Cold, Flu, And Infections

Virginia Integrative Practice

Regenerative Medicine & Integrative Medicine located in Charlottesville, VA & Falls Church, VA

Do you catch every cold or infection that works its way through your office? At Virginia Integrative Practice in Charlottesville and Falls Church, Virginia, Ina Grundmann, MD, and her team offer a combination of conventional and integrative therapies to help you recover from colds, flu, and infections. They improve your immune system to reduce your chances of getting sick again. Call Virginia Integrative Practice or make an appointment online today.

Cold, Flu, and Infections Q & A

What are common types of infections?

Viral, bacterial, and fungal infections like the common cold, the flu, and strep throat are everywhere. Your immune system should be equipped to fight off most infections and illnesses. There are a few more severe infections that may be harder to fight off, such as:

  • Lyme disease
  • Epstein-Barr virus
  • Shingles
  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
  • C. diff
  • H. pylori

These illnesses usually cause more severe symptoms. They can also weaken your immune system and increase your risk of picking up another infection before you’ve fully recovered.

What are integrative treatments for cold, flu, and infections?

Virginia Integrative Practice provides personalized treatment plans to help you recover from your illness. They begin with a thorough exam and testing to identify the infection causing your symptoms.

Then, your provider creates a personalized treatment plan combining conventional medicine with science-based integrative therapies to help you recover. Some of the therapies that might be included in your treatment plan are:

  • Intravenous therapies like the Myers’ Cocktail
  • Immune therapies like mistletoe therapy that boost your immunologic response
  • Ultraviolet light therapies to kill bacteria
  • Oxygen therapy to promote cellular health and destroy viruses, bacteria, and fungus
  • Cellular therapy to teach your immune system to target infections

Additionally, they might recommend antibiotics or other conventional medications, as well as herbal remedies to soothe your symptoms and make you more comfortable while your immune system fights the infection.

Can I reduce my risk for cold, flu, and other infections?

Yes. You can take steps to reduce your chances of catching a cold, the flu, or another infection. Frequently wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water. Whether you’ve been on public transportation, in a shared restroom, or at the grocery store, germs can spread anywhere. 

Talk to the team at Virginia Integrative Practice about how to use nutrition, supplements, and other therapies to enhance your overall health and immune system function. While they take care of you when you’re sick, they also offer personalized preventive care to help you avoid illness and disease. 

Call Virginia Integrative Practice or make an appointment online today for innovative treatments to help you recover from and prevent colds, the flu, and other infections. Serving Charlottsville, Falls Church, and Fairfax, VA.