The holiday season has arrived, or nearly so. We take this opportunity to meet friends and relatives. The tables are well stocked and sometimes alcohol flows freely. However, this period festivities on the occasion of causes more or less serious ailments, ranging from the common cold to severe indigestion. How to get rid of minor ailments Christmas?

Cold

Infectious disease of the upper respiratory tract, colds are transmitted by inhalation, when a person coughs or sneezes near us, or contact with an infected surface nasal secretions and / or contaminated saliva. The virus, which occurs especially in cold weather, enters the body through the eyes, nose or mouth. The best way to prevent colds is to wash hands frequently, and / or regular use of hand sanitizer.If people coughing or sneezing near you, ask them to do in the fold of the elbow, if they do not have tissues to hand. A balanced diet and sufficient sleep significantly help prevent colds. There is no known antiviral treatment to cure the common cold. However, you will find commercially treatments that will relieve symptoms: cough, runny and stuffy nose, fever and headache. If you are affected, it is better to stay in bed and drink fluids.

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The “crisis of liver”

Do not fall off your chair, but the “bilious attack” does not exist, medically speaking. It may be migraine with nausea or vomiting. You may also be dealing with a good indigestion, infection of your digestive tract (gastroenteritis) or diarrhea or a gallbladder problem. Certainly, your liver may be sick, if you have hepatitis, cancer or cirrhosis. But these are far more serious than sore called a bilious attack.

Indigestion

During this period festivities, meals are generally richer and more plentiful. Of course, we know to receive. But it is possible, when you eat too much, to feel discomfort in the stomach as well as intestines. Nausea, bloating, heartburn and indigestion accompanied by spasms. To recover from indigestion, it is best not to snack. Instead, choose vegetables in large quantities (fennel, asparagus, celery or leeks) and drink water. You will have the feeling of being full by absorbing fewer calories. Soup skimmed milk will also work. When you feel better, eat a light meal, preferably fish or poultry. Avoid fatty foods and sweets more. Take out the air. Walk, swim, play sports.

Gastroenteritis

In viral or bacterial origin, often contracted during handling or absorption of contaminated products, gastroenteritis is characterized by loss of appetite, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, loose stools, headache head and a slight fever. Symptoms usually disappear after 24 hours. Contamination can come from an object after you touch a person with even during epidemics, more common in winter in North America.

To promote

If you have, it is better not to eat anything the first day, because you could throw everything you consume. If you can tolerate them, drink water, clear liquids for oral re-hydration solutions, sports drinks or carbonated beverages. Put some food from the second day. Opt for clear soup, bananas, crackers, rice, oatmeal and soft food. Stop eating if discomfort reappear.

Avoid

For faster relief, avoid dairy products, citrus juices, meat or spicy foods, raw vegetables, foods high in fat or fiber, as well as treats.

Prevention is better

You can also avoid the hangover chowing consumption per hour and absorbing a glass of water between each alcoholic drink. This will prevent dehydration, often responsible discomfort the next day. The best way to avoid the evils of Christmas remains prevention.

– Wash your hands frequently
– Avoid overeating and drunken evenings.
– Eat well, be wary of excess.
– Do not forget to do a little exercise.