Cold Got You Down? How To Get Better Quickly
It's the time of year when illness strikes, and it can take out an entire household if you aren't careful and proactive about preventing it in your home. It is inevitable though, at some point, you will catch that infamous cold going around no matter how much vitamin C you take or how much you try to Lysol your home. If you do end up with a cold, there are things you can do to help prevent it from worsening and prevent it from keeping you down for too long. Read on for a few helpful tips to get you up and feeling like yourself again.
This is one thing you've probably already heard to do, but it's the one thing that nobody takes seriously. Things get in the way of you resting: taking care of the kids, getting to work for your big presentation (or just to be there in general), going to your friend's party you promised you would attend, or going to that family function you never want to miss out on. Things in life always get in the way of you resting and taking care of yourself, but if you don't get the rest you need, are you really even there? The answer is no, only part of you is there; the other half is attempting to simply function. Rest is one of the most important things you should do when you are not feeling well. It's called self-care and you should do this first and foremost.
2. Kill Germs
Prevent the spread of germs around your home and from affecting everyone around your home by killing germs. Throw out the trash, clean bathrooms and door handles, and anything else that is regularly touched by the other people in your home. This will help prevent spreading germs around your household and prevent you from getting worse or sick again. Use bleach wipes, or use a gentle all-natural cleaner and wipe these areas clean.
3. Drink Water
Drinking water will help cleanse your body of toxins and thin out mucus you may have with your cold. If you have a sore throat, drinking water can also help soothe your throat. Drink at least 8 - 10 glasses of water per day. If you need a break from the water drinking, drink apple or orange juice that is watered down to keep the acidity down.
If you have a cold, you can take over-the-counter pain reliever to help with some of the symptoms, but mostly you will need to ride out the rest until you heal. Use the tips above to help you get through this illness and be back up and yourself in no time. If your cold symptoms linger for longer than a week, or they begin to worsen, such as having a high fever or are throwing up, you should go to a medical clinic for a checkup.