It is true that climate change is taking place. And what it makes a "problem" to us is that it directly affects our health because of the unpredictable weather conditions that keeps changing. This is what recently happen to our place wherein the rains suddenly pour down unexpectedly as it preceded by a very hot weather condition. Though this may not be the main cause of common cold, it somehow contributes secondary to a weak immune system. To help your little soldiers in your immune system, you can take effective measures as common cold remedies.
1. Optimize your overall health status by taking adequate rest periods such as sleep and daytime breaks. This will allow you to minimize your stress from workloads and other factors that can compromise your immune system. By getting rid of stress, you are not susceptible to frequent infections and may even help you recover faster from colds and flus you get. Also, wash your hands as this is has always been the universal precaution whether you are sick or not.
2. Support your nutritional needs by taking a vitamin like Absorbent acid (Vitamin C). It is known to protect you from getting sick as it gives a boost to your immune system. A daily recommended dose of Vitamin C ranges from 250mg to 500 mg.
3. Provide yourself with an environment conducive for fast healing. Clean your space from dust with the use of air filters. It will help you to improve ventilation as it traps the allergens and dust particles that trigger your colds. If you don't have air filters, you can use a vacuum cleaner to suction the dusts. And since colds restrict you from breathing more oxygen in, open your windows to invite some fresh air in your room. Do not use tissues as it will only aggravates your condition.
4. For a stuffy nose, take medicine known for reducing allergic reaction like sneezing. An antihistamine medicine for common cold remedies is much more effective as it relieves nasal congestion. Just take caution of other medicines that contain Ephedra-type antihistamines as these are known to heighten blood pressures, cause sleep problems and even trigger prostate-related diseases.
5. Don't use antibiotics. This is not really recommended for people who are experiencing slight infections. It doesn't mean you are infected, your body is totally compromised. Having an infection is also means your immune system is fighting antigens (microorganisms responsible for getting an infection). Remember your little soldiers (white blood cells)? They are the ones who are helping you to kill those culprits that make you sick.