How to guard against virosis?

In autumn, once the weather gets colder, the risk of viral infections increases. This happens because the body is accustomed to high summer temperatures and the transition to lower temperatures and higher humidity is sudden. Consequently, the body's immunity to viruses weakens, thus the people are more exposed to virosis.

The first symptoms of cold are fatigue states, sneezing, coughing and a stuffy nose. Also fever, headaches, muscle pain, or irritation of the nose or eyes may occur.

But if you meet certain measures, colds can be prevented. We recommend a few of them:

- Use of Hygiene. Wash your hands more often with soap and water: each time after using the toilet room, travel in public transport etc. Avoid touching your nose or eyes if you have not washed your hands;

- Avoid prolonged exposure to cold and crowded spaces, where the probability of getting infected is much higher;

- Maintain a proper diet, rich in vitamins and minerals. That means it is necessary to have 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and eat as many fruits and vegetables;

- Have enough rest. A good sleep strengthens immunity, allowing your body to recover both physically and mentally. Several studies show that the virosis risk drops 3 times when we have enough sleep, at least 6 hours per night;

- Ventilate daily the room where you sleep or your work area;

- Have plenty of exercise (walking or cycling, different sports);

- Drink daily at least 2 liters of water.

Mild cold symptoms can be treated independently. Helpful can be tea with lemon, garlic, onion syrup, chicken soup, a hot bath, etc. But if the fever remains high for 24 hours or more, ask your family doctor for an appropriate treatment.