Have you ever experience the miserable signs of cough and cold? The common signs are sneezing, scratchy throat and runny nose. Extracted from a study that, there are more than 200 viruses those are responsible for common cold in human body. How to get rid of a cold though is a common question but is really a matter to deal with. Let’s learn some very effective home remedies and counter medications to get rid of a cold.
1. Drink plenty
Drink plenty of liquid to break up congestion, dehydrations and to moist your sore throat. Drinking plenty of liquid (drinking water, fruit juice, herbal tea and soup) is the quickest home remedy that helps you to get rid of a cold fast.
2. A mixture that really works
Take one cup warm water and add ½ tbsp baking soda in it. Then squeeze a fresh lemon and mix 2 tbsp lemon juice in the cup. Now, why not honey mix? Yes, add 1 ½ tbsp honey and combine it. Drink it full and see the magic within a couple of hours. This magical remedy help you break out your cold within a splash.
3. My special herbal tea
Ready? Ok then, take one full mug of water, add some ginger slice and boil it for 5-7 minutes. Afterward, take a tea bag and add sugar less than you take regular because you are going to add 2 tbsp honey. In final touch, put 2 mint leaves in the tea mug and combine with a spoon. Now, enjoy the every single sip of my special herbal tea to get rid of a cold fast and quick.
The antiseptic property of garlic helps to protect your immune system from common cold. You can take garlic raw or make a garlic toast at home. The garlic should help you to get rid of a cold fast.
5. Lemon juice with honey
I am offering you a great healer of cold that is honey-lemon juice. It’s one of the quickest home remedies to get rid of a cold so fast. Take a fresh lemon, squeeze it and extract out all juice from it. Take ½ cup warm water in a mug with the lemon juice. Then add 3 tbsp honey and a pinch of salt. Combine it and drink quickly. The cold should go away.
6. Ginger for cold healing
Ginger is the popular kitchen stuff. This ordinary kitchen material can heal your nasty cold by killing all common cold symptoms. You can take ginger both raw and processed. Raw ginger works best while ginger extract with tea or honey does excellent for curing a cold fast.
General cold and cough get cured normally within some days. Sometimes, cold can be persistent and stay long time. If you see your cold getting old, go to your doctor. The doctor may give you the following medications but be careful about side effects.
- Decongestant or Antihistamine
- Nasal Spray
- Medicines like decongestants, antihistamines, analgesics/antipyretics, cough suppressants, and expectorants
7. Drink plenty & take vitamin C
You should drink plenty of liquid like tea, fruit juice, and soup. Vitamin C fruits like lemon, orange, grape are highly recommended for cold.
8. Stay warm while in rest
When you first attracted by cold flu, simply give you a warm bed rest.
9. Don’t have cold bath
Always have steam bath when you are in persistent cold. Warm bath helps to moisturize your nasal passages and gives you comfort.