Do antibiotics cure you, or suppress your immune system?
The main cause of hoarseness is common cold and other wintertime diseases. Therefore, everybody with a vocal occupation
must do one’s best to keep one’s immune system intact. If you fail to treat your hoarseness, it might haunt you for many month. But in case you already caught a cold, should you resort to antibiotics for voice problems?
To begin with, here are some useful statistics for everyone who wishes to improve one’s immune system.
- The cause of 70 percent of all airways inflammation disorders are viruses, rather than microbes.
- 35 percent of all cases are contagious.
- Several national medical associations instructed their members to restrict the use of antibiotics to bacterial diseases, and only after a laboratory test established the bacterial cause of the disease.
- For antibiotic treatment to be most effective, and to quicken the recovery, it must be administered within 48 from the moment of outbreak. This is in case the disease is microbial. On the other hand, using antibiotics within 48 hours from the moment of outbreak increases the recurrent infections eightfold.
- World Health Organization (WHO) warns against a global infection crisis, due to excessive use of antibiotics that enhances the microbes’ resistance to antibiotics.
- If influenza, which cannot cure itself, is not treated, it’s most likely to complicate, deteriorating into pneumonia, arthritis, auto immune diseases, kidney damage, various infections And other disorders.
- 20 percent of all influenza cases can develop complications.
Well, you probably got confused so far, and with a good reason. As a rule, it is wrong to take antibiotics for voice problems right when you catch a cold, considering its long-term effects. If you do, the disease may be cured first, but then recur, with a vengeance. To make matters worse, the use of antibiotics can make bacteria and viruses more resistant. But since there is no rule without exceptions, it is always better to consult your doctor.
On the other hand, if you avoid using antibiotics for voice problems altogether, even when your influenza deteriorates or is not over within a week, you may develop complications. As mentioned statistics show that 20 percent of all influenza cases develop complications.
So what can you do?
The best approach is letting your body’s immune system fight the various stages of cold without using antibiotics for voice problems. Instead, we recommend using natural herbal remedies, a diet rich in vitamin C, as well as other vitamins and minerals, combined with alternative medicine treatments such as acupuncture and shiatsu. We also recommend using TMRG solutions to protect and clear your throat and vocal cords from intruders. TMRG Saline and Oils Spray (#5) is recommended when you feel the first tingling of a cold/sore throat.
If you do not get better within 5 days, undergo medical examination and follow your doctor’s instructions. If the condition is serious, and the cause is not viral, the doctor tends to prescribe antibiotics for voice problems.
At the same time, you must keep your house well ventilated, so you don’t spread the disease to those around you, and do not contract outside viruses and bacteria from them. Also keep a proper distance from sick people, and from others, if you are sick.
Dress warm, since low body temperature makes viruses more resistant.
The best way to treat common cold is by preventing it, by keeping your immune system strong and intact. Using TMRG Solutions such as TMRG Saline and Oils Spray (#5) can help you enhance your immune system, and especially protect your vocal cords and improve their performance.
A TMRG Voice Specialist