Colds and the flu are highly infectious illnesses caused by viruses! Symptoms include fever, aches, pains, fatigue, nausea, loss of appetite and coughing!
The flu generally has a sudden onset whilst a cold has more of a gradual onset which begins with a runny nose and sore throat. Fever and headache are not normally experienced with having a common cold except if your sinuses are congested!
Viruses can be transmitted by sneezing or coughing. You’re infectious for up to 2 days prior to showing symptoms and up to 5 days after you show symptoms!
But does it mean you will catch a cold or flu? No, not if you have a strong immune system! Having a strong immune system means protecting yourself from viral infection and preventing the spread of viruses to protect others!
There are many natural remedies to help support your immune system so that you can protect yourself like vitamin D, Garlic, Elderberry, Zinc, Vitamin C, Echinacea, Selenium and many others!
Anyone seeking some help to deal with cold and flu symptoms more effectively or would like to know more about cold and flu prevention may benefit from a consultation with the friendly Naturopath and Clinical Nutritionist at Believe To Achieve Holistic Health.
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