Say [No] to Infusion for Cold Treatment

Bottles are everywhere from the countryside to the city.

This Spring Festival, I went to a small mountain village in Yunnan for a tour. Living in an inn run by a village doctor. It is said that the village doctor came from a family of traditional Chinese medicine. At home, there are always some herbs collected from the mountain. In the evening, Tourists from all over the world gathered in the small courtyard of the inn to chat. The village doctor, who was also the innkeeper, took out his own herbs to prepare tea for us. From time to time, I also feel the pulse for the guests who stay in the hotel free of charge. At first I thought he was a pure Chinese medicine practitioner. But when a villager walked into the yard to find him for transfusion, My understanding of him was completely overturned. He took the villagers to the sofa in nave and sat down. After simply asking the villagers a few words, He skillfully prepared medicines for the villagers with his hand that had just made tea for us. Insert a needle to hang the bottle. After the needle is inserted, The village doctor sat in the nave to accompany the villagers to ramble about their daily life, and the conversation was in full swing. If it were not for a bottle of infusion hanging so obviously, it would not be obvious that the doctor was treating the patient. The door of the nave was always open, and I sat in the yard to have a panoramic view of all this. After the villagers left, I asked the village doctor: “What happened to the man just now?” It doesn’t look like he has a serious illness.] The village doctor replied: “No big problem, common cold and fever.” [Do you have to infusion? Can’t you take some antipyretic? I asked. [The water comes fast, The patient himself asked for water.] He replied. I wanted to say to him [the common cold and fever should not abuse infusion. The so-called quick arrival of water is only a temporary control of the symptoms of fever and cannot remove the common cold virus from the body], but the words are swallowed back to the mouth. This is a matter for village doctors and villagers [one is willing to fight, the other is willing to suffer]. How effective can my words as a foreign tourist play? In this way, I refrained from saying anything. The reason why I record this matter here is to express a helpless social reality: today, when the media are popularizing the risks of abuse of infusion almost all the time, the plot of abuse of infusion continues to be staged in almost every corner of China! As ordinary people, If you are unable to change some bad medical conditions, Then try to change yourself, Armed yourself with the most basic medical knowledge, Find out what is going on with your frequent minor problems, So as to avoid the risk of abuse of infusion on these minor problems in time. Antibiotic injection and common cold treatment, Abuse of infusion most often occurs in the treatment of minor diseases, the common cold. Statistics from abroad show that, The average number of common cold cases per preschool child per year is 5 to 7, The average number of common cold cases per adult per year is 2 to 3, Thus, The common cold is a disease that we all get, It is also the disease we are most familiar with. In theory, we should know the disease best. But in fact, Most of us don’t really understand what the common cold is, Therefore, there are many examples of abuse of antibiotic infusion to treat the common cold. The medical name of the common cold is [upper respiratory tract infection] (commonly known as [upper respiratory tract infection]), The upper respiratory tract includes the nose, mouth, pharynx, larynx, In other words, acute infections in areas from nose to throat are considered colds. Symptoms are sneezing, runny nose, nasal obstruction, fever, headache, sore throat, cough, etc. The definite cause of the disease is virus infection. As the course of the common cold progresses, A few patients may have complications of bacterial infection, Antibiotics should be used only when there is a definite bacterial infection. And should not be used preemptively, as is now the case. In fact, Whether there will be complications of bacterial infection after catching a cold, Depending on the virulence of the virus invading the body and the immunity of the individual invaded by the virus, It has nothing to do with whether antibiotics are used in advance. As mentioned earlier, Antibiotics are used to treat infections by pathogenic bacteria such as bacteria. It has no effect on the virus, so the use of antibiotic infusion to treat the common cold is an abuse of antibiotics. What kind of harm will this abuse have, as mentioned earlier. Therefore, we should firmly say [no] to the abuse of antibiotics to treat the common cold, and even more [no] to the abuse of antibiotics in the form of infusion.