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Quick treatment of a cold at home

Лечение простуды, в домашних условиях

Is it possible in one day to cure a cold at home? A question that cannot be answered unambiguously. If you have strong immunity, health is not undermined by bad habits, nervous stress and lack of sleep, unhealthy diet, then, of course, it is possible. If your body is weakened not only by a viral infection, but also by some of the factors listed above, then you will have to literally sweat.

The approaching cold in the form of a runny nose, watery eyes, mild malaise and a slightly elevated temperature can be quickly suppressed with something like “Fluckold”, but we know that this is a powerful “blow to the liver”. 3-4 tablets per day - and you are "like a cucumber." It happened this way to get up on their feet, when well, really need? A cold never comes on time, on the contrary, often and thickly when it is necessary to be on your feet. And since my blog is dedicated to natural, natural methods of maintaining good health, this is not the place for such tips.

Short about the types of cold

Cold (colloquial) - a disease caused by cooling the body; such cooling itself. In everyday life, colds (colds) are called infectious diseases and syndromes: Influenza, Acute respiratory viral infection (ARVI) b Nasopharyngitis, pharyngitis Laryngitis, Herpes simplex (more precisely, the characteristic symptoms of labial herpes).

Influenza (fr. Grippe, from it. Grippen - “grab”, “sharp squeeze”) - an acute infectious disease of the respiratory tract caused by a virus. Included in the group of acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI). Periodically distributed in the form of epidemics and pandemics. Currently, more than 2,000 variants of the influenza virus have been identified, differing from each other in the antigenic spectrum. According to WHO estimates, from all variants of the virus during seasonal epidemics in the world, from 250 to 500 thousand people die each year (most of them are over 65), in some years the number of deaths can reach one million. Often the word "flu" in everyday life is also called any acute respiratory disease (ARVI), which is erroneous, because in addition to the flu, more than 200 types of other respiratory viruses (adenoviruses, rhinoviruses, respiratory syncytial viruses, etc.) that cause flu-like illness in humans. To prevent flu, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccinating all persons older than 6 months (especially at risk), using personal protective equipment, reducing contact with the sick, and using antiviral medications as prescribed by a doctor. In many European languages, influenza is called "influenza" (Italian influenza - "impact"), a name that once appeared in Rome in the mid-18th century due to the potential virulence of the infection, as if affecting a healthy population.

Acute respiratory viral infection (ARVI) is a group of clinically and morphologically similar acute inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system, the causative agents of which are pneumotropic viruses. ARVI is the most common group of diseases in the world, combining influenza, parainfluenza, respiratory syncytial infection, rhinovirus and adenoviral infections and other catarrhal inflammations of the upper respiratory tract. In the process of development, a viral disease may be complicated by a bacterial infection.

Nasopharyngitis (rhinopharyngitis, rhinovirus infection, rarely rhinonazopharyngitis, epipharyngitis, life: the common cold) - catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membranes, accompanied by their redness, swelling, edema, and the formation and release of fluid (exudate), which may be transparent. with mucus (and mucous) and / or pus (purulent). The most common cause of catarrhal inflammation of the upper respiratory tract is a bacterial or viral infection (for example, pharyngitis, laryngitis, a runny nose), thus, inflammation of the nasopharyngeal mucosa, most often of infectious etiology. This disease also includes acute and infectious rhinitis, as well as rhinorrhea (acute cold). SARS is the most common infectious disease in developed countries, an average adult has SARS at least 2–3 times a year, and a child 6-10 times a year.

Pharyngitis (Pharyngitis) - inflammation of the mucous membrane and lymphoid tissue of the pharynx.

Laryngitis (from ancient Greek. "Larynx") - inflammation of the mucous membranes of the larynx, associated, as a rule, with a cold or infectious diseases such as measles, scarlet fever, whooping cough. Overheating, hypothermia, respiration through the mouth, dusty air, laryngeal overstrain contribute to the development of the disease. Laryngotracheitis is a variant of the development of the disease, characterized by inflammation of the larynx and the initial sections of the trachea. With laryngitis and laryngotracheitis, hoarseness is observed up to complete loss of voice, dryness, sore throat, dry barking cough. You may experience difficulty breathing, appear bluish skin tone, pain when swallowing.

Herpes simplex (ancient-Greek., Latin. Herpes simplex) - creeping, spreading skin disease) - a viral disease with a characteristic rash of grouped bubbles on the skin and mucous membranes. It is called herpes viruses of two types: HSV-1 and HSV-2. The most common is a labial (labial) form of infection. Visible symptoms of the labial form are often called a “cold”, for example, a “cold on the lips” (this should not be confused with a cold — like cold). In second place in terms of frequency of occurrence is genital herpes, affecting mainly the genital area. HSV-1 usually causes infections of the mouth, neck, face, eyes and central nervous system, while HSV-2 is characterized by anogenital lesions. However, both types of virus can cause damage to both sites, for example, after infection in orogenital forms of sexual contact. Some types of herpes viruses affect a wide variety of places. There are also other forms of viral lesions: herpetic felon, Latin. herpes gladiatorum, found in wrestling athletes, ocular herpes (keratitis), forms of herpes encephalitis, meningitis, neonatal herpes, in addition, Bell's paralysis is also caused by this virus. It should be noted that similar symptoms are caused by other members of the Herpesviridae family, such as shingles caused by the varicella zoster virus. In addition, differential diagnosis also involves consideration of other diseases of the hands, feet, and mucous membranes of the mouth, which are characterized by similar injuries. There is currently no cure for herpes. Available drugs only inhibit the reproduction of the virus, but do not remove viral DNA fragments from neurocytes. Therefore, there is always a chance of a relapse, especially with immunodeficiencies (for example, with HIV infection, tumors, or after organ transplantation). After a few years, relapses begin to be asymptomatic, although the person is contagious to others. Antiviral treatment can suppress the activity of the virus and alleviate the symptoms. Vaccines under development have not proven to be effective during clinical trials.

