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31. If All Else Fails, Visit The Drug Store  Visit your local drug store or get someone to do it for you when you’re not feeling… Trista - January 19, 2020
OTC cough medicines and cough syrups can help to minimize the symptoms of the flu. Shutterstock

31. If All Else Fails, Visit The Drug Store 

Visit your local drug store or get someone to do it for you when you’re not feeling well. Go down the cold and flu aisle and take your pick from hundreds of options available. There will be different medications that will deal with individual flu symptoms and others that may treat many of the flu symptoms you’re experiencing. 

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There are pain relievers that will help reduce your fever and body aches caused by the flu. This list includes medication like Advil, Motrin, and Tylenol. You might also want to try to decongestants that will help to open up your nasal passages. These will help take the pressure off your sinuses and make you feel a lot better. 

Prolonged coughing can get painful after a while. Shutterstock

32. What To Take For A Lingering Cough 

If you’re experiencing a cough, you can try cough suppressants, which will also help soothe a dry cough. Expectorants will help to loosen the mucus trapped in your body, and it could also be useful if you are experiencing a wet cough instead of a dry one. Last but not least, try an antihistamine.

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These will help to dry you out and also have sedative effects that will help you and your body to rest better than you are. Another at-home remedy for a cough is honey. It has been soothing sore throats and coughs for centuries! There has even been a study on the way that it helps when a person is ill. 

Honey is a good for soothing a sore throat. It also boosts the immune system. Shutterstock

33. The Benefits Of Natural Remedies Like Honey

Researchers have found that a dose of honey was even more effective than a cough suppressant when dealing with a nighttime cough. It was for children who were aged between 2 and 18 years who were suffering from upper respiratory tract infection. On a side note, you should not give honey to children who are under one year of age. 

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So, in an ideal world, we have robust enough immune systems never to get the flu in the first place. We are always ahead with our flu vaccination and breeze through the flu season. In the real world, we may possibly get the common cold or the flu, but there are great ways to get through it and recover well. 

Sources:

https://www.bhg.com/homekeeping/house-cleaning/tips/flu-season-cleaning-home/

https://www.bhg.com/news/disinfecting-mistakes/

https://www.healthline.com/health/influenza/tips-for-speedy-flu-recovery#1

https://www.bhg.com/health-family/conditions/colds-flu/flu-season-how-to-stay-healthy/

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