Hot Liquid Powder
Drinking plenty of fluids is one of the best things you can do to help yourself get better quickly. Keeping your fluids up by drinking lots of water, juice, clear broth or tea will help prevent dehydration and loosen congestion.iii, iv The good news is that using a hot liquid powder will encourage fluid intake, which will help keep you hydrated while you recover.
Try Theraflu® Multi-Symptom Severe Cold Hot Liquid Powder to help battle your cold and flu symptoms in one power-packed mouthful. Simply dissolve the contents of one packet into a cup of hot water and sip while hot. Use every four hours while symptoms persist. Do not take more than six packets in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor.
Sleep and Rest
Cold and flu relief is aided by rest, so while using cold and flu medicine, be sure not to overexert yourself. With lots of rest and sleep, your body is better able to direct more of its energy into fighting the cold or flu virus and healing itself.iii, iv
Helps treat: All symptoms.
It’s important to stay hydrated when treating cold and flu symptoms. Sipping water, herbal teas, juice or broth helps to relieve a sore throat, loosens congestion and helps prevent dehydration.iii, iv
Helps treat: All symptoms – but particularly helps to relieve dehydration, a sore throat and dry mouth.
Warm, Moist Air
Using a humidifier can help to loosen congestion and keep your nasal passages and airways moist, soothing any irritation. If you don’t have a humidifier, try putting your head over a bowl of hot water and breathing in the steam – or, take a hot shower or bath.iii
Helps treat: Aches and pains, itchy throat, stuffed nose.
Salt Water Gargling
Drinking liquids will go a long way to helping soothe a sore or scratchy throat, but gargling with salt water can help to alleviate the pain even further. Simply take a ¼ to ½ tablespoon of salt and dissolve it in a glass of warm water, then gargle and spit the solution out.iii
Treats: A sore, itchy throat.
If you’re suffering from a flu, your doctor may prescribe an antiviral. When taken shortly after flu symptoms arise, antiviral medication can help shorten your illness and/or less symptom severity. It may also help prevent further complications from the flu that can lead to serious illnesses, such as pneumonia.iv, v
Treats: Severe flu symptoms such as high fever, fatigue, aches and pains, persistent cough and chills.vi