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Colds Flu Home Remedies - How to Get Rid of Colds Flu

Colds and flu are caused by viruses. Flu is short for "influenza." True flu is a virus that affects your upper respiratory and lower system your nose, throat, breathing tube, and lungs. In general, the flu is worse than the common cold, and symptoms such as fever, body aches, extreme tiredness, and dry cough are more common and intense. Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose. These symptoms can last four to ten days and will generally clear up on their own. You can treat the symptoms to feel more comfortable, but no medication will cure a cold. Anyone can catch a cold or flu. The peak season for colds is the colder winter months, not only because of the weather but because central heating dries out the normally moist nasal mucosa - an important defence against invading viruses. However, you can catch a cold at any time of the year; one particular type of cold virus thrives in the summer.

Home Remedies for Colds Flu

  • Vitamin C in doses of 500 mg. Four times a day will shorten flu symptoms by a day or two. Vitamin C works best for colds instead of the flu. Cough drops made from the herb horehound can be effective. Keep your consumption of sugar down. Sugar will decrease your immune systems ability to fight disease.
  • Wash your hands frequently, this reduces the chances of re infecting yourself and others. 
  • A mix of water and pure tea tree oil this helps sore throats.












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