What do you do if you get a cold and when do you go to the doctor? An immunity consultant explains

Written by Fatima Khalil

Monday, December 4, 2023 11:01 AM

Dr. Amjad Al-Haddad, Head of the Department of Allergy and Immunology in Serum and Vaccine and Allergy Consultant, said that there is a treatment Colds The flu can be treated in simple ways, most notably complete rest, pain-relieving medications, and antipyretics that contain paracetamol, and taking fluids and natural juices.

The allergy consultant added, in a special statement to “The Seventh Day,” that 80% of the treatment and recovery from colds is through the immune system, pointing out that this period of the year is an increase in respiratory diseases, the symptoms of which are similar and include Corona, the common cold, respiratory syncytial virus, and influenza. All of these diseases are viral and the only treatment is through strengthening the immune system.

He explained that there are some groups whose medical condition must be followed up by a doctor if they contract a cold or flu because they are more at risk of complications. These are the elderly and those with chronic diseases such as: heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and weak immunity.

He pointed out that for these people at risk, their respiratory symptoms must be monitored daily, noting that most cases recover gradually.

He stressed the need to pay attention to drinking fluids and juices containing vitamin C, such as oranges and lemons, to improve the functioning of the immune system and fight viruses.

Dr. Amjad Al-Haddad advised that it is necessary to take a spoonful of honey with lemon juice in the morning to boost immunity, while paying attention to taking vitamin D supplements because it also boosts immunity.

He said that a person should not wear wool or polyester clothing, which gives excess heat to the body and may make him sweat more, and when he is exposed to cold air, the severity of his illness increases.

2023-12-04 09:01:00

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