Colds and flu are diseases of viral origin, otherwise called viruses.
The common cold is an easily transmitted infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract, which is usually located in the nose. The common cold most often occurs in the autumn and winter months, from September to April.
Symptoms of a cold are: sneezing, coughing, runny or stuffy nose, watery eyes, pain when swallowing. There are also rare secondary symptoms if a bacterial superinfection occurs, and these are: high temperature, poor general condition of the whole body, muscle pain, loss of sense of taste, ear pain, headache.
It can be transmitted directly when the secretion from the airways is transferred to the skin or mucous membranes, or by droplets if someone sneezes or coughs into us.
The cold passes in 7-10 days, usually on its own. In therapy, use only products to relieve symptoms and strengthen immunity.
Influenza is characterized by a sudden onset of discomfort, high fever, shivering, severe headache, dry cough, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, drowsiness. It occurs seasonally.
With the flu, antibiotic treatment has no effect unless there is another superinfection. It usually passes spontaneously without complications.