Home Remedies for Colds

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I got a rather nasty case of the common cold last week.

Headache. Stuffy nose. Cough. Fever. Itchy eyes. Sore throat. Body aches. If you’re like most regular people, you know the symptoms of the common cold. A cold is a kind of infection that can be caused by different types of viruses. It doesn’t spare anyone.

The Common Cold Causes, Symptoms, Spread, Treatment And Prevention (1)Remedies are aimed at ease these symptoms to help keep you comfortable while your immune system battles the virus away. Here are 5 remedies that are guaranteed to make you feel better:

1. Stay hydrated.  Drink plenty of fluids to help break up your congestion. Drink as much water as you can., When battling the colds, there is never too much water. Juice, clear broth or warm lemon water with honey also helps loosen congestion and prevents dehydration. Avoid alcohol, coffee and caffeinated sodas, which can make dehydration worse.

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2: Stay rested.
Resting conserves energy in the body. Infants, when allowed to sleep well, are able to activate their immune system to tackle the infection.Rest. Your body needs to heal.

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3: Ginger
The health benefits of ginger root have been used for centuries, so you don’t have to doubt it.

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4. Take a hot shower.
You can reduce colds by getting a warm sponge bath. Warm baths are also useful to reduce cold and flu symptoms in adults. Breathe easy with steam. Pour just-boiled water into a large bowl. Drape a towel over the top of your head to trap the steam, and breathe in through your nose for five to 10 minutes. Keep your eyes closed as you breathe in the steam, since both essential oils and steam may irritate your eyes.

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5. Take vitamin C.

Drink plenty of fluids to help break up your congestion.Taking vitamin C before the onset of cold symptoms may shorten the duration of symptoms.

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And of course, there’s no substitute for eating a balanced diet and getting plenty of rest to keep your immune system strong. Doing so will keep your body in prime shape to keep more colds at bay.

References:

http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/donna-cardillo-rn-ma/cold-and-flu-home-remedies
http://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/home-remedies/natural-home-remedies-colds-and-flu#PoHXer2u49o7AOKY.99

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