Autumn and the beginning of winter is a very fertile time for all kinds of viruses, and even banal hypothermia. Even a thermometer, stubbornly approaching sub-zero temperatures, cannot force to finally realize the sad fact that summer is over, and ahead of a month of cold weather. When we get down jackets from the pantry, we seem to be humbled, and many do not until the last dragging the autumn windbreakers, albeit supplementing them with scarves and hats. But the frosty autumn wind does not spare noses and throats, and you need to worry in advance about not becoming a victim of cooling. Even a pre-pulled down jacket will not save here - the weather is changeable, and sweating in the cold air is the most direct way to a cold. We need a clean nose, not only in order to feel good, but also in order to fully enjoy the taste of Ossetian pies, because it is the aroma that gives almost 80% of the taste. The popular myth about the magical prophylactic properties of vitamin C, unfortunately, is not true and was dispelled back in 1973, but there are still people who believe that an additional dose of ascorbic acid will protect them from colds and flu.
Non-working cold prevention
There are other myths that are very common among the population, and now we will try to dispel them so that you order food with home delivery, not because you are sick, but simply because you so want. Oxolinic ointment will not protect against flu, even if you smear your nose inside and out. According to the instructions, it prevents the entry of viruses into the body through the nasal mucosa, but in fact no evidence has ever been given of effectiveness. This ointment envelops the mucous membrane very nicely and prevents hypothermia, but regular petroleum jelly gives exactly the same effect. Onions and garlic are also unable to directly fight the viral invaders, although many use them directly for colds, as a folk remedy. Although it is probably worth recalling the folk wisdom here, that if you do not treat a cold, it lasts seven days, and if you treat it - a week. Essential oils can have some bactericidal and relaxing effect, but, again, they will not save from viruses and can be used simply as a means of easing the course of the common cold. It is also worth mentioning that many advertised “homeopathic” remedies do not have any proven effectiveness, and in most cases do not contain active substances at all.
How to protect yourself from the common cold
Everyone knows for sure - legs should be warm. But few are aware that it is worth keeping your own nose warm. The fact is that when cooling, blood circulation in the nose slows down, and less immune blood cells enter the tissue, which really fight the enemy in the form of microbes and pathogenic bacteria. Also, you do not need to touch everything in a row, including the hands of friends at a meeting. A person may already be infected with the influenza virus, but so far it is asymptomatic, and you, after a firm handshake, accidentally scratch your nose and microbes will immediately run to explore the territory of your mucous membrane. Also try not to snack on sweets - when you use an excessive dose of sugar, blood cells that must catch harmful microbes temporarily lose some of their effectiveness. Well, if you still really wanted to eat a sweet Ossetian cake to order, it is better to do it at home - our couriers will quickly bring you a hot treat.