What is common cold,symptoms,causes and remedies of common cold info

What is common cold,symptoms,causes and remedies of common cold info

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What is Common Cold?

Common cold is a viral infectious disease that infects the upper respiratory tract causing infection (URI). It is also known as acute viral rhinopharyngitis, or acute coryza. Being the most common infectious disease in humans, the cold is mainly caused by coronaviruses or rhinoviruses.



Causes

Common cold is caused by two hundred different types of viruses. Some of them are rhinovirus, seldom produce serious illnesses, others such as parainfluenza and respiratory syncytial virus, produce only mild infections in adults, but can cause severe lower respiratory infections in young children.



Symptoms of Common Cold

  • Dry throat
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Mild fever
  • Sneezing
  • Hoarse voice
  • Blocked nose
  • Mild headache


  • Home Remedies For Common Cold

  • Frequent drinking of luke-warm can fight against common cold.
  • Consume 2-3 gm of Liquorice (mulethi) root powder with equal ginger powder and honey (shahad) three times a day.
  • In acute cold, drink soup made of Tamarind (imli) fruit.
  • Take three grams of Black pepper (kali mirch) powder with Jaggery (guda) twice a day.
  • Honey is a powerful soothing and healing agent as it boosts immunity and treats common cold symptoms.
  • Boil a piece of Ginger(adrak) in milk and drink it three times a day.

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