As cold and flu season comes, it is important to be educated on the helpful tricks that will fight and treat both. According to WebMD there are 8 tricks to prevent and treat. These 8 tricks are:
1- Blow your nose often- Do not force it and make this a painful experience, blow to clear your nose and be sure to wash your hands after.
2- Stay rested- Resting allows your body to focus on attacking the flu.
3- Gargle- Gargling a warm liquid can temporarily relieve pain in the throat. Adding a spoonful of salt to warm water help to fight itching in the throat.
4- Drink hot liquids- Hot drinks relieve nasal congestion, help prevent dehydration, and sooth inflammation in the nose and throat.
5- Take a steamy shower- Steam can help to moisten your nasal passage and aid in relaxing you.
6- Apply hot or cold packs around the congested sinuses- Either temperature may help you feel more comfortable.
7- Sleep with an extra pillow under your head- This helps to drain the nasal passage.
8- Don’t fly unless necessary- Changing altitude can add stress to your respiratory. Flying with a cold or flu can add extra pain to the eardrum.