People suffering from a disease such as bronchial asthma should be as attentive to their health as possible. This is especially true of the off-season period, when various colds are quite common for almost every person. Any catarrhal disease with asthma only increases the burden on the respiratory organs and other systems of the body as a whole.
Differences between Asthma and the Common Cold
Bronchial asthma is a chronic disease expressed in inflammation of the lower respiratory tract mucosa. To cope with it, the body requires a lot of strength. And any viral disease, as you know, significantly weakens the immune system, which can aggravate the symptoms of bronchial asthma.
Colds, as a rule, affect the upper respiratory tract, which in addition to the chronic inflammation of the lower respiratory tract observed in asthma, gives a huge load on the patient’s body.
Symptoms of the common cold in bronchial asthma
The common cold is a disease that develops extremely rapidly, especially with bronchial asthma. Its first symptom is discomfort in the throat. Also, with a cold, abundant secretion of mucus from the nose, sneezing, general weakness of the body and fever are observed. At the beginning of the development of the disease, the discharge from the nose is transparent and liquid, after a few days they change their texture and become denser and denser, and also acquire a green or yellow hue.
Treating a cold with asthma is necessary at its first manifestations. After all, constant nasal congestion can cause the development of a bacterial infection, which will have to be treated with antibiotics. To avoid such consequences and minimize the burden on the body, at the first manifestations of a cold, you must consult a doctor. So, you do not need serious treatment for bronchial asthma and the unpleasant consequences of a common cold.
How to reduce the risk of a cold with asthma?
Prevention of colds with asthma is quite simple. It is enough to observe the following rules:
- adhere to basic hygiene rules, that is, wash hands after the street and wash;
- protect yourself from close communication with people already suffering from any diseases transmitted by airborne droplets, whether it is angina or SARS;
- get an annual vaccination against a seasonal illness such as flu;
- consume as many vitamins as possible, eat right and give up bad habits.
Thus, you can protect yourself from colds and not aggravate the course of bronchial asthma.