It's not always possible to avoid colds and flus. But when you do get sick, you can help your immune system conquer the infection and get back on track. Remember: Remedies are most effective if begun in the first 24 hours of feeling symptoms.
You need to take time to convalesce and get better, or you risk experiencing symptoms that drag on and on. Follow your instincts for getting extra rest, and you'll get back on your feet much sooner.
It's not always possible to avoid colds and flu. But when you do get sick, you can help your immune system conquer the infection and get back on track. Remember: Nothing works well if you don't start it in the first 24 hours.
When you're sick, your bedroom can begin to look and feel like a stagnant, tissue-laden dungeon. Instead, try making yourself feel better by improving your surroundings. Fresh flowers and a few drops of your favorite essential oil on your sheets can go a long way toward brightening your mood and removing "sick" smells; try lavender or clary sage. Keep all healing essentials at your bedside: tissues and herbs, a cold cloth (if you're feverish), warm blankets (if you're chilled), your favorite CDs and DVDs, and a stack of reading material.
You want to recover quickly: Should you camp out on the couch or stay active? It's an individual choice, but in general, you should lay low and let your immune system fight the illness for the first 48 hours. So don't feel guilty for taking sick days -- your body will let you know when you're ready to rejoin the world.
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