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Sniffles, coughs, hoarseness

Everyone gets them and no one likes them – on average every adult has one to two colds a year, while small children generally have more. Typical symptoms of a cold are sniffles, coughing, sore throat and hoarseness. The often troublesome symptoms of colds can be effectively relieved, even though – unfortunately – the fundamental course of the cold cannot be shortened. Nevertheless, it is right and important to declare war on the symptoms because if supposedly banal colds are underestimated and not treated effectively, the infection can spread and lead to serious illnesses. In some cases, treatment with oral medications is necessary.

Often, however, colds can be treated with other measures, some of which have been well-known as household remedies for years:

  • Inhalations
  • Cold baths
  • Irradiation with infrared light
  • Drinking enough fluids
  • Getting out in the fresh air
  • Humidifying ambient air that is too dry