Beat after-flu fatigue with nutrition
- 10 Months ago
The rainy season usually brings with it a host of infections like common cold and cough. At times severe viral infection like influenza (flu) is also prevalent. It comes with a rise in body temperature and body aches.Common cold is believed to affect an adult at least 2 to 4 times a year. With lowered immunity, bacteria can take advantage and cause a co-infection too.
There's a joke that it takes seven days to recover from a common cold with medications and one week to recover without medications. In other words, since common cold, cough and flu are viral infections; antibiotics will not cure the problem and speed up recovery. Antibiotics only help to combat any accompanying bacterial infection. Contrary to popular belief, vitamin C supplements do not open up a blocked nose. Since there's no quick cure for common cold and flu, the best treatment is adequate fluids, a healthy diet, and lots of rest.