If there’s something sure to make you unhappy for a few days, it’s the common cold prevalent in this season of the year. It’s the time of the year for a runny nose, irritating cough, sore throat, and fever.

Looking for the best strategies on how to deal with the cough and catarrh (common cold) and stay healthy year-round? Pull up a seat and enjoy this read.

  1. Wash your hands frequently

    Practicing good hygiene like washing your hands is a tremendously preventable way of contracting the cold or flu virus. Scrub your hands with soap and water before eating, post spending time in open spaces, before and after using the bathroom, etc. Use hand sanitizer when there isn’t soap available. And remember to keep your hands away from your face. Transporting germs from your hands to your face can lead to infection.

  2. Keep your distance from sick people

    Keep at least 2 feet (0.61 m) distance between you and other people you notice are sick. Colds are transmitted more easily if one is close to someone with a cold. If a friend has a fever with cold symptoms, it is more than likely contagious. A cold virus can be contagious for up to 2 weeks.

  3. Consider changing your diet

    Consider tweaking your diet to include lots of fruits and vegetables. Eating a variety of healthy foods will do your body a lot of good. Eat nutrient-rich foods and cut down on sugar, processed and fried foods. Besides, a healthier diet provides nutrition that can help the immune system fight infections.

  4. Stay hydrated.

    Drink lots of water to keep yourself from getting dehydrated.Men should consume 13 eight-ounce servings of fluids per day and women should drink about 9 eight-ounce per day. This is both water and fluids you’ve consumed through food.

  5. Reduce stress

    Stress affects the body in several ways, including increasing the possibility of getting sick. Stress also extends recovery time. Keep stress levels down by identifying causes, learning coping mechanisms, resting when due, and sleeping at least 8 hours daily.

When down with cold and cough, these can be treated with over-the-counter medications like Sudrex Cough & Cold. It gives fast relief without any drowsy effect.

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