How To Stay Comfortable During A Cold
North American Precis Syndicate
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(NAPSI)—Cold and flu season has arrived, and it’s nearly
impossible not to be affected. According to the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, adults have an average of two to three colds a year, and children have even more. And when one family
member catches a cold, it’s likely the rest of the family will follow
While there’s no universal cure for a cold, there are ways to help
you feel comforted while you’re sick. Put on your softest PJs, snuggle under the covers and read these tips for
staying comfortable this cold and flu season:
• Stay hydrated. Water,
juice, clear broth, warm apple juice or warm lemon water with honey can help
loosen congestion and prevent dehydration. Avoid alcohol, coffee and
caffeinated sodas, which can further dehydrate you when you’re sick.
• Soothe a sore nose.
Noses can turn sore and red from tissue blowing, so have a soft, soothing
tissue, such as Puffs Plus Lotion, nearby. Puffs Plus Lotion is dermatologist
tested to be gentle on sensitive skin, and its touch of lotion helps comfort
an irritated, red nose better than ordinary tissues can.
• Acetaminophen and ibuprofen
can ease your aches and pains. If your head hurts, dimming the lights and
placing a cool gel mask over your eyes can be extremely relaxing. And if you are
feeling chilled, try snuggling with a heated blanket.
• If you have a sore throat,
try ice chips, sore throat sprays, or lozenges, such as Vicks VapoCOOL SEVERE Medicated Drops. These drops are infused
with powerful Vicks vapors to soothe your sore throat pain. Now’s also
the time to make the ultimate comfort food for colds—chicken soup—which
can help ease sore throat pain. Tea with honey is another good option.
• Try to keep your mind off
being sick with family board games, playing cards, coloring books,
crossword puzzles and the like. Watch your favorite movie or show, or listen
to soothing music.
• Another way to pass the
time is to take a relaxing bath. Add some Epsom salts to help with body
aches and lavender oil to feel more calm and tranquil.
• Lastly, be sure to get
plenty of rest. While eight hours is the recommended amount of sleep for
most each night, go to bed even earlier when you’re sick, and be sure
to nap throughout the day. Soft cotton sheets will help your body breathe
more in bed, especially if you have a fever.
How To Protect Yourself From Future
While most people recover from a cold within seven to 10 days, it can
spread from infected people to others through the air and close personal
contact, such as shaking hands, or touching infected surfaces, like door
handles or sink faucets.
Here are some tips to avoid catching a cold, whether it’s your first
time or third:
1. Wash your hands often with soap and water. Wash them for 20 seconds and
help young children do the same. If soap and water are not available, use an
alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
3. Stay away from people who are sick.
For further cold and flu facts and tips, visit www.puffs.com.
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