The arrival of fall brings beautiful colours and fresh air, but unfortunately for some it can also bring a common cold or flu virus. If you feel the symptoms of a cold or flu beginning, follow these ten tips and tricks to help ease symptoms and lead to a speedy recovery.
Fluids – Drink 6 to 8 glasses per day to help with nasal and chest congestion.
Vaporizer – Humidify the air using a vaporizer (either cool mist or warm mist works) to help relieve sore throat or dry cough.
Cough Drops – Use hard lozenges or candy to soothe a sore throat or cough.
Salt Water – Gargling with salt water can be a great natural remedy to relieve an infected throat.
Day/Night Extra Strength Cold Relief – For fast relief of cold and flu symptoms such as nasal congestion, cough, fever, minor aches and pains, up & up extra strength cold medication won’t make you sleepy during the day and may help you rest easier at night.
Saline Drops – Use saline drops or spray to loosen nasal congestion.
Pain Relief – Ibuprofen is good to have on hand to help with aches and pains.
Rest – Fatigue can increase the duration of symptoms. Staying in bed will also avoid spreading the infection to others.
Chicken Noodle Soup – Not only does it taste good, but hot soup can help break up congestion and be soothing on a sore throat.
Hand sanitizer – Help stop the spread of germs by keeping hand sanitizer within reach.
This season, look for the cold relief value pack on sale at your local Target, which has the must-haves you need to be ready for the cold and flu season. The value pack, which retails for only $12.99, includes hand sanitizer, cough drops, ibuprofen and Day/Night Cold relief.