The most common, up to 90% of cases, neck pain is the virus. It is important to understand the cause of the problem in order to effectively combat it. Only then can we choose the recommended treatment method and remedies. But it is best to prevent inflammation and disease by strengthening your immunity.
Viruses and infections
Among the viruses that cause an upset throat are colds, flu, mononucleosis, measles, chicken pox or epidemic parotitis. Also, bacterial infections, most commonly group A of streptococcal bacteria, can cause sore throat. Bacterial infections are more common in children in approximately 40% of cases. Immune response to an allergen, such as pollen, can also cause symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing and inflammation of the throat. Also, dry air, smoking and other irritants can cause inflammation of the mouth and throat.
How to avoid
To avoid neck pain, one of the first things is to strengthen your immunity by using natural foods such as ginger or garlic. Vitamin C should be purchased at the pharmacy at appropriate and echinaceous doses (Echinacea purpurea) containing nutritional supplements will strengthen the immune system of adults. In turn, it is recommended that young children use probiotics or immunomodulators, such as lactation supplements. Of course, let's not forget about the use of "our sun vitamin" or vitamin D. Personal hygiene also reduces the spread of the virus.
How important is immunity
Depending on age, our immunity becomes weaker, so that the power determines whether we are sick with a certain disease and if the virus "is unleashed" behind it, then the indicator is the duration of our disease. Immunity is affected by several factors, but the most important may be stress, insomnia, malnutrition and lack of physical activity. In accordance with a healthy and active lifestyle, we can avoid diseases.
When teas are not enough
In most cases, symptoms such as neck pain, runny nose, dry cough, and slightly elevated temperatures decrease in 7-10 days. Combined anti-inflammatory drugs can be used to relieve the disease, but this is not desirable. It is best to stay home if you feel sick, drink plenty of liquid (water and hot tea with ginger and honey), eat healthy foods, inhale with a mixture of medicinal teas such as chamomile and mint, rinse your throat with water warm salty. It is not advisable to drink hot and carbonated beverages because these necks can irritate even more.
If the neck lasts for a long time, the nose is damaged and there is a pain in the nasal cavities, and if the cough lasts for more than three weeks and the body temperature has been raised for a longer period of time, it is advisable to contact a prescribing specialist appropriate treatment.
Careful with antibiotics
As long as the doctor has not identified the cause of a cough or cough, it is not advisable to use antibiotics because in case of a virus-induced disease it will not work, only the subsequent damage to the disease will be caused by the destruction of our immune guards or beneficial bacteria present in the gastrointestinal tract. The use of the above mentioned hot and gaseous beverages is also not recommended. On the contrary, you should allow the patient with a high temperature to be covered with blankets. As an additional measure, a damp cloth can be applied to the forehead. For small patients, do not use aspirin due to possible Ray syndrome to reduce the temperature.
How to fight a dry and damp cough
At the onset of the virus-induced disease, coughing is often dry and itchy. The use of cough or cough reduction medications is recommended. These will most often contain Icelandic pickles or pine sprout extracts that soothe and "cough" the cough. Using a lot of fluids and taking into account dosages and drug administration intervals, the cough becomes already productive. For these symptoms, it is recommended to use an expectorant, such as its ivy or syrup, if sputum is more pronounced, a chemical medicine. Almost all of these agents should be taken with meals, the last daily dose at least three hours before bedtime. Also, remember that you should drink plenty of liquid. If, however, the cough is too tiring or delayed, you should definitely go to a specialist who will prescribe the treatment you need.
What is good for parents may not be suitable for children
Although some diseases are predominant in both adults and children, the pattern of many respiratory conditions in children is clearly different in adults than in children, such as cold-related viruses, children may develop severe respiratory diseases such as bronchitis. In the case of acute cough, when using certain drugs, whether prescribed by a pharmacist or prescribed by a physician, parents should monitor the dynamics of the dry cough that becomes damp, if this dynamics is not observed, the drug should be changed. In the case of dry peptic ulcer, antihistamines can be added to anti-inflammatory drugs, which will reduce irritation. Above all, you have to worry about a productive cough, as it happens many times that small patients do not have to wake up, so when you go to the stomach, the cushion should not be placed almost horizontally, but a little free.
We must always remember that we, adults, can describe our symptoms and cough, but small patients can not, therefore, listen to the coughs of their child and should consult a specialist about the most appropriate treatments.