The common cold is an inflammation of mucous membranes caused by viruses, while influenza is an acute viral infection of the respiratory tract.
Some ways for you to know the difference between cold and flu symptoms are:
Colds may cause:
- Nose and throat irritation
- Watery eyes
- Fever and raised temperature
- Chills and muscle aches
When you have the flu you may experience:
- High fever
- Abdominal pain
- Aching back, arms and legs
- Enlarged lymph glands
- Hoarse cough
Both conditions can be spread through coughing and sneezing.
Healthy bodies are generally able to resist a cold, flu, virus or parasite, but ignoring early warning signals and neglecting the body over time weakens the immune system. It is a neglected and hence weakened body that becomes susceptible to the pathogens we are exposed to, leaving us prone to becoming sick. In that sense, we can say that we don’t necessarily ‘catch’ a cold, flu, virus or parasite but we provide the environment in our bodies that allows these pathogens to take hold and cause disease.
To avoid or treat Cold & Flu naturally without side effects contact your practitioner for appropriate support .
To sneeze or not to sneeze?
Holding in a sneeze may be considered the ‘right’ thing to do especially since the recent COVID pandemic. However, sneezing is an important part of the immune process and allows the body to clear your nose of bacteria and viruses.
Holding in a sneeze can lead to ruptured blood vessels in the eyes, ruptured eardrums and weakened blood vessels in the brain. Current guidelines recommend sneezing into a tissue or your elbow.
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