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To get sick in the fall, alas, is considered almost the norm, but we urge you to be more responsible for your health and not close your eyes even to the seemingly mild ailments. And the best way to protect yourself will, of course, be a visit to the doctor, as well as special attentiveness to all body signals. How to recognize a sneaking cold and what to do to prevent its development, tells our expert, therapist of the clinic "Family", Ph.D. Evgeny Evgenievich Odintsov.
If you feel that you are getting sick, do not discount the usual "grandmother's methods" of treatment: abundant hot drinks, jam and honey, vitamin C. If your health does not improve within a couple of days, do not wait for the situation to develop, but immediately contact the doctors … Ditch the idea of solving the problem with antibiotics: when it comes to a viral infection, they not only will not help, but can seriously harm. But in the fight against bacterial infection, they may well help the body. But only a specialist can determine the type of disease. Without consulting a doctor, you should not take such drugs, since there is a high risk of harming the microflora.
How to know for sure that you urgently need to go to a doctor's consultation? Run your eyes over the list below, and if you mentally tick off most of the listed items, then definitely do not postpone your visit to the clinic:
- Weakness, malaise, fatigue, body aches
- Nasal congestion
- Opaque or colored (yellowish, greenish, bloody) nasal discharge
- Pain in the bridge of the nose that turns into headache, toothache, or eye pain
- The presence of purulent plugs on the tonsils
- Swollen cervical and submandibular lymph nodes
- Persistent sore throat, especially when swallowing
- Sore throat, dryness and burning sensation
- Continuous cough
- Accumulation of mucus in the throat
All of these symptoms can talk about sinusitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, bronchitis and many other serious diseases that are dangerous to health.
If you are not against vaccinations, then you should think about vaccination in the autumn period. You should also visit a therapist, allergist, neurologist and even a psychotherapist, because it is in autumn and the beginning of winter that the most difficult time for our psyche falls, and the well-being of the body directly depends on its state.