With the arrival of fall comes seasonal illnesses like the common cold and the flu. Even if you followed our recommendations on how to prevent seasonal illnesses, sometimes falling ill is unavoidable. We understand that there is no substitute for a doctor’s professional opinion and in addition to medicine, home remedies can be incorporated to help alleviate seasonal illness symptoms. With hundreds of home remedies to try, here is what our South Coast skilled nursing staff recommends to support a healthy and speedy recovery.
A bowl of chicken soup is proven to slow the movement of neutrophils in your body. Neutrophils are a common type of white blood cell that protect your body from infection. When they’re moving slowly, they stay more concentrated in the areas of your body that require the most healing. Chicken soup was also effective for reducing the symptoms of upper respiratory infections.
Ginger is among the healthiest spices on the planet. Gingerol, the bioactive substance in fresh ginger, can help lower the risk of infections. A few slices of raw ginger root in boiling water may help soothe a cough or sore throat. Research suggests that it can also alleviate nausea, a common symptom with influenza.
Taking vitamin C supplements regularly can decrease the duration and severity of a sickness. Getting enough vitamin C can relieve upper respiratory tract infections and other illnesses. Add a few lemon slices into hot tea or drink some orange juice to increase your vitamin C intake while sick.
Here at South Coast Post Acute, we understand that when our community residents become sick, they want to recover as quickly as possible. Our South Coast Post Acute care community hopes you feel better soon, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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