What should be in a winter first aid kit
Before winter comes, we always try to make sure that the first aid kit has all the necessary funds in case of seasonal illnesses. Experts recommend including the following drugs on the list.
1. Antipyretic, pain relievers, anti-inflammatory drugs
In case of flu or colds, the medicine cabinet should always contain a complex preparation that lowers the temperature, acts as a pain reliever and relieves inflammation. Such a drug will help remove heat and joint pain.
2. Antiviral agents
Antiviral drugs or interferon inducers will help stimulate the immune system and increase its ability to fight viral infection.
3. Drugs that relieve inflammation in the throat
The disease can begin with pain and sore throat. If you immediately start intensive treatment of the throat and sinuses, then you can prevent the "sinking" of the cold into the bronchi and lungs. For throat treatment, the first aid kit should have lozenges and aerosols for sore throat. You can choose for yourself which products should be in the composition: natural or synthetic, each organism reacts differently.
4. Means for cleansing and eliminating swelling of the nasal mucosa
For nasal congestion, experts recommend using saline solutions to cleanse the sinuses of mucus and moisturize the mucous membrane. You can use seawater products several times a day.
For swelling, vasoconstrictor drugs can be used, but remember that prolonged use can lead to addiction. It is better to use such funds as little as possible. In addition, these drugs may have contraindications, so consult your doctor in advance.
5. Cough suppressants
Here you need to build on what kind of cough bothers you: dry, wet. The doctor should definitely listen to the lungs and determine the type of cough and the disease in general. The specialist may then prescribe drugs to separate and clear mucus from the lungs or drugs to suppress dry coughs. Also, depending on the disease, inhalations may be prescribed.
Always keep a history of your treatment and write down which drugs are right for you. You can do this in a special diary or in a mobile application.
6. Means to increase immunity
These can be multivitamins, mono preparations based on herbal ingredients, homeopathy. The action of these funds is aimed at increasing immunity.
Lemon, ginger and honey can be a simple and very effective remedy for boosting immunity. To make "preparations" in case of illness, take lemon and ginger and grate on a fine grater. Stir the mixture and fill the ice container. When the time is right, you can simply add this mixture to your tea along with a spoonful of honey.
A common cold can develop into more complex forms, such as bronchitis or pneumonia. It depends on how well the immune system copes with inflammation or infection, whether a rest regimen is observed, how quickly the disease was detected and treatment started. If complications nevertheless appear and the attending physician has prescribed antibiotics, the first-aid kit should have such funds.
There are several important considerations when taking antibacterial drugs:
• every organism can either be susceptible to antibiotics or not, you must determine which antibiotics are right for you. This can be done using special analyzes;
• in order for the body not to "get used" to the antibiotic, at least 6 months must elapse between taking the same drug;
• always take prebiotics with antibiotics. Even after a course of treatment with antibacterial drugs, it is necessary to take prebiotics for some time in order to restore the natural microflora of the body.
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Additional funds in your home first aid kit
The tons of antiseptics and masks that you bought during the epidemic will be useful during the seasonal winter illnesses at home. Treat all surfaces with antiseptics so that your household does not catch the disease. You should also wear a mask, especially on the first or second day of illness, when the likelihood of infection is high. Ventilate the area before bed and after bed. Monitor the humidity of the air, as too dry air negatively affects the course of respiratory disease and has a bad effect on the condition of the mucous membranes.