Cold and flu viruses are caused by viral infections, not bacterial infections, so antibiotics won’t work. However, sometimes people suffering from a cold or flu then succumb to a secondary bacterial infection due to a weakened immune system. In cases such as this they may develop bronchitis, sinusitis, ear infections or pneumonia, in which case antibiotics will most likely need to be prescribed.
Jun 21, 2012
With so much conflicting advice on offer about how to prevent and treat cold and flu, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction and old wives’ tales from medically proven facts. Here are some of the most common myths surrounding cold and flu, and the origins and truth behind them.
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Don’t eat anything you can’t pronounce!
Basically everything the body does requires water – so staying hydrated would probably be the best and easiest health tip there is.
There is no such thing as a diet, simply a healthy lifestyle. Eat foods that are LHI (Low human interaction). Stay away from foods that are overly processed.
I always make sure I have fresh fruit handy incase I need a sugar pep up. Keeps me away from the spur of the moment chocolate purchases and is fresh and nutritious so it’s therapeutic to eat.
If I'm ever feeling stressed at home, the first thing I do is tidy my living spaces and light a scented candle. Messy bed, messy head.
Try incidental exercise, get off the bus a stop earlier, take the stairs instead of the lift and set a diary reminder to stand up and walk around every hour.