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Colds, Flu & Cough

What is a cold or flu?

A cold or flu is caused by a contagious virus. They are quite different illnesses. A cold is a mild respiratory illness and you can feel unwell for 7 to 10 days. A flu can make you feel very ill for up to several weeks. There are hundreds of cold viruses but flu viruses fall under four main types, with Human Influenza A and B viruses causing seasonal outbreaks nearly every winter. These two influenza viruses are further divided into different types. Getting a flu shot can protect you against the flu viruses that are the same or related to the viruses in the vaccine. There is no vaccine for a cold. While a cold virus can occur at any time of the year, the flu virus is predominantly caught in winter months. A potential complication of the flu is pneumonia, particularly in the young or elderly.

Common symptoms of cold and flu

Cold symptoms usually begin with a sore throat and progress to runny nose and congestion, and a cough. A fever is uncommon. If cold symptoms don't improve you should consult your doctor as a secondary infection is possible. Flu symptoms are generally more severe than cold symptoms and can include fever, headache, muscle aches and pains. Sore throat, nasal congestion and cough are less predominant in flu illnesses.

How to treat a cold and flu

There is no specific cure for these viruses. It is important to rest and stay hydrated. Pharmaceuticals such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can ease pain or fever. Cold and flu medications can assist congestion but can have side effects and are not suitable for all. Throat lozenges and gargles can help. Natural treatments for congestion include saline nasal sprays and irrigation as well as steam.

Why Steam For Cough and Flu?

Steam works to relieve inflammation that causes sinus congestion associated with a cold or flu. When inhaled, warm vapours act as a natural expectorant to allow the comfortable clearance of excess mucous in nasal passages. Steam also delivers warm, soothing moisture to dry nasal passages and sore throats to provide lubricating comfort to aggravated airways. Coughs can also be soothed. The therapeutic benefits of steam are recommended by doctors and leading medical sites. Being all natural, there are no unpleasant side effects from drugs.

The congestion, blocked or runny nose from a cold virus can make your life miserable. Steam inhalation, often advised by doctors can help but may not be practical other than in the shower. mypurmist makes relief of symptoms by steam inhalation easy and convenient by directly targeting the upper respiratory tract.

Dr Joe Kosterich (M.B.B.S), GP, Perth WA

Why mypurmist?

mypurmist uses advanced innovative technology to deliver steam directly into your nasal passage to flush away the allergens. Using double distilled pure water through a patented capillary force action, it produces instant fine steam that can be temperature controlled to your liking.

mypurmist was developed in the USA to treat not only the symptoms of allergic rhinitis (hay fever) but also sinus conditions, cold and flu. It provides instant superb natural relief and can be used by anyone in the house over 12 years old. A survey of mypurmist users in the USA found 92% had improvement in their symptoms.

  • Instant fine mist penetrates deep into your sinuses, nose, and throat, providing superb relief
  • 100% natural & 100% drug-free
  • Handheld, portable, and lightweight
  • 99.9999% germ-free warm mist
  • Microprocessor controls multiple safety features and regulates temperature within 37.7°C - 46.1°C
  • Instant steam for fast relief > No waiting
  • Automatic drying cycle > No cleanup
  • No boiling water > No scalding risk
  • Great for the whole family (for ages above 12 years)

Over 500,000 mypurmist's have been sold in the USA. It is now exclusively available in Australia. As we so strongly believe in the mypurmist, we offer a 14 day money back guarantee*.

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Cold, Flu & Cough Symptoms Questions & Answers

mypurmist relieves the inflammation and congestion of your sinuses, alleviates mucous membrane dryness; and helps keep nasal passages moist and clean.

mypurmist can provide symptomatic relief for:

  • Allergies
  • Sinusitis - sinus infections
  • Colds
  • Flu
  • Laryngitis
  • Nasal, sinus and chest congestion
  • Coughs
  • Parched or dry throat
  • Lessening mucus production
  • Discomfort from sore throat
  • Sinus headache

Steam has been used for decades to provide therapeutic benefits to the upper respiratory system. Steam inhalation is a natural and effective treatment for respiratory conditions and is highly recommended for treatment of the common cold, sinusitis, allergies and laryngitis.

