Having a hard time keeping away the cold and going about your daily routine? Here are simple tips to help you beat that cold!
As one of the prime symptoms and evidences of cold and flu, Nasal Congestion is a blockage of the nasal cavities usually caused by a swelling of the blood vessels and an over production of mucus in the nose.
Congestion can however be easily taken care of if from time to time during the cold, you drink up hydrating liquids like water, Juice, Dairy products, Herbal tea, Honey and lemon tea, Ginger tea, etc. These liquids help loosen up the fixes in the nose and allow easy and uninterrupted breathing passage through the nose.
Against popular belief that for times like this, Coffee is best suitable, I say STAY AWAY FROM IT as it dehydrates and stirs up thirst. You should also steer clear of Alcohol and other caffeinated liquids like Cola drinks, energy drinks, etc. during a cold.
SIP WARM LIQUIDS
From time to time, take warm liquids like water, tea and dairy products like we do at EduFirst. This will help soothe your possibly sore throat and keep warm on the inside.
TAKE PAIN RELIEVERS
To avoid pain pangs and a possible headache, take prescribed quantities of a suitable off the counter (OTC) pain reliever.
SOOTHE YOUR SORE THROAT
Gargle on 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt dissolved in a glass of warm water about three times per minute; it would help ease or relieve the pain in your throat which is probably beginning to itch. You can also take OTC cold and flu syrup to help ease the sore in your throat.
A nice cup of tea by you, the light turned off or low, the TV on with minimal sound… why not crown that up with a nice warm cover up with that huge, big blanket, duvet or piece of cloth laid up on your bed?
GET SOME REST
Sure that if you put the aforementioned steps to use, you will get better in no time, add to them that you should get some nice, warm sleep for at least 2 hours to soothe your head and body, and help you get refreshed for a nice start at a new or continued day!
From all of us at EduFirst, stay healthy, because as they say it,
“HEALTH IS WEALTH!”
Written by: Adenaike Ayomide.