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At this time of year colds and flus are very common. “Colds and flu have similar symptoms such as stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, and fever which can make people feel unwell,” says pharmacist Audrey Kinahan of University Late Night Pharmacy. "The flu is more serious and sometimes may lead to more serious complications such as pneumonia. It can be much more serious for some groups of patients including pregnant women and the elderly who should seek medical attention.”
Arguably one of the least favourite months of the year, (maybe the best if you are an avid rugby fan), November is known for its dreadful weather; from bucket loads of rain to freezing temperatures, the days are dark and gloomy and people are less likely to go out and socialise; preferring to stay inside for warmth.
The common cold is viral and will last for up to 10 days and will leave you feeling flat with symptoms like blocked noses, coughs, and nasal drips.
Many of us will catch a cold this winter and cold remedies seem to be as common as the common cold itself.
The weather is very changeable at this time of year, alternating between hot and cold, and dry and wet. This puts extra pressure on your immune system which can result in colds, coughs, or chest infections.
People who believe they are suffering from colds or flus are being urged not to self medicate.
Cold and flu season is in full swing but the HSE is advising that antibiotics will not help to tackle the seasonal sniffles.
As the Christmas holidays approach and as we look forward to gatherings with friends and family, we may neglect our health due to packed social calendars.
For many, autumn can be a fluey event, bringing with it blocked noses and seasonal colds. If your sinus pathways don’t drain properly this can result in difficulty breathing through your nose, facial pain, sore throat, ear infection, headache, persistent cough and other symptoms.
Ultan Molloy, MPSI, HealthWest Community Pharmacy gives some advice on taking natural remedies.