It can make matters worse if you work in an air-conditioned environment when your body is subjected to a huge variation in temperature which makes it very easy for you to catch a summer bug. Over the weekend your throat may have started to get that familiar scratchy feeling, you have a banging head and you are getting aches and pains, especially in your limbs. Basically, your head’s congested and you just have that blah feeling. With work looming on a Monday morning you wished you felt as bright as the weather outside!
Here are a few tips to help you get over the cold as quick as possible and get you back on track for summer fun.
Drink plenty of fluids – We have heard this ever since we were little, but this has always been a hard and fast rule. Fluids will keep you hydrated and can help fight fight your cold symptoms.
Avoid drinks with caffeine – OK, it may hit you where it hurts on this one, if you are a huge coffee drinker, but this has the exact opposite effect of water, watch out for dehydration.
Rest up – When we rest it’s our body’s time to heal. People who get less than seven hours of sleep, on a regular basis, are more prone to catch colds. So, get plenty of rest.
Chicken Soup – Old wives’ tale? Absolutely not. There is something that has always been comforting about a nice warm bowl of chicken broth plus, if you have a stuffy nose, the steam can help clear it up.
Take Pelargonium – The Kaloba range of products contains the unique extract of Pelargonium sidiodes and is a traditional herbal medicine used to relieve the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections including the common cold, such as sore throat, cough and blocked or runny nose. It is available in Oral Liquid and sugar-free Syrup forms for adults and children 6 years +. Convenient Kaloba Tablets can be taken from 12 years. And that’s not all, Kaloba is the most researched cough and cold medicine worldwide and is also suitable for people with asthma and other vulnerable groups. For more information and special prices visit www.kaloba.co.uk. Always read the label.
Even though this is a good primer to help with your cold, always remember that a trip to the local pharmacist never hurts. Sometimes he can recommend treatments such as Kaloba that will kick that bug out of your system sooner than later.
Kaloba that Cold!