24 Hour Regime To Help You Treat Cough & Cold

The cold and flu season has returned. And you don’t have time to put up with a hacking cough or aching muscles for long. Who does?

Thankfully, Vicks provides some advice on how to cope with your cold symptoms.

Take a hot shower – the steam will help clear your sinuses.

Superfood breakfast – try antioxidant-packed mixed berries and orange juice for a Vitamin C hit.

If your start feeling a tickling or itching in the throat, take a throat lozenge. It will help you speak up and be heard!

12 noon
Go for a walk. You may not feel like moving around much, but this light exercise can improve your immune system.  You will feel better for it.

Ditch your usual cold sandwich for a warm lunch – try a chicken soup with vegetables.


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Any form of hot drink will provide relief from the symptoms of a sore throat and cough. The hot fluid has a demulcent and soothing action and tasty drinks containing slightly bitter flavours such as lemon and citric acid are particularly beneficial

Eat a (spicy!) curry. Spicy foods and hot soups are beneficial as they promote airway secretions which have a calmative action on an inflamed throat 

Have a long soak. Give your aching muscles a break in a nice hot bath at the end of the day. The steam may help your runny nose, and will relax you for the final important step…

Go to sleep! The magic 8 hour rest awaits. Let your body recharge with a good night’s sleep. A Vicks VapoRub will ease to get a good night’s sleep as it eases both nasal congestion and cough relief.

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