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Natural relief for flu symptoms

Using natural relief for flu symptoms can maximise the effectiveness of other supplements

Most families will have a bizarre home remedy that has been passed down through the generations, but sometimes the best natural relief for flu symptoms is to rest and drink plenty of water.

Many people find it difficult to differentiate between the common cold and influenza.  While a common cold can be caused by more than 200 viruses, seasonal flu is triggered by one of two viruses.  The symptoms of both are very similar – some cases will require specific treatment from a GP, but most will see steady recovery with good old natural relief for flu symptoms.

It’s no fable when the Doctor tells his patients to get plenty of rest and to drink plenty of fluids. Resting gives your body the energy to fight the virus, and drinking liquids will prevent dehydration.  Flu medication, supplements, store bought drugs and herbal remedies can help to ease any pain or discomfort.  By using natural relief for flu symptoms, you can maximise the effectiveness of other supplements.

  • Get enough rest – the body will use up excess energy to start the immune battle against the cold or influenza virus.  Plenty of rest will ensure that the body has all the energy needed to put up a good fight.  Most common viruses will recede after a few days so this is the best natural relief for flu symptoms in the mean time.
  • Drink plenty of fluids – keeping hydrated is very important when suffering from influenza or the common cold.  Hot liquids can also help to relieve nasal congestion and soothe the throat.
  • Take baths – not only is it important to practice good hygiene to avoid the virus from spreading to others, but regular baths will open up your nasal passages and will alleviate the feeling of aching muscles.
  • Home remedies – natural relief for flu symptoms can be found in any household cupboard.  Gargling salt and warm water can moisten a sore throat, and honey and lemon are known for their soothing powers.  Ginger is said to provide immediate anti-inflammatory effects for coughs or swollen glands.
  • Blow your nose correctly – it is important to always wash your hands after blowing your nose.  The safest and most effective way to do this is to press a finger over one nostril and blow gently, always into a clean tissue.  Blowing too hard can rebound bacteria back into your sinuses.

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