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Common Cold Support

The term 'common cold' refers to a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract. It affects primarily the nose, where symptoms include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks. Over 200 viruses are implicated in the cause of the common cold; with rhinoviruses being the most common. The term 'rhinovirus' literally means virus of the nose.

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Common Cold Info

The term 'common cold' refers to a viral infection in the upper respiratory tract. It affects primarily the nose, where symptoms include coughing, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and fever which usually resolve in seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks. Over 200 viruses are implicated in the cause of the common cold; with rhinoviruses being the most common. Rhinovirus literally means virus of the nose.

The common cold primarily affects the nose, the throat (pharyngitis), and the sinuses (sinusitis), occasionally involving either or both eyes (conjunctivitis.) Symptoms are mostly due to the body's immune response to the infection rather than to tissue destruction by the viruses themselves. The primary method of prevention is by hand washing with some evidence to support the effectiveness of wearing face masks.

No cure for the common cold exists, but the symptoms can be treated. It is the most frequent infectious disease in humans with the average adult contracting two to three colds a year and the average child contracting between six and twelve. These infections have been with humanity since antiquity.

There are natural health remedies that may help alleviate the symptoms of the common cold. These mainly work by boosting and assisting existing immune function. Vitamin C, echinacea and propolis are beneficial in this.

Product Reviews

  • Thompson's Immunofort

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    I purchased this product for my daughter who lives in Wellington. She had been unwell and was feeling run down and tired. She was taking 2 tablets a day while she was unwell and felt a little better as the days went by. She seems to think she had caught a virus like her flatmate had and taking the tablets definitely helped her recovery.

    Edith

    3/10/18

  • A good defence

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    Since taking this product I haven’t had any of the usual colds I would get over winter. Even when the rest of my family had a virus or runny nose I stayed healthy!

    Alice

    27/09/18

  • Fantastic immune support

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    I teach juniors. I havent been sick all winter and a lot of other colleagues and students have been very sick with a nasty virus this winter that has knocked people down for a week or so. I was very happy that I didnt get sick before a big trip overseas as well. I dont swallow pills easily especially capsules so this liquid tonic is perfect. I just mix 10 ml or so with a 1/4 glass of water and swallow down each morning. Will be purchasing again next April/ May.

    Rebecca

    22/09/18

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