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Cold or Flu – Quick Read – Know it all

During the season changes and also in summers, winters, monsoon we often get cold related infections, at times the start is with minor health problems before it makes us feel really sick resulting in missing working days.

Proper treatment is important and we need to be aware about some common symptoms that will help us determine how quick we visit our doctor to get proper medical advice so that we are healthy and energetic.

The common types are cold and flu, although some of the symptoms are similar but the enormity of their impact on our health is very different.

Cough and Cold OR Flu
Cough and Cold OR Flu

Common Symptoms of Cold

Runny or stuffy nose

Sore throat or pain in the throat

Sneezing and coughing

Mild fever or feeling feverish

Cough

Headache

Body pain

Fatigue and low energy

Common Symptoms of Flu

Dry cough or cough

Moderate or high fever few may not get fever)

Sore throat or pain in throat

Feeling chill

Severe muscle cramp or body pain

Headache

Blocked and runny nose

Extreme fatigue (may last up to two weeks)

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When to see a doctor?

It is best to visit the doctor early, as we feel the symptoms. Symptoms of cold or flu initially may be similar but within a day or two the impact on health is different, so it is best to visit a specialist doctor and follow advice for quick and easy recovery.

How to be healthy during the season change?

Avoid refrigerated water, cold drinks. Prefer room temperature water etc

Do keep yourself dry. Use rain protection gears

Consume Vitamin C enriched food, zinc and other vitamins needs to be balanced in the diet

Exercise, pranayama, other breathing and cardio exercises helps to keep us strong and healthy

Cold and flu also spreads through contamination, so practice hygiene and safety

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