clinical and clinical studies.


FIND US ON FACEBOOK