How to Soothe the Flu
September 2, 2016 by Saline Soothers
While flu symptoms can be very similar to cold symptoms, they’re typically more severe and come on quickly. Symptoms can include a fever, headache, sore throat, muscle aches, congestions, cough, chills and fatigue. Some may also experience vomiting or diarrhea although this is typically more common in children.
It can take up to two weeks for the flu to run its course. Use these tips to soothe your flu symptoms and feel better faster.
Check in With Your Doctor
If you think you may have the flu, be sure to speak to your doctor. He or she may prescribe antiviral drugs to help the flu run its course faster or provide input on which over-the-counter medications or pain relievers they recommend you take.
Stay Home and Rest
The flu is highly contagious, and it’s important that you stay home from work and your regular activities to keep it from spreading. While you’re home, be sure to rest. This will help send the message to your body that all extra energy should be spent fighting the virus, and you’ll be feeling better faster. If you’re congested, try using an extra pillow to help keep your nasal passages open.
Drink at least 8 – 10 glasses of water each day to help break up your congestion, keep you from getting dehydrated and keeping your throat moist. If you are sick of water, try hot tea, chicken soup broth, fruit drinks or ginger ale.
Use a Saline Spray
Regular use of a saline spray can help to reduce nasal congestion and help you feel better faster. These all-natural sprays soothe your dry and irritated nasal passages by rinsing and moisturizing the nostrils.
Blow Your Nose
Help get rid of your congestion by blowing your nose often when you have the flu. The best technique is to close one nostril and gently blow with the other nostril, then switch and repeat. Keep your nose from becoming irritated by using Saline Soothers.
Patented Saline Soothers are uniquely formulated with just the right amount of saline to soothe and moisturize your nose and face without irritation. They are alcohol, chlorine, paraben, phthalate and sulfate free. The hypoallergenic formula is good for runny, sore and allergy irritated noses.
Help to loosen up a stuffy nose by inhaling steam. Take a hot shower with the door closed or use a humidifier at night to help break up congestion and keep your nasal passages moist.
Ease Your Cough
Use cough drops to help keep your throat moist and ease your cough. You can also drink hot tea with honey to keep your cough at bay.
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