How to survive a cold this winter

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It’s that time of year again where people are coughing in lectures, sniffling down the corridor and drinking all the honey and lemon they can handle, in attempt to survive the cold. Radar has created a list of top tips to survive a cold this winter. 

 

Vitamin C 

Vitamin C is essential in your diet especially this time of year because it helps boost your immune system and will not only help you fight the cold but will stop you from getting it. Try adding a glass of orange juice to your breakfast routine or pick up some vitamin tablets from boots or Superdrug. 

 

Sleep 

With deadlines looming chances are you are going to be pulling all-nighters or crawling into bed just as the sun starts to rise. A sure-fire way to recover from the cold or stop yourself from getting it is to get a good amount of sleep at night. 

 

Medication 

Use the medication! Whether that’s cold and flu tablets, paracetamol or ibuprofen or soothers and lockets. The more medication you take the better you’ll feel, and you’ll be able to enjoy all the Christmas festivities this season just before getting buried under a pile of revision. 

 

Bubbly Baths 

If you are lucky enough to have a bath then most definitely take advantage of it, especially if you are feeling unwell, pour yourself a nice, relaxing hot bath. It’ll help ease your sore muscles and help you let go of anything stressing you out and plus the steam will clear your nose and make it easier to breathe. 

 

Cosy Socks 

Cosy socks make everything better and they’ll keep your feet nice and warm. Making your flat or house cosier and comfier for you, making feeling ill just that little bit better. 

 

Your Favourite Movie or TV Show 

If you are sick, in bed and can hardly move pop on your favourite movie or TV show or even start something new, it gives you something to do when you don’t want to sleep or do anything else either.  

 

Soup, Soup and More Soup 

The number one sick food in my humble opinion is soup. Its comforting, its warm, it tastes good and it doesn’t hurt your throat every time you swallow.  

 

Hot Drinks  

Like soup, hot drinks will be a treat for your throat. You could have tea or coffee, or you could add some honey and lemon into hot water which is also excellent for a scratchy throat.  

 

Tissues 

If you have a cold you are going to need a whole lot of tissues. But instead of using the kind that scratches your nose or makes it go all red, treat yourself to some tissues that will scratch less and clear your nose as you breathe in their scent, try some Balsam Tissues by Kleenex. 

  

Vaseline 

If you're sick and your nose is blocked breathing through your mouth can make your lips quite dry and cracked so invest in some Vaseline. This will stop you from getting sore and cracked lips. 

 

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