My Essentials for a Cold # 211:38
As I write this I am sat sniffling, feeling sorry for myself. -touch wood- I am not one to get ill very often but typical Beth catches her cold in her 2 week easter break. To make the best out of having a bad throat, sinuses and runny nose I thought that I would share with you the products that I have been reaching for in order to relieve the symptoms and also a couple of tips if you,too, are suffering from the common cold.
Kleenex Balsam Fresh - I swear by Kleenex Balsam to prevent the dreaded rudolf-red nose and with the Fresh element, these help to unblock your nose and help you to breath normally again
Boots Cold& Flu Relief/Paracetamol - Im not a big believer in taking tablets in order to shift a cold however these work great to shift a cold in a matter of days.
Vaseline - I swear by vaseline when I have an unhappy nose. I use this as a barrier around my nose an also use on my lips when they get sore and dry when I am feeling run-down.
Balmi - If I need even more moisture on my lips I reach for my Balmi!
Sudocrem - Where Vaseline can no longer help my clown like symptoms, I like to use this at night to help relieve my red nose and get my skin back to normal.
Aveeno Cream - I swear by this on a day-to-day basis however when i'm ill I love to use this all over my face and also on my hands to give them their life back.
Vicks Vaporub - I smother my chest and neck in this and this really helps me to breate normally again.
Strepsyls - I always have these in my bag as a precaution as these help relieve the pain of a bad throat.
HOT RIBENA + HONEY - Recenntly I have been loving boiling the kettle and adding a tablespoon of honey into hot ribena. This has definitely helped to soothe my bad throat.
STEAM - When my sinuses were congested my best friend recommended hot steam so as not to ignore great advice, I filled a bowl with boiled water, allowed it to cool slightly then sat with a towel over the bowl which really helped to clear my nose.
WATER - As always, drinking plenty of water is important to flush out the toxins and keep you hydrated
What are your essentials for a cold?
See my last Cold Essentials post: HERE