Cough and cold is a common condition that affects everyone more than once in a lifetime. The symptoms of this viral condition include fever, body ache, fatigue, sore throat, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, so on and so forth. They appear a few days after the virus sneaks into your body and may last for three to 14 days. Make sure that you consult a doctor if your symptoms are severe and last long. While the standard line of treatment includes paracetamol, pain killers and decongestants, there are natural remedies to cold and cough. Some of the effective natural remedies include nasal rinse with saline water, gargling with warm water, rest, staying warm and eating infection-fighting foods rich in vitamin C and antioxidants.
However, prevention is better than cure, while it comes to any disease including cough and cold. If you want to prevent the cold viruses from infiltrating into your system, then you must follow some easy habits. Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose with unwashed hands and maintain distance with someone suffering from common cold. These precautions will protect you against cough and cold.