Relieving the Symptoms of Cold and Flu
Be aware of the symptoms of a cold: a running nose, cough, and fever are all clear signs that your body is fighting off a cold virus.
To soothe a sore throat, suck on hard candy or gargle with warm salt water (one-half teaspoon of salt in eight ounces of water).
To loosen phlegm, drink 8 - 10 glasses of water or other nonalcoholic liquids a day. Warm drinks may be more soothing than cold.
Try chicken soup. Researchers have finally confirmed what mothers have long observed.
Blow your nose gently, both nostrils simultaneously. Blowing hard or compressing one nostril stresses the eustachian tubes, the passages between the ears and throat, increasing the risk of an ear infection.
Submitted by Chris Hess who teaches PE at Willow Springs Elementary in Killeen, TX. Chris is the Mangaging Editor of PE Central's Wellness Tips of the Week. Thanks for contributing to PE Central!