Reasons why your cough won’t just go away

Sick and tired of your cough that doesn’t seem to want to go away? There are many different possible reasons why your cough is not improving, and some of the most common ones are the following

Reasons why your cough won’t just go awayDehydration One of the smartest things you need to do each time you have the common cold or flu is drink plenty of water in order to loosen thick mucus in the airways, allowing them to be coughed up. If you’re dehydrated, your body is going to have an extremely difficult time getting rid of […]

Did you know? Blowing your nose to hard can lead to hearing loss

December is here and the winter season has finally started in Mumbai. While several of us look forward to these cold days, so that we can wrap ourselves up in soft and cosy blankets. But, a majority of people and especially young children and elderly adults are more prone to develop cold and cough issues and respiratory illnesses

Did you know? Blowing your nose to hard can lead to hearing lossThe dry air is the primary cause of cold and cough, but at times, cold temperatures can also cause a dip in immunity. The most common issue that everyone faces when they have a cold is a blocked or runny nose. Your nose gets all clogged up due to the mucus and phlegm; due to […]

Don’t give decongestants to children for colds, warn experts

Some experts say children under twelve shouldn’t be given decongestants. Decongestants used to treat symptoms of the common cold are largely ineffective and should mostly be avoided, a new study says

Don’t give decongestants to children for colds, warn expertsFor children under age 12, decongestants might ease the common cold symptoms of a blocked or running nose, but these medications may not be safe for this age group, according to a research review. For adults, there’s little evidence that decongestants help with congestion, one of the most bothersome cold symptoms. For kids, there is […]

Common cold: Why are some people more susceptible than others?

Whether you catch a cold this winter or make it through the season scot-free may depend in part on how many ‘stressors’ your nose and airway passages encounter, a new study suggests

Common cold: Why are some people more susceptible than others?The research looked at two defence mechanisms that cells in a person’s airway use to protect themselves from threats: one that protects against viruses like the common cold virus and another that protects against ‘oxidative stress.’ This form of cell damage is triggered by viruses and other irritants, such as cigarette smoke or pollen. The […]

7 health benefits of garlic

The body-strengthening effects of garlic are thought to be due to its active ingredient allicin. This is what gives garlic its distinctive taste and smell. Whether you take your garlic powdered, salted, or minced or in supplement form, you can reap the surprising benefits of this multipurpose herb for optimal health

7 health benefits of garlicGarlic does more than just invigorate your palate and ward off vampires; it’s also a smelly super food health aid. The spice is a highly nutritious vegetable with very few calories, containing trace amounts of other nutrients that contribute to its universal status of a powerful, beneficial healer. The natural medicinal ingredient, both as a […]

Have scientists found a cure for the common cold?

Scientists in the UK have developed a new molecule that prevents viruses responsible for the sickness from replicating inside human cells - and if further testing confirms the compound is safe, we could be looking at the unthinkable: a cure

Have scientists found a cure for the common cold?UK scientists believe they may have found a way to combat the common cold. Rather than attacking the virus itself, which comes in hundreds of versions, the treatment targets the human host. It blocks a key protein in the body’s cells that cold viruses normally hijack to self-replicate and spread. This should stop any cold […]

Easy health tips to combat cold

Catching your cold at the right time and before it gets really bad is important. These are some lifestyle tweaks that may help

Easy health tips to combat coldBlame the change of seasons or the overzealous air conditioner in your office—either way, you’ve somehow found yourself nursing a cold. Catching your cold at the right time and before it gets really bad is important. Compiled from InStyle, here is a list of four remedies and lifestyle tweaks that might reduce your sniffles and […]

Here’s how to get rid of a blocked nose

Although a cold can pass quickly, typically in just five to 10 days, a blocked nose is a major factor that contributes to us feeling under the weather

Here’s how to get rid of a blocked noseA blocked nose is primarily caused by inflamed nasal passages, according to GP Dr Roger Henderson. The body’s immune system – its natural defences – attempts to fight off the cold or flu virus by targeting the inflamed areas. While antibodies attack the virus, blood vessels around the nasal passage begin to swell up, causing […]