Top tips to get over a cold
Cold and flu season has already hit our area...including my household.
I typically blame Iowa for my colds due to allergies that I have this time of year. Every time a tractor is moving dirt around in Northern Iowa I end up with a nasty cough. Well, guess what happened on my recent drive in Iowa?
FYI - Moms can't get sick. Rides still need to happen. Food still needs to get made. Groceries must be purchased and the cleaning...we will leave that for another day. ;)
By the end of my show on Monday I had no voice, was tired and wasn't sure if I would be able to talk on Tuesday. Since talking is kindof a big deal in the radio world, I needed some tips and suggestions. I did what everyone does today and I asked my friends and all those listening on the radio, what tips or suggestions do you have for me so I can get over this cold.
I received A LOT of messages, texts, e-mails and help through social media. It was A.Maz.Ing! There were ideas I knew I could try out, some that I wasn't too sure about and others that were brand new to my list.
Because YOU were so helpful I am returning the favor and putting the Top 10 tips and suggestions given to me to get over a cold.
TOP 10 TIPS TO GET OVER A COLD
#10 Drink lots of fluids. I totally agree with this one! I once was in the ER due to dehydration and the reason was...coughing. My Dr. informed me that you expel a lot of fluid each time you cough.
#9 Cold-eeze. I have used this with previous colds.
#8 Essential Oils. Peppermint, eucalyptus, thieves and lavender were mentioned to me. I do use peppermint quite often due to my asthma...and I will say, it does calm down my lungs when they start to get out of control.
#7 Humidifier. I don't have one of these but remember using these as a kid a lot (and I grew up in Iowa so you can imagine...the tractors were out in those fields all the time)
#6 Ziacam. I have no idea what this is but many of you suggested it. It is on my radar though for the next cold that rolls through.
#5 Steam Shower or Hot Bath. Most of the suggestions said to take one of these at night.
#4 Vitamin C. Load up! Many of you shared products that you use over the counter to help boost that intake. I did grab a few oranges and clementines each day to try to help add some more of this vitamin to my day.
You can find the Top 3 tips (which I tried them all!) at the video...