Seriously! And it’s not that women don’t get the flu or just complain less. A number of studies have looked into the matter and have shown that, in fact, when men catch the flu, they suffer more than women do.
There’s a pretty good chance that this research was commissioned by male scientists who were tired of being teased.
Natural cold and flu remedies can be an effective support to overall immune support, especially within a society that often prescribes antibiotics as a primary source of treatment.
Antibiotics, despite being vitally important in multifarious conditions, are not always the answer for colds and flu. They work only when bacterial infections are present, for those with bronchitis, etc. They do not work against viral infections and, indeed, are frequently less than useful when given in such circumstances as they kill both friendly and unfriendly bacteria, leaving people vulnerable to thrush and bowel problems.
Overuse of antibiotics has additionally created an ever-growing number of bacteria that are immune to them, threatening doctors’ ability to treat serious illness. The emergence of superbugs – pathogens with a resistance to antimicrobial drugs – was firmly linked to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in a report of the Standing Medical Advisory Committee.
Children catch an average of 6 to 10 colds every year. Children are more susceptible to colds than adults because they haven’t built up enough specific immunity to fight the many different cold viruses and they don’t have the same reflexes as adults when it comes to hygiene.
In children, a cold can easily lead to an ear infection because their Eustachian tubes are shorter and more horizontal than those of adults. As many as 75% of children develop an ear infection before the age of 3.