Here came the Golden autumn and after such a hot summer we are especially prone to colds. But because prevention of colds the number one priority for everyone who cares about their health.

It is common to call a common cold a variety of acute infectious diseases of the upper respiratory tract: rhinitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis, tracheitis, bronchitis, etc. Preventing colds can consist of both natural and medicinal methods or techniques.

Natural prevention of colds is hardening, fortification of the organism, herbal medicine.  Strengthening of immunity and increasing the body's resistance to catarrhal infections and viruses is promoted by hardening.

You can begin to harden with walks in the fresh air, wiping, gradually turning to dousing with cold water. Such activities train the immune system and it will easily repel the onslaught of viruses and microbes.

Prevention of colds is a must and a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals.  You should eat foods rich in vitamin C: citrus, black currant cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes.

Helps to strengthen the body also vitamin a, and therefore be more likely to eat whole milk, cream, egg yolks, liver, fish, carrots (it contains Pro-vitamin a).

For the prevention of colds is possible to prepare a vitamin mixture.  To do this, 1 kg of honey should be mixed with 0.5 kg of lemons, rubbed together with the skin. Allow the mixture to stand for 2 days. To consume, adding 1 teaspoon to tea instead of sugar.

Known for its anti-catarrhal properties of many medicinal herbs. licorice, echinacea, aloe, cholofill, garlic, astragalus, cat's claw. Garlic can be safely put in various dishes, Echinacea and licorice to use in the form of infusions, broths.

For the prevention of colds is very important to observe rules of hygiene:

  • wash hands with soap more often, because it is on the fingers and palm gets a maximum of pathogens of colds
  • only use your personal hygiene items
  • to maintain cleanliness in the house
  • often ventilate the room

Prevention of colds is possible by using special drugs. So, when going outside in cold weather, it is recommended to lubricate the sinuses 0,25% oxolinic ointment. The action of this ointment is based on creating a mechanical barrier to penetration of microorganisms into the respiratory tract due to the thick viscous consistency of the ointment. The oxoline – the active ingredient of the ointment – stops the reproduction of viruses.

Both children and adults in the prevention of colds it is recommended to rinse the nasal passages with saline.  Such a solution cleanses the mucous membranes and moistens them, and therefore prevents their inflammation. Salt solution can be prepared by yourself or you can buy a ready-made kit from the pharmacy.

Medicines for cold prevention. for example, Anaferon, Arbidol, Amiksin, must be taken strictly in accordance with the instructions and necessarily consulted with a doctor - some components of these drugs can cause individual intolerance, allergies.