Natural tips for treating colds
1- Treating stuffy nose with warm salt water
Rinsing with salt water helps break up nasal congestion, while removing virus and bacteria particles from the nose
2 – Stay warm and comfortable
Staying warm and comfortable when you first catch a cold or the flu helps your body direct its energy into the battle of immunity, and this battle is taxing on the body, so give it a little help with rest.
3 – gargling
Gargling can temporarily soothe and comfort a sore throat, so gargle ½ teaspoon of salt dissolved in warm water four times a day.
4- Drink hot liquids
Hot liquids relieve nasal congestion, prevent dehydration, and soothe the irritating, inflamed membranes lining your nose and throat. A teaspoon of honey.
5 – steam bath
Steam baths moisten the nasal passages and may help you relax. If you have the flu, use a steam bath while sitting on a nearby chair and take a sponge bath.
6- Use an ointment under your nose
Putting a little menthol ointment under your nose can help open up the breathing passages and restore irritated skin at the base of the nose. Menthol, eucalyptus, and eucalyptus contain mild numbing ingredients that may help relieve the pain of a scratchy nose.
7- Put hot or cold packs around the congested sinuses
You can buy reusable hot or cold packs at the drugstore or make your own. You can use the heat by taking a damp cloth and heating it for 55 seconds in the microwave.
8 – Sleep on an extra pillow under your head
Elevating your head helps relieve congestion in the nasal passages.
9 – Not to travel by plane
There is no point in increasing the pressure on an already stressed upper respiratory tract, and that’s what a change in air pressure will do. Flying with a cold or flu congestion can temporarily damage your eardrums from pressure changes during takeoff and landing. If you have to fly, use a decongestant and carry with you. A nasal spray to use just before takeoff and landing. Frequent chewing and swallowing gum can also help relieve stress.
10 – Eat foods that fight infection
Here are some good foods to eat when battling a cold or the flu:
Banana and rice to relieve upset stomach and curb diarrhea
Vitamin C is contained in foods such as sweet peppers
Blueberries reduce diarrhea and are high in natural aspirin, which can reduce fever and help treat aches and pains.
Carrots that contain beta-carotene
Hot peppers may open up the sinuses and help break up mucus in the lungs
Cranberries may help prevent bacteria from attaching to the cells lining the bladder and urinary tract.