Steam relieves inflammation and congestion of upper respiratory mucous membranes, it moistens dry nasal passages, thins and loosens mucus for easier elimination and helps clear congestion.

Inhaling steam also helps to relax muscles, thereby relieving coughing. mypurmist is the world's most advanced steam inhaler making steam delivery effective, safe, and easy. mypurmist has harnessed and maximized the therapeutic power of steam in a simple handheld device that is easy to use.

Common symptoms include a runny or stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, fatigue, and sometimes fever. Cold symptoms are usually milder than the flu.

Distinguishing between a cold and the flu can be challenging as they share many symptoms. Both conditions may cause symptoms like a runny or stuffy nose, cough, and sore throat. The severity and sudden onset of symptoms can be more pronounced with the flu. While both can be relieved by steam therapy using MyPurmist, it's essential to consult a healthcare professional for a definitive diagnosis.

The common cold typically has five stages: incubation, prodromal, symptomatic, recovery, and post-cold. During the symptomatic stage, symptoms like a runny nose, cough, and congestion are prevalent. MyPurmist can be used during this stage to relieve discomfort by providing warm steam inhalation.

COVID-19 and a cold share some symptoms, such as a cough and sore throat, but COVID-19 may also cause fever, loss of taste or smell, and severe respiratory symptoms. To determine whether it's COVID-19 or a cold, it's crucial to get tested and follow public health guidelines. MyPurmist can help alleviate common cold symptoms while you await test results or seek medical advice.

A cold typically lasts about 7-10 days, with symptoms peaking around day 3-5. MyPurmist's warm steam therapy can provide relief during this time, soothing congestion and helping you feel more comfortable.

mypurmist reinvents steam therapy utilizing breakthrough patented Capillary Force Vaporizer (CFV) hospital technology*. mypurmist provides instant, targeted, and directed 100% humidity right where and when you need it and nowhere else, providing superb relief from inflammation and congestion caused by allergies, sinus infections, the common cold, and flu. Steam is a doctor recommended natural decongestant used by millions and mypurmist is the world's most advanced steam inhaler making steam delivery effective, safe, and easy. mypurmist is 100% natural drug-free solution to all your sinus and upper respiratory symptoms. mypurmist sets a new standard for effectiveness, safety, purity, convenience, and ease of use. mypurmist provides instant fine mist that penetrates deep into your sinuses, nose, and throat effectively washing away irritants and allergens.

*CFV technology as used in FDA-cleared PARI Hydrate Omni humidifiers for hospital ventilator therapy.

mypurmist can provide symptomatic relief for any of the above symptoms. However, for any other symptoms you can use mypurmist if you believe humidification would be useful for alleviating those symptoms. mypurmist provides the most efficient form of humidification and is very easy to use. So, if you are looking for humidification, mypurmist is very likely to be an exceptional option.

Day 3-5 of a cold is often the peak of symptoms, which can include severe congestion and discomfort. Using MyPurmist during this period can help alleviate these symptoms and provide relief.

There is no quick cure for a cold or flu, but you can speed up recovery by staying hydrated, resting, and using MyPurmist to relieve congestion and discomfort. Consult a healthcare professional for guidance on managing your illness effectively.

Over-the-counter cold and flu medicines may provide symptom relief. However, MyPurmist offers a drug-free, soothing solution through warm steam inhalation, which can complement medication for a more holistic approach to symptom management.

You can treat cold and flu symptoms with MyPurmist by using the device to inhale warm steam. This can help clear nasal congestion, soothe a sore throat, and make breathing more comfortable, offering relief from common symptoms associated with colds and the flu.

Taking a warm shower can help relieve muscle aches and ease congestion if you have the flu. It can be a helpful addition to your symptom management routine, alongside using MyPurmist for warm steam therapy.

DISCLAIMER: Please note, information contained on this page is not intended to replace medical advice, if symptoms persist seek professional medical treatment.
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