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12 Recommended Home Remedies For Colds and Flu Symptoms

19 January 2022
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Being sick isn't fun, even if you're at home in bed. A combination of physical discomfort, fever, chills and nasal congestion may make anyone miserable. Especially if you are working, having these symptoms can be tagged as Florona or Covid-19, and you'll need to take RT-PCR Test to resume work.

 

There are numerous home remedies that may help you go kick-off in doing daily activities and relieve pains and symptoms. Make an appointment with your doctor if you have severe symptoms after a few days. Get immediate medical attention if you have difficulties in breathing, have a racing heart, feel faint or have any other serious symptoms.

 

With the recent shortage of medicine, we must all learn how to use traditional medicine as treatment at home. Find out Lumina Homes' recommendation of what cold and flu natural remedy cures you can make at home.

 

Over the counter medicine shortages in the Philippines

Over the counter medicine shortages in the Philippines

1. Chicken soup

Chicken soup isn't a cure-all, but it's a yummy option that you wouldn't even think of it as a remedy. Admit it! Filipinos are natural tinola-lovers! Eating some chicken soup with veggies can reduce neutrophil movement in the body.

 

Neutrophils are a form of white blood cell present throughout the human body. They help to keep the body free of infection. When they travel slowly, they stay more focused on the areas of your body that need the most repair.

 

According to the study, it was proven to be effective in reducing the symptoms of upper respiratory infections in particular. Soup with low sodium is high in nutrients and keeps you hydrated. It's a solid option, regardless of how you're feeling.

 

2. Ginger

Complementary and alternative medicine for infectious diseases can relieve symptoms

Complementary and alternative medicine for infectious diseases can relieve symptoms

The medical benefits of ginger root have long been touted, but we now have scientific evidence to back them up. Boiling a few slices of raw ginger root or turmeric can help with a cough or sore throat. According to study, it may also assist to prevent the nausea associated with influenza. One study, for example, revealed that 1 gram of ginger helped "alleviate clinical nausea of various sources."

 

3. Honey

Honey is loaded with antibacterial and antimicrobial properties. Honey in tea with lemon can help to ease sore throat pain. In tests, it has also been demonstrated to be an efficient cough suppressor. In one trial, researchers discovered that giving children 10 grams of honey before bedtime reduced the severity of their cough symptoms. The children appeared to sleep better, which may help to alleviate cold symptoms. However, it should never be given to a child under the age of one year.

 

4. Garlic

Allicin, a chemical found in garlic, may have antibacterial qualities. Garlic supplements may help to lessen the intensity of cold symptoms. It might even prevent you from becoming ill in the first place. Garlic's potential cold-fighting properties must be researched further. Meanwhile, adding garlic to your diet is unlikely to cause harm.

 

5. Eucalyptus oil

Silence a nocturnal cough, cold and flu by using this oil as a treatment. Similar content is present in Vapor rub like Vicks is pretty popular to Filipinos as a common cold or flu viruses cure .

 

6. Taking Vitamin C

Vitamin C is beneficial to your health and plays an important role in your body. Lemons, as well as calamansi, oranges, grapefruits, leafy greens, and other fruits and vegetables, are high in vitamin C. Fresh lemon juice, orange juice, hot tea, and honey can assist to reduce phlegm when you're sick. Lemonade, hot or cold, may be beneficial as well.

Regular intake of Vitamin C can prevent colds.

Regular intake of Vitamin C can prevent colds.


While these drinks may not totally heal your cold, they can help your immune system by providing vitamin C. Getting enough vitamins C can help with upper respiratory infections and other ailments, according to Trusted Source.

 

7. Probiotics

Probiotics are "friendly" bacteria and yeast that are naturally found in your body, as well as in some foods and supplements. Probiotics can help keep immune system healthy, and studies says it may reduce your chances of having a cold or the flu. To get a delightful and nutritious dose of beneficial bacteria, including probiotic yogurt in your diet. Yogurt is a nutritious food that is heavy in protein and calcium, in addition to its immune-boosting characteristics. Look for products that claim "live bacteria" on the label.

 

8. Know When not to Treat Symptoms

Those annoying symptoms you're having are, believe it or not, part of the natural healing process — proof that your immune system is fighting sickness. A fever, for example, is your body's attempt to fight infections by producing a warmer-than-normal environment. In addition, the hot environment of a fever causes germ-killing proteins in your blood to flow faster and more effectively. As a result, if you have a modest fever for a day or two, you may recover faster. Coughing is another useful symptom because it clears your airways of thick mucus that can transmit germs to your lungs. Even if you have a stuffy nose, it's best to treat it gently or not at all.

 

9. Blow Your Stuffy Nose Often (and the Right Way)

When you have a cold, it's crucial to blow your nose frequently rather than sniffling mucus back into your brain. When you blow hard, though, germ-carrying phlegm can be carried back into your ear passages, causing earache. The proper way of blowing your nose is placing a finger over one nostril and gently blow through the other.

 

10. Stay Warm and Rest

leep quality and rest is a must when you have cold and flu symptoms especially body aches

leep quality and rest is a must when you have cold and flu symptoms especially body aches

When you first get a cold or the flu, being warm and relaxing helps your body focuses its energy on fighting the infection. This fight puts a strain on the body. So, by relaxing, you can help it out a little.

 

11. Gargle

Gargling temporarily relieves a sore throat by moistening it. Do it four times a day with half a teaspoon of salt dissolved in 8 ounces warm water. To relieve the irritation in your throat, gargle with an astringent — such as tannin-rich tea — to tighten the membranes. Alternatively, gargle with a thick, viscous mixture apple cider vinegar and honey. Steep a tablespoon of lemon juice in two cups of boiling water,  then combine with one teaspoon of honey.

 

12. Drink Hot Liquids

Hot liquids help to ease congested nasal passages, reduce dehydration, and soothe irritated membranes in the throat and nose. If you can not seem to get a good sleep at night due to congestion, consider drinking a hot tea.

 

Make a cup of herbal tea that is hot. A teaspoon of honey and a little shot of whiskey or bourbon (about 1 ounce) Keep it to just one. Alcohol will irritate your mucous membranes and make you feel worse.

 

Natural remedies and zinc supplements can cure common cold and clear air passages

Natural remedies and zinc supplements can cure common cold and clear air passages

Keep in mind that serious illnesses including sinus infections, bronchitis, meningitis, strep throat, and asthma can mimic the common cold. Good thing is that Lumina Homes communities are near health clinics and hospitals where you can immediately visit a doctor for consultation.

 

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