I’m pretty pissed cause I just recently had the cold (first one all year!) but anyhoo, I really hate being ill and try to avoid it at all cost. So if your like me, but so happen to fall victim to a cold or flu, here are some highly effective ways to aid you back to health!
- WASH YOUR HANDS
When your immune system is already low, you don’t want to introduce any more bacteria into your body. Always make sure that you wash your hands thoroughly before handling and eating food, regardless of whether or not you are already ill.
- GET PLENTY OF REST
The best thing you can day to treat a cold is quite simply to sleep. Although it may seem like you’re being dramatic, sleeping in a warm bed under a blanket will help your body to focus its energy on combating the virus that is lurking in your body. The immune system works best when it’s able to concentrate on the task, without you getting too tired.
- EAT GARLIC
It may not be the most appetizing thought in the world, but a good way to treat a cold is to consume garlic. Garlic soup ticks both the warm fluid and garlic boxes, but raw garlic works the best – you may not have many people kissing you, but it’ll help to clear your cold up.
That’s my list of 7 Unbelievably Simple but Highly Effective Ways to Treat a Cold! I hope that you have learnt from my ways of fighting those nasty germs (I’ve had plenty of experience over the years) and can possibly use them the next time you have to treat a cold. Please feel free to comment suggesting any other ways that I may have missed out!
- CONSUME VITAMIN C
When your immune system is at its lowest, you want to make sure that you have as much Vitamin C as possible. Citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons are full of Vitamin C, but you can also buy capsules and vitamin tablets that work just as well. If you are sick you may not want to eat an orange, so having a supply of tablets is a good idea.
- STAY HYDRATED
Doctors are always telling us to drink fluids when we’re ill, and there is a good reason for that. Liquids, especially hot liquids, will help to keep your body functioning. A hot fluid will open up your nasal passages and clear blockages that have formed due to the cold. Chicken soup is the most common choice of hot liquid, as we often don’t particularly fancy a cup of coffee when we’re ill – we can do without the caffeine, too.
My extra tip is, if you blow your nose a lot and it gets really sore, well before that begins to happen, what I do is, each couple of times I have blowed my nose I put a slick of vaseline round my nose. This stops it from becoming really sore and stops it from peeling really bad when your on the mend!
Do you have any tips you can share? drop your comment below x