There are several things you can do to alleviate cold and flu symptoms:
- Rest: Get plenty of rest to allow your body to recover.
- Hydrate: Drink plenty of fluids such as water, tea, and soup to help flush out toxins and keep your body hydrated.
- Gargle: Gargle with warm salt water to relieve sore throat pain.
- Steam: Take a steamy shower or use a humidifier to ease congestion.
- Medication: Over-the-counter medications such as pain relievers, decongestants, and cough suppressants can help alleviate symptoms. Always read and follow the instructions on the label.
- Natural remedies: Some people find relief from natural remedies such as honey, ginger, and echinacea.
It’s important to note that antibiotics are not effective against cold and flu viruses, as they are only effective against bacterial infections. If your symptoms persist or worsen, consult with a healthcare provider.