The common cold and influenza affect many children each year. During flu season, the CDC publishes weekly reports of the flu cases in the US. You can view this report here.
Typical cold symptoms include runny nose, sore throat, cough, congestion, and possibly fever. Flu symptoms are usually more severe than cold symptoms and can also include headaches and body aches. Both are spread through respiratory droplets when someone coughs or sneezes.
Colds and flus are caused by viruses, which means they cannot be treated with antibiotics. In general, there aren’t many conventional treatments for colds and flus. The recommendation typically is to go home, rest and stay hydrated.
Naturopathic medicine can be extremely beneficial in the treatment of colds and flus because there are a variety of treatments that can boost the immune system and fight these viral illness effectively. Some of the best immune support treatments include:
Read More Here:
Vitamin C Preventing The Common Cold-Cochrane Library
Vitamin D Preventing Influenza A in School Children-American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Zinc and the Common Cold-Cochrane Database (PubMed)
The Flu Basics-Center For Disease Control
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