Glossary On Self Care Tips for Common Cold

The common cold and cough affects millions of people each year. Here are some self-care tips you need to be aware of:

  • Prevent cold by carefully avoiding contact with cold sufferers and by remembering to frequently wash your hands.
  • Drink lots of water; consume a diet with high fibre content and additional vitamin C.
  • Do steam inhalation 2 to 3 times a day
  • Use saline nasal drops to relieve congestion.
  • Consuming green tea is highly beneficial for all those who are prone to catch cold quite often.
  • Get plenty of rest – it helps you to recover quickly.

You should contact your healthcare provider if your cold continues for more than 7 days or if your symptoms include a high fever, swollen glands, severe sinus pain or a cough with excessive mucus. These may be signs of a more serious illness.

Common Cold