Flu and Colds
The common cold, also known as the common cold, is a viral infection that occurs in the nasal and throat tracts (upper respiratory tract). The common cold is caused by viruses, and there are over 200 viruses that cause the common cold. Enteroviruses and adenoviruses, especially Rhinoviruses, can be shown among the viruses that cause this disease.
The common cold is one of the fastest spreading diseases in the world. One of the reasons for this is; It is the inability of the human body to develop resistance to all viruses that cause colds. The average person can catch a cold 7 times a year. This average can rise above 10 in children throughout the year.
How is the common cold transmitted?
The disease, which spreads during the temperature change periods such as the change of seasons, is transmitted through the breathing of other people, the viruses that spread into the air with sneezing and coughing. The viruses that cause the common cold can enter the human body through the eyes, mouth and nose. Here, as one of the primary reasons; We can show that people spend more time indoors and together due to the cold. It is seen that this disease spreads faster in children, especially with the end of the summer period and the opening of kindergartens and schools.
In addition to all the causes of contamination; Cold viruses can also be passed from person to person through hand contact or shared items. After such contact, that is, after contact with someone you think is sick, cleaning the hands and washing the nose, mouth and eyes will reduce the risk of transmission.
Among the people at high risk of catching a cold, we can list the following groups;
Children going to kindergarten and school,
People with weakened immune system,
People with chronic diseases,
People in areas such as shopping malls, schools, buses, planes, where many people gather in a narrow area…
What are the Symptoms of a Cold (Cold)?
Cold symptoms usually begin 1 to 3 days after exposure to the virus. Although these symptoms vary from person to person, the most common one is; is a runny nose. Among the symptoms of the common cold, we can see the following symptoms in order of priority;
A feeling of fullness in the ears, face and forehead,
Flu symptoms reach their most effective level within 3 days after exposure to the virus and the start of infection.
What Is Good For A Cold? How Do I Get Over a Cold Fast?
There is no known specific treatment method for the common cold. The most important of the reasons for this; the presence of a large number of viruses that cause disease. Common cold treatment is usually symptomatic. Implementing the following measures has a reducing effect on the severity and duration of the disease;
Drinking Plenty of Fluids
In this process, it is of great importance to consume water and plenty of fluids. A minimum of 2 liters of fluid intake is one of the important substances that will make the course of the disease milder and reduce the symptoms of colds. out of water; It will be beneficial to consume natural foods such as mint-lemon, lemon linden, orange juice, vitamin C sources, ginger honey, echinacea tea and chicken or trotter soup.
Resting is among the most important substances necessary to easily overcome the cold processes. In order for the weakened body to regain its former strength, trying to stay away from work and stress and rest during this period will enable the treatment processes to progress faster.
Nasal congestion, which is among the most common cold symptoms, can reduce the quality of life. At this point, nasal drops or spray may be an easy solution to relieve this symptom. To relieve symptoms such as cough, cough syrup is among the cold medicines that can be used in this process. As a natural method; Gargling with salt water or rinsing the nose with salt water can be shown among the natural methods that your doctor will recommend.
Moreover; Drops and other support products prepared with active herbal ingredients that you can use when you feel the symptoms, help you to easily overcome this process with their relieving cold symptoms and strengthening the immune system.
Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Consumption
During this period, it is important to consume plenty of seasonal vegetables and fruits in order to fulfill the lost strength and balance of the body.
lack of exercise,
Nicotine and alcohol consumption
Stress without the necessary stress reliever,
It is a method that is effective at every stage of the cold process by ventilating the environment you are in frequently and ensuring that the air is cleaned.
Strengthening the Immune System
A well-functioning immune system is important for overcoming the symptoms and disease process of the common cold. The body needs a large number of vitamins and nutrients for this strengthening process. What foods should we consume for a healthy and strong immune system?
Whole grain products
Our Clinical Information
He was born in 1981 in Zile district of Tokat. Starting primary school at Rize Atatürk Primary School, Dr. Deniz Yazıcı continued his education life in the Ergani district of Diyarbakır, since his father's place of duty changed since the 4th grade of primary school.