We’ve all been there. We get to work and everywhere you look there is someone coughing or sneezing, spreading germs everywhere. You start to panic because even though you just had a flu shot and are taking all the necessary precautions, you start feeling slightly congested or sneezing, so what can you do?
One of the biggest mistakes people do is ignore the early signs that your body sends you. Many times you can feel tired, have a headache, feel congested, or have a slight cough and do absolutely nothing about it. These are early signs of a cold and here are some tips that can help you kick that cold to the curve before it worsens.
Kill Bacteria With Good Bacteria
If you don’t already have probiotics with yogurt for breakfast, it might be a good idea to start. Probiotics are the good bacteria that can help fight a cold and make your symptoms less severe. Probiotics like Lactobacillus rhamnosus LGG and Bifidobacterium animalis can help regulate your immune system’s inflammatory response and can even help reduce wheezing.
Use a Saline Nasal Rinse
Use a saline nasal rinse three times a day. This will help flush out the cold virus that is making you sick, as well as compounds like histamines, prostaglandins, and leukotrienes that cause sniffling.