What To Do When You Feel You’re Getting Sick?

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?

  1. Gargle with salt water. Gargling with warm salt water can help soothe a scratchy throat.
  2. Suck on a lozenge.
  3. Try OTC pain relief.
  4. Enjoy a drop of honey.
  5. Try an echinacea and sage spray.
  6. Stay hydrated.
  7. Use a humidifier.
  8. 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.
  • Cough.
  • Sore throat.
  • Runny or stuffy nose.
  • Muscle or body aches.
  • Headaches.
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.