Oh no! It happened, you caught a cold. The lingering symptoms of a cold are no fun, and can keep you down for days. We’re here to help nurse you back to health and give you some tips to head straight into battle with your cold.
First things first, rest! Easier said than done, I know. But making sure you stay down and cozy for a day will help tremendously in getting your body feeling better. You need to take time to relax and catch up on sleep for your immune system to bounce back. So grab your best blanket, turn on your favorite movie, and rest up!
Liquids, liquids, liquids. It might be oversaid, but it definitely works! When feeling sick, the last thing your body needs is to be dehydrated. Dehydration happens naturally when you are ill, so it’s important to stay on top of your liquid intake. While water is a must, warm broths and tea are great to keep you hydrated and help loosen up any congestion.
Adding some moisture to the air or using a humidifier can also work wonders for congestion. If you want to get creative, you can also diffuse oils to help subside symptoms. Great oil options for a cold or flu are peppermint, eucalyptus, lemon, and tea tree. You can also add some drops of oil to your warm shower for a powerful steam.
Despite just being tasty, honey has a lot to offer. Adding honey into your tea or even having a spoonful can help soothe your throat and lessen your cough.
Soup is the classic cold recipe! A warm broth keeps you hydrated and is easy on your throat. Incorporating a healthy diet of protein packed foods like beans, fish, lean meats, and plenty of fruits and veggies is a great way to reset your body and get it back on track.
When you’re down and out, it’s crucial to make sure you’re staying on top of your hygiene since you are already vulnerable. Plenty of teeth brushing, hand washing, and distance from others is a great way to ensure the elimination of extra germs and bacterias. Pro tip, our individually wrapped hand sanitizing wipes are a great way to rid your hands of bacteria and any surfaces around you!
Listen To Your Body
Most importantly, listen to your body. Only you know how you feel! Make sure to rest when you are tired and listen to your body's needs, because it really will tell you. And of course, seek medical attention if your symptoms do not subside or quickly worsen.
We hope you take this advice to fight your cold off quickly and get some much needed rest!