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Info about Common Cold

Common cold is one of the illnesses all people have had. There is no cure and once you catch this illness there is nothing you can do, but wait for you immune system to get rid of it. Luckily, in most cases it last only for a week or so.This illness is usually caused by a virus and there are about 200 of them that can be blamed for this medical condition. There is no way to prevent every common cold you might catch, but you may avoid people who are already sick and wash your hands frequently in public spaces.

People don't like common cold, because no one likes to be quarantined for several days, sneezing and coughing. Apart from those, a person suffering from common cold may experience runny nose and nasal congestion, headaches, sore throat and chills and fever.

In most cases, common cold is nothing serious you should be worried about. However, one should never ignore the problem, since it can progress into different medical issues, including sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia or infections of the middle ear. Common colds are more serious for people with asthma or emphysema, because they can worsen the current condition.

Aromatherapy for Common Cold

Aromatherapy is found to be efficient way to deal with common colds, especially if you don’t want to use drugs and worry about their potential side effects. Essential oils used in aromatherapy may relieve symptoms you experience, but they have some other properties, too. They are able to boost your immune system, helping it to fight against viral infection and also to prevent secondary infections.

Inhale essential oils and you will instantly feel much better. Eucalyptus essential oil is one of the most commonly used oils in the treatment of common cold and flu. Tea tree, pine, rosemary or frankincense are also great choices, as well as thyme or lavender essential oils. You will need a kettle full of boiling water for inhalation. Add up to 5 drops of essential oil of your choice and inhale the steam, breathing deeply. All essential oils can be used at any time of the day, but lavender is recommended for evening, to help you relax and sleep better.

Hot baths are also integral part of aromatherapy. Simply add about 10 drops of essential oil to the bath and relax in it. Most aromatherapists recommend marjoram oil for this purpose.

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