Cold and flu are the most common problems come when winter starts. In medical term flu is called influenza. Adults and children’s both can be infected by that. This is very important to protect your newborn in his first winter because he can get cold and caught by flu easily. In this article we would share some cold and flu natural remedies with you. There are so many different reasons which can be cause of flu but the most common is that when you not protect yourself from cold or using some cold stuff such as bath with cold water or not covered yourself. Another reason of flu is caused by virus. There are more than 200 viruses which can be cause of cold but not as many viruses which can be the reason of the flu. That’s why the flu vaccines are available but cold vaccines are not.
Cold and flu are different conditions but the symptoms are similar. Their symptoms can last between 2 and 14 days.
Cold Symptoms which might be Developing Slowly and Mild:
- Fever above 102 °F
- Body ache
- Watery eyes
- Throat soaring
- Stuff or runny nose with yellow or green nasal release
- Tired feelings
Flu Symptoms witch might be Appear Unexpectedly and Stronger:
- Chills or sweats
- Poor appetite
- Muscular aches especially in arm, backs and legs.
- And other symptoms are same as cold symptoms.
If you find some different symptoms or symptoms stay above 10 days then consult to your doctor because it might be something serious.
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR COLD AND FLU:
Following are some easy and effective remedies for cold and flu.
It is most basic ingredient in our kitchen but it also works to cure throat problem even there is scientific proof according to this ginger has such properties which can soothe your sore throat and control cough. You just need to take small piece of ginger and boil it in some water. Also ginger is good to control the nausea feelings during flu. Take a glass of lukewarm water then add a teaspoon of honey and few drops of lemon.
It has great antimicrobial and antibacterial properties. It is another option to cured sore throat and helpful to relief pain. Take a glass of warm water and add a teaspoon of honey and drink. You can also add few drops of lemon. According to researches It is good cough suppressant.
Another research found that if you will give 10 gram of honey to your children at bedtime it will help to reduce the harshness of cough symptoms. Some kids can’t sleep soundly because of cold. It has super sources to treat cold. It contains botulinum spores. Normally infant’s immune system can’t digest so it’s better to give honey to a younger child more than 1 year.
Ginger and Cinnamon:
It is the best combination to cure cold and cough. Ginger enhance the immune system, the compounds which found in ginger improve sore throats which mostly caused by viruses. While cinnamon has properties of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antiviral all are very good to treat cold and flu symptoms. You just need to take a glass of water and bring it on flame and add small piece of ginger and 1 or half cinnamon stick and leave for 15 minutes on medium to low flame. You can also add a pinch of tea for color. Then off the flame and enjoy ginger cinnamon tea, the best and effective time is at night before sleep.
- Take chicken or vegetable soup which gives you energy and also relief in flu and cough.
- Gargling is great way to clear your throat.
- Clear your nose immediately.
- Take steam is also very good in cold and flu.
- Stay warm and rested.
If your symptoms are severe or last more than 10 days then you should consult to your doctor.