Every year, millions of people use over-the-counter (OTC) products to relieve nasal stuffiness and congestion, sneezing, runny noses, sore throat, and cough. The common causes of these symptoms include the cold virus, influnza virus, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), and sinus infections (sinusitis). Viral infections can also cause headache, body- aches, fatigue, and sometimes fever. Hay fever symptoms can also include itchy eyes, nose, and throat, and watery eyes.
The symptoms are : headache,body-aches, flue like fever, nasal congestion,running nose,sneezing and then cough and some times sore throat.
Often the patient is having symptoms such as nasal congestion, drainage, coughing, sneezing, low grade fever (under 101 degrees). These are symptoms of “colds.” But they are also symptoms of allergy. These symptoms can be confusing. It helps to note on the calendar when symptoms begin and end. You may notice a “pattern;” particularly, if the cause is allergy. The “pattern” may be symptoms that occur at the same “pollen” season each year.
For example, many people get “colds” during December, January and February of each year. Others have “cedar fever” during these months, each year. Patients realize they are having “cold” symptoms, including “cedar fever,” all of which are really “allergies” giving rise to these symptoms. “Cedar fever” or “hay fever” are simply descriptive labels describing the low grade fever that accompanies most allergy reactions. It usually is under 100 degrees and often is accompanied by “night sweats.”
The fever of a real-cold is usually much higher – often 103-105 degrees. The symptoms are similar but are usually much more severe and overwhelming with a “cold.” So we often confuse the two.
These are just a few guidelines to help you tell the difference, but basically one rule helps differentiate allergy from almost every other medical disorder: it comes and goes, comes and goes. Almost any other disorder gets worse . . . or better; but, they don’t appear and disappear, come and go week by week, month by month, season by season, year in and year out.
According to Ayurvedic thought, seasonal allergies are connected to the earth. As the earth is more saturated during this time of the year due to the increased rain, the earth is holding on to more water than usual. This then is also occurring in our bodies, and is what we refer to as congestion. In order to figure out what the best remedy for our bodies would be, we need only refer to what is going on with the earth. During spring, the earth produces many different vegetables and berries. These foods are naturally healthy and fat-free and are exactly what our bodies need to rid ourselves of congestion and counteract all of the increased fats we absorbed.
Some home remedies for common cold:
For dry and stuffy nose, try normal saline or salt water nasal drops made by adding 1/4 teaspoon of table salt to about 4 ml lukewarm water. Make a fresh solution every few days keeping it in refrigerator. Use a clean dropper to instill 1 to 2 drops in each nostril about 3 to 4 times daily for common cold .
Do not use medicated nasal drops without physician’s consent as excessive use will cause chemical rhinitis with rebound block
Garlic juice made by adding few drops of garlic oil to a teaspoonful of onion juice and diluting it in a cup of water is helpful for common cold
Ginger tea or a teaspoonful of ginger juice taken with equal quantity of honey brings relief from common cold
Related articlesAccording to me, we can get more benefits if we treat Cold Allergy of all kind with HERBAL REMEDIES .We may visit this web site and at the same time try to develop the immune system that is within our body. Regular Yoga exercise and sometimes Urotherapy may be a few of several natural process of developing this.
- Does Your Child Have Allergies or Asthma? Answers to the Most Common Questions Parents Ask (Part 1) (susanheim.blogspot.com)
- Allergy Symptoms vs. Cold Symptoms (fitsugar.com)
- Allergic Rhinitis: When It’s Not a Cold (everydayhealth.com)
- Runny Nose? Allergy Symptoms vs. Cold Symptoms (fitsugar.com)
- Allergic Asthma (findmeacure.com)
- What are the symptoms of Hay Fever? (zocdoc.com)