If your are tired being sick all the time when flu strikes then maybe it is time to learn some of the techniques to protect yourself. You will be surprised how easy it is to avoid getting sick.
You need to make very small changes in your daily habits and after that you can say goodbye to sore throat congestion and cough.
Every disease is characterized by the so called pre-symptoms that warn us before we get infected from it. If you could learn to recognize them on time, you will be able to protect yourself.
These are some the first signs that the flu or the cold is on its way and how to prevent them:
1. Lack of energy
This usually occurs when you are preoccupied with your job and when you need to complete all your obligations in time. If by the end of the day you have this feeling than it is likely that you will be sick.
Solution: Make time for yourself to rest and to relax. Chronic stress can destroy your immune system by enabling him to fight with the disease.
2. Feeling “scratches” in the throat
Cold always affect respiratory system and this is the best way to notice that you will be sick in a short time. That’s way the throat is the first thing attacked by the disease.
Solution: Clean your throat with salty water. Although you think this is ridiculous but implementing this habit can reduce the inflammation and accumulation of mucus.
3. Frequent nose blowing
If you blow your nose more often than usual then there is no doubt that cold is right around the corner. Your nose and your sinuses are the first areas that manifest symptoms of cold virus.
Solution: Warm bath is the best medicine for nasal symptoms. The steam from the hot water reduces the swelling in the nasal membranes and improves your breathing.
4. Pressure in the sinuses
You may experience a small pain around your sinuses if you are affected by a virus. Some of the symptoms can be headache, watery eyes and fatigue.
Solution: Eat chicken soup since it contains electrolytes and in combination with the heat and salt you will be well hydrated.
5. Blocked or stuffy nose
If by any chance you notice that you cannot breathe through your nose than probably your nasal routes are affected from a viral infection. That’s way it is very important to deal with this symptoms before the virus completely develops.
Solution: Drink plenty of fluids in order to hydrate your body and supply your nasal membranes with moister fluid.
6. Regular coughing
Sometimes we tend to ignore coughing even do it is a clear sign that something is happening with our body.
Solution: Take as many pillows as you can and place your head on them, because lying on a flat surface blocks the sinuses and your throat as a result of the gravity force.
7. Chest pain
As the virus is going down through your body you may experience a pressure in your chest. Sometimes that pressure can be very minimal and it is hard for us to notice that.
Solution: Start by making light set of exercises. Many studies have shown that physical activity can relive you from many types of disease and it can reduce the symptoms of the same disease.