There is no other way to treat any medical condition than the natural way, but of course, there are some instances when you have to use medicinal intervention like taking medicine to make these illnesses treated.
One of the most common sicknesses people experience whatever weather condition it may be is cold and flu. If any or both of these illnesses hit you, it may not be as comforting as it gives you a sluggish, and uncomfortable feeling.
The good news is, these conditions can be treated even without going to hospitals. Some are not as comfortable and confident going to hospitals as they do not feel safe. To help you get through with cold and flu, here are some things you can consider doing.
- Stay hydrated
Keeping yourself always hydrated is not only necessary for people who are sick but actually, to anyone. Consuming juice, clear broth and water keep the body hydrated and help lose congestion. You must also avoid taking food that can encourage dehydration like caffeinated sodas, coffee and alcohol.
There are some sick people who tend to forget that hydration can help them get better. This is one of the simplest forms of treating and even preventing cold and flu.
- Rest and Relax
Yes please, grab your phone, maybe play a slot from a review website, play and relax. You need to rest and relax the most time you have cold and flu to gain your energy back. Get enough sleep, 7 to 8 hours a day is a must. Get yourself off from stressful jobs and tasks. Maybe it is time to delegate these tasks to others who are currently healthier.
- Soothe your sore throat
Other than congestion, a sore throat is one of the hardest to handle when you have a cold and flu. Treating it can be as simple as gargling with salt water. As soon as you feel pain on your throat, gargle salt water immediately.
If gargling salt water cannot satisfy you, you can go for lozenges, sore throat spray, or ice chips. For children, lozenges may not be as advisable as it may choke them in case it was not taken properly.
- Fight stuffiness
If this occurs, buying over the counter saline spray and nasal drops is an option. This can soothe congestion and stuffiness.
- Relieve pain
Headaches and body pains are somehow normal with cold and flu, and relieving it through different pain relievers like ibuprofen, acetaminophen or aspirin, is highly suggested. You need to consider your allergies before taking any medicine as such as it may cause greater problems if you take such medicines too fast and without consideration.
- Take warm liquids
Tea, soup or warm apple can be soothing and can ease congestion because of its increased mucus flow effect.
- Moisturize your air
A cool mist humidifier or vaporizer can add moisture to your home and can ease congestion.
- Over the counter medicines
And yes, there are over-the- counter medicines to cure colds and flu. But just like with pain relievers, you have to know the medicine’s content and make sure it has nothing that can give you allergies.