A cold begins at the most inopportune moment, when there is so much to do. You can be cured in a few days, if you make a little effort and follow the doctor's instructions. If you have the flu and not the common cold, it will take a little longer.
As soon as you feel the first signs of a cold, take vitamin C in a dose of 500-1000 ml. If your stomach hurts, then opt for water-soluble drugs - they affect the mucous membrane to a lesser extent. Be aware that vitamin C can cause allergies, so do not consume it in limited quantities. If you have a lemon, then it is better to consume it by cutting it into wedges.
For colds, symptomatic treatment is necessary. Reduce the temperature with paracetamol or aspirin, if these drugs do not help you, then try taking ibuprofen. In some cases, lacrimation is observed, but this symptom is more like the manifestation of the influenza virus. In this case, take antigrippin. Before using this or that drug, carefully study the annotation, pay special attention to contraindications and interactions with other drugs.
Warming up the legs and inhaling steam will speed up the healing process. But if you have a temperature, you cannot carry out thermal procedures - this does not apply to inhalations. Mustard plasters also help a lot, put them on the chest and back several times a day.
Coughing can occur as a residual cold, so take mild mucolytics as soon as you get sick. A decoction of thyme or wild rosemary is suitable. Read the cooking method on the pack with herb. It is impractical to take any potent drugs to prevent cough, as they have a negative effect on health.
Stay in bed until complete recovery. If you endure colds on your feet, complications can arise. If you don't feel better, call a doctor or go to the hospital yourself. In some cases, antibiotics are prescribed for colds, but it is not recommended to do this on your own.