Runny nose, fever, sore throat, cough – all these symptoms in 90% of cases indicate a viral disease. And this means that treatment should be started as early as possible, at the very first manifestations of discomfort. In this case, there is a good chance to cope with the disease even after a day. The therapist and gastroenterologist Elena Tyulpina spoke about this in an exclusive interview with we.

According to the doctor, the first symptoms of the disease can appear within three days from the moment of infection. And as soon as you feel the slightest hint of illness, you need to take up therapy. Then it may turn out to be useless and there is a risk of complications.

“When patients come to us for an appointment, we say to increase the amount of liquid, this liquid should be drunk at the first symptoms. Warm, hot water, tea, fruit drinks. The more we drink, the easier it will be to cope. Thus, we remove the intoxication of the body with the virus “said the doctor.

In some cases, it is worth connecting antiviral drugs. But, again, no later than the second day after the first symptoms. Later, they will not have any therapeutic effect. It is also important to change medications every three to four months so that addiction does not occur, the doctor noted.