Cough and Cold
What is Cough and Cold:
The common cold is a self-limited contagious disease that can be caused by a number of different types of viruses. The common cold is medically referred to as a viral upper respiratory tract infection. Sneezing, sore throat, a stuffy nose, coughing are the symptoms of the common cold. It is probably the most common illness.
There is no cure for the common cold. The common cold is a self-limited illness that will resolve spontaneously with time and expectant management. Home remedies and medical treatments are directed at alleviating the symptoms associated with the common cold while the body fights off the infection. Home treatment for the common cold includes getting rest and drinking plenty of fluids. In older children and adults, common over-the-counter drugs-such as throat lozenges, throat sprays, cough drops, and cough syrups may help relieve symptoms, though they will not prevent or shorten the duration of the common cold.