Home Made Cold and Flu Remedy

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Take a pain reliever to lower your fever and ease body aches.

You can take a pain reliever to lower your fever and ease body aches. If you have the flu, however, don’t give ibuprofen or acetaminophen to children or teenagers. This can cause more harm than good.

If you are unsure which pain reliever is right for you, ask your doctor.

Raise the head of your bed with books or blocks to help relieve a stuffy nose.

If you’re suffering from a stuffy nose, propping up your head while you sleep with books or blocks might help. “Raising the head of the bed is one way to get better breathing,” says Dr. Michael Breus, a clinical psychologist in Scottsdale, Arizona who specializes in sleep disorders and chronobiology (the study of how our bodies respond to changes in light and temperature). He recommends using pillows to elevate your head about six inches; this will make it easier for air to flow through your nose when lying on your back, which is preferable because it forces mucus down from your sinuses rather than trapping it there.

If you can’t lift the entire mattress by yourself, place two chairs facing each other at opposite ends of an unfolded blanket or sheet folded into thirds like an accordion — this should be wide enough for a boxspring or futon frame so that one end sits firmly onto each chair seat without falling over. Lay some pillows on top and place another folded blanket underneath them where the mattress will go once lifted up; then put down another layer of pillows over that — this will provide extra padding between your body and whatever’s underneath (and make sure everything stays put even if someone turns on their side during sleep).

Raise the middle section first while holding onto both sides tightly so that nothing slips out from under these cushions; repeat with the other half until all four corners are level with those below them — now just climb onto all those comfy-looking pillows! If done correctly (meaning properly spaced apart), these should hold securely under most weight loads without collapsing too much under stress – but don’t try testing them just yet…

Drink plenty of water and other clear fluids (at least 10 8-ounce glasses per day).

Drink plenty of water and other clear fluids (at least 10 8-ounce glasses per day).

Clear fluids include:

  • Water
  • Non-sugary fruit juices without pulp
  • Clear broth, such as chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • Unsweetened teas, such as black tea, white tea, green tea or chamomile tea.

Get extra rest.

If you’re feeling tired, take a nap or try to get an extra hour of sleep. Sleep is when your body repairs itself and builds immunity. Getting enough rest can help reduce the chance of catching another cold or flu virus. If you don’t get enough sleep, your immune system may not work as well as it should, which could make it easier for you to get sick again.

If you’re having trouble sleeping, try reading a book or listening to music before going to bed instead of watching TV or staring at a screen until late at night.

Gargle with warm salt water to help with sore throat pain.

  • Mix 2 teaspoons of salt into a quart of warm water, using a clean cup (use boiled and cooled water if possible).
  • Gargle with the solution for 1 to 2 minutes, then spit it out.
  • Repeat this process as needed until your sore throat feels better or two days have passed, whichever comes first.
  • You can also use honey or lemon juice in the gargle recipe to add extra flavor! Remember to wash your hands before and after gargling so you don’t spread germs around your home.

Blow your nose gently. Do not snort the mucus back into your nose because this could cause sinus pain.

  • Blow your nose gently. Do not snort the mucus back into your nose because this could cause sinus pain.
  • Use a soft, clean cloth to wipe away any remaining dirt or discharge from inside your nostrils and around the opening of each nostril. This can be done by inserting two fingers into each side of the nose, with one hand on either side of the face
  • Coat an eyeglass cleaning cloth with rubbing alcohol (isopropyl) and use it to cleanse both sides of each nostril
  • Take an over-the-counter decongestant such as Sudafed or Claritin if nasal congestion persists despite home treatments and rest

Stay home until you’ve been fever-free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medicine.

After you’ve been fever-free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medicine, avoid contact with other people so the virus can’t spread to them. And if you are not feeling better, see your doctor.

If you are still having a low-grade temperature after 24 hours, or if you are having any other symptoms such as cough or sore throat, see your doctor right away.

Home remedies can help you recover from cold and flu quickly

While home remedies can’t cure your cold and flu, they can help you feel better and recover faster. They’re also safer than over-the-counter medications, inexpensive, easy to implement and easy to get hold of.