It is estimated that 80% of cold and flu sufferers experience more than one cold symptom. The most bothersome symptoms are runny/blocked nose, cough, aches, and pain.
Warm, flavorful food can help relieve cough and sore-throat symptoms by stimulating salivation and secretions to help soothe and lubricate the throat.
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Cleaning a glass thermometer with hot or even just warm water can cause an inaccurate reading. It’s always best to use cool water and the appropriate cleaner.
When you have a cold or flu, a study conducted by the American College of Chest Physicians® suggests that chicken soup can help you feel better.
Studies show that elevated levels of stress reduce the number of T cells in your body. You need T cells to keep your immune system strong. So if you’re feeling under the weather, take it easy. Relax and breathe. Doctor’s orders!
A cold generally comes on slowly and starts with a sore throat and sneezing. The flu comes on quickly, and causes muscle soreness, fever, chills, and fatigue. Cold and flu medicine can help alleviate some of these symptoms. Just make sure you find the right cold and flu remedy for you.