How to Fight A Cold

 

One of the worst feelings in the world is that feeling when you wake up with a sore throat, a cough and a runny nose. All of these are signs of a common cold which can suck, especially if you are a college student. Here are some things to help fight off that icky cold.

  1. Staying hydrated- The best thing to do is to constantly drink fluids so you can start fighting all those germs. It can be water, orange juice with lots of Vitamin C or(my favorite) tea with lemon and honey. ​
  2. Sleep- This is probably the easiest thing to do since it’ll be all you will want to do anyway. Resting up will give your body time to heal. ​
  3. Warm Soup- It helps soothe that sore throat while also making sure you don’t go hungry. My favorite is Campbell’s Chicken Noodle Soup.​
  4. Medication- I understand some people do not like OTC medication but sometimes you need it. The best thing you can take is some DayQuil and NyQuil, to help you with congestion, sinus problems and all other infection that are in your body. ​
  5. Vitamins- While doing all these things makes sure you are taking your vitamins like vitamin C and Zinc. They each help you get you back on your feet, especially Vitamin C. 

There are also many other options that can help but here are some that I do when I am fighting a cold. Just make sure while doing all these things you quarantine yourself, so you don’t get sicker than you already are. Try as well to stay as clean as possible and have your environment dust free.