Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I'm Sick Again

With the onset of periodic rain amidst extreme heat, it is not unusual that our immunity gets downsized. Most of my family members are sick too of colds and we can only dread the symptoms because along with rainy periods is the dengue hype that consumes a good number of patients already which to date has 4 deaths.

Colds is typically characterized by sore throat, running nose, sneezing, fatigue and cough. My research says that nothing cures the cold virues but only subsides the symptoms which mean taking over - the - counter medicines to address the running or decongested nose, sore throat and alike. Some symptoms may last up to 3 weeks but typically symptoms may persist 7 - 10 days.

We can only take enough rest, and home remedies with lots of fluids.