The Big Deal With Common Cold Prevention
So, what is the big deal? The big deal is that even after years of research, study, and experiments the medical profession still has not come up with a cure for the common cold. Some think they may be able to shorten its grip on the average person, but there is no pill or shot or mantra that is going to effect an immediate cure.
Granted, there are a variety of common cold remedies with variable degrees of effectiveness. However, the most these treatments can do for the infected is to attack their symptoms, and avoid additional complications. None of them are capable of doing a thing to eradicate the virus.
Although the common cold will likely run its course within a week or so, it still is not a pleasant experience. And that is why common cold prevention is such a big deal in the medical profession. If we are able to effectively fend off a cold virus, the lack of a proven cure will not matter. (Remember the old saying about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure!)
There are tried and tested methods of holding the common cold at bay. The most effective techniques include adapting diet to accommodate healthier foods, sleeping a sensible seven to eight hours, and sticking to that popular remedy, taking in lots of pure filtered water. This is all aimed at establishing an immune system that is strong enough to resist the effects of a cold virus.
Good hygiene is probably the most effective tactic in common cold prevention. Using disinfectant and washing hands on a frequent basis are two more of the preventive techniques that a hygienist will stress.
The points noted actually do work. Not surprising, then, that some people make a great fuss about common cold prevention.
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