It’s cold and flu season, the season we have all been waiting for. We will give you some tips on some of the most common problems you will face this season and provide you with some solutions to make it all better.
Sore Throat – Some remedies are using cough drops, throat sprays, sleep with humidifier to put moisture in the air, drink hot beverages and gargling with warm salt water. If the pain is severe, take medicines such as Advil, Motrin or Aleve. This last remedy does not taste good, but it gets the job done, mix cayenne pepper, warm water and salt, gargle and you will be glad you did! If the sore throat is caused by a bacterial infection, you will need a prescription from your doctor.
Dry Cough – Drinking fluids will soothe an irritated throat and help thin secretions. Tea with honey and lemon juice is a really good way to help quiet your cough. Elevating your head while you sleep will also provide some relief. Over the counter cough suppressants are also a good medicine to use to alleviate dry coughs.
Nasal Congestion – Medicines that are decongestants are the first thing to grab during nasal congestion. The decongestant will relieve the stuffiness. Over the counter suggested brands are Sudafed or Sudafed PE. Nasal sprays also work, but should be used for no more than 3 days.
Post Nasal Drip – If post nasal drip isn’t treated swiftly, it can quickly turn into a sinus infection. Curing post nasal drip can be accomplished by using antihistamines, nasal rinses and nasal sprays. All of these products can easily be found at your neighborhood pharmacy.
It’s our goal to help the consumer, and we hope today’s post has left you feeling informed. While we hope you never get sick, keep our tips handy to help nurse you back to health in a hurry. We also encourage constant hand sanitation to keep from spreading the germs and taking your vitamins to help keep your immune system strong. Good luck staying healthy!