Cold and flu seasons

by: Stephanie

Colds

Colds are one of the most common illnesses that infect people during cold weather. But, thats not the cause for this illness. viruses (tiny germs that can enter the body) cause colds. There are no causes for the common cold but there are treatments that can make a cold easier to live through. First of all, you can drink a lot of liquids, this can help you stay hydrated, steam from a hot shower or a vaporizer can make breathing easier and cough drops will soothe a sore throat.

Flu

The flu or influenza is also a common disease. It invades the nose throat and lungs. Dangerous flu viruses can kill young and healthy people. Signs of influenza come immediately. People with influenza should get plenty of water and sleep.

Resources

  • Britannica image quest
  • Britannica elementary search