Before you head to your doctor for antibiotics, which can strip your body of good bacteria leaving you more vulnerable to illness, dry skin, and stomach problems, try these tips:
- Drinking plenty of water, juice, tea, clear soup or warm lemon water to loosen congestion and prevent dehydration.
- Eat a good amount of healthy, nutritious foods to boost your immune system.
- Stay warm and rested. You’ll be surprised what one day off work can do for your rebound potential. You can also try laying in a hot bath and breathing in the steam to de-clog your nasal passages.
- Gargle salty water. Add a half a teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water and gargle. It will relieve a sore, dry throat.
Dispel germs quickly this winter and get the most out what this season has to offer like fresh mountain air and spending time with loved ones over the holidays!