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Treatment of Cough And Cold!

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Dr. Radhika A (Md) 89% (13 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi  •  13 years experience
Treatment of Cough And Cold!

Treatment of Cough & Cold

Homeopathic Treatment of Cough & Cold
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Cough & Cold
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Cough & Cold
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Cough & Cold
Other Treatment of Cough & Cold
What is Cough & Cold
Symptoms of Cough & Cold
Causes of Cough & Cold
Risk factors of Cough & Cold
Complications of Cough & Cold
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Cough & Cold
Precautions & Prevention of Cough & Cold
Treatment of Cough & Cold

Homeopathic Treatment of Cough & Cold

Homeopathy not only treats the cold cough and other symptoms that occur due to weather sensitivity but also cures ones sensitivity to cold. Homeopathy offers a very promising and an effective solution to cold sensitivity problem. Following are some homeopathy remedies for cough and cold.

Aconitum
Arsenic album
Bryonia
Nux vomica
Belladonna
Pulsatilla
Phosphorus 

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Cough & Cold

Acupressure has long been used to alleviate a variety of recurrent conditions, including disorders of the respiratory system like repeated coughing. The most basic method of using acupressure is to locate an appropriate acupressure point, which is a node on a pathway of energy through the body, and apply pressure using the tip of the finger, the knuckle or a soft rounded object, such as a pencil eraser. Pressure is usually applied for 1 to 3 minutes. 

Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Treatment of Cough and Cold

In cases where person is getting repeated attacks and it is found to be due to low immunity which has stress and other psychological issues at its base, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy eradicates the root cause, improves immunity and eliminates repeated cough and cold.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Cough & Cold

Chlorpheniramine maleate, Ammonium Chloride and Sodium Citrate are the effective formula to control cough. Sometimes Chlorpheniramine maleate is replaced by Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride to get another formula. Tebutaline Sulphate and Bromhexine Hydrochloride are also used to control cough problem in the allopathic medication 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Cough & Cold

Avoid tea, coffee, condiments, pickles, refined and processed foods.
Avoid soft drinks, candies, ice-cream, and all products made from sugar and while flour.
In breakfast you can take fresh fruit, a glass of milk, sweetened with honey and some seeds or nuts.
In lunch you should take prepared steamed or lightly cooked vegetables, whole wheat tortilla and a glass of buttermilk. 
Other Treatment of Cough & Cold

Yoga helps in the Precautions & Prevention of cold and boosts the immune system. Simple cough and cold can be easily treated through cold. In fact regular practitioners of Pranayams can easily prevent you from regular cold and cough. 

What is Cough & Cold?

Cough & Cold is most common illness. Coughing occurs when the nerve endings in your airways become irritated. A cough can be acute or chronic, depending on how long it lasts. Cold is an infection of your nose and upper airways. It may be caused by several different viruses.

Symptoms of Cough & Cold

Following are the symptoms of Cough & Cold:

Low fever with body pain
Running or blocked nose
Sneezing
Sore throat
Congestion
Headache
Loss of appetite
Laziness or Lethargy
Insomnia

Causes of Cough & Cold

The most common causes of an acute cough & Cold include:

The common cold
Acute sinusitis
Pertussis (whooping cough)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations
Allergic rhinitis

Risk factors of Cough & Cold

Viral infection
lung infection
Allergic rhinitis
Asthma
Croup
Bronchiolitis

Complications of Cough & Cold

Sinus Infection
Acute ear infection
Asthma attacks.
Pneumonia
Diagnosis of Cough & Cold

Cough and Cold are common illness that you can usually diagnose yourself and can be treated at home. You can consult your doctor on the basis of your condition. 

Precautions & Prevention of Cough & Cold

Remember that the best “treatment” for a cold is Precautions & Prevention.

Wash hands regularly
Dink a lot of water
Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
Avoid direct or indirect contact with people who have colds or fevers.
Take multivitamin, which are available at health food stores
Avoid actions such as biting nails and rubbing eyes
Avoid sharing drinks or eating utensils

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