Here are 8 tips to prevent a cold
when you feel it coming.
1. Drink a lot of water.
Drink plenty of water, juice, clear broth, or warm lemon water with honey to stay hydrated. Avoid alcohol and coffee because they can dehydrate you.
2. Eat some soup.
Chicken soup and other warm liquids help relieve discomfort and relieve congestion, such as warm apple juice or tea.
3. Get plenty of rest.
If you have a fever, a persistent cough, or feel sleepy after taking medication, stay at home instead of going to work or school.
4. Adjust your room’s temperature and humidity.
Warm up your space without making it uncomfortable. A cool-mist humidifier or vaporizer helps moisten dry air to relieve coughing and congestion. In order to stop the growth of bacteria and molds, keep the humidifier clean.
5. Soothe your throat.
Your throat may feel dry and scratchy, so you may want to use ice chips, throat sprays, lozenges, or sugar-free hard candies. A sore throat can be temporarily relieved with a saltwater gargle. In a 4- to 8-ounce glass of warm water, dissolve 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
6. Use saline nasal drops.
Try saline nasal drops to clear up nasal congestion. These drops are available over the counter and can ease symptoms, especially in young children and newborns.
7. Eat honey.
Honey has antioxidant and antimicrobial effects that may help combat infections.
8. Manage stress
People with stress-related disorders may have a higher risk of developing infections, as stress can compromise the immune system. Managing stress might be one way to reduce the risk of a cold.
And remember: Do not forget to frequently wash your hands.
Hope this helps!