There is often nothing worse than sitting in a classroom and beginning to feel your nose become stuffy, your throat begin the itch and your eyes water. An oncoming cold can often knock you off track, which can be worrying as we head into end of term tests.
My yearly colds have led me to try nearly everything, in my opinion these are by far the best. The first thing I do when I begin to feel poorly is reach for a clove of garlic. It makes your breath stink but eat one on Friday, get an early night and feel so much better the following morning. Now, many people cannot face eating it (understandably),to which I suggest what may sound even weirder, sleeping with it in your socks! This may sound mad but it still works ! Garlic itself is amazing with lots of properties that help you to get back to full health fast. My second go to remedy is a little spicy. Its something I discovered only last year and found it completely knocked my cold out overnight. The ingredients are as follows: A Glass of water,1⁄8 teaspoon of turmeric,thyme,cinnamon,cayenne pepper and ginger, and then a little lemon juice and honey. All you have to do is mix them all in a pan for five minutes and then drink at the hottest you can. It’s really soothing before bed as well as during the day . Overall I personally prefer these homemade remedies as I feel the over the counter products only work for a short time for me, except one .
This was suggested for me by a pharmacist one year when I was in complete agony and had lost my voice. Ultra Chloraseptic Anaesthetic throat spray, and it works wonders. You can purchase it in most places over the counter, and it just eases the pain almost instantly, as well as seemingly fighting the infection. I have spent so much money on lozenges over the years, but since I discovered this I never went back! Works brilliantly!
I hope at least one of these may help you when a cold strikes and remember the most important thing to do is rest and drink plenty of water!
Get well soon!