Treatment for Common Cold
What is a Common Cold?
A common cold is a virus that infects your nose and throat. Usually, you can easily self-diagnose. Since, most people catch a cold a few times a year, mostly in fall and winter. Oftentimes, recovery time is usually about 7-10 days. But, more severe colds and complications can increase the length of your recovery.
In general, colds are easy to detect since most people experience these symptoms:
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
- Body aches
However, if left untreated, a common cold could become more severe. For example, people with weakened immune systems may develop bronchitis or pneumonia. Also, those with asthma or respiratory conditions are at high risk for complications. See a doctor if symptoms last for more than 10 days, symptoms are severe or unusual, or if a child under 3 months has a fever or is lethargic.
Ordinarily, colds are caused by rhinoviruses that can trigger asthma attacks and accompany sinus and ear infections. But, other culprits of colds include: respiratory syncytial virus, human parainfluenza viruses, adenovirus, common human coronaviruses, and human metapneumovirus.
High Risk for Complications
Meanwhile, there are a variety of cold prevention methods. These include:
- Washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds.
- Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer often.
- Avoiding the need to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth with dirty hands.
- Staying away from sick people.
- Keeping yourself and children home if any of you are sick.
- Avoiding close contact with others (hugging, kissing, shaking hands, etc.)
- Moving away from others before coughing or sneezing.
- Covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing with your upper shirt sleeve or a tissue.
- Washing your hands after coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose.
- Disinfecting surfaces and object like toys, light switches, doorknobs, and mobile devices.
Cold vs. Flu
While the flu is caused by influenza viruses, a cold is mostly caused by rhinoviruses. Yet, some people still don’t know the difference. This makes sense as the cold and flu are quite similar. As a matter of fact, both viruses spread around the same time. And, they have similar symptoms. Still, flu symptoms are more severe than regular cold symptoms. In general, they include:
- Fever or chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
In most cases, people recover quickly from common colds and the flu. Or, complications may increase their recovery time. However, Vida-Flo has a solution that provides immediate relief.
Benefits of IV Hydration for Common Cold
In short, a common cold can’t be fully treated with Vida-Flo’s IV Hydration. But, this is the best treatment for restoring the necessary fluids, electrolytes, vitamins, and antioxidants that are lost due to a cold. For instance, we offer:
Vida Flo’s IV Hydration
|Saline Solution||First, our sterile saline solution restores the body. By delivering vitamins and nutrients directly into your bloodstream, your body absorbs 100% of the solution. And still, your body gets rid of whatever your don’t need.||No|
|Electrolytes||Second, electrolytes help loosen mucous and relieve congestion that the common cold causes.||No|
|Vitamin C||Third, vitamin C helps reduce the frequency, duration, and severity of a common cold.||Yes|
|Zinc||Next, zinc stops the rhinovirus from multiplying and spreading to the mucous membranes of the throat and nose.||Yes|
|Vitamin B Complex||Finally, vitamin B Complex helps maintain a healthy immune system. For instance, it fights off germs, boosts the body’s immune system, and sustains energy levels.||Yes|
Clearly, colds are common all over the world. But, most people make a full recovery unless they have complications. Usually, colds cause fluids, electrolytes, and vitamins to be lost quickly. Hence, it takes 7-10 days to recover. Ultimately, our IV Hydration for common colds replenishes each of these vital nutrients. As a result, patients get immediate relief that can’t be obtained through ingesting each of our ingredients orally.
So, end the inconvenience of your cold by starting your journey to a healthier you. Try Vida-Flo’s IV Hydration Treatment for common colds today!