Four Misunderstandings for Treating Autumn Colds
The weather changes abnormally after the fall, and it is particularly prone to catch a cold.
Health care expert Zhang Dongsheng advised that in the treatment of colds, the public should avoid misunderstandings.
Misunderstanding 1: Sweat treatment.
Too many people think that colds and colds are caused by internal chills. The treatment of sputum sweat allows patients to drink hot ginger water and cover their bodies with quilts until they sweat.
This practice does not necessarily adapt to the condition, the patient sweats too much, prone to dehydration symptoms, may also aggravate the condition or cause complications due to electrolyte imbalance inside the body.
Myth 2: Exercise therapy.
Once you have a cold, you are deliberately doing some exercise such as running, playing, etc. This is exercise therapy, which is mostly used by young people.
This practice is sometimes counterproductive. Increasing the amount of exercise to treat the cold will increase physical exertion, weaken the body’s ability to resist disease, and there is a risk of worsening the condition.
Misunderstanding 3: Dietary treatment.
If you have no appetite during a cold, you should eat less. This view is not good.
When the cold, the gastrointestinal motility slows down, the digestion and absorption are reduced, and eating high-fat, high-protein foods can easily cause indigestion. At this time, you should eat some easily digestible foods such as porridge and vegetables, and should be roughly equal to the usual food intake.
Misunderstanding 4: drug treatment.
In real life, when a cold is caught, too many people will take medicine blindly, or take a variety of drugs at the same time. This method has no harm.
When you have a mild cold, the body itself has the ability to heal itself.
Long-term use of drugs instead of causing the bacteria to develop resistance, reducing the body’s ability to resist disease.
A variety of drug treatments, more likely to have mutual conversion of drugs, causing toxic side effects in severe cases, resulting in drug allergic reactions.
Health experts reminded that in the autumn to prevent colds, in addition to strengthening physical exercise, personal hygiene, wash your feet with hot water and wash your feet, but also pay attention to conditioning, you can take more sesame, honey, rock sugar, pears and other foods.To achieve the effect of nourishing Yin and moistening the lungs.