Sunday 23 October 2016

How to get out of flu


Flu is known as a common infectious viral illness spread by coughs and sneezes. It can be very unpleasant, but you'll usually begin to feel better within about a week.

There isn't actually a medicinal cure for a cold or flu, but on the bright side they do tend to clear up quickly.

But while you can't kill the bugs with medicines, there are a number of natural remedies which can help make your symptoms feel much more comfortable, and help you get over them fast.

Make sure to hydrate

Drinking water helps thin mucus secretions in the lungs. Orange juice, what a lot of people opt for, is good as a fluid but there's not much benefit from the vitamin C it contains.

Drink hot tea

All teas contain theophylline, which is a natural bronchodilator. Putting honey in your tea can also help suppress coughs naturally and also has antibiotic properties. Putting one of two teaspoons of honey in your tea can help a sore throat rom worsening. It can also ease the pain of a sore throat and make it easier for you to stay hydrated.

If you hate tea or other hot beverages, try taking a spoonful of honey. Honey by itself has properties that help prevent coughing.

Take a trip to the pharmacy

A pharmacy can help you find a medication that treats your specific aches and pains. A pain reliever like aspirin, acetaminophen or ibuprofen can provide relief from fever and body aches for example.

Pick a natural remedy that's right for you

Ingredients containing zinc can help shorten cold symptoms as it produces germ-figitng white blood cells. More than 50 mg a day will you suppress your immune system however.

Chicken noodle soup

Not only is chicken noodle soup excellent comfort food, but it has been shown to fight colds. Soups are also a terrific way to keep hydrated. Moreover, chicken noodle soup can both soothe a sore throat and reduce congestion.

Find a recipe that is rich in vegetables and low in salt in order to keep yourself well balanced.

Have a steamy moment

Breathing in warm, moist air can help thin out and loosen mucus. Either fill a bowl with hot water and lean your head over it or indulge in an extra-long hot shower.

Stay away from new germs

When you're starting to feel better, reduce your chance of catching another bug by staying away from anyone who has a cold or the flu.

Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly as well.

People suffering from the following symptoms should contact a doctor - fever above 38.6 degrees celsius, shaking chills, a cough with phlegm that gets worse, bloody mucus or phlegm, shortness of breath, chest pain when you breath or talk, inability to keep down food or liquids.



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