Some will hide away in a protective bubble of blankets. Others will battle on, sneezing as loud as a fog horn or as quiet as a mouse. We all have our very different ways of managing the common cold and its symptoms. But what, exactly, determines how we react to minor illnesses and what does it say about our personality?
A specialist in personality and non-verbal communication, Dr Harry Witchel, has teamed up with natural cold remedy Kaloba to identify six key personality types, based upon a person’s reaction to a bout of the sniffles: Broadcasters, Suppressors, Apologisers, Planners, Defeatists and Warriors.
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Curb a cold
Your cold personality can even help determine how contagious you are. When it comes to a cold or the flu, we’re at our most contagious before the first sneeze. However, at this stage the damage to the people around us has often already been done – the incubation period for the virus can be up to two days before symptoms occur. You can help prevent the spread of infection by employing the NHS ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’ policy.
We now live in an age in which anyone can learn about their illness and what is needed to overcome it, where information is readily available for those who choose to access it. However, when it comes to minor infections, like the common cold, it is only certain personality types who choose to access this information and proactively treat their symptoms. Kaloba Pelargonium is a fully licensed natural remedy and is also the best researched medicine worldwide in the area of upper respiratory tract infections, including the common cold, with over 4,000 patients participating in placebo-controlled, clinical trials; over 40 per cent of which were children one year and above.
Dr Michael Dixon, GP and Chairman of the NHS Alliance said: “If you’re suffering from cold and flu symptoms, you should stay at home, rest, drink plenty of fluids to help increase your recovery time and prevent the spread of infection. It is also worth considering the use of an over-the-counter remedy to help lessen symptoms; these are available on the high street. In numerous studies, natural remedies containing Pelargonium have found to be a safe and efficacious alternative to antibiotics, which do not work in treating viral infections.”
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For more information on Kaloba Pelargonium visit http://www.kaloba.co.uk. Always read the label.