I was sick the entire week last week, so I had to drag myself to work daily. You know how difficult it is to be sick – the fact that your child might catch also catch your sickness adds to the stress. Ugh!
I seldom get sick, by God’s grace (thank you, Lord!). And when I do, it doesn’t take too long. This is one of the longest I had; actually, the longest I could remember was when I was in Grade 6 when my brother and I had to be admitted to the hospital due to dengue fever.
This started last Sunday and I completely ignored it ‘coz I thought it would just be gone, or just a little itch on my throat. Came Sunday evening and it was gradually getting worse so I gargled with Bactidol. Monday shift came and I knew I was having sore throat, on top of that, I was having migraine! What a great way to start the week! Lol.
The following day, I asked my bro-in-law to buy Strepsils and another bottle of Bactidol. Tuesday came and it started to heal, Wednesday, along with my sore throat being healed, came a new illness: colds which continued ‘til Saturday with cough. If there’s something I am thankful for during those times, it was the fact that I didn’t have fever.
Fortunately, I was gradually healed daily. Here were my home remedies I used for my illnesses last week:
1. For sore throat – I can always rely on Bactidol and Strepsils. Before I had these two available, I’d gargle using warm water with salt, which also helped soothe the pain somehow. But I had to do it every hour.
2. For colds – The worst part of colds is the feeling of having clogged nose! I used a little pail half-filled with hot water and I put either Vicks VapoRub or even Efficascent oil and I’d put towel on my head and put my head on top of the hot water, just far enough that I don’t feel really hot so I could smell the mentholated scent. It helps a lot in relieving the pain. I also used Neozep for it to heal faster.
3. For cough – I took Solmux to help me with my dry cough. Thankfully, it didn’t last long, just about 3 days.
On top of all these, there’s an effective natural remedy that Dane and I have been using ever since: Pure Calamansi Juice, it’s a great source of Vitamin C to boost immunity. So for 4 consecutive days last week, I’d buy ¼ kilo of Calamansi, extract the juice, take the seeds out, add a very little water and drink it. It’s super sour and also painful on the throat, but it helped me a lot!
Thank goodness, I am healed now. Last Saturday I still had itch on my throat every once in a while but now, I am completely healed. And the best thing is: Nate didn’t catch my illness! Thanks to his Vitamic C, his immunity was all ready to defend him, lol. And I believe my breast milk helped too – yes friends! He’s 2 and still breastfeeding. 🙂
What’s your home remedy for colds, cough and sore throat?
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