How To Fight Your Cold, Flu

Simple, convenient steps in learning how to fight your cold or flu symptoms.

The first step in fighting a war: know your enemy! The key to finding out which remedies will work for you is narrow down whether you are fighting a cold or flu — or possibly allergies.

Is It A Cold Or The Flu?

FOOD may have caused your symptoms! Check out one of my posts and learn how to figure out if food allergies are your problem:

Is It A Cold Or Allergies?

Check out this article for tips on what to buy when you hit the medicine aisle:

Best Over-the-Counter Meds

FYI — my personal favorite is Zicam® RapidMelts®. They dissolve in your mouth and are convenient. Convenience is important because if you stop taking Zicam® too soon, the cold can bounce back harder on you. Take Zicam® when you start feeling like you are coming down with something and keep taking regularly for three or four days. Zicam® will help you fight the illness off. If you are already in full-swing cold mode, Zicam® could help you avoid the worst.

There are foods and other tricks to help build up your immunity and prevent sickness, or shorten its duration:

8 Ways You’re Making Your Cold Worse
Flu-Fighting Foods
Home Remedies For A Cold
Natural Cough Remedies
Natural Cold Remedies
Flu Preventive Steps

… and if someone in your home gets sick, there are things you can to do to lower the possibility of spreading around your family…

Caring for Someone Sick

There are things you can do to lower your risk of having the virus invade your home…

Ways To Combat Flu In Your Home

If you ever wonder why you caught that cold in the first place, don’t blame it on the weather:

Does Cold Weather Cause Colds?

And remember, even once you have narrowed down which illness to blame for your symptoms, either can be spread to people around you.

For some people, the threat of spreading your cold or flu can continue for two to three weeks after your body’s immune system has fought to give you some relief.

Am I contagious? A handy guide for cold and flu season

Originally published at The Celebrity-free Zone by Tony Bear!.