Coughs and colds are common illnesses that have become part of our lives. Colds are usually caused by a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. No matter how much we try avoiding them, there are times when we simply can't. If you are someone who prefers to assist your natural healing system with natural remedies, we stock products such as Clinicians Viractive Seasonal Capsules, Clinicians Virashield Capsule, and COMVITA Immune Support Capsules among others. See our products below or click on the navigation links for your full range of options. Symptoms and causes
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What are the common cold symptoms and what causes it?
Symptoms include: coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing and sometimes fever. The most common cause are the rhinoviruses. Common colds usually resolve themselves within seven to ten days but some symptoms may last up to three weeks. Coughs can also be caused by viruses or bacterial infections, and a persistent cough may be a sign of a more serious illness. You should consult your doctor if your cough persists.
How do I prevent getting coughs and colds?
- These very simple tips can help to support your body to remain healthy and strong:
- Eat a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables.
- Wash your hands regularly so as not to pick up germs.
- Exercise regularly
- Sleep no less than 7-8 hours.
- Utilise good stress management techniques
- Take multivitamins designed to support your immune system
What remedies can I take?
Since common colds and coughs are caused by viruses, they will usually takes their own natural course. However, there are natural health remedies available to help boost and assist the body's immune system function in order to help the body heal itself faster. Page updated 06/04/18 12:47:36 p.m.