Well over 200 virus strains are implicated in the cause of the common cold, the rhino viruses are the most common. They spread through the air during close contact with infected people and indirectly through contact with objects in the environment followed by transfer to the mouth or nose. It usually begins with a sore throat and before you know it, you have also got these symptoms;
For the first few days that you are sick your runny nose will be water, but it turns thicker and darker after that You may also get a mild cough that can last into the second week of your cold .Since a cold can make your asthma worse, check with your doctor to see if you need to change your regular treatment plan. If you cough up thick or dark mucus or you get fever, you may have an infection with a bacteria. The symptoms usually go away without any special treatment. But when you’re sick it can wear down your body’s resistance making you more open to an infection by a bacteria.
Natural Remedies For Cold And Cough:
1) Beetle Leaves. Kashayam
Required materials; Beetle leaves-1,Crushed ginger-small piece, Black pepper -one small teaspoons, Tulsi leaves-four to five, Black Jaggery. Make the beetle leaves into small pieces and crush it. Put all above ingredients into a bowl add one tumbler of water in it and add a beetle juice and boil it well. It should be boil until the colour changes to green. Drink that kashayam daily that will give better relief from cold and cough.
Ginger is the best medicine for cold and cough. Sukku is widely used in south India as it will act as a best cold relief. This two will clear the cold and cough from the lungs. Boil the milk well and add some pieces of ginger/sukku in it and drink it twice a day. It will give you a better relief. Drinking this will not only cure your cough and cold but also keep you fresh and active all day.