A runny nose, fever and sore throat... How to understand what we are dealing with a cold or acute respiratory viral infections, including influenza
Colds and the flu at first glance very similar. They traditionally come in the spring and fall, and can put the person to bed for a period of 1-2 weeks. But if you look closely, you will find that it is very different afflictions and approaches to dealing with them differ too. If time does not identify disease, and to wait that all "will pass, you just have to drink tea with lemon and lie down", you can wait for these serious complications, like bronchitis or pneumonia. And it us absolutely nowhere!
Difference 1. Performance. For colds health is deteriorating gradually. This morning appeared unwell in the evening "caught up" runny nose, the next day started tickling in the throat... the Temperature of thought, and rose to subfebrile values (values from 37 to 37.5 degrees). A very different picture of the flu and SARS. In the morning one feels as usual, but after 3-4 hours he had a bad headache, red and watery eyes, and the thermometer steadily rises to 38 degrees or even higher.
The cold ― gradually, SARS is a rapidly
Difference 2. Intoxication. Colds people suffer from General malaise, loses efficiency and wants to curl up and climb on the couch beneath a warm blanket. In acute respiratory viral infections in humans observed intoxication ― after all, disease-causing viruses multiply in the body, struggling to poison it with their waste products (toxins). Intoxication is manifested by weakness, nausea, headaches, painful joints and muscle aches, a complete lack of appetite.
The common cold causes a General malaise, acute respiratory viral infections ― causes intoxication
Difference 3. Sneezing and runny nose. With a cold sneezing appears after the fever, and runny nose develops most often by the end of the first day of sickness. In acute respiratory viral infections sneezing accompanies man from the first hours of the disease, and the nose appears only on the second or even the third day.
Colds ― sneezing appears after the common cold upper respiratory infection ― sneezing appears earlier than the sniffles
Difference 4. Lacrimation. Colds no discomfort in the eyes of the person does not feel. Redness of the eyes, lacrimation and photophobia may occur at different SARS, and always accompany a course of the flu.
Cold ― eye is not affected, SARS ― possible redness, lacrimation, photophobia.
Difference 5. Recovery. After a cold the person recovers very quickly, and the time when they leave the symptoms ― runny nose, sore throat, temperature and cough ― feels quite fit and healthy. The recovery period after influenza or SARS can last several days or even weeks and is seen as poor appetite, fatigue, lethargy. This happens because of viral illnesses the body suffers more, and time for rehabilitation, he needed more.
Cold ― the body recovers quickly, SARS and flu ― the body recovers slowly.
Approaches to the treatment of SARS, influenza, and colds are different (for example, the flu is never used antibiotics and colds, which are bacterial in nature, they are often prescribed), but in any case, the schema of drug therapy may be supplemented with the drug Citovir-3. The task of this tool is not a fight against particular pathogens, a strengthening of the body's immune response to foreign "invasion". Activating the own human immune system, increasing blood levels of the "soldiers" of the immune system ― interferon ― and intensifying the effect of any symptomatic drugs, Citovir-3 helps in the fight against the disease. And therapeutic and prophylactic course of Citovir-3 is only 4 days, after which the number of IFN remained elevated up to 1 month, not only helping to overcome the disease, but also reducing the likelihood of relapse. Citovir-3 is suitable for the prevention and treatment of seasonal diseases, both in adults and in children from 1 year, made in Finland and meets the quality standards for EU countries, and its safety is confirmed in clinical trials.