The most common cause of neck pain is up to 90% of cases. It is important to understand the cause of the problem to combat it effectively. Only then can we choose the treatment method and recommended remedies. But it is best to prevent inflammation and disease, strengthening immunity.
Viruses and infections
Among the viruses that cause neck upsets are colds, flu, mononucleosis, measles, chickenpox or epidemic rhinitis. In addition, bacterial infections, the most common group of streptococcus bacteria, can cause a sore throat. Bacterial infections are more common in children, in about 40% of cases. An immune response to an allergen, such as pollen, can also cause symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing and pharyngitis. Even dry air, smoking and other irritants can cause inflammation of the mouth and throat.
How to avoid
To avoid neck pain, one of the first things is to strengthen immunity by using natural foods such as ginger or garlic. Vitamin C available in a pharmacy at appropriate doses and echinacea (Echinacea purpurea) containing dietary supplements will strengthen the immune system of adults. In turn, the best solution for young children is the use of probiotics or immunomodulators, such as elk supplements. Of course, let's not forget about using our "solar vitamin" or vitamin D. Personal hygiene also reduces the spread of the virus.
How important is immunity
With age, our immunity becomes weaker, so its strength determines whether we will get sick, and if the virus "attacks" for it, the indicator determines the length of our disease. The resistance is affected by several factors, but the main ones can be stress, insomnia, malnutrition and lack of physical activity. By sticking to a healthy and active lifestyle, we can avoid illness.
When the teas alone are not enough
In most cases, symptoms such as neck pain, runny nose, dry cough and slightly elevated temperatures are reduced within 7-10 days. Combined anti-inflammatory drugs can be used to relieve the disease, but this is not desirable. It is best to stay at home if you are sick – take a rest, drink a lot of liquid (both water and warm tea with ginger and honey), eat healthy, inhale with a mixture of medicinal herbs, such as chamomile and peppermint, rinse the neck with warm salt water. It is not recommended to drink hot and carbonated beverages because these necks can irritate even more.
If the neck hurts for a long time, the nose is damaged and the pain in the nasal cavity, and if the cough lasts longer than three weeks and the body temperature has been increased for a long time, it is advisable to ask a specialist who will recommend appropriate treatment.
Carefully with antibiotics
As long as the doctor does not determine the cause of cough or cough, antibiotics are not recommended, because in the case of disease caused by the virus will not work, only further deterioration of the disease will be caused by destruction of our immune "guardians" or beneficial bacteria present in the gastrointestinal tract. The use of the above-mentioned hot and carbonated beverages is also not recommended. On the contrary, let the patient who has a high temperature cover the blankets. An extra moisturizer may be an additional agent for the forehead. For small patients, acetylsalicylic acid should not be used because of a possible Ray & # 39; syndrome to lower the temperature.
How to fight a dry and moist cough
At the time of the disease caused by the virus, the cough is often dry and itchy. Then, it is recommended to use cough-reducing or cough-suppressing drugs. Most often they contain Icelandic cucumbers or extracts from pine buds, which relieve cough and "sobriety." Using a lot of fluid and taking into account the dose and periods of drug administration, the cough is already becoming productive. For these symptoms, it is recommended to use an expectorant, such as ivy or syrup, or, if the sputum is more pronounced, a chemical drug. Almost all these medications should be taken with meals, the last daily dose at least three hours before bedtime. In addition, do not forget that you should drink a lot of liquid. However, if the cough is too tiring or delayed, you should definitely go to a specialist who will recommend the treatment you need.
What is good for parents may not be suitable for children
Although some diseases are common in both adults and children, many children, such as Viruses associated with cold, many respiratory diseases in children are clearly different, children may develop severe respiratory diseases such as bronchitis. In the case of severe cough, parents should monitor the dynamics of wet coughing when using certain medications, regardless of whether they are prescribed by a pharmacist or prescribed by a doctor, if this dynamics is not observed, the drug should be changed. In the case of a dry, peptic ulcer, antihistamines can be added to anti-inflammatory drugs, which will reduce irritation. First of all you have to worry about a productive cough, because it often happens that small patients do not have to wake up, so when you walk on the stomach, the pillow should not be placed almost horizontally, but a bit for free.
Always remember that we, adults, can describe our symptoms and cough, but small patients can not, therefore parents must listen to what cough is in a child and should consult with a specialist on the most appropriate therapy.