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The term 'common cold' refers to a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract. It affects primarily the nose, where symptoms include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks. Over 200 viruses are implicated in the cause of the common cold; with rhinoviruses being the most common. The term 'rhinovirus' literally means virus of the nose.

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Common Cold Info

The term 'common cold' refers to a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract. It affects primarily the nose, where symptoms include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks. Over 200 viruses are implicated in the cause of the common cold; with rhinoviruses being the most common. Rhinovirus literally means virus of the nose.

The common cold primarily affects the nose, the throat (pharyngitis), and the sinuses (sinusitis), occasionally involving either or both eyes (conjunctivitis.) Symptoms are mostly due to the body's immune response to the infection rather than to tissue destruction by the viruses themselves. The primary method of prevention is by hand washing with some evidence to support the effectiveness of wearing face masks.

No cure for the common cold exists, but the symptoms can be treated. It is the most frequent infectious disease in humans with the average adult contracting two to three colds a year and the average child contracting between six and twelve. These infections have been with humanity since antiquity.

There are natural health remedies that may help alleviate the symptoms of the common cold. These mainly work by boosting and assisting existing immune function. Vitamin C, echinacea and propolis are beneficial in this.

Product Reviews

  • Healtheries Garlic, Vit C. Zinc and Echinacea with Olive Leaf

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    Have taken this product for many years in time for winter. Can't remember when I last had a cold. Great product.

    Marilyn

    8/08/17

  • Excellent booster for winter

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    very grateful to have won some of this as I have auto immune disease and fibromyalgia so good health days are a constant battle. since starting this I have recovered from a nasty virus and find my energy levels have improved. it is very easy to take, my kids were keen to try it. I take a lot supplements to try and manage my health issues as naturally as possible and have found this one a great boost. highly recommended!

    Tui

    6/08/17

  • Favourite Lozenges!

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    Love these. Absolutely hate getting a sore throat and I also hate the taste of "strepsil"-like lozenges. These are great tasting, gentle on a sore throat and genuinely soothing.

    Jenny

    31/07/17

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