Home Remedies for Cough and Cold

Home Remedies for Cough and Cold, Coughs and colds are usually caused by a viral infection. They normally clear away on their own, and antibiotics are usually of no use. The common symptoms are a cough and a runny nose. The cough is often worse at night. Coughing does not damage the lungs. A build-up of mucus behind the eardrums may cause dulled hearing or mild earache.

Causes of Cough and Cold;
Research suggests that psychological stress and allergic diseases affecting your nose or throat may have an impact on your chances of getting infected by cold viruses.

The most common cold viruses include;
- Rhinoviruses 
- Coronaviruses 
Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

However, other cold viruses, such as parainfluenza and RSV, can lead to severe lower respiratory infections, such as pneumonia, in young children.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that includes viruses that may cause a range of illnesses in humans, from the common cold to SARS. Viruses of this family also cause a number of animal diseases. 
Respiratory Syncytial virus (RSV)
This is a virus that causes respiratory tract infections. It is a major cause of lower respiratory tract infections and hospital visits during infancy and childhood.

Treatment for Common Cold;
Echinacea is an herbal remedy people often use to treat the common cold. Echinacea is a flowering plant that grows throughout the U.S. and Canada. There are nine species. Extracts of Echinacea do seem to have an effect on the immune system.

Vitamin C,  Vitamin C is an important vitamin and antioxidant that the body uses to keep you strong and healthy. Vitamin C is used in the maintenance of bones, muscle, and blood vessels. Vitamin C also assists in the formation of collagen and helps the body absorb iron. Vitamin C is found naturally in vegetables and fruits, especially oranges and other citrus fruits.

Zinc, Zinc is an essential mineral that is found in almost every cell. It has antioxidant effects and is vital to the body’s resistance to infection. Zinc is also important for tissue repair. Researchers have studied the use of zinc as a way to treat or reduce symptoms of the cold virus. Over-the-counter preparations are sold as the mineral zinc complexed with gluconate, sulfate, or acetate.

Home Remedies for Cough and Cold;
The following remedies have been used to treat cold symptoms for generations. Find out if they may help to ease your symptoms, too.

1) Drink plenty of fluids to help break up your congestion. Drinking water or juice will prevent dehydration and keep your throat moist. You should drink at least 8 to 10 eight-ounce glasses of water daily.

2) Inhale steam to ease your congestion and drippy nose. Hold your head over a pot of boiling water and breathe through your nose. Be careful. If the steam burns your nose, breathe in more slowly.

3) Blow your nose often, but do it the proper way. It's important to blow your nose regularly when you have a cold rather than sniffling mucus back into your head.

3) Use saline nasal sprays or make your own salt water rinse to irrigate your nose. Salt-water rinsing helps break nasal congestion while also removing virus particles and bacteria from your nose.

5) Avoid exposing yourself to other bacteria and infections, it's important to watch what you put in your nose.

6) Stay warm and rested. Staying warm and resting when you first come down with a cold or the flu helps your body direct its energy toward the immune battle.

Home Remedies for Cough and Fever;
Home Remedies for Cough and Fever, coughing and fever in children are common symptoms of a cold but also can be a symptoms of another viral or bacterial infection.

Bacterial infections can include ear infections, strep throat, bronchitis, sinus infections and pneumonia. Strep throat, sinus infections and ear infections may cause a dry cough or non-productive cough that does not "rattle" like a junky or barky type of coughing.

This book takes you by the hand, and shows you step by step one of the easiest and most unique methods to how to stop "Cough".

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