How to prevent colds

Every time the cold and flu season comes, are you afraid of ending up in bed again? A hectic lifestyle and a diet lacking in vitamins and minerals does not help at all, which is why immunity is getting weaker. Learn how to prevent colds by inhalation.

It would be good if you could secure yourself on time to prevent the onset of all those illnesses that would keep you bedridden for at least a few days. Avoid sick leave and try to get through the cold season painlessly and with strong immunity.

Each time an organism is attacked by a bacterium, it becomes susceptible to further infections and is less and less resistant. Many resort to medicines such as antibiotics, which may not be a long-term solution.

Doctors agreed that prevention was the best way to take inhalers. It is a device that performs the function of a drug so that it can enter deep into the respiratory system, and unlike other drugs, the inhaler allows targeted action on the mucous membrane itself without harmful side effects.

Almost every type of cold is followed by an increased cough that can last for up to a week. In addition to impeding normal functioning, it impedes the body and the respiratory system.

Inhalation has proven to be great when it comes to coughing. It is best to use saline solution and it can be inhaled several times during the day. Avoid practicing hot inhalation as it may lead to increased blood flow and swelling of the mucous membranes.

There are several types of inhalers, from those used at home to inhalers used in a healthcare facility. It is important to breathe properly in your mouth during inhalation, and you must hold your breath for a few seconds each time before exhaling.

In order to prevent the harmful effects of all the germs that surround us, it is important to clean the inhaler regularly. Try to get informed before using the inhaler. Proper cleaning means flushing in lukewarm water. This should be done every time after use.

Each time after using the inhaler after washing, wipe it with paper or just leave it to dry. Sometimes, pour distilled water and turn on the inhaler for 5 minutes to clear any parts that help bring the medicine to your mouth.

Author: S.Š., Photo: DPiX Center / Shutterstock

Mayo Clinic Minute: Tips to prevent cold and flu (November 2020)