Colds, Fevers, and Flues

Winter Sicknesses

Colds are generally caused by infections that affect the sinuses, nose, throat, head, etc.. and usually last a week. There is no cure for the common cold but the symptoms can be treated. Aspirin is good for achy joints and headaches.

Fevers are when body temperature goes above the normal range of 98–100 °F. Ironically fevers include cold chills, but the purpose of the body raising its temperature is to better fight off the infection, so as long as the fever remains low it should often be allowed to run its course in order to heal the body. Advil (Ibuprofin) helps reduce fevers. Putting cold coins on the face draws the heat into the coins, so replacing them frequently helps draw down a fever.

Flues are viruses that give symptoms of a severe cold, and can include digestive problems also.

Cough & Sore Throat remedies – cough drops, Dayquil, Nyquil, hot tea with honey, hot-n-sour chinese soup, One drop of Thieves Oil in milk, gargle with warm salt water, …

For blocked sinues and nose use Nedipots to run hot salt water through the nasal passages which melts the mucus and allows it to flow from the nose and mouth. So do it over a sink or bowl, and test the water first with your finger, then taste it…if it does not burn you, use it; but it works better when warm (hot to touch, warm in mouth). Also cough drops, Dayquil, Nyquil, hot tea with honey, hot-n-sour chinese soup, gargle with warm salt water, garlic, hot peppers, mentholatum (Vicks Vapor Rub), Firewater Liquor …

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