Keeping that cold at bay

What you need to know:

  • Get ample rest to will give your body strength.

  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

  • Take some hot soothing beverage like herbal tea with honey for the throat.

With the rains on the way and the eminent change in weather, children as well as adults are coming down with the cold or what we sometimes call the flu.

During the rainy season, there seems to be more people coming down with colds and coughs or flu symptoms ranging from fever, sore throat, muscle aches, nasal congestion, and chills. 

And because of the misery the rainy weather “seems to bring” we may assume the people are getting sick because of the cold temperature.

However, it is not the temperature that causes the flu or the common cold. But rather viruses, bacteria and other germs. During the cold or rainy season most people stay indoors or in confined spaces. Whether it is in a vehicle or house or classroom, most windows will be closed to avoid being wet. 

The reason more people get sick more often during the rainy season is because they are exposed to each other more than during the hot weather.

When it is cold or raining outside most people tend to stay indoors. Viruses tend to spread more easily through dry air. When it is cold outside, the air is drier both outdoors and indoors.

Simple home made remedies when you have a cold.

Get ample rest to will give your body strength.

Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration.

Take some hot soothing beverage like herbal tea with honey for the throat.

A good old bowl of hot soup is great.

Get up and move even though you may be feeling weak. A bit of exercises will do you good.

Get some good night sleep to boost your immune system.

Take some lozenges because they have Zinc, which is great for healing.

 

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