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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Summer colds...what can we do about them? (Repost)

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I'm suffering at the moment and have to say a Summer cold is the worst!!  It's gorgeous outside, it's warm, the bird are chirping and I am congested, achy, and my throat hurts.  I hate this awful feeling.  I've seen a few others suffering along with me so I thought why not share some good info on how to cope.

Here are some practical ways to deal with the dreaded Summer cold from eHow.com.

Instructions


Things You'll Need


  • Vitamin C
  • Water
  • A heating pad
  • Nasal spray
  • Cold medication
  • Cough drops
    • 1
      Take extra vitamin C at the onset of a summer cold and throughout the illness. Vitamin C boosts the immune system, making it better able to fight off the nasty virus causing your misery.
    • 2
      Drink plenty of water. Water will help you stay hydrated during your bout with a summer cold.
    • 3
      Stay at home. If you have sick time, use it. No one at the office will appreciate you bringing your germs to work, so stay at home and take it easy.
    • 4
      Use steroidal nasal sprays when necessary. Don't overdo these medications because they can actually cause your nose to become painfully dry. When properly used, these sprays will help minimize your symptoms.
    • 5
      Use a heating pad to help alleviate some of the pain in your face and head. If you can stand the additional heat in the middle of summer, heating pads help with pain from nasal and sinus congestion.
    • 6
      Take over the counter medication as needed, but, like the nasal spray, don't overdo this medication. Taking medications like Sudafed or Tylenol Cold will help alleviate the symptoms, but don't mistake this for the summer cold going away. It's not gone, so don't be surprised when your symptoms return after the medication wears off.
    • 7
      Suck on cough drops to ease the pain in your throat. The nastier they taste, the better they work, generally.
Read more: How to Cope With a Summer Cold | eHow.com 

Hope this helps!
Stay well Naturals,
Sabrina
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