Mill Creek Cold & Flu season occurs annually and you can effectually prevent and treat it using naturopathic medicine. We offer several natural solutions to treat cold and flu so you won’t have to resort to pharmaceuticals.
Various viruses cause colds. In fact there are over 200 types of viruses that can cause a cold. Sometimes, irritatingly so, you may experience several colds, one after another because each may be caused by a dissimilar virus.
The flu is distinctively different from a cold. While there are numerous types of viruses that can cause a cold, there are only three types that cause flu. These are types A, B, and C. The symptoms you experience during flu are your body’s natural way of fighting the infection. Our goal in treating the flu is to improve the immune system instead of suppressing the symptoms with medications.
Before you start treating yourself, it’s essential to know if you have the simple cold or flu. You can always visit our clinic and consult with a Naturopathic doctor but a general knowledge is always best.
You will feel the beginning of a cold with a sore throat. It often goes away after a day or two. After which, you will experience nasal symptoms including runny nose and congestion. You may also experience cough after a few days. The nasal secretions will start as watery but will turn into thicker and darker mucus later on.
Flu symptoms are more acute and they come quickly. You will experience sore throat, fever, headache, muscle aches, congestion and cough. Swine flu is even more severe as it includes vomiting and diarrhea.
Boosting your immune system is the best way to battle a cold or flu. It will also make your body less susceptible to viruses. Adequate rest, eating lightly, avoiding sugar and drinking lots of liquid should be performed at the first signs of cold and flu.
Eating lightly will direct your body to eliminate the virus rather than digesting food. Drinking herbal teas, soups, water and diluted vegetable juices will greatly help your condition. Steer clear from fruit juices, coffee, alcohol and soda.
Vitamins and dietary supplements are also helpful including vitamins A, C, E, Zinc, selenium, Beta-carotene and Bioflavonoids. You can take herbal medicines as well such as Astragalus, Echinacea, Elderberry, Licorice, Lomatium, Osha, Oregon grape root and St. John’s Wort.
If you often get Mill Creek Cold & Flu symptoms, it is best to visit our natural clinic as early as possible in order to get a comprehensive detail of how to treat symptoms and prevent sickness before it even occurs.