Are you suffering from the discomfort of the common cold? Is your cough lasting over 10 days and concerning you? If you nodded along with a concern, then you need to take your common cold seriously and not ignore it thinking that it will go away naturally all by itself. You need to seek medical attention to get rid of the discomfort resulting due to the common cold and avoid the complications that might occur due to the lasting common cold. Counting on homeopathic treatment can help you a have relief. And, you might be curious to learn why you need to take common cold seriously, aren’t you? Get answers to all your questions by reading this post.
The common cold, which is also known as viral rhinitis, is one among the most common infections known to affect a human being. It is primarily an upper respiratory tract infection that can occur due to several virus families. Rhino-virus is the virus family which is responsible for up to 40% of colds, and it comprises over 100 distinct virus types.
A sore throat followed by congestion in the sinuses and the nose, sneezing, and a runny nose is some of the common symptoms of a common cold that you may experience. These symptoms are usually accompanied by fever, cough, and hoarseness. High fevers due to common cold alone are quite rare.
Here are a few symptoms which indicate that cold might be turning into something more serious.
- A cough that stays for more than 10 days
- Pain or pressure in your chest
- Feeling confused or disoriented
- Symptoms that get worse instead of getting better
- A prolonged, high fever
- Shortness of breath
Symptoms of a common cold may last longer if one has developed viral bronchitis concomitantly. When the same virus tends to affect both your upper airways and the inner airways and when the congestion results due to the common cold, it can create conditions for other illness.
In some cases of common cold, ignoring it can result in the development of complications as below.
- Pneumonia or bronchitis.
- Bacterial sinus infections (sinusitis)
- Bacterial infections of the lungs
- A middle ear infection
- Eye infection is known as pinkeye (mild conjunctivitis)
So, one should seek medical advice and get your common cold treated in time in order to avoid its grave complications.
Homeopathy has a lot to offer in the cases of frequent colds and cough. Early intervention with homeopathy can help in preventing various serious complications.
So, if you happen to suffer from the common cold anytime, get in touch with us without a second thought for receiving the best homeopathic treatment to get rid of the discomfort resulting due to the common cold and its possible complications. Stay healthy and happy with homeopathy!
– Written by Dr.Anuja, Associate Doctor to Dr.Rajesh Shah