According to experts taking zinc tablet, syrup or lozenges can diminish the sternness and duration of the common cold. A review of data from fifteen trail involving thirteen hundred people suggests that taking zinc supplement within a day of onset of cold symptoms speeds recovery and can fend off colds.
The virus of cold can be passed from person to person not only through cough and sneeze but also through touching infected surface like door handles. Adults catch about two to four cold a year while children up to ten a year. A very little one can do to avoid this infection as the virus accountable is so trite.
There is no established cure for the common cold. However, experts believe zinc medication can help in preventing and diminishing infections by veneer the cold virus and halt them from entering the body via the thin lining of the nose. It also seems to halt the virus from replicating, shows lab studies.
Some evidence is also suggested that zinc aids the immune system and reduces some disagreeable reactions the body displays on attacking virus. According to lead researcher Meenu Singh from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India, this assessment fortifies the evidence for zinc as a treatment for common cold.
She added, however, at the moment, it is still difficult to make a general recommendation, because they do not know very much about the optimum dose, formulation or length of treatment. In the seven days trail, more patients who took zinc remedies every couple of hours during daytime had cleared their symptoms in comparison to those taking placebo.
Children who took the syrup or the lozenges for five months or more also experienced fewer colds and missed fewer school days, the analysis found. They also needed fewer antibiotics. This is a treatment that is showing some promise which, where treating the common cold is concerned, is unusual, explained David Tovey, editor in Chief of the Cochrane Library.