When the first symptoms of the disease appear (pain in the nasopharynx, sore throat, slight dizziness, tearing), in order to quickly cure the cold at home, you can take the following steps:

Hot Mustard Foot Bath (mustard bath)

  • we take 1 tablespoon of mustard powder for 5-7 liters of water,
  • water should cover the ankles;
  • water should be hot, as far as the legs can stand;
  • duration - 15-20 minutes, as the water cools it is necessary to top up with boiling water;
  • at the end of the procedure, wipe your feet dry and wear warm wool socks.

Common bath with sea salt and essential oils of sage, eucalyptus, mint, rosemary

  • 250 g of salt drip 2-3 drops of oil or 12-15 drops of any one oil;
  • water temperature should not exceed 38 ° С, duration 10-15 minutes;
  • after the bath, wipe dry, wrap up and under the blanket.

As much as possible ginger tea (1.5-2 liters per day)

It is always advised to drink a lot of warm water, it contributes to the early removal of infection from the body.

Ginger tea - ginger tea has a very good effect, it warms well and speeds up the metabolism

  • take ginger root about 6-7 cm, peel, slice into thin slices or grate;
  • Pour 2 liters. boiling water, add 0.5 lemon, 2-3 stars of anise, 1 teaspoon of cardamom, boil for 15-20 minutes;
  • pour in a thermos, let it brew for 1-2 hours;
  • drink a warm cup with honey in 1-2 hours;
  • drink echinacea tincture, it is the strongest immunostimulant, just add 1 teaspoon to tea.

Cocoa butter for sore throat

With a strong sore throat helps cocoa butter, it softens and heals well.

Cocoa butter can be eaten just like this: during the day after eating and then every hour, dissolve 1 teaspoon of grated butter, the sore throat will quickly pass.

  • add 1 teaspoon of grated cocoa butter into milk and drink;

Garlic from parasites

If you have an appetite, then add 1-2 cloves of garlic to food intake, it is a good “chasing away parasites”, and also creates a “barrier” in the body for getting new infection

In order to pick up the smell of garlic, chew parsley leaves or rinse your mouth with lemon juice, if necessary.

Use essential oils to treat colds and disinfect the room.

  • aromatize the room with essential oils of mint, eucalyptus, rosemary, bergamot;
  • put 2-3 drops of oil in the oil burner or on the radiator, the room will be filled with a healing aroma;
  • breathe essential oils directly from the bottle, put an open bottle on the bedside table, you will breathe it all night.

Inhalations with herbs or essential oils

  • to warm the upper respiratory tract inhalation with herbal decoction or essential oils;
  • 2 table. spoons of herbs: sage, chamomile, linden, mint boil;
  • over a container with a hot broth, bend over, throwing a towel over his head;
  • breathe for 5-7 minutes.


  • in general, sleep is important for the treatment of diseases, no matter how decisive;
  • Remember, always in the evening, when the body is weakened by unremitting activity, all the symptoms intensify, and, on the contrary, when steps are taken to recover, the effect is most noticeable in the morning after the body rested and gained new strength to fight the virus, including;
  • taking a wellness bath, making a mustard bath for legs, eating garlic, drinking ginger tea, breathing in essential oils, wrapped in a blanket, you give your body the opportunity to sleep without restraint, to fight the disease effectively.

Again, with strong immunity, it is enough to spend one day in such procedures, and in the morning you will feel practically recovered, of course, if you begin treatment at the initial stage of the disease. Find an opportunity to devote one day to devote it to full recovery. Believe me, if the disease gains strength, then you will lose much more time visiting the doctors, running through the pharmacies in search of prescribed medications, or simply at home in bed rest.

If you are not a supporter of a healthy lifestyle, have bad habits, are subject to constant stress, then your immunity is weakened and then one day can not do. Do not achieve your immunity with “flucolde-like” means, antibiotics and other chemicals, it will not be faster anyway, and there is much more harm from such methods of treatment than benefit. Just select if not one, but 3-4 days, because all the same you will not be able to get up earlier, so it is better to try to prevent further development of the disease.

It is better, of course, to try to adhere to a healthy diet, work on strengthening the immunity, engage in energy recovery, and exercise. Then you will not be afraid of any infection; you can always cure your colds at home very quickly at an early stage.