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World's Best Advice for your Common Cold!

92. India’s ZeeNews.com gives Common Cold Overview (part 2 of 2)

CONTINUED FROM PART 1

 

Common cold: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Common cold:

• Secondary bacterial infections
• Otitis media
• Sinus infections
• Earache
• Pneumonia
• Bronchopneumonia (type of Pneumonia)
• more complications…»


Causes of Common cold

• Human metapneumovirus
• Coronavirus 229E, Human
• Rhinovirus
• Respiratory syncytial virus
• Adenovirus
.

Latest Treatments for Common cold

• Rest
• Fluids
• Humidified inspired air
• Saline nasal spray
• Topical decongestants
Prevention of Common cold Prevention information for Common cold has been compiled from various data sources and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Common cold.
• Avoid exposure to people with colds
• Hand washing
• Avoid touching eyes or nose with your hands
• Cleaning with disinfectant – on surfaces that may be contagious.

Compiled by: Salome Phelamei

First Published: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 16:09

Comments

aga – srinagar
common cold is a disease which excreates the dirt from the brain and frm othr parts of the body, it should b allowd to run from the nose and dont take immediately medicine after it occures.

 

in another page for “Ayurveda” on the webite the news agency also lists religious and healthy foods to eat:

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Not only from religious point of view but from medicinal perspective too it is highly useful.

91. India ZeeNews gives Common Cold Overview (part 1 of 2)

REPOST  India’s www.ZeeNews website

 

This India News site gives a health report on news of he Common cold. It’s a very straightforward, good overview of the common cold, symptoms, prevention and remedies.

It says the usual rest and fluids, but also includes “Humidified inspired air”  it doesn’t specify warm air … however. in India I believe that MOST of the air is warm already.

My favorite part is the comment left at the end.

And also the neighboring linked webpages of Ayurvedic medicine, and its list of healthy foods “not only for religious purposes”

Other countries often do not have the same concept of separating relgious beliefs from the rest of our education/information systems that many Americans believe is necessary.

Common cold recommended remedies listed here  for common cold listed are similar to ours, (no yoga breathing suggested?)

 

Common cold: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Common cold is often described as a sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, or tearing. Though, colds are very common, they are more widespread in children and decline with age. Colds are rarely dangerous to healthy adults or children, but may seldom be dangerous to infants, the elderly or other at-risk groups.

The common cold is caused by a virus and is very contagious. About 200 different types of viruses are there that cause common cold. Most cases of the common cold are mild, and most people recover from the common cold without complications. But, sometime they can lead to more serious infections and complications in some cases.

Symptoms:Symptoms of the common cold are low-grade fever, sneezing , watery eyes, runny nose, stuffy nose, body aches, headache, fatigue, sore throat, and cough.

Diagnosis:

Correct diagnosis of a cold usually means distinguishing between cold and the more serious flu, There are also other conditions that start like a cold (e.g. rare but serious whooping cough) and numerous conditions that have cold-like symptoms or flu-like symptoms. Although there are numerous different subtypes of colds, diagnosis of the specific subtype of cold is rarely performed and not usually important for treatment.

There`s no cure for the common cold currently, but there are ways to protect you from getting it.

Alternative Treatments for Common cold Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Common cold may include:

• Vitamin C
• Vitamin E
• Vitamin A
• Zinc
• Echinacea
Common cold: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Common cold:

• Secondary bacterial infections
• Otitis media
• Sinus infections
• Earache
• Pneumonia
• Bronchopneumonia (type of Pneumonia)
• more complications…»
Causes of Common cold

• Human metapneumovirus
• Coronavirus 229E, Human
• Rhinovirus
• Respiratory syncytial virus
• Adenovirus
.

CONTINUED IN Part 2

75. Common Sense for Common Cold not so Common

A middle-aged, obese patient came in the Emergency Room. His chief complaints were, after watching TV all day sitting in a chair at home he had swollen ankles and wheezing.

Watching TV in a cold room resulted in swollen ankles, not heart failure. Deficiency of common sense was the main problem in this case

The doctor who saw him did a variety of tests on him. Total costs were probably more than $1000 for X-ray, EKG and lab tests. Results were all normal.

So the doctor gave him prescriptions for treatments of pneumonia, asthma AND heart failure, just to make sure all the possibile ailments were covered.

The patient went home, followed the doctor’s instructions and took the prescriptions for a week. He took the diuretic pills to alleviate excess water,. Antibiotic pills were for possible cold virus and an inhalers for possible asthma.

Eight days later the patient returned to the Emergency Room, no better. The next doctor  evaluated him and deduced he had a cold virus. Instead of sitting in a cold room taking diuretic pills, the second doctor advised the patient to use a warm steam vaporizer to get rid of his cold.

Most of what Emergency Room physicians do SHOULD be based on common sense. But wayyyyy too many doctors are underdeveloped in the Common Sense Department and rely heavily on technological tools: X-rays, CAT Scans, MRI’s,  pills, surgeries and other high tech remedies…. instead of starting with diagnosing the most obvious causes and treatments of ailments.

“Over and over and over we are told — don’t use chest X-ray for wheezing. Don’t use antibiotics for colds. But so many doctors keep ignoring it,” says Dr. Bob.