Cold, flue and cough are the most annoying diseases, which nearly every person experiences at least once a year, especially during the transition period between two weathers. As petty as these diseases are, there are no quick fix allopathic cures for them and the only option is to complete an antibiotic course, which not only destroys the body cells but also have a lot of side effects.
This is the main reason why people tend to brave out these problems. However, what they do not realize is that there are some excellent home remedies which can provide instant cure and relief. These home remedies have been discussed in this article.
Drink a Lot of Fluids, With Some Exceptions
The main thing during a cold is to keep your throat wet at all times and the simplest way to do that is to consume of a lot of drinks. The best option in this regard is water. Consume at least 12 to 15 glasses per day and also dote on a lot of natural fruit juices and soups. The only thing you should keep in mind is to avoid liquid which are diuretic and promote dehydration. Colas, coffee and energy drinks fall into that category.
Inhaling steam clears the nasal pathway, providing a lot of relief in the process. The simple way to go about is to boil water in a pot till a handsome amount of steam is generated. Now take a towel, place it on your head and while holding both the towel corner direct your head over the steam pot. Inhale as much steam as you can without burning the face and then try again. A very good option to enhance the effect of this remedy is to add some crystal of menthol or a few drops of glycerine to the boiling water.
Blow Your Nose Regularly
Never sniffle the mucus back into the body. Make it a habit to blow your nose regularly when you are suffering from cold. It will clear your nasal path. The important thing is to blow the nose properly. Always block one nostril with the hand and blow gently from the other. Never make the folly of blowing too hard.
Use Nasal Sprays
Remove the congestion in your nose by using nasal sprays. You can use normal salt water instead of their sprays. Salt makes the water antiseptic and helps fight the bacteria and virus particles.