Colds and viruses sneak up on you, causing uncomfortable symptoms like a stuffy nose, sore throat, or a persistent cough that keeps you up all night. Washing your hands regularly and avoiding close contact with people who are sick may prevent you from catching these germs, but they aren’t 100% effective.
At Skin Shop MedSpa in Houston, Texas, our wellness expert Dr. Tiffany Su offers customized intravenous (IV) therapy treatments to prevent and treat cold and virus infections.
Here, we want to explain how IV therapy benefits your health and can keep you well during cold and flu season.
About colds and viruses
Viruses are germs that make you sick. The many types of viruses infect different parts of the body, causing a wide range of symptoms.
The common cold is a viral infection that affects the upper respiratory system — your nose and throat. Over 200 viruses can cause a cold, including coronaviruses and rhinoviruses. The cold is considered a mild infection, but they’re highly contagious. It isn’t uncommon for adults to get two or more cold infections a year.
The best protection against colds and viruses is a strong immune system, which is how IV therapy can help.
How IV therapy protects health
Good nutrition is crucial for supporting a strong immune system. Eating a balanced diet that centers around fruits and vegetables is a great way to make sure your body gets all the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants necessary to support immune function. What if your diet is less than perfect?
IV therapy is a fast and effective way to boost your nutritional and immune health. We customize IV treatments to make sure you’re getting the nutrients and fluids that can best protect you from germs, like vitamin C, zinc, and glutathione (a powerful antioxidant).
If you’re worried about catching the office cold, IV therapy may provide your body the extra boost it needs to protect you from getting sick.
How IV therapy supports recovery
A strong immune system is your best defense against colds and viruses, but it may not completely stop you from getting sick. When you’re struggling to get over your cold symptoms, IV therapy can help.
Like pre-cold therapy, supplying your body with an extra boost of nutrients can bolster your immune system to help you recover faster. IV therapy also rehydrates the body.
Between your sore throat, runny nose, and fever, you may find it hard to drink enough fluids to meet needs. Dehydration happens fast and can make you feel more tired. IV therapy rapidly hydrates the body, giving you back your energy. Getting enough fluids also helps your body get rid of the virus.
We can also administer medications with your IV therapy to relieve aches and pains or nausea.
Don’t let your seasonal cold keep you from doing the things you love. We can help prevent and treat your infection with a customized IV therapy plan. Call our office today, or click the book online button to schedule a consultation.