Over 400 viruses can affect the respiratory system, especially in winter. They cause respiratory virosis, popular, cold.
Children can have up to 10 episodes of respiratory infections per year, and adults up to 4. These are considered normal situations. Viral infections are contagious during the first two days of symptoms. At this point, you can infect virtually anyone with whom you come in contact or other people can infect by doorknob or other object you enter in contact and then, without wash, they put the hand on their nose or mouth. Once inside the respiratory way viruses multiply within 8-12 hours. The cold does not cause respiratory infections, but differences in temperature destabilizes local metabolism of the respiratory mucosa. In this way, becomes less fail-safe against infectious agents. It may begin with fever, runny and watery nose, sore throat, and headache or muscle pain. But the symptoms are very acute.
How starts flu?
Flu starts suddenly, with temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius. Fever is accompanied by weakness and fatigue, dry cough, runny nose, chills, muscle aches, severe headache, sore throat and red eyes. Fever may last from 3-5 days, then when the temperature drops body fails to produce enough antibodies to neutralize the perpetrators. After healing, it is possible that weakness, and fatigue and cough to last up to 3 weeks.
How starts cold / virosis?
Often cold / virosis begins with fatigue, sneezing, coughing and runny nose. It may or may not occur fever, but usually it is 1-2 degrees C higher than normal. Cold lasts from 3-4 days to 10 days. Most adults have 1-2 colds / year, while children may have 5-8 colds / year. Colds number increases when people prefer to spend as much time outdoors without being well protected.
Viral infection may be complicated
The worst is if viral infection is complicated by a bacterial infection, which in most cases will require antibiotics. Vital for not occur this complication is to blow your nose very often. These abundant secretions in the nose, which naturally deteriorates lead to bacteria. Bacterial superinfection involves high fever and difficult recovery.
Influenza is the most dangerous
Of all respiratory viruses influenza viruses are the most dangerous. For people who have systemic disease or in pregnant women, the flu can be life threatening. Therefore, we believe that until December of each year, the flu shot is needed. This is allowed in early pregnancy without affecting the product of conception. Influenza viruses are circulating in Europe between January and to the end of March. If in this period you have a high fever that starts suddenly, severe joint pain and headaches, you are likely to suffer from flu. Influenza is transmitted through the air, but also through direct contact. Attention! By sneezing or coughing, the virus is released and can live up to two days on hard surfaces, non-porous (plastic or metal), 15 minute on dry paper towels and 5 minutes on the skin. Therefore, in winter frequent hand washing is recommended to reduce the risk of disease transmission.
Calivita supplements helpful in colds, flu and virosis
– The active ingredients in garlic and parsley extracts of Garlic Caps supplement composition have natural antibiotic effect and are beneficial in fighting colds and flu.
– Vitamin C with bioflavonoids for enhanced the effect and for better absorption in the body, in the form of C Plus Calivita, helps improve immune function and is effective in fighting colds, influenzas and virus diseases.
– White willow extract from White Whillow supplement composition, also called natural aspirin, has anti-inflammatory, pain relieving and fever reducing effect.
– Oregano Oil has natural antibiotic properties and is very useful in treating colds and influenzas because lowers the fever, fluidizes the mucus and has antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties.