Flu Natural Cures
Overview:
Influenza, also known as the flu, is an infectious disease of birds and
mammals. Some of the most common symptoms of Influenza are chills, fever,
sore throat, muscle pains, coughing, weakness, and severe headache. For
humans, influenza effects last for a much longer duration, and are often much
more intense, than effects of the common cold. It is also notable that Influenza
is most easily spread through sneezing and coughing, causing airborne
spread.





Rest the Flu Away- Rest is an obvious but important part of healing Influenza.
By resting in bed, your energy can focus on combating the flu infection. By
staying active, you weaken your immune system and allow for potential
complications of your flu.

Drink Plenty of Fluids- Dehydration occurs much more frequently and rapidly
with Influenza, so it is important to boost your water intake to more than usual.
Also, for many it may be difficult to eat much, if at all, while suffering from
Influenza, so by drinking fruit juices you will be regaining lost nutrients that are
essential to the efficiency of your Influenza healing.

The Salt Water Cure- Sore throat is a common partner of Influenza, so
wouldn't it be nice to relieve that infamous pain in your throat? Dissolve about 1
teaspoon of salt into a pint of warm water and then gargle the solution. Be sure
not to swallow it, as the large amount of sodium will not help with the healing
of your Influenza.

The Back Massage Cure- By having your back rubbed or massaged, you may
help aid your immune system in fighting the flu.

Your Diet Can Prevent Influenza- When you feel ready to get back into eating,
even though your appetite hasn't quite returned yet, stick to starch foods. Toast,
rice, applesauce, and yogurt will be much easier on this weak state of your
body than a heavy, beef-oriented meal.

Humidify the Air- By using a humidifier or vaporizer, you relieve the discomfort
caused by cough, sore throat, and dry nasal passages. This will be especially
helpful throughout the night, when you need plenty of sleep.

Using a Heat Pad to Relieve Flu Pain- A common characteristic of Influenza
are achy muscles. By applying a heated pad or a warm washcloth/rag to the
affected muscles, you can relieve the ache.

Warm Your Feet- Warming the feet with hot water during Influenza has shown
to help relieve headache and nasal congestion.
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