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How to Prevent and Treat Cold & Cough

  By posted Jan 20th 2013
Healthy Living

As the temperatures drop, more and more people have been falling prey to common ailments such as chest congestion, cough and cold. We have all been hearing of colleagues, friends and family calling in sick to work, mostly due to these ailments, which might seem small but have a huge and detrimental effect on one’s work and personal life due to loss of productive work hours.

“While there are numerous remedies and solutions available to treat chest congestion, this alarming statistic forces us to think about why it affects such a large number of our population. We are exposed to a number of viruses all day long, but some people seem more susceptible to catching colds or the flu than others,” says Dr. Sanjeev Mehta, Chest Physician, Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai.

One can easily prevent this condition from recurring and having a detrimental effect on our day to day lives and overall productivity by keeping the following easy tips in mind.


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