Several things can be done to prevent cold:
-Always wash your hands after coughing
into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones.
-Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough
-Get plenty of rest/sleep.Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms.
-Drink plenty of fluids(veg/tomato soups,dal water/coconut water/herbal tea etc), and eat nutritious food(like sprouts/boiled eggs without yolk with milk). Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine
-Treatment:A cold usually lasts for a week or two. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn't need medical treatment. -Gargle to keep from getting a sore throat.Take only lukewarm water to drink during the day
-Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation.
-Tablet nasorest-p once/twice daily may ease breathing.
-Do steam inhalation once or twice daily. -Complications like infections of ears, throat, sinuses or lungs must be treated with antibiotics.
-Cough- For dry cough.Take syrup Alex-D.(1 tsp thrice daily)
-Productive cough:it brings up mucus from behind the throat or lungs.Use syrup Alex.
-Get chest xray done if cough lasts for more than a week and consult doctor immediately.
-Head and Body Aches- Take tablet dolo-650 mg for fever
once or twice daily
get investigated by lab
to confirm by dengue