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9 Simple ways to Combat Allergies and Flu

Updated on April 9, 2012

Spring has sprung and people couldn't wait to go outdoors and enjoy the sun. Fragrant flowers have grown and its colors add life to one's garden. Spring maybe a lovely season, but it is also a time for allergies and flu. People sneeze and cough due to high pollen count. A plethora of remedies are available for people who can't brush off the symptoms.

1. Drink plenty of water- Never take this rule for granted. We need the fluids to flush out the toxins. Water can liquefy mucus and secretions. Drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water each day.

2. Load up on Vitamin C- We need Vitamin C to avoid getting colds. If you catch a cold, squeeze a lemon and add water. Mix it with a table spoon of honey for soothing effect. This will give you large doses of Vitamin C and prevent colds from getting worse.

3. Stay warm- Protect yourself from the cold weather by wearing warm clothes. Especially when you are about to go to sleep and the temperature plummets. When the cold air gets into the body, fever might transpire. Cover the head and neck.

4. Medicines- Choose a non-drowsy over-the-counter allergy medicines. When you are going to work or school, you need to be alert so choose daytime pills.

5. Drink herbal tea- Ginger tea can soothe itchy throat and swollen tonsils. Add honey to avoid the bitter taste. It relieves dry throat and coughs.

6. Inhale some steam- If your sinuses are clogged, clear the air by inhaling some steam. Put 3 cups of boiling water into the inhaler and add three sprigs of eucalyptus and rosemary. It will help you with your breathing and lessen the congestion.

7. Use a mask- When you do your spring cleaning, cover your nose with a mask. The dust will get into your nose making you sneeze all the more. It's wise to do spring cleaning because the dust particles you inhale can make allergies worse.

8. Get plenty of rest and sleep- If you're sidelined by a flu, sleep. This will help you regain your strength. Sleep works wonders if you're feeling under the weather. This will be an anodyne to headaches, muscle pains, congestion, and fever.

9. Exercise- When you start feeling better, do some light exercise such as walking to keep your blood flowing. It also helps with recovery.


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      moli 5 years ago

      thanks for reading.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Excellent suggestions! I look forward to reading more of your hubs in the months to come.