The month of November ushers in the beloved winter month of December, and with it comes sickness caused by the weather. Every one has had a common cold or the flu during the weather changes between the seasons. It is not fun, and it is definitely not enjoyable. There are home remedies that can help cure the common cold, and I am going to give you a few to try. Just remember that after being sick for more than 2 or 3 days, a doctor’s visit should take priority over any home remedies.
1. Steam Inhalation
Humidifiers are devices that keep the atmosphere moist in the room they are in, and they are available at many stores. Another way to get moisture and steam into your system is to stand over a pot of boiling water and breath in the steam very slowly. If the steam burns then you have to breath slower. Other alternatives include standing in a hot shower with the door closed or nasal sprays. These methods will help with a stuffy nose and congestion.
2. Rest and Stay Warm
When you first believe you have come down with a cold you should lay down and stay warm. Your body has already started to fight the cold on its own. You should be of assistance and keep yourself as warm as possible while you have the cold. Rest is important also because your body is working hard enough on its own so help yourself out and rest as much as possible.
3. Drink Warm Liquids
Hot and warm liquids are known to help with runny noses, sore throats, and congestion. Hot liquids will loosen up mucous and help you feel better faster. You can create hot teas, coffee, and broths to drink warm. This will make you feel much better very soon.
4. Gargle Salt Water
Mix a teaspoon of salt into a warm glass of water, and gargle continuously for five to six gargles. Gargling with the solution will relieve the pain of a sore throat.
These are a few natural easy ways to attempt to cure a common cold at home. The most important thing to try is getting rest and staying warm. Along with that you should drink warm liquids, gargle salt water, and inhale some form of steam. If you are not better after a few days, it would be best to go see a doctor and get medical assistance.