If you have the flu for the first time, you know how bad it makes you feel. You likely do not want to move and get out of bed. The flu is a virus so the only thing you can do is to treat your symptoms. Below is some information on how to get through this so you can feel better.
Flu Remedy Drinks
There are flu remedy drinks on the market that can make you feel better. These drinks have ingredients that have been designed to alleviate your symptoms. Start drinking this drink as soon as you get symptoms of the flu. You can find these flu remedy drinks at pharmacy stores. Ask your doctor about the best brand you can purchase. Some of these drinks use only natural ingredients.
If you do not want to purchase a flu remedy drink, you can make your own at home. You may even have these ingredients in your kitchen.
Steam can help greatly in clearing out your nasal passages. This is because steam provides you with heat and heat can loosen the mucus you likely have in your nose and throat. One way to get steam is to take a hot shower. Get the water as hot as you can stand it and stand in the shower for as long as you can. While you are getting steam from the water, the room is also filling with steam. If you have a bathroom fan, make sure it is turned off because it will remove the steam from the room and keep the door closed.
A neti pot is used to clear nasal passages and sinuses from each nostril. You can purchase a neti pot at health food stores or online. This device will clear out your right and left nasal passages so you have complete relief. It is not difficult to use a neti pot but it is important that you use it correctly. The one you purchase may come with complete instructions. When you are finished, use hot water with antibacterial soap to clean the neti pot. Clean it each day while you are using it and before you put it away when you start feeling better. Make sure you get all the soap rinsed out before you use it.