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Info about CommonCold

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

People don't likecommon cold, because no one likes to be quarantined for several days, sneezingand coughing. Apart from those, a person suffering from common cold mayexperience runny nose and nasal congestion, headaches, sore throat and chillsand fever.

In most cases,common cold is nothing serious you should be worried about. However, one shouldnever ignore the problem, since it can progress into different medical issues, including sinusitis, bronchitis, pneumonia or infections of themiddle ear. Common colds are more serious for people with asthma or emphysema,because they can worsen the current condition.

Aromatherapy forCommon Cold

Aromatherapy isfound to be efficient way to deal with common colds, especially if you don’twant to use drugs and worry about their potential side effects. Essential oilsused in aromatherapy may relieve symptoms you experience, but they have someother properties, too. They are able to boost your immune system, helping it tofight against viral infection and also to prevent secondary infections.

Inhale essentialoils and you will instantly feel much better. Eucalyptus essential oil is oneof the most commonly used oils in the treatment of common cold and flu. Teatree, pine, rosemary or frankincense are also great choices, as well as thymeor lavender essential oils. You will need a kettle full of boiling water forinhalation. Add up to 5 drops of essential oil of your choice and inhale thesteam, 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 arealso integral part of aromatherapy. Simply add about 10 drops of essential oilto the bath and relax in it. Most aromatherapists recommend marjoram oil forthis purpose.

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