Germs attack your body, primarily your nose and your
throat causing your nose to run, your throat to feel
sore and in general body ache and weakness. These germs
are of so many types that even if your body fights one
type of germ, the other germs are just ready to attack
you, whenever they get a chance. In fact, there are
more than 80 types of viruses (pronounced as why-rus-is)
that cause cold.
These germs usually are
mild and the body fsights them off within a week. But
till then you may feel tired, your nose may run like
a tap and your nose will be all red like a red nosed
reindeer. Your doctor will usually prescribe some syrups
and medicine to make you feel comfortable. These medicines
will make the congestion less and your nose less runny.
Sometimes if your cold
is severe, your watery fluid from the nose becomes yellow
or you get a severe earache, then your doctor may also
give you antibiotics (pronounced as NT-bye-o-tics).
These are drugs that kill the bacteria (pronounced as
You should take adequate
rest when you have the cold. Drinking hot liquids, soups
help you feel better. Sometimes you mom may make you
inhale steam (she’ll make you breathe the vapor from
a pot containing boiling water).
At present, there are no
shots available to prevent common cold. So, the only
way to take care of it is when you get it, take care!