How do you stop getting sick when you feel it coming on?
Tips for Early Treatment:
- Don’t Over-Exert Yourself. When you’re starting to feel sick, this is not the time to run a few miles or pull an all-nighter for a big project.
- Over the Counter Medicines Can Help.
- Avoid Cold and Damp Environments.
- Get Enough Sleep.
- Drink Plenty of Fluids.
What to do if you feel like a cold is coming on?
If you feel a cold coming on, taking supplements like elderberry or zinc within 24 hours may help recovery. You should also get at least eight hours of sleep, which can make a big difference in curbing the intensity of your cold. It’s also important to stay hydrated by drinking water and warm, herbal caffeine-free tea.
What do you do when you feel a sore throat coming on?
- Gargle with salt water. Gargling with warm salt water can help soothe a scratchy throat.
- Suck on a lozenge.
- Try OTC pain relief.
- Enjoy a drop of honey.
- Try an echinacea and sage spray.
- Stay hydrated.
- Use a humidifier.
- Give yourself a steam shower.
How do you tell if you’re getting sick?
People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
- Fever* or feeling feverish/chills.
- Sore throat.
- Runny or stuffy nose.
- Muscle or body aches.
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.