Why Is Homeopathy The Best Way For Treating Common Cold?
There would be hardly anyone on this planet, who has not suffered from common cold or cough even once. It is common for someone suffering from cold to say that they have a 'bad' cold. Bad cold? When is cold 'good'? It never is; it never will be, because it is extremely discomforting. Isn’t it? Nasal congestion and discharge, runny nose, sore throat, coughing, sneezing, body ache, sweating and mild fever, how can all this be even close to good? But the good thing is that common cold can be treated effectively with homeopathy. Also, homeopathy treats without any side-effects unlike conventional medicines, which often come with a lot of unpleasant side-effects. To book an appointment with our expert homeopath, click below.
Common cold is one of the most contagious illnesses and varies in its manifestation, depending upon the areas involved, the intensity of infection and/or inflammation. Children are more likely to suffer from common cold.
Antibiotics for common cold?
Most parents succumb to anxiety and give the child a dose of over-the-counter antibiotics whenever they get pangs of common cold. Some parents rush to the nearest doctor, who might prescribe a mixture of medicines in varying doses for relief. However, is this right treatment for your child or is it just a quick fix?
What parents fail to understand is that children do not have mature immune system and their body reacts differently to the medicines than an adult body. Antibiotics definitely provide quick relief, but in long run, they might make your child susceptible to infections. Also, overuse of antibiotics can lead to drug-resistance in your children and this could lead to an increased sickness in them. Antibiotics are not giving a chance to their body to develop own antibodies i.e. self-immunity. This leads to recurrence of infections. Also, side-effects can occur in children taking antibiotics for a long time.
Click here to know about: Allergic Rhinitis Treatment in Homeopathy
Homeopathy: The safe way to treat common cold
The health problems in children need to be addressed at the root level and that too safely. This is where homeopathy scores better than any other system of medicine. Homeopathic medicines aim at boosting immunity in children without causing any side-effects. They give a chance to a child's body to develop own antibodies, leading to less bouts of disease attack. Homeopathy is therefore one of the most effective ways of treating common cold in children.
Also Read: Homeopathy: The Natural Way To Strengthen Your Child's Immunity
Even in adults, homeopathic medicines emphasise on treating the underlying imbalance in the immune system rather than simply treating the infection. The common cold responds well with homeopathy. Homeopaths generally give an opinion that a cold, once or twice a year is not a bad thing. Both the common cold and the flu are caused by viruses, not bacteria. Symptoms of an influenza or flu virus infection may be similar to cold, but are usually severe. Flu symptoms may include high fever and severe muscle aches.
Consequently, if you consider the remedy measures 'prevention would always be better than cure'. If you notice that you are having more than two colds a year it would be advised to seek help from a professional homeopath to strengthen your immune system.
- You should avoid close contact with people having cold
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water/use sanitizer
- Take adequate bed rest to reduce the risk of complications
- Consume adequate fluids and eat nutritious food
- If you have cold, steam inhalation for 10 minutes (twice daily) is recommended