The Cold or Flu, a Holistic Health View, is a quick and easy guide to interpret the difference between the imbalances of the immune system due to the cold or flu. You can find additional preventive tips here💡
The common cold, also known simply as a cold, is a viral infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract that primarily affects the nose. The throat, sinuses, and larynx may also be affected. Colds can last between one to ten days, while the flu can last longer, twelve days or more, followed by a week or so of weakness and a residual cough.
The medical terminology for the word flu is Influenza. Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection of the upper respiratory tract. There are three forms, Type A, Type B, and Type C, both causing acute infection to the throat, nose, bronchial tubes, lungs, and middle ear.
There are more than 200 individual strains of viruses that can cause the cold or flu, and these strains are constantly changing, so the vaccinations against these viruses are always changing as well, which leads to minimal effectiveness for the prevention of outbreaks. More Preventive tips💡
Vaccines are available each year for influenza to reduce the likelihood of its spreading. If the strain targeted is the one that hits during the winter season, the vaccination is effective. The cold/flu is unpredictable and can affect anyone at any age.