Catching a cold is not pleasant at all and when you get a flu, it’s the most horrible thing. You can’t breathe, you are very weak, you have nausea, fever and other awful symptoms. There are things that you do while you got a flu, but it’s too late because a cold goes away within four days to one week. So, what are the things that we should do to get rid of it faster? Take care of yourself with the best natural treatments and you will forget about cold.

Why do we catch a cold?

It is an illness caused by a virus. The most common virus responsible for more than 50% of colds is rhinovirus. You can easily catch it from another person who has it already. Anyway, getting chilly or wet doesn’t cause you the cold, and this is for sure. So, the real reason is behind those 200 viruses, including coronaviruses, parainfluenza viruses, adenoviruses and human rhinoviruses. So, we better stay away from viruses, than from chilly and cold weather.

Complications

The common cold is usually running its course with no other complications. But, in other situations, it can lead to other infections, which makes the condition even worse. The ear infection could be a complication that usually affects children. Sinusitis is like a long time flu and includes inflamed sinuses. Asthma could be the result of a complication and it manifests as a breathing difficulty.

How can we treat cold faster?

Some people don’t like to take any kind of pills, so the best solution for them is to use products from their kitchen. The very useful, but unpleasant for many, garlic is a great solution against cold, because it is antioxidant and antimicrobial and it has antibiotic and antiviral properties. You can try supplements, especially vitamin C or if you can, eat lemons, because they are a juicy antioxidant and will get your cold away faster. 

When you catch the cold, you need a diet full of liquids, so besides water and hot tea, try also chicken soup with vegetables. It helps boost your immune system and it’s a very helpful food. Talking about liquids, try some apple cider vinegar. It helps you get rid of sore throats and also of the cold, because viruses hate acid. 

Prevent

If you don’t want to catch a cold at all, well try to change a bit your lifestyle so you could just prevent it. Eat more fruits and vegetables, take some vitamins, eat healthy, drink more water and fresh juices and you will be perfectly healthy with no trace of cold.

Hydrate

One of the most important things for your health, skin and every part of your body, is water. Drink water at least 8 glasses per day, it’s essential to keep yourself hydrated. If you are not able to drink so much water, try fruity teas, fresh juices prepared by yourself from fresh fruits and vegetables and even milkshakes. Dehydration is one of the worst things that can happen to your entire body.

In conclusion, you should stay away from viruses, but remember that chilly and wet are not the cause for catching a cold. If you have a strong immune system thanks to your healthy lifestyle, then you don’t have to be afraid of anything. If you have a messy lifestyle and you don’t take care of yourself, then the cold will keep coming, because your immune system will decrease and it won’t be able to fight against cold. Just take care of yourself and try to be as healthy as possible.