Colds can attack anyone and at anytime without giving the cue. In general, colds last for 3 to 7 days. However, sometimes chronic runny nose attack You and can last up to 2 weeks.
Colds have different symptoms for everyone. But a cold usually appear about one to three days after exposure to the virus that causes colds, peaking on the fourth day, and reduced on the seventh day.
The cause of chronic runny nose or never healed
If You are experiencing a chronic runny nose for 2 weeks or keep coming back, allergies, sinusitis and secondary infections of other perhaps be the cause.
May also Your body to be in one of these conditions:
1. Lack of rest
Sleep helps the body’s defense system You are working with should be. Whenever the cold comes, You need to sleep enough for the body to fight the virus.
The lack of sleep duration also make You susceptible to a chronic runny nose. A study found people who sleep less than 7 hours were almost 3 times more easily hurt than those who sleep more than 8 hours.
2. Lack of body fluids
When sick, You will get dehydrated easily. When fever, fluid in the body is easily reduced. Plus, You also lose fluid when the body produces mucus.
So, drink lots of water, juice or soup. Type-the type of the drink can help liquefy the mucus in the nose and the head is also the time of colds chronic. However, avoid drinking liquor, coffee or drinks containing caffeine.
When the mind is mixed up and You feel stress, the function of the immune system of the body will decrease. So You can not fight the virus as in normal conditions. This causes You tend to be exposed to colds.
Experiencing stress makes the body less able to react to cortisol, a hormone that controls the body’s response to threats such as viruses that cause colds.
4. You treat the disease wrong
Difficulty in distinguishing chronic runny nose and other diseases easily occur. Maybe You’ve tried treating a cold for a few weeks, but it turns out not cold but rather another health condition, such as allergies.
This is how to differentiate it:
- The symptoms of a cold usually takes a few days to appear. While allergy symptoms can be directly perceived during Your being exposed to allergens. Both cause You to experience cough, runny nose and sneezing. But a cold is likely to cause aches, pains or fever.
- You may also experience a sinus infection or sinusitis. Sinusitis and colds causing pain around the eyes and nose, including the mucous that is sticky and yellowish. The difference, when cold the symptoms usually only appear in the first few days only.
5. Selected drugs is less precise
There are a lot of drugs are sold freely out there that admit can cope with colds do not heal and the symptoms are instant. In fact, their statement is not necessarily provable. Drugs that reads “herbs” was not necessarily safe for You.
Not only herbal treatments will be in vain, but antibiotics would not be effective because colds are caused by viruses. The best way to cope with colds is to control the symptoms.
6. Despite the colds, the sport must continue
Sports time of chronic runny nose is still allowed as long as the symptoms are perceived to be in the body part above the neck, such as runny nose, head stuffy, sneezing or a dry throat. However, consider to reduce the load of Your exercise.
If the symptoms are below the neck, such as chest tightness, cough, abdominal pain, fever, muscle pain and weakness, You need to break exercise. Enough rest is the best way to restore the immune function.
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