An acute, infectious disease caused by a virus from the myxovirus family with high antigenic variability. It is transmitted through the respiratory tract and has an incubation period of 1.4 days.
Rhinopharyngitis (or nasopharingitis, informally known as the common cold), is a common, generally benign infection of the upper airways (i.e. the nasal cavity and pharynx) by a virus, usually a picornavirus (which includes rhinoviruses) or a coronavirus.
The growing severity and frequency of colds and the flu are evidence of our lowered immune capacities. From a naturopathic perspective, the goal is to boost the immune system so that it can fight off infections.
Eliminate simple sugars, including fruit juices, honey, molasses and maple syrup. Eliminate dairy products.
- DC 14 or DC 55
- DC 39
- Moderate exercise and sauna