When you're full of a cold, you need plenty of rest to fight the ensuing infection. But the symptoms of a cold can make it harder for you to get the rest your body needs. A blocked nose, tight chest, sore throat and general fatigue can make it difficult to get comfortable and keep you awake.Luckily, there are many ways you can alleviate the symptoms of a cold so you can sleep better.Use a decongestantWhen you have a stuffy nose, you may find ...Read more
Is there anything more annoying than trying to breathe when you have a stuffy nose? Nasal congestion is very common - it can be caused by sinus infections, allergies, and the common cold - and it can ruin your day, regardless of its cause. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to get some relief. Try some of these quick DIY remedies, and you'll be breathing more easily in no time.1. Drink plenty of liquids.Staying hydrated is more impor...Read more
Self-care is important at all times of year, but never more so than in the flu season. The increased prevalence of viral illnesses at this time of year mean misery for many of us. But there are plenty of ways to proactively take care of yourself this winter.Prevention is better than cure - minimise your risk of becoming illStaying healthy is, obviously, preferable to coming down with a cold or the flu. There are several things you can do to r...Read more
Everyone has heard someone exclaim 'I've got the flu', when they have a cold. Influenza (flu) and the common cold are caused by different viruses. So, while they share similarities, they are separate conditions. So, how do you work out which you have? Let's start with a look at the most common symptoms.Cold Symptoms Sore throat Runny nose Sneezing Cough - usually productive (producing phlegm) Aching joints and muscles, ranging in severity...Read more
With winter almost upon, now is the perfect time to take preventative measures against the common cold. One of the most common causes of school and work absenteeism, cold and flu affects us all, and if you have already succumbed to this common viral infection of the nose, throat and sinuses, you could try pain pills and decongestants, or you could try one of the many natural remedies available instead. Treating a Common Cold There is no ...Read more
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