Everyone knows that when you have a cold that it generally takes fourteen days for this virus to go through its coarse and up to twenty one days for the flu.
However, once you have the flu shot you may not suffer as bad and it may be a shorter recovery time.
Most of the time you get advice that sounds a little like this:
Drink plenty of liquids and get a lot of rest.
For the most part we always need to keep hydrated regardless of any illness and you have no choice but to stop and rest because you feel terrible.
But you also do need to get up and move around, get fresh air and bathe.
The reason I say not to lay around to long is because a chest cold or the flu can turn into pneumonia and you are in for a new set of problems. Staying up and moving around lets the body work on healing itself and not letting the mucus just lay.
The fresh air always helps the lungs, instead of the same stale air inside a house or building.
Bathing, some people say not to during a cold or flu but I beg to differ. Bathing washes off germs and the steam from a hot bath or shower cleanses the poisons from our systems and helps us breathe better.
Most people will rely on modern medicine and go to a medical doctor for antibiotics and take over the counter medication. But there is not a cure for the common cold or the flu.
Prevention is the best and that means avoiding people who are sick with the common cold or the flu.
Washing your hands with warm soapy water or Using hand sanitizer often when going into public building where a lot of people come and go.
By Andria Perry
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