The minute you feel the symptoms of a cold creep in, you are likely to raid the drug store and stockpile the fruit and veg in a bid to cure your cold. However, you don’t want to waste your time and money on ineffective methods that may actually cause more harm than good.
Knowing some of the dos and don’ts when it comes to alleviating the symptoms of a cold and cough will help you to treat your body in a healthy way and keep you feeling as comfortable as possible.
Do Keep Hydrated
When you have a cold, your body can lose a lot of electrolytes. Drinking plenty of water, especially mineral or spring water, will replenish your body. It also prevents dehydration and keeps your throat moist in the case of a cough.
Sleep is the most powerful way for your body to repair itself. Ensure you get a decent amount of sleep each night, and allow yourself to nap during the day if your body is telling you it needs it!
Colds and coughs can really drain our energy. Centurion Labs’ Just Energy is a nourishing way to boost your energy levels through a powder that is easy to incorporate into your diet.
Take Some Alcohol-Free Cough Medicine
For a more effective way to alleviate cold and cough symptoms, our Ninjacof is formulated to combat stubborn coughs and is alcohol-free. This is a perfect remedy for pregnant women who are avoiding harmful substances.
Gargling warm salt water can help to calm swelling in the throat as well as reducing any pain in this area. Salt also helps to kill bacteria if your cough is related to a bacterial infection, but for viruses, this won’t work.
Don’t Take Antibiotics
It’s likely that if you are pregnant, you are already being very cautious with this kind of medication. Antibiotics are designed to kill bacteria and therefore will have absolutely no virtuous effects when taken for a viral infection such as a cold or flu.
Dose up on Vitamin C
Keeping your vitamin C at a healthy level is generally important. It works best as a way to prepare your body for colds, but will not offer you anything when you have already caught a cold.
Don’t Drive if Your Cold is Especially Bad
Some colds can induce drowsiness and in this case, you should not drive. You may even want to take a break from driving if you have a vicious cough because a tickly throat and coughing can distract you from the road. This will put both you and your baby in danger.
Go to Work
Not only should you take time off when you’re sick so that you can rest, but going to work with a cough or cold will only spread any kind of viral infection you have.
Find Treatments for Coughs and Colds With Centurion Labs
Browse our range of high-quality products where you can find remedies to help ease cold and cough symptoms. You can also find pre-natal vitamins and immune-boosting capsules to keep your body strong throughout your pregnancy and the cold season.
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