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When is it time to put cold treatment?

Rhyme, scratchy nose and sore eyes. The typical appearance of a frozen man. Cold cold is treated by most of us without professional help. Sometimes, however, the banal state can be complicated. Do you know when it is time to go to the doctor?

There are things that simply belong to the cold. It's mainly about temperature, scratching, cough, sneezing, and stuffy nose. Someone can survive because of medication, another goes into bed with a cup of tea or goes to the sauna. If it is a common cold without complications, these are basically the right solutions. The only thing to keep in mind is:
Do not do activities that could aggravate your health,
behave responsibly and try not to spread the disease further.

When help is needed

It is important to note how the disease develops. If the situation improves, there is no reason to worry. But if you find that nothing is changing or even worse, it is time to consider a doctor's visit. Pay attention to the following symptoms.
Dyspnoea or severe chest pain. It can be a pneumonia or a heart problem. Therefore, as soon as this type of pain enters, do not hesitate to go to the doctor.
Fever. High temperatures sometimes accompany common viruses or flu. Sometimes, however, fever is a sign of the development of complications. If other suspicious symptoms are present, you should not overlook this difficulty.
Strong pain when swallowing. If you scratch a little in your throat, wait for it to develop. However, if the pain is such that you can not swallow or saliva and suffer greatly, it is necessary to check if you have streptococcal angina. This would entail the risk of serious complications and the need for antibiotics. Streptococcal self-medication has already had a kidney or caused permanent damage to the joints and hearts, so do not underestimate the pain when swallowing.
"Throat in the throat". It is a condition that can be not only unpleasant but also dangerous. Swelling or other increased upper respiratory tract structures sometimes means a real threat, such as abscesses around the cervical tonsils. In addition, it can radically reduce the passage of the upper respiratory tract.
Permanent cough. This difficulty can mean a lot. For example, inflammation of the sinuses (inflammatory secretions in the lower respiratory tract), but also a black cough that is still present in the population. It can also be a disease that is not related to the cold, such as lung cancer. Any cough lasting more than three weeks should be examined by a doctor.

Author: MUDr. Tereza Kopecká
Source: U lékař

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