Scholars rarely use the term colds. They typically use other term, i.e. not feeling well. In fact, the lower classes use the same term to describe a variety of unwell phenomena, such as bloating abdominal, muscle pains, cough, runny nose, dizziness, headache, fever, chills, and so forth. As a result, all the ambiguities become opportunities for drug and herb manufacturers.
Those don't like the bitter herbs will choose a scraping or massage. Either way, a lot of people with colds feel better. That's only natural. With massage, muscles become weak and delicate blood vessels are widened so that more oxygen and nutrients are available to the muscle tissue. Toxins that cause stiffness can be immediately taken by bloodstream to be excreted or neutralized.
With scrapings, delicate vessels in the surface of the skin even rupture and are seen as a red trail. The masseuse always says, the red mark is a proof that you catch a cold. In fact, a healthy person when he was scraped would leave a trail of the same red. It's just that there's never a healthy man is scraped, right?
To watch is a sense of cold accompanied by big grainy sweat, alternatively, a sense of cold accompanied by pain, pressure, or heaviness in the chest commonly referred as angina pectoris. This may be an early symptom of severe heart attack. In medical circles, this phenomenon is often called flu-like syndrome.
What required by people who experienced such events was the administration of oxygen and specialty drugs, not massaged and scraped. Thus, the patient should be immediately taken to the hospital in the state of lying. Genesis of people who died when he was massaged showed how incorrect handling can be fatal.
Generally, all the symptoms of colds are flu symptoms that occur due to infection of various types of virus. These viruses produce toxins that cause a variety of malfunctioning of the digestive system, respiratory, musculoskeletal system, and blood circulation.
There are also viruses whose presence makes our body become inflamed, including fever and pain, and redness in mucous membranes that illustrates the widening of capillaries underneath. In the airways, these reactions can be a cold and dense nose.
Toxins produced by the virus can disrupt the digestive tract, causing nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and heartburn. Alternatively, it could also interfere with the function of the intestine so that digestion wasn't perfect and produced a lot of gas. Those symptoms are recently often referred as the stomach flu. Another viral toxin may cause a muscle and bone pain. Then circulates again a new term, bone flu.
There's no drug that can kill the virus. Antibiotics didn't. Fortunately, the virus never survives long that the flu usually only lasts about 5-7 days. What people need is enough rest and drink as well as good nutrition to cope with a high fever that reduces an energy and body fluids.
Symptoms of common cold can also be an early of a more serious viral infection, such as hepatitis or hemorrhagic fever. Dengue fever is usually an acute accompanied by severe lethargy and other symptoms. Meanwhile, hepatitis may go away or continue to become more noticeable, depending on one's endurance. For both diseases, of course, we need the help of a doctor.
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