So uncomfortable cough and painful neck, which many of us face in the fall and winter, can often be something that is not easy to solve. What are the major causes of pain and cough and how to cope with them, explains Zanda Ozoliņa, Pharmacy Benu Pharmacy.
Doctors say that the most common case of neck pain is up to 90% of cases of virus. It is important to understand the cause of the problem in order to effectively fight it. Only then can we choose the treatment method and the recommended medication. But it is best to prevent inflammation and disease by strengthening the immune system.
Viruses and Infections
Among the viruses that cause the angry neck are flu, flu, mononucleosis, measles, chicken or epitemic parotitis. Also, bacterial infections, the most common group of streptococcal bacteria, can cause pain in the throat. Bacterial infections are common in children, in about 40% of cases. An immune response to an allergen, such as a pollen, can also cause symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing and inflammation of the throat. Dry air, smoking and other irritants can also cause inflammation of the mouth and throat.
How to Avoid
To avoid pain in the throat, as one of the first resources, pharmacists mention immunity by feeding on natural food such as ginger or garlic. Vitamin C to be purchased at a pharmacy in appropriate doses and echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) that contains nutritional supplements will strengthen the immune system of adults. In return, it is best for small children to use probiotics or immunomodulators, such as peanut butter containing nutritional supplements. Of course, do not forget the use of our "sun" vitamins or vitamin D. Personal hygiene also reduces the spread of the virus, which causes high risk of disease.
How Immune Is Important
With years, our immune system becomes weaker, so its strength determines whether we are sick with a particular disease, and if the virus "sore" behind our leg, then the indicator is the length of our disease. Immunity affects several factors, but major pharmacists mention stress, insomnia, malnutrition and lack of physical activity. In keeping with a healthy and active lifestyle, we can avoid illness.
When only the teas are not enough
In most cases, symptoms such as neck pain, running nose, dry cough and slightly elevated temperatures are reduced for 7 to 10 days. Combined anti-inflammatory drugs can be used to alleviate the disease, but this is not desirable. It is best to stay home if you are sick – relax, drink plenty of fluids – water and warm ginger and honey, eat healthy food, inhale a mixture of medicinal herbs like chamomile and paprika, rinse your neck with warm salty water, not to drink hot and carbonated drinks, since your necks can get even more irritated.
If, however, the neck pains for a long time, the nose is blocked, and the pain in the nasal cavity, and if you cough for more than three weeks and the body temperature has been raised for a long time, it is recommended that you contact a specialist who will give you the appropriate treatment.
Carefully with antibiotics
As long as the doctor does not determine the cause of pain or cough in the throat, antibiotic use is not recommended as it will not work in the case of virus-related illness, only further deterioration of the disease will lead to the destruction of our immune proteins or beneficial bacteria present in the gastrointestinal tract. The use of the hot and carbonated beverages mentioned above is also not recommended. Patients who are overheated should not be unnecessarily covered with blankets, on the contrary, be cooled. As an additional measure, a wet patch can be applied to the forehead. For small patients, do not use aspirin due to possible Ray syndrome to reduce the temperature.
How to fight with dry and wet cough
In the emergence of a virus-induced disease, the cough is often dry and itchy. It is then recommended to use cough or cough remedies. It will most often contain Icelandic cucumbers or extracts of pine buds that calm and hydrate the cough. Using a lot of fluids and taking into account the dose and interval of drug administration, the cough is already becoming productive. For these symptoms, it is recommended to use an ejector such as ivy or syrup or, if it is more pronounced, chemical medicine. Almost all these medicines should be taken with meals, taking the last daily dose for at least three hours before bedtime. Also, do not forget that you need to drink plenty of fluids.
If, however, cough is overdose or delayed, be sure to contact a specialist who will provide you with the treatment you need.
What's good for parents may not be appropriate for children
Although some diseases are present in both adults and children, the pattern of many respiratory diseases in children is clearly different in adult children, such as cold-related viruses, children can develop serious respiratory diseases such as bronchitis. In the case of acute cough, parents, when using certain drugs, whether prescribed by a doctor or prescribing by a doctor, should follow the dynamics of dry cough that becomes damp, if this is not observed, the drug should be changed. In the case of a dry, peptic ulcer, antihistamines can be added with anti-inflammatory drugs, which will reduce the risk of irritation. First of all, you have to worry about productive cough because often small patients do not have to wake up so that when you hit the pillow, the pillow does not fit almost horizontally but is free.
Always remember that adults, we can describe our symptoms and cough, but small patients can not, therefore, parents have to listen to what coughs are in a child and should consult experts on the most appropriate treatments.