During the school year. The common cold seems to spread around so easily. Being sick is awful but you can’t just get rid of it right away. You just gotta let it run through its course. So here are some helpful tips that will make your sick days not feel so bad.
Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of healthy fluids when you aren’t feeling well—water, juice, etc. This will help to replace any fluids you lose due to your illness, and ease congestion.
Blow Your Nose Properly: If you have nasal congestion, don’t make things worse by trying to clear it improperly. Hold one nostril closed and gently blow the other to avoid causing an earache. Wash your hands afterwards.
Ease General Aches and Pains: Over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen, cold medicines, etc. can help with pains, aches, fevers, etc. Use as directed and heed all warnings. These medicines may help relieve symptoms and make you feel better, but will not end the illness itself.
See a Doctor If You Don’t Improve: Generally, you do not need to see a doctor if you just have a cold, a mild case of the flu, a sore throat, or some other common illness. However, you should pay close attention to your symptoms and the duration of your illness. You should seek medical advice if you notice persistent symptoms.