Clever Tips For Surviving A Cold
Many of us have been topping up our intake of immune boosters. Sometimes, even with fruits, hot drinks, and other preventative methods in place, bacteria and viruses can work their way through to our immune system..
To try to prevent a cold, many of us have been topping up our intake of immune boosters. Sometimes, even with fruits, hot drinks, and other preventative methods in place, bacteria and viruses can work their way through to our immune system and succumb to colds anyway. If you are dehydrated, under slept, stressed, or overworked, you may be more susceptible to these symptoms. Here are some tips to survive a cold faster.
STAY WARM AND RESTED. When you come down with a cold your body direct its energy toward the immune battle, so give it a little help by staying warm and resting. Close the book, turn off the light, the laptop and the TV and snuggle down for the night!
DRINK HOT LIQUIDS. They soothe the inflamed membranes that line your throat and nose, prevent dehydration and relieve nasal congestion. If you can't sleep at night, make a cup of hot herbal tea. Add one small shot of bourbon or whiskey, and one teaspoon of honey. Limit yourself to one small shot, otherwise you will feel worse.
DRINK SMOOTHIES. While experiencing the symptoms of a cold, appetite may be waning, and smoothies are a perfect solution. Give your immune the biggest boost possible by drinking several smoothies a day. Try different recipes.
EAT FRUITS. You may not have an appetite, but don't avoid fruits - they are just ideal for you when suffer from a cold. An array of fruit will give your body a massive injection of vitamins, which will support your body in fighting off viruses.
ADD GARLIC TO YOUR PLATE. Garlic is known for its antibiotic properties. You can take it raw. Crushing, then chopping, the clove, and swallow it down with water for quick absorption.
TAKE A STEAMY SHOWER. It will moisturize your nasal passages and will make you feel more relaxed.
SLEEP WITH TWO PILLOWS. Add an extra pillow under your head to relieve congested nasal passages.
DON'T FLY UNLESS NECESSARY. The change in air pressure will add extra stress to your already stressed-out upper respiratory system. As a result of pressure changes during landing and takeoff, flying with flucongestion or cold can temporarily damage your eardrums, so avoid flying! If you can't skip your flight, then keep in mind that swallowing and chewing gum can help relieve pressure. Carry a nasal spray with you too to use just before takeoff and landing.