Expect Multiple Cold and Flu Symptoms
It is estimated that 80% of cold and flu sufferers experience more than one cold symptom. The most bothersome symptoms are runny/blocked nose, cough, aches, and pain.
Eat for Relief
Warm, flavorful food can help relieve cough and sore throat symptoms by stimulating salivation and secretions to help soothe and lubricate the throat.2
Practice Proper Thermometer Care
Cleaning a glass thermometer with hot or even just warm water can cause an inaccurate reading. It’s always best to use cool water and the appropriate cleaner.
Put Your Trust in Chicken Soup
When you have a cold or flu, a study conducted by the American College of Chest Physicians® suggests that chicken soup can help treat colds, making you feel better.
Studies show that elevated levels of stress reduce the number of T cells in your body. You need T cells to keep your immune system strong. So if you’re feeling under the weather, take it easy. Relax and breathe. Doctor’s orders!
Know the Difference Between a Cold and Flu
A cold generally comes on slowly and starts with a sore throat and sneezing. The flu comes on quickly, and causes muscle soreness, fever, chills, and fatigue. Flu and cold medicine can help alleviate some of these symptoms. Just make sure you find the right flu and cold remedy for yourself.