Dadi Maa ke Nuskhe: Try these for Cold and Cough in Summers


Hydrate

    Summer colds can dehydrate you, so its important to drink plenty of fluids, especially water. This will help thin mucus and loosen congestion. You can also try warm liquids like herbal tea or broth.

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Rest

    Getting enough sleep allows your body to focus on fighting off the virus. Aim for 7-8 hours of sleep each night.

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Honey

    Honey can soothe a cough and sore throat. For adults and children over 1 year old, mix a spoonful of honey into warm water or tea.

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Steam

    Inhaling steam can help loosen mucus and congestion. Take a hot shower or bath, or add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a bowl of hot water and inhale the steam for several minutes.

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Gargle with salt water

    Saltwater gargle can help soothe a sore throat. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of table salt into a glass of warm water and gargle several times a day.

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Increase your intake of Vitamin C

    Vitamin C is an antioxidant that may help shorten the duration of a cold. Citrus fruits, oranges, grapefruits, and strawberries are all good sources of vitamin C.

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Use a humidifier

    A humidifier adds moisture to the air, which can help loosen mucus and soothe a cough and sore throat.

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See a doctor

    If your cold symptoms are severe or dont improve within a week, its time to see a doctor.

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Some practices

    Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Dont share personal items, such as cups or utensils. Manage stress. Stress can weaken your immune system and make you more susceptible to colds.

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