Feeling under the weather and struggling to relieve your winter cough?
Have you been feeling under the weather lately? No idea what you've caught, but experiencing symptoms like coughing & shivers? You might have caught a cold already for the winter season. Having a cold is certainly not fun, so here is a list of the typical symptoms to look for if you do feel you have the flu:
Symptoms of a Winter cough:
- Stuffy/runny nose
- Sore throat
- Red eyes
- Occasional slight fever
- Loss of appetite/ nausea & vomiting.
What causes colds?
Everyone becomes vulnerable during the winter season, so catching cold becomes more common during this period. However, the chilly weather itself is not responsible for increasing the chances of catching a cold, that's because most people tend to be indoors most of the time during this period, thus it is more likely to infect each other. Even though there is no cure for the common cold, your symptoms can be relieved by several remedies. Our Planet Remedy team would like to share how you can alleviate your mild bronchial cough & cold symptoms, by supporting your immune system in fighting against the flu during this chilly weather.
How to support the immune system -
Take this time to take in plenty of water, so go ahead and sip all of your favorite liquids. Drinking with warm water may give you some temporary relief to ease your cough. It is strongly encouraged to stay away from sugary drinks, processed foods or even alcoholic beverages especially when you are combating sore throats or coughs.
Taking sufficient rest
Avoid participating in any form of vigorous exercise or activity, until you feel better and when taking plenty of rest, try taking warm baths as well in order to soothe your muscles, should you have any body aches and pains. You may even try using a heating pad or a heated water bottle and place over the discomfort area. A good night’s sleep is important in maintaining good health, as it helps your body regenerate itself and be able to fight off pathogens. It is recommended that you aim for at least 7 hours of sleep per night, which can help decrease the chance of you catching a cold in the first place.
Avoid coughing or sneezing into your hands
The virus that causes colds are mostly spread by sneezing, coughing and hand contact. Therefore it is important to ensure you practice good hand hygiene during this period. It is advised to wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds and water or carry a hand sanitizer with you at all times. It is recommended to get a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. And sneeze into your elbow and not your hands.
If you are still feeling uncomfortable despite your attempts to relieve your symptoms, try out Planet Remedy’s cough Relief / Immunity/ Headache series:
Traditionally used in Western Herbal Medicine culture, Planet’s remedy cough relief spray is designed to -
- Relieve mild bronchial cough
- Relieve blocked nasal passages
- Decrease severity of symptoms of mild upper respiratory tract infections.
Though it is a lot of information to digest in order to relieve your winter cough, it is important to keep our immune system strong and healthy. These are just simple examples of what we can do to keep ourselves protected and healthy during this winter season. Head over to your nearest pharmacy & get your Planet Remedy cough relief spray now!
Always read the label and follow the directions for use.
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