We are right in the middle of winter and that means the risk of catching the common cold is high.
The common cold is referred to as “common” for a reason. There are actually hundreds of different viruses that can cause a cold; however, most of these viruses cause very similar symptoms.
Cold symptoms can be different for everyone, but they typically appear about one to three days after exposure to a cold-causing virus, peak around day four and taper off around day seven.
The most common cold symptoms include:
- A blocked nose (nasal congestion) – caused by a build up of phlegm or mucus (catarrh)
- Nasal pain and irritation
- A runny nose (nasal discharge) – the discharge is usually clear and runny at first before becoming thicker and darker over the course of the infection
- Coughing – this symptom occurs in one out of every three cases
- A hoarse voice
- A general sense of feeling unwell
Less common symptoms of a cold include:
- A usually mild temperature (fever) of around 38–39°C (100.4–102.2°F)
- Earache – severe earache may be a sign of a middle ear infection (otitis media)
- Muscle pain
- Loss of taste and smell
- Mild irritation of the eye
- A feeling of pressure in your ears and face
The symptoms of a cold are usually at their worst during the first two to three days of the infection before they gradually start to improve. In adults and older children, the cold usually lasts for about a week. However, if you or your child has a cough, it may last for up to three weeks.
Colds tend to last longer in younger children who are under five. Their symptoms typically last from 10–14 days.
Inevitably, every year around this time, I tend to catch the common cold. However, this past year I discovered a wonderful company called Hebron USA that sells amazing, all-natural products that are safe and, most importantly, work.
My go-to product when combating the common cold is Bromelin DS.
Bromelin DS supports the respiratory system, which is crucial when combating the common cold.
Bromelin DS uses a natural ingredient extracted from pineapple that is a time-tested, traditional remedy known to naturally thin and loosen mucus and support the body’s response to congestion. It has no chemical active ingredients, no known side effects and is safe for adults and children 3 months or older.
Unlike chemical expectorants, Bromelin DS safely and naturally provides respiratory relief and supports the body’s own sinus inflammatory response.
This product is clinically proven to decongest the chest and sinus by promoting the body’s natural response to mucus build-up in the chest and sinus area.
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