These six beliefs are popular about cold, for the first time experts told their truth

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We have resumed meeting people after the lockdown implemented due to the corona virus global pandemic was lifted. Meanwhile, cold is also about to knock in India. Due to the changing weather, many people have started getting cold, cough and cold. There are many beliefs about cold on social media and tricks are also told to overcome it. But now James Brown, associate professor of biology and biomedical sciences, lead Duane Mailer of Evidence Best Medicine and Nutrition at Aston University’s Aston Medical School, has uncovered the truth.

Can you get a cold because of a cold?Colds are frequent in winter. Like other infections of the upper respiratory tract (nose, throat, and trachea), a cold is usually caused by a virus. There may be some truth to the fact that a cold can cause a cold, because when the temperature changes, it changes the lining of our throat and trachea and makes it easier for the virus to infect a person’s cells goes. The main reason why we get more colds in winter is that we spend more time indoors, in close contact with other people during this season, which is a favorable situation for the spread of infection.
Is putting garlic in the nose helpful?Popular methods for treating colds on TikTok included putting garlic cloves in the nose, as it is claimed that garlic is a decongestant. Putting anything in the nose blocks the flow of mucus in your nose, so when it is removed, the phlegm starts to flow from the nose. Not only does mucus help ward off pathogens, including viruses, but it also contains antibodies and can reduce the infectious potential of the virus, so it is not a good idea to put garlic in the nose. Garlic contains a variety of compounds that can irritate the nose and remember that putting anything in your nose is not a good way to go. This can damage the lining and cause bleeding or it may become trapped. So it’s not really helpful, but can be harmful.
Can Herbal Remedies Prevent Colds?Various herbs are claimed to prevent colds or help in speedy recovery after a cold. For this, people often refer to Echinacea, a plant species found in North America. Some trials have shown that it is slightly helpful in the prevention of colds, but evidence has not proved that it caused any significant change in the stage of the disease. Turmeric is also considered helpful in the prevention of colds, but there is no strong evidence in this regard.
Does Vitamin C Help?Nobel Prize-winning scientist Linus Pauling stated that vitamin C in high doses can be an effective treatment for many viral infections. A Cochrane review found that vitamin C does not prevent colds, but may shorten the duration of infection in some people. The Kroken review is a very robust system in which researchers assess evidence. Since a dose of about 200 mg of vitamin C per day is considered low-risk, some experts suggest that this is a reasonable strategy for reducing the effects of a cold.
Does Vitamin D Prevent Colds?Vitamin D from the sun’s rays was previously believed to be important for strong bones, but now it is also considered helpful in protecting against heart diseases and diabetes to virus infections. Laboratory experiments show that vitamin D is important in strengthening immunity and fighting viruses, but the problem may be that some people have insufficient levels of vitamin D. Vitamin D is obtained from sunlight, but in winter there is less sunlight. That’s why it seems prudent to recommend the UK government take vitamin D supplements in winter.
What is the role of chicken soup?Chicken soup has been used for centuries in the treatment of colds and, like honey, may be helpful in reducing the symptoms of a cold, but it is not likely to be particularly effective in clearing the infection. The water present in the soup helps in making up for the lack of water in the body and when we have a cold, lack of water is often a problem. Like most hot beverages, it can help relieve painful sinusitis. Sadly, there is no panacea for the common cold. Some methods, such as getting enough vitamins C and D, can be helpful and are not usually harmful, but methods such as putting garlic cloves in the nose are definitely not to be used and can be risky. Most beneficial is to take plenty of rest and drink plenty of water, so that there is no shortage of water in the body.

[Attribution to NBT]

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