Colds and flu

Colds and flu with essential oils

How to treat colds with essential oils – suggestions from the web:

Cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. Symptoms: runny nose, sneezing, cough, fatigue, sore throat, high fever, headache and pains in the body and bad feeling in general. It can show up anytime but less often in the summer. You can get it 2-3 times a year and more and it’ll usually last 7-10 days.

Complications of colds

In most cases colds are not dangerous and will disappear after a few days. Sometimes a cold can develop to sinusitis or in people with weakened immune system even to pneumonia. Babies and toddlers can develop the ear infection. It is also very contagious for others, especially in the first 3 days.

Cold and flu – What’s the difference

Symptoms of flu are much harder and it is caused by another virus. Can come with digestive symptoms and enlargement of lymph nodes. In both cases, the best treatment is rest and stay at home.

When should you see a doctor

  1. High fever, 38C and above, for more than 3 days.
  2. Chest pain with wet cough and pussy mucus.
  3. Breathing difficulties.
  4. Sharp ear pain.
  5. Face pain and pussy runny nose for a week.
  6. High fever, severe headache, vomit and difficulty to look in the light.

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