We’ve all experienced the dreaded summer cold. You’re having a sun-filled summer packed with friends, popsicles, and fun, and you somehow become sick. What can you do, and how can you be sure it doesn’t happen again?
What’s the Deal with Summer Colds?
Most don’t believe you can get a cold in the summer, after all, it’s called a “cold.” The reality is that a viral infection or low immune system can strike at any time of the year. It’s also possible to experience allergies in the summer only, which may appear as the common cold.
You come in contact with viruses and bacteria daily, and your immune system typically fights them off without becoming ill. However, when your immune system is down, your body is unable to fight off the invader easily, so it must launch an all-out attack.
In the case of the summer cold, you experience a runny nose and coughing as your body tries to detoxify the virus from your body.
Another way to attack illness is to allow it to leave the body naturally, but boost the external surroundings of the body. It’s important to focus on air quality in your spaces – both at home and the workplace, as well as wherever else you may frequently spend a lot of time.
Viruses and bacteria in the air can be circulated time and time again in the summer months, as many homes and workplaces are cooled with air conditioning. Ventilating these areas helps, however, you can also introduce purifiers into the area.
A Salin Plus salt therapy device can rid the air of pollen, mold, smoke, dust and other pollutants that can cause the common cold while also introducing the healing effects of salt into the air and your body. Often, what appears as a summer cold may very well be allergens from outside or inside the home. In that case, an air purifier is your best bet for relieving the symptoms.
How to Prevent the Summer Cold
A cold can happen any time of the year, though it’s the worst in the summer since you should be outside having fun. Take these steps to prevent the summer cold from washing your plans down the waterslide.
Luckily the high intake of vitamin D, extra exercise and fresh produce available helps you have a healthy summer, but don’t neglect the basics to keep the summer cold at bay.