Frequent acute respiratory infections, colds
In most cases, frequent colds are associated with reduced immunity, but in rare cases the cause may be a deviated nasal septum or polyps.
Such regular illnesses are typical for children who are just starting to go to child-care facilities (kindergarten or school), they do not have a fully formed immune system. If a child gets more than 8 colds a year, it will be a reason to see an immunologist.
Signs of a cold:
- runny nose;
- severe headaches;
- general feeling of being unwell.
Normally, a cold can go away in a week to 10 days. If it lasts longer, there can occur complications such as sore throat, maxillary sinusitis or pneumonia and in this case you should see your doctor immediately for a check-up and treatment.
The doctor collects anamnesis, examines the patient and, if necessary, prescribes a general blood test. In Universum Clinic, in its own laboratory, it is possible to take an urgent blood test and know the result within 40-50 minutes, which greatly helps the doctor in establishing a diagnosis and determining treatment options.
Based on all the collected data, a prescription is made. It is strictly recommended not to self-medicate, including the choice of antibiotics. This is the competence of a doctor.
If the cold is in a mild form, the doctor may recommend only bracing measures: drinking plenty of fluids, airing the room, daily regime and taking enough vitamins.
By following these recommendations, it is possible to strengthen the immune system and reduce the frequency of colds.