Cold Symptoms


What Causes Coughs & How To Treat Them

Coughing is a reflex the body uses in order to clear the airways of irritants such as mucus, foreign particles, microbes and fluids. Coughs are often a symptom of cold and flu and are not routinely treated with antibiotics. The cough reflex can be both voluntary or involuntary and is usually described as either dry or chesty. Dry Coughs – No phlegm (mucus) is produced and feels like a constant tickle at the back of the throat. This tickle is due to inflammation and the body misinterprets this as a... Read More


The Common Cold & How To Treat It

What causes the common cold? The common cold is caused by a virus (rhinoviruses) that affects your upper respiratory tract. Symptoms usually start within 2 to 3 days of being exposed to the virus and tend to resolve within 7 to 10 days. The virus usually enters the body through the mouth or nasal passages and can be easily transmitted to others through touch or respiratory droplets from sneezing or coughing. Antibiotics cannot be used to treat a cold as it is caused by a virus and not bacteria. Symptoms:... Read More