I’m not a doctor and I’m not a nurse, but I have learned some things over the years that help me and my family deal with colds.
1. Eat garlic and onions in everything you cook, they reduce infections like colds. (real garlic, not powder)
2. If you have allergies in the fall or spring, take allergy medicine for it. It is okay to take it daily.
3. Don’t skip exercise. Sweating helps to decongest really hard to decongest places. Anything you can do to get the lymphatic system fluids moving is a good thing. Turn the heat up in your home, if it’s summertime go outside and sweat. If you can go to a sauna or a hot tub that would work well too.
4. Take cough medicine at night so you get plenty of sleep, sleep heals.
5. Buy whole milk for your family, whole milk is the only one supplemented with Vitamin D and Vitamin D is good for getting rid of colds.
6. For a cough, put Vicks on your feet.
7. For sore throats, hot toddies work wonders, but hot tea with lemon and honey is good too.
8. Take decongestant, your goal is to get rid of the gunk in your head and your throat and to keep yourself as decongested as possible.
9. Keep a humidifier in your room all winter. (this helps reduce wrinkles also!)
10. I’ve heard eucalyptus is a good herb for decongesting and to reduce coughing but I’m allergic to it, so it doesn’t work for me.
Do you have any tips to add to the list?
- Hot Toddy Cold Remedy (food.com)