Colds are out there and there is no cure for the common cold. The article notes that "healthy" folks normally get over one in 7-10 days.
- Doctors say lots of rest is the key treatment of a cold. You might need up to 12 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night to enable your body to fight off more infections.
- Gargle - This brings some temporary relief by moistening a sore throat. You can prepare the solution by dissolving a teaspoon of salt in warm water. Gargle the solution four times daily.
- Hot liquids keep you hydrated, relieve the nasal congestion by helping the mucus to flow more freely, and soothe the inflamed membranes along your nose and throat linings.
- It’s recommended that you blow your nose more regularly when having a head cold instead of sniffling mucus back inside your head.
- Use hot/cold packs. Either the hot or cold temperatures will help you feel more relieved and comfortable.
- A good steamy shower can relax and moisturize your rather congested nasal passages.
- Relax and avoid working out on days when you have a head cold and cough.
- Lozenge or ice cube. Sucking on any of these helps soothe the irritation or discomfort caused by the sore throat.
I'll leave it up to you to make your choice of which over-the-counter medication you want to use. I will quote again from the article again for this one last point - Note: Aspirin should never be used to treat fever in children younger than age 16. This is because the active component, Reyes Syndrome, is known to affect the brain function as well as cause liver damage.
Well, that's all for today. Until next time, best of all things to you all.