In this regard, it has revealed King Fahd Medical City For important information about colds and flu, coinciding with the advent of winter and the multiplicity of infections.
The city explained, in an infographic, published on its official account on the micro-blogging site “Twitter”, that colds may have similar symptoms with influenza, but influenza differs from it in that it is more severe, as it affects other parts of the body other than the nose and throat.
She pointed out that the common cold is viral infection It affects the nose and throat, and the patient recovers within a period of one to two weeks.
Symptoms of the common cold include:
stuffy or runny nose
– Sore throat.
Feeling of muscle pain.
Coughing or sneezing.
Feeling a slight fever.
King Fahd Medical City called to see a doctor if there are severe symptoms, such as “the presence of a high temperature, persistent fever, or shortness of breath.”
To treat a common cold, the following must be done:
Get enough sleep.
– Drink a lot of fluids.
It is also recommended to gargle with warm water.
According to experts, there are many ways to be followed to prevent colds and flu.
Prevention of colds and flu:
Follow a healthy lifestyle.
Do regular exercise.
Drink plenty of warm drinks in the winter.
Washing hands frequently contributes to reducing the spread of respiratory infections by at least 20%.
Avoiding touching the nose and eyes helps prevent infection.
The cold and influenza virus can enter the body through the nose or eyes, so when there are any drops that contain infection on the hands, and the eyes or nose are touched, the virus may cross into the body, and not touching the nose and eyes will reduce the chances of infection with the virus while being careful to wash hands continuously.
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