The common cold eh!

So common and yet so seemingly untreatable.  How can we resist these annual infections at the time when the temperatures dive and challenge our immune systems?
Studies seem to suggest that the average human can have 2-3 of these per year.    We all know by now the tell tale early symptoms.

Primary infection stage of the common cold

For me its the ticklish dry cough, the primary infection stage  – not too hacking at this stage and nothing to be alarmed about right? Wrong.
That’s the first tell take signs of an impaired immune system. The resident virus is on the lose with an immune system compromised for whatever reason.  It rips up and punctures the mucous linings of the windpipe and back of the nose.

Secondary infection stage

The next secondary infection stage is more extreme.  The nose runs profusely with clear watery like mucous and incessant sneezing as the body tries vainly to repair the damaged windpipe and nose linings linings to reassert some protection for itself.  As the blood vessels enlarge and thin out and react as part of this, nose bleeds can occur.
For most people, this step leads to the next which is when the resident pathogenic bacteria living on the linings of the windpipe and nose seize the chance to create havoc and down most of us go with an ugly secondary infection.  This is ususally complete with a raised body temperature, ugly yellow and green snotty discharge, blocked nose and seriously hacking cough.
The choices of treatment narrow from this point for the majority of people to a visit to the GP with the issue of a script for antibiotics being the usual outcome.  With increasing antibiotic resistance going down this route is increasingly fraught.  We also wipe out our gut health with these.
For older people with less robust immune systems, the implications can be far more serious with complications leading to pneumonia, hospitalization and even death.  Its because of this potential path of progression, that I always take early cold symptoms really seriously.  Not because I’m necessarily afraid of karking it.  More because I’d hate to have something simple and easily treatable, medicalised and turned into a major drama.  I’d certainly take antibiotics with a diagnosis for pneumonia, but I’d rather treat early symptoms before things get anywhere near this stage.
For this reason in the last few years, I’ve always tried to treat cold symptoms early and aggressively with a variety of treatments all of which have worked with great success.
In past few years, at the first signs of the viral infection stage, I’ve used a mixture both traditional Western herbs in 2013 and traditional Chinese herbs in 2015 to knock down the progress from primary to secondary infection.

Asea knocks down my common cold

This year was a little different.  I wasn’t near any immediate source of herbs to treat the primary infection stage.  But I did have a relatively new product called Asea on hand to play around with.  I’ve been taking Asea regularly for several months to counter chronic fatigue and provide an energy source.  I’d seen some amazing results from people taking this with really serious medical problems.
After two days of primary infection stage of ticklish cough and onset of periodic nose bleeds through punctured nose linings from the virus and dilated blood vessels, it was time to act.  I glugged down a mega dose of 180 ml of Asea before turning into bed on Friday night.
What normally would have happened in terms of progression to secondary infection was halted in its tracks overnight.
The dry cough was essentially gone within 12 hours. I’ve had a few further nose bleeds as the throat and nose linings repaired over Saturday and today Sunday.  The ugly green and yellow grotty snottys never eventuated.  I got a great nights sleep all with no progression to mainstream antibiotic regimes to treat the inevitable secondary infection.  Bloody amazing!
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Have a great cold free winter!