Handling The Common Cold
Do you hate having a cold? The problem with it is that the cold is rarely bad enough to give you a good excuse to take off work, but it’s always just bad enough to make your day miserable. The sneezing, running or stuffy nose, irritated throat, pressure, the aches…the cold can truly make things pretty rough. Fortunately, there are some ways of dealing with it that don’t involve taking medications.
According to the American Lung Association, the average adult gets between two and four colds every year, and sometimes they run into each other so it seems like you have one long, unending cold. There are more than 200 viruses that can cause the cold, too, although the rhinovirus is the most common culprit. Some colds only last about a week, but for those in poor health, children, or the elderly, they can last for much longer. Children and the elderly, in fact, often have between six and eight colds every year! Part of this is because the cold is very contagious and often gets passed back and forth between families.
There are a number of things you can do to combat the common cold. One thing to do is avoid coming into close contact with anyone who has a cold. You shouldn’t share eating utensils, cups, or anything else with anyone who has a cold, especially right when they first develop the cold and are the most contagious. Wash your hands often and keep them away from your eyes and nose because that’s where the cold virus can easily enter the body.
You may also want to start taking an acai berry supplement. Research has shown that a supplement such as the acai berry may be able to provide you with a number of benefits.
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