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Remedies for viral infections this monsoon

The rains have arrived and it’s fun to be in the rains! But sometimes the rain can catch you off guard too. Monsoon is the season when viral infections are commonly seen. The viral infections increase due to damp and humid weather and change in weather makes for the perfect environment for viruses to grow.

Virus attacks us easily when our immune system is low. The low immune system can be due to sedentary life habits, faulty eating habits, overcrowding or stress. Viral infections produce flu-like symptoms like fever, running nose, cough, body ache and throat pain.

The symptoms usually last for about five to seven days. In some cases, the cough can prolong for more than 2 weeks. Severe cases of a cough with congestion can develop symptoms like wheezing and shortness of breath. This is usually noticed in people having allergic tendencies.

Water-borne diseases are also common in this season and can cause gastroenteritis and viral hepatitis like disorders.
So, what we should do to avoid viral infections?

– Viruses are transmitted to the mouth by touching infected surfaces. Frequently wash your hands. Use soap and water or alcohol-based hand gels.
– Use separate hand towels.
– Keep a safe distance from anyone who has a viral fever or common cold.
– Drink boiled and purified water
– Avoid eating out and one must consume fresh food
– Avoid getting wet in the rain

Self- Help for viral infections

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Do steam inhalation for nose congestion or sinus pain
  • Salt water gargle is effective for a sore throat

Easy home remedies for viral infections

Flax seed & Holy Basil (Tulsi) to treat cough & congestion

Flax seeds have natural anti-inflammatory properties that can cure lung congestion naturally by loosening the thick mucus. Tulsi is well-known traditional home remedy which alleviates cough & cold.

Step: Boil one table spoon of flax seeds and 10 basil leaves to 2 cups of water until it thickens; then sieve it and remove the flax seeds & tulsi leaves. Add a tea spoon of honey and drink twice daily.

Homeopathy treatment for viral infections

Homeopathy medicines improve the immune system and helps in alleviating the symptoms of viral infection. Homeopathy can be offered as a safe and effective alternative to help patients recover more quickly from viral infections.

– Dr.Vishal Verenkar (MD)

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How to Find Asthma in Young Children – AIS Clinic

A major cause of parents visiting clinics for young children under age group of 5 is due to asthma. It is difficult to predict asthma in children less than 5 years of age group as there are many reasons for cough and wheezing.

Wheezing and cough are the symptoms of asthma but not all who wheeze or a cough has asthma. It is quite common in the first year of your baby having these symptoms but this doesn’t mean that your baby has asthma.

Some of the questions every parent has and they should have,

When should I take my child to the doctor?

– Wheezing that happens more than once (with or without illness)

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How to Quit Smoking…?

Plan Your Escape from Cigarette Addiction with these simple 5 Steps

Cigarettes are sold loose and are easily available around any corner in India, which makes smoking a bad habit that is picked up easily by the young generation. Smoking is addictive because of the nicotine content and becomes a habit over time. One will never know when he started lighting up six instead of one cigarette daily.

Every smoker thinks of quitting smoking, knowing the damage it can cause to the body, but it is not that easy. There are few simple methods that you can use to quit smoking, but they won’t work if you don’t give your 100%.

Why is smoking injurious to health?

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8 Ways to Manage & Control your Asthma

There is no definitive explanation for the growing number of asthma patients, but there are few tips to keep your asthma under control. This chronic disease is tricky and can get worse or better at times. So, understanding the disease and taking some precautionary measures is extremely important. Here we will discuss 9 self-managing ways to control asthma.

1. Health and Well-being

Staying healthy, physically and mentally, is an effective way to fight asthma. If you stay positive and maintain your physical health by exercising daily, you can keep asthma attacks at bay. People suffering from asthma should be supported to take care of their health and medication. In case of children, parents should teach them how to take

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