Thursday, May 7, 2015

Health: A Bad Cold and What I'm Doing About It

I've got a cold!

I caught a chill yesterday, which probably contributed to my condition. Here I am with a sore throat and runny nose. My eyes are watery and I feel lethargic.

Here's what I've been doing to help myself. I've been gargling with salt water to help the sore throat. I started taking a 500 mg L-lysine, and a 500 mg Vitamin C, twice a day. L-lysine is supposed to kill viruses. I've been drinking ginger tea. I'm using a saline nose spray. I'm also resting. I'll be taking a lot of chicken soup. I get the packages with chicken bits, as this is easy to prepare.

And oh, I've been rubbing Vick's VapoRub on my chest, neck, and forehead -- this is very comforting! This brings back a lot of childhood memories!

The Mayo Clinic recommends to  stay hydrated, rest, soothe a sore throat with a saltwater gargle, combat stuffiness with saline nasal drops and sprays, relieve pain with acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or aspirin, sip warm liquids, add moisture to the air, and try over-the-counter cold and cough medicines.

People have other suggestions, such as taking zinc and selenium.

I'm hoping this cold doesn't linger.

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Tags: health, natural treatment, common cold, what to do

This is all for now,

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