What is it: cold or flu? If the symptoms are heaviness in the neck, sore throat, sneezing, coughing, then most likely it is a cold. If a temperature of 38C and above, headache, muscle pain, severe fatigue, diarrhea, nausea, are added to the above symptoms, then this is similar to the flu. Some Helpful Tips for Colds and Flu • For sore throat, pour a glass of warm water, add 1 tsp. salt and gargle. Salt has a calming effect. • In a glass of warm water, add lemon juice. Rinsing with such a liquid will create an acidic environment that is hostile to bacteria and viruses. • Drink as much liquid as possible, 2-3 liters per day to keep the mucous membranes moist, as the body loses a lot of water. • During colds and flus, the body is freed from mucus, and our task is to help him in this. For this, it is recommended stay in a damp, warm, well-ventilated area. To make the air in the bedroom humid, place plates of water or use a humidifier. • A hair dryer can be helpful in fighting a cold. As wild as it sounds hot air inhalation allows you to kill the virus that thrives in the nasal mucosa. Select a warm setting (not hot), keep 45 cm away from your face, inhale warm air for as long as you can, at least 2-3 minutes, preferably 20 minutes. • As soon as you notice cold or flu symptoms, start taking 500 mg vitamin C 4-6 times a day. If diarrhea occurs, reduce the dose. • Garlic – a natural antibiotic – will do its job in the fight against the virus. If you are courageous enough, put a clove (or half a clove) of garlic in your mouth and inhale the vapors into your throat and lungs. In case the garlic is too harsh and you feel discomfort, chew it quickly and drink it down with water. • A very good effect is given by grated horseradish and ginger root. Use them for colds and flu. To avoid indigestion, take after meals.