How to Cure the Common Cold : Causes of the Common Cold

Hello, my name is Dr. Susan Jewell, and on
behalf of Expert Village, today I’m going to talk to you about ways to combat and find
remedies to alleviate some of the symptoms of colds and flus. But first of all, you’ve
got to understand that billions of people affected by colds and flus every year, annually
at a particular time of the year. In the winter when people are more exposed to the germs
and the cold weather. And so you also have to know the cause of colds and flus. Some
are caused by bacteria and some are caused by viruses. Now, when the cold is caused by
bacteria, then you can go to the doctor and the doctor will prescribe you drugs and antibiotics
which will work to kill the bacteria that causes the colds and flus. But if you have
a virus that causes the colds and flu, a viral flu, then there really are no drugs out there
that really can kill the virus. So, usually what we recommend to patients who are viral
flu is to have a lot of rest and sleep and hydration also (fluid intake). And just let
the whole process take…the body take care of the problem itself. And usually that will
take a few days up to a week, depending on the prior state of your health condition before
you got the flu.

13 thoughts on “How to Cure the Common Cold : Causes of the Common Cold

  1. A common cold is caused by a virus 'acute coryza' is the medical word for the common cold. It is NOT caused by bacteria. Bacterium are living, breathing, excreting life forms. A virus is essentially a parasite that has a class of it's own. It neither breathes nor excretes. All it does is make little viruses and invade the cells of living things. This is why a cold is virtually impossible to 'cure' The bodies immune system has to deal with it. It always takes time.

  2. All you can do is help to alleviate the symptoms. Drink plenty of water, eat a healthy diet and get lots of rest. This helps the immune system fight off the virus. The cold virus is multi-faceted. It changes regularly. This means building-up immunity to it is very difficult. There are particular strains of influenza that you can become immune to once it has passed. However, in the young and elderly it can cause problems. Therefore a flu vaccine may be necessary as a preventative measure.

  3. The flu vaccine contains components of 'weakened virus' once this enters your body your immune system can fight it off with relative ease and in so doing will build-up an immunity to that strain. Thats the good news. The bad news is…..there are many different strains of flu. The 'flu booster jab' rightly deals with the most virulent and dangerous strains. I hope this helps.

  4. You should never need to take an antibiotic to cure your cold. Antibiotics are bad for your digestive system, and may weaken your immune system. Toughen up and fight a cold the old fashioned way.

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