Hermosillo, Sonora; January 22, 2024 – The common cold or acute nasopharyngitis and acute pharyngitis (i.e. inflammation of the pharynx) were the main reasons for consultation among Isssteson beneficiaries in CIAS and Institute modules in 2023, with a total of 69,748 consultations for these reasons throughout the year.
While both conditions can be managed without complications, their presence can lead to evolution and become a lower respiratory tract infection known as bronchitis or other more complex conditions.
The common cold, like other respiratory infections, is an illness caused by cold, sudden changes in temperature, but it is mainly spread from person to person when a sick person sneezes, coughs or talks to someone in close proximity. A person who is not sick.
According to medical information from Isssteson staff, the groups most at risk for these illnesses are children under 5 years old, the elderly and people with chronic degenerative diseases whose immune systems have been weakened by certain medications.
Therefore, to prevent these situations, it is recommended to wash your hands frequently, preferably with soap and water, to use a mask in case of respiratory infection, and as “etiquette” when sneezing, i.e. to cover yourself. with forearms.
It is also important to eat healthy, add seasonal vegetables and fruits, especially those containing vitamin C, to your daily diet, and exercise regularly.
In this way, people can help their health and strengthen their immune system to fight not only colds but other diseases as well.