To step off topic for a moment. I have become the victim of the common cold. I really need to get better as this weekend there is Comic Con in my country…
As some of you know I am a teacher, which means I am basically surrounded by bacteria most of the time (with this I mean the students…only kidding..).
I tend to get ill during the fall and during the end of winter/ beginning of spring. (I absolutely hate it. I’d rather have an upset stomach or a sprained ankle than the common cold).
It starts with a sore throat, which lasts for 4 days at most. On the 3rd day, the sniffles make their appearance as well as the phlegm cough. Around the 5th or 6th day things calm down and I can function normally (whatever that may mean).
The moment I feel my throat becoming sore I take a zinc tablet in the morning. I don’t take tablets for sore throats because I’m allergic to something in them but I have no clue for what exactly.
Instead I take a Hot Coldrex about 3 times a day (which is powder with 30mg vit. C. And 500mg paracetamol…or acetaminophen I think it is called on some other countries). I shower every day, get dressed and open a window for fresh air. Not to mention the amount of tea (mostly ginger) I pour down my throat.
When the sniffles start I can’t do a lot. Hardly anything works when it comes to my nose. I can barely breathe through my right nostril meaning blowing my nose is somewhat of a difficulty. What I do is breath slowly through my nose as often as I can.
One of my colleagues advised me to put an extra pillow under my head when going to bed. And surprisingly enough ever sincr I did this I sleep so much better during the night when I am ill!
How about you?
What do you do when you get the sniffles? Or a sore throat?
Let me know in the comments because if there is a way to get rid of it quicker…I want to know it!
Hope you enjoyed this off topic review. Until next time!