Flu and SARS can cause many unpleasant symptoms such as fever, sore throat, nasal congestion, body aches, chills, weakness, and so on. Here are a few simple tips to improve your well-being during illness and speed up your recovery.
1. Drink lots of fluids
To fight the disease, the body needs more fluid, so doctors recommend drinking more often with flu and colds. But not all drinks are suitable for improving your well-being. For the duration of the illness, it is worth giving up coffee, soda, and energy drinks and replacing them with plain clean water, fruit drinks without sugar, herbal tea, or warm water with lemon and honey.
2. Get some sleep
Sleep supports the immune system, allowing the body to spend more energy and resources fighting the virus. Therefore, during illness, it is imperative to turn on the “seal” mode to the full and sleep more than usual: about 8-10 hours a day.
3. Take a pain reliever
If you experience severe body aches and headaches, do not suffer and take a pain reliever. But do not overuse these pills, as many of them have serious side effects. A warm (not hot) bath can also help relieve muscle pain from the flu.
However, this option is only suitable if the body temperature does not exceed 38 degrees. You can lie in the bath for no longer than 10-15 minutes.
4. Gargle with salt water and rinse your nose
Regular salt water rinses and rinsing your nose can help relieve sore throat, relieve congestion, thin mucus, and make mucus easier to pass. To prepare a rinsing solution and to rinse the nose, pour 250 ml of water into a glass, add half a teaspoon of salt, and mix well.
5. Use a humidifier
If you have a moisturizer, be sure to use it when you are sick. Moist air can help relieve nasal congestion and relieve sore throat. It is also worthwhile to regularly ventilate the room so that bacteria and viruses do not accumulate in it.