TAKING CARE OF COLD & CATARRH
Do you know you can effectively clear up stuffy nose and soothe your itchy throat with simple do-it-yourself methods?
The weather has changed and we are deep into the raining season. One of the common health challenge in this period is Cold and Catarrh. Do you know you can effectively clear up stuffy nose and soothe your scratchy throat with simple do-it-yourself methods and treatments? It is very easy follow these simple tips:
1. Keep Yourself Warm
Staying warm is very important in ensuring that you do not have a bout of running nose, persistent sneezing and coughs. Wear enough clothing to keep warm, complement the warm clothing with hot drinks, especially tea or coffee with honey.
2. Take Hot Steamy Shower Daily
A hot shower can help a cough by loosening secretions in the nose. It helps to ease coughs not only from colds, but also from allergies. A hot shower with bath oil also helps to improve and moisturize the skin leaving soft and healthy.
3. Blow & Clean Your Nose
It’s better than sniffling mucus back into your head. But make sure you do it the right way. The best technique is to press a finger over one nostril while you blow gently to clear the other. Ensure you do this in the bathroom with a clean hanky when you blow your nose or sneeze.
4. Use Saline Nasal Spray
Salt solution is very effective in treating blocked nose by by rinsing and moisturizing the nostrils which reduces thick secretions, sinuses and other particles and germs. Arm yourself with a saline spray this raining season.
5. Try Lozenges and Inhalers
Lozenges are medicated candy-like tablets that contains menthol and antibiotic ingredient intended to be dissolved slowly in the mouth to lubricate and soothe irritated tissues of the throat. Inhalers are also easy to use medication that effectively clears the nasal cavity.
6. Take Vitamin C Daily
As an antioxidant and immune booster Vitamin C to helps the body to fight cold and catarrh. Taking high strength Vitamin C (500mg or 1000mg) either in chewable tablets or effervescent forms, on daily basis boosts your immune system and increase your resistance to cold.