Don’t Let Winter Bugs Get You Down



It is that time of year again. Sneezing uncontrollably, a nose that won’t stop running, maybe your head is pounds, your bones and muscles are aching and you just can’t focus. It sounds like you are coming down with one of the most common winter bugs and many of us are not safe from them at this time of year, no matter how hard we try to keep the germs at bay. While some of the advice is basic, I wanted to refresh your mind on some of the best ways to combat these symptoms and to not let those winter bugs get you down.

Has your breathing been effected?

Your breathing can be mildly or majorly affected when it comes to winter bigs. You can find that your chest gets a little tighter and you may develop a cough of some description. If you have Asthma, you may find that this symptom is particularly worse for you and you might find the use of a Ventolin inhaler to ease the pressure with your breathing. Coughs are part and parcel of winter so make sure you stock up on cough medicine to ease the build up on your chest which should help with your breathing.

Consider home remedies to combat the common symptoms

Not many people like to turn to medicines when they are feeling under the weather, so you may want to try a few home remedies instead. There is the common “hot toddy” which is a mix of honey and whiskey as a way of getting rid of a cold. Other options are an old fashioned chicken soup, dosing up on vitamin C and buying probiotics.

Make sure you rest up

Resting is one of the things that we should definitely do when we get ill, but one of the things we find so hard to do. People still go to work and try and soldier on and often this is the wrong thing to do. It is so important for you to gain your strength and rest is one of the first things a medical professional will tell you to do.

Drink all the warm beverages

Warm drinks a great way to keep a cold or winter illness at bay. Lemon and honey tend to be the most popular but you can also buy some medicine that is in drink form where it includes painkillers like paracetamol.

Wrap up warm on the colder days

Finally, one of the best things to do while you are feeling rough or if you are trying to avoid germs and illness completely is to wrap up as warm as you can. When you are cold you are more likely to catch a winter bug and then that can have you out of action for days.

Most importantly, just ensure that you take things easy when you are feeling under the weather. Winter is rife with winter bugs so it is always a good idea to take better care of yourself when the weather turns cold.

Naomi Isted
Editor in Chief, Naomi Isted is known as The Ultimate Lifestylist to her readers and viewers. She is a TV Presenter and Columnist. Ranked in the Top 100 LFW Social Media Influencers AW14 & SS15, Brand Ambassador for Pears Soap UK. Her Celebrity beauty TV Series currently airs to 27million homes on Physique TV in UAE, previously on Wedding TV in the UK. She brings fashion and beauty advice to her readers and viewers on a daily basis. She is Fashion and Beauty Columnist for Herald Scotland and has a Fashion and Beauty Bridal Blog for HELLO. She can usually be found attending celebrity fashion and beauty events in and around London and sharing the latest fashion and beauty trends with her readers.

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