Treatment of acute respiratory infections in the home
May 25, 2018
Cold and viral infections in the autumn-winter period, as well as during spring avitaminosis - a phenomenon not uncommon.Almost every one of us at least once a year feels unwell.The first signs of acute respiratory viral infections are usually fever, a feeling of aching in the bones and muscles, as well as a pronounced general malaise.Colds caused by the multiplication of pathogenic and opportunistic bacteria usually begin with a cold, watery eyes and sore throat.A little later, a fever and cough are added.Recommended to read:
It is important to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections, since there are fundamental differences in the tactics of treatment.Antibiotics are effective against microbes, but these drugs are completely useless against viruses.Table of contents:
Should I try to cope with ARI without the help of a doctor?
It is possible to cure yourself quite realistically, but only if the body is not weakened by lack of sleep, malnutrition, stress, and smoking and addiction to alcohol.The weaker the immunity, the more difficult it is to cope with the most "ordinary" disease.
At the onset of the disease, when the first symptoms only make themselves felt, 3-4 tablets Flukold( the main active ingredient - paracetamol) per day will be useful in malaise.The minus of such treatment of cold and SARS at home is the negative effect of the drug on the liver.
At high temperatures( above 38 ° C) and aching in the bones, antipyretic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are useful.It should be remembered that acetylsalicylic acid often leads to the development or exacerbation of gastritis and peptic ulcer disease, and paracetamol is unsafe for the liver.
Important: when self-treatment at home carefully read the summary - it is not uncommon for paracetamol poisoning when taking medications from different manufacturers,But with the same active substance.
It is also common for doctors in ARVI to prescribe such modern antiviral drugs as Remantadine, Ingaverin, Viferon, Cycloferon and Citovir: they are especially effective if they were taken during the first hours of infection and the development of the disease.
But if you do not want to stuff the body with chemist's "chemistry", we advise you to pay attention to folk remedies from ARVI.
Note: most of the folk remedies for ARVI are also medicines, but with a plant basis.That is why the selection of a treatment regimen and optimal doses for colds with such medications should be entrusted to a specialist.
Home remedies for cold and ASI
In the arsenal of traditional medicine today you can find a variety of means used to combat colds.On some of them let's talk more specifically.
Rest and sleep
The patient needs rest.A healthy sleep for 8-9 hours a day will help to cope with the disease more quickly.If insomnia develops, take a mild sedative - for example, tincture or leaves of the motherwort extract.
Mustard foot bath with ARVI and cold
Pour 7 liters of hot water into the basin.Her temperature should be so high that it could hardly be tolerated.Pour the same tablespoon of dry mustard and stir.Immerse your feet in the water by your ankles.As cooling, add hot water.The total duration of the thermal procedure should be 15-20 minutes.After warming, you need to wipe your feet dry and wear wool socks to enhance the healing effect.
Bath with sea salt and essential oils
Pour a hot bath and add in it 250 g of sea salt( available at pharmacies and other outlets), add 2-3 drops of essential oils of eucalyptus, mint, sage and rosemary.You can take 15 drops of oil of one kind.Take a bath for 15-20 minutes.This method of treating colds and SARS at home combines the advantages of thermal procedures and aromatherapy.After the bath dry wipe, go to bed and get pretty wrapped.
Ginger for treating colds
During illness, you should always drink plenty of fluids to remove toxins from the body as quickly as possible.Probably, the most useful drink in ARVI is ginger tea.It is recommended to drink 1,5-2 liters a day.
To prepare at home a healing drink that warms and stimulates metabolism, take a slice of 5-6 cm ginger root. Peel and cut into thin slices.Pour the ground ginger 2 liters of boiling water, add 1 tsp.Cardamom, a little anise and a half of lemon.The drink should be insisted in a thermos one and a half to two hours.Drink hot, eating honey.Ginger infusion is an excellent fortifying agent, and in combination with natural honey helps also to bring down the temperature.
It is also useful to drink decoctions and rose hips and hot milk.
Echinacea plant is one of the most powerful natural immunostimulants.At the first symptoms of the disease, we recommend drinking tea, in which you must first add a teaspoon of Echinacea tincture.
Cocoa butter is another very effective remedy for sore throat.1 teaspoon of this useful product should either slowly dissolve, or dissolve in a cup of hot milk and drink.
Garlic as a home remedy for colds and respiratory infections
Garlic is one of the most powerful herbal antiseptics.Regularly consuming fresh garlic, you will provide yourself with reliable protection against any infection.
Essential oils for treating colds and disinfecting rooms
Fragrant oils of mint and eucalyptus can be used for inhalations and for room treatment.A few drops of essential oil on the radiator of a heating battery or a special lamp will help to destroy a considerable number of microbes in the air inside the room.
Inhalation with medicinal herbs
Prepare a decoction for inhalation.For 5 liters of water, take 2 tablespoons of sage, mint, lime blossom or chamomile flowers.Breathe over the tank with a decoction of medicinal plants for 6-8 minutes.
Note: strengthen the immunity also help onions( raw and baked) and fresh lard.When fighting the disease, lactobacilli are also useful, which are many in the sour-milk products
The above measures will reduce the risk of complications, and will lift you to your feet in just a couple of days!
More details about treatment of ARVI and flu by folk remedies, in particular, by the method of Dr. Skachko - in video review:
Alexander Kazak, medical reviewer