Saturday, 25 July 2009


Everyone gets cold from time to time .Children gets more cold than adults.There is no cure for cold .Antibiotics will not cure the cold ,treat the symptoms.Lots of viruses results in cold but the symptoms are the same
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Red eyes
  • Soare troat
  • Headches
If the cold symptoms last for more than 2 weeks then you have allergies or sinustis.Call your doctor
What to do when you catches cold
  1. Get extra rest:You need to slow down from your normal routine.Its not necessary to stay in bed but do not expose the diesease to others.
  2. Drink plenty of fluids:Hot water,herbel tea,chicken soup will help releive the runny nose
  3. Shower:Take hot shower to releive from nose and head.
  4. If you feel mucus in your throat then gargle with warm water.This will make your throat feel better.
  5. Use paper tissues and not hankerchief this will help not spreading cold.
  6. If your nose becomes red and raw then put petroleum jelly around it.
Dont take medicines that contains decongestant for a stuffy nose and cough medicine.Treat each sypmtom on its own.A nasal decongestant spay can help your stufy nose but do not use more than 3 days in a row .You could get a rebound effect which makes the mucous membrance in your nose swell up even more .

Call doctor when
U have trouble breathing
You have fever of 104 degrees (40 degree )orhigher
You have new sypmtom that are not part of the cold like a stiff neck or shortness of breath.
You cough up yellow,green or bloody mucus
Mucus from your nose is thick like pus or bloody.
You have pain in your face ,eyes,teeth that does not get better with home treatment .

Prevent cold
  1. Wash your hands often
  2. Be extra careful around people having cold
  3. Keepyour hands away from your face .Your nose,eyes and mouth are the most likely places for germs to enter.
  4. Eat well and get plenty of sleep and exercise.This keeps your body strong so it can fight colds.
  5. Do not smoke .Smoking makes it easier to get cold and harder to get rid of it.


Sameera said...

organizing.. cooking.. dressing tips.. cleaning techniques... household cures... I love you!!!! Nice blog!!

After every post- I felt I added some knowledge.


shilpa said...
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shilpa said...

thanks sameera that was motivating

SG said...

Nice blog. Drink plenty of water and/or juice and/or clear broth. Warm lemon water with honey helps loosen congestion and prevents dehydration. No alcohol. No coffee. No sodas.

Aparna said...

Thank you for all the tips. Something tells me that I would have loved you as a neighbour. All these helpful tips surely would have helped me to be more organised.

Jarlin Paul said...

Excellent tips. Thanks for sharing.

Nazish Rahman said...

That was really helpful Shilpa...thanks a lot!!

**r u sure one should avoid doctors never tell us to stop smoking!!

Whats In A Name said...

You know what!!!
I was not blogging since the last few days.. Not going to the office even!!
I had cold and headache.:-(
Wished I had visited here earlier!!!!
Hey btw, did you write all this yourself??? Are you a doc??

shilpa said...

thanks dear sg that was agood tip i will follow

shilpa said...

i would have loved to be your neighbour i am sure you would have given me some tips as well that was very sweet of you to say that

shilpa said...

thanks jarlin

shilpa said...

i got that nazish hmmmmmm well you can make an exception when you have cold dear

shilpa said...

i wish you pink of health no dear i am not a doctor but i am prone to cold so i know some details on it ..

hary!! said...

quite a useful one!Water drinking is the best!

Adesh Sidhu said...

Dadi Maa ke nuskhe yaad aa gaye...
Anyways good and informative blog you have.

sreehari said...

wud like to know ur opinions.. i m commenting only gals bcos if i get a gal to comment u indirectly hit d guys hehehe so plz co-operate ;) atleast consider d time i spent on it :D

shilpa said...

Thanks hari yeah water has no competition by the way

shilpa said...

thanks adesh

shilpa said...

yes shree hari thanks for visiting anyways

Miss M said...

Do you know I indulge in dahi vadas when I catch a cold?

Yup, thats my way of curing it!


shilpa said...

is it miss m thats new to me because curd make the cold worse and anyways its true if you like something that satifies you can heal you too

Swatantra said...

Nice blog!! Whenever i read your blog, i feel glad to read very useful and different post!!

This one reminded me of Siddharth, when he has cough he will say very cutely mama meri nosy block hai... Thanks for sharing!!

shilpa said...

thatwassweet swatantra