November Colds

 “It’s so cold outside…”

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Oh no, It’s the time for colds again! Most people feel under the weather around November because it’s nearly winter and the outside temperatures are a bit funny… We get sore throats, headaches, stuffy noses… I decided to write about remedies for colds because I fell ill.

Soar throat:

One of the most common ones.

  • Teas –> Herb tea, black tea. My favourite one at the moment is Apple & Cinnamon. Add some honey and (if you can) lemon to heal faster.
  • Eat lots of vitamin C –> Tangerines, Oranges
  • Drink lots –> Water
  • Take some anti-inflamatory medicine
  • Take a teaspoon of honey and let it melt down your throat
  • Gargle salt water

And if none of these work consult your doctor to find out if you have strep-throat.

Headaches:

  • Painkillers –> very efficient
  • Rest –> naps, go to bed earlier
  • Lots of water
  • Cooling packs –> place them on your fore-head

Stuffy noses:

  • Don’t blow your nose –> It might be funny but it only makes your congestion worse!
  • Saline nasal spray
  • De-congestional pills
  • Breath over steam
  • Drink lots –> Hydration is critical
  • Warm compress –> Place it over your nose
  • Rest in upright position
  • Spicy food

How to prevent getting colds:

  • Dress warmly
  • Don’t get your feet wet or cold –> most of the colds come from that
  • Stay hydrated
  • Drink teas, hot chocolate and any warm drinks

Hope this helped you! 🙂

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