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To Reduce Your Cold and Flu Symptoms Naturally

>> Mar 3, 2014

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 cold symptoms.


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 antibiotics.


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 African geranium)

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.   

Blue Monday

6 komentar:

WE March 3, 2014 at 10:34 PM  

Good one, thanks for sharing.

In my case, normally it starts with cold and ended up with Flu :)

SmilingSally March 3, 2014 at 10:40 PM  

Oh, poor Lina, I do hate to get a cold. There's not much to do to help, and you just feel yucky.

Your tea cup and saucer are pretty though, with blue in it.

Happy Blue Monday!

Neesie March 4, 2014 at 3:58 AM  

Your teacup is so bright and cheerful that I'm sure it would help to make anyone feel better especially when it contains a great remedy ;D
Thanks for sharing and I hope you feel better soon.
Waving from a sunny Bonnie Scotland

Obat Sakit March 4, 2014 at 5:39 AM  

yang alami ini sangat baik karena tidak ada efek sampingnya.
cold menyerang lansung saya gosok pake menthol cone dari pt usfi Surabaya. Biasanya juga cepat akan reda dan perlahan sembuh

livingshed March 4, 2014 at 8:55 AM  

i hate colds..thanks for this tip

Alexis Marlons March 6, 2014 at 6:27 AM  

I do have this kind of tea everytime I lost my voice or when having a sore throat. It is indeed very effective.

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