It’s the most wonderful time of the year? Nope! It’s the cold and flu season! Every morning I cram into a crowed bus or subway car and pray that the people next to me are not sick. I am not usually such a germaphobe, but as the temperature drops, my paranoia rises.
And rightfully so because today I am sick.
Sick. Sick. Sick.
Stuffy nose, cough, headache, body ache, sore throat, and general ickiness. And now I have to become my greatest fear. I must cram into a crowded bus and subway and do my best not to cough or sneeze on the people around me.
If I could stay home, I would, but there is too much work to do and not enough hours in the day to get it done. So off to work I go.
My desk is piled high with tissues, cough drops, DayQuil, and vitamins. I drink water like it’s going out of style. I looked up some home remedies for getting well soon and here’s what I found:
Cold Remedy #2: Inhale steam to ease your congestion and drippy nose.
Cold Remedy #3: Blow your nose often.
Cold Remedy #4: Use saline nasal sprays or make your own salt water rinse to irrigate your nose.
Cold Remedy #5: Stay warm and rested.
Cold Remedy #6: Gargle with warm salt water.
Cold Remedy #7: Drink hot liquids.
Cold Remedy #8: Take a steamy shower.
Cold Remedy #9: Try a small dab of mentholated salve under your nose;
Cold Remedy #10: Apply hot packs around your congested sinuses.
Cold Remedy #11: Sleep with an extra pillow under your head.
Cold Remedy #12: Learn about natural remedies like zinc, echinacea, and vitamin C.
Do you have a preferred cold remedy? Please share in the comments below.
Thanks for musing with me today.