I’ve got common cold symptoms since the last two
days. I experience a sore throat at first and later runny nose, stuffy nose, plus
slight headache and cough. I don’t feel fever
and any muscle pain, so I guess it’s not flu.
We should know the difference between flu and cold
symptoms. Compared with the flu, a cold is a milder respiratory sickness that
can affect you for a few days. While flu has more severe symptoms that can make
you feel bad for a few days to weeks. This flu may lead to more serious health problems
like pneumonia. Experts said that several hundred different viruses may cause
Common cold symptoms usually last for about a week.
If I’m not getting better in a week, I should go to the doctor as I may need
Do you prefer to natural remedies? Anyway, there are
no instant and miracle remedies for your cold or flu. Here are some recommended
options from experts that will help you –and me- get better sooner (source: webmd.com).
1. Zinc gluconate lozenges (no longer than 5 days)
2.Nasal irrigation with sterile water like the neti
pot (several times per week)
3.Pelargonium sidoides (supplement made from South
4.Hot ginger and lemon tea.
My lemon tea. It can soothe my throat and refresh my body.
Other popular remedies : Echinacea, vitamin C,
chicken soup, garlic, steam, saline drops, menthol ointment, salt water gargle,
nasal strips. You are also suggested to drink a lot of water, take a bed rest
and let your fever works. Fever is a sign of your working body immune system.
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