The duration of cold usually depends on how your body’s immune system deal with the virus, which of course, still depends from a lot of factors, such as the food you eat, fluids you drink, rest, etc. The best thing you can do to get rid of summer cold is to condition your immune system well to fight off the virus fast. Here are some tips to do it:
Drink Plenty of Fluids
Drinking water will help your body flush away the cold from your system. Keeping your body hydrates is vital for your immune system. Drinking nutritious fluids such as orange juices will help boost your immune system.
Wash Hands Often
Illnesses caused by germs and viruses are spread from a contagious person, usually through hand, be it direct or indirectly. Your best defense against it is to wash your hands often with a good germicidal soap or warm, soapy water.
Always Carry Hand Sanitizers Around
There are time when washing our hands is not an option, especially when we’re eating on the go. This is where you need a hand sanitizer, they’re convenient, and can work just as soap and water.
Spend Time Outdoors With Less Strenuous Activities
Most often than not, we usually catch colds indoors, especially in an enclosed air-conditioned room where a person carrying the virus is around, such as planes, etc. More time relaxing under the sun can be good for your health, as the sun’s ultraviolet rays can ward off cold viruses, the same way as ultraviolet light can kill germs on the surface. Spending some time outdoors doesn’t mean you have to exhaust yourself.
Take Plenty of Rest
Rest can be really hard to do especially during summer time, but your efforts in treating your colds will be useless if you keep on depriving your body from a good night’s sleep. Our body needs a good rest to be able to repair itself and for our immune system needs to be in top shape.
Treat the Symptoms
While there is still no exact drug that can cure common colds, there are many over-the-counter drugs and medications available in drug stores that offers relief and treat the prevailing and annoying symptoms, such as fever reducers, cough suppressants, and nasal decongestants.
Just make sure you don’t take too much of these treatments.
Eat plenty of fruits and veggies to boost your immune system with essential vitamins.