The Hidden Truth Behind Cold And Flu Remedies

The Hidden Truth Behind Cold And Flu Remedies #health #coldremedies #fluremedies


I have been very lucky this winter season! So far, I have not gotten a cold or the flu. My children have managed to dodge getting sick, too! It is so true that nothing is more disruptive to your life than when you catch the flu or a cold. Although you have done your best to avoid people that are sick, have increased your vitamin C intake and gotten a flu shot, you are still at risk for illness during the winter season. The flu shot can only offer you some immunity to reduce your chances of falling ill with the virus. Before you decide to try and power through your illness, it is important for you take some time to baby your body so that your health improves. You don’t have to stop everything that you are doing cold turkey. However, you do need to listen to your body, get more rest and try some home remedies.

While you should not believe or try everything that you hear, some cold and flu remedies are very beneficial and can help to keep your illness from becoming worse.

Before you go asking your friends, family and colleagues for suggestions, take a look at these remedies to find out which ones are real and effective at treating the common cold and flu and which ones are not.


Cold and Flu Remedies: Fact vs Fiction
Presented By PhysicianOne Urgent Care


Contrary to popular belief, there is no cure for the common cold or flu. That does not mean that home remedies are useless. In fact, some home remedies can help you to feel better and quite possibly shorten the duration of your illness.

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What cold and flu remedies do you use in your home? Share with me below or tell me about it at:

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  • That’s great to know. Thanks for sharing.
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  • I am all for holistic remedies and I love these suggestion! I will never take a flu shot…NEVER!
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  • Great information – the part about antibiotics especially. It drives me nuts when I hear of people taking them because they have a cold. Hydration is such an underrated thing also. Drink water!
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  • These are great tips for the season. I had no idea about too much saline flushing
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  • I didn’t get a flu shot and am battling with the flu right now which totally SUCKS!
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  • These are some interesting facts and tips. I am hoping to make it through the rest of cold and flu season without being sick!
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  • Amy

    We have been sick constantly lately. We are actually sick right now but trying to stay rested and hydrated!
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  • My mother-in-law, step mother-in-law, sister-in-law, aunt-in-law and various other folks in my husbands family are nurses. My father-in-law and husband are respiratory therapists. There is never a end to the free medical advice I get when somethings going wrong with hubs, me or kiddo.
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  • I’m right in the middle of a cold, so I need to keep in mind how important drinking water is. I don’t have any home remedies but I sure wish I did.
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  • We very rarely get sick at our house. I chalk it up to a good diet and vitamins! Plus, my son is a pro at washing his hands! 🙂

  • My boys have both gotten sick this year. I have been fortunate to now get sick.
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  • I’ve heard too that there’s no cure, just ways to relieve them (flu and cold). I appreciate those ways to relieve them too. 😉

  • Debbie

    Got my shot this year. First time in many years I have.

  • When cold and flu season hits we hit the Orange Juice, Garlic and tea with honey. Honesty, I also have a honey homeopathic cough sryrup I use for the kids on occasion if it is too bad. Otherwise, I am all about just eating the right mix of foods and drink for a natural boost.
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  • Ann

    This is a great post. I have had three colds already this winter. I get my flu shot every year and i believe it has really helped.

  • We rarely take anything when we have a cold or flu
    I firmly believe in more fluids and soups etc and rest! Great info!

  • These are great facts! It seems like this time of year, so many people get it wrong when it comes to colds.

  • I need to tell my hubby Vitamin C doesn’t help with the cold. He drinks it every day and never gets sick, so that’s why he swears by it!
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  • This is great information. We always get our flu shots!
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  • I love this. I usually rely on essential oils and vitamin D.
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  • I always love hot tea when I am sick. It’s great for my throat and for sinus congestion.
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  • Wow, this cleared up a lot of stuff for me. I really thought that the flu vaccine could infect you!

  • this is quite an education. that’s why I believe in prevention using my essential oils and eating healthy

  • I needed this a few weeks ago. WE all just went through this at different times, of course.

  • Interesting … I have tried gargling with salt water – it always makes me GAG! But then I feel a little better.
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  • Robin

    I don’t know if it was coincidence or not, but when I was sick last week, I drank lots of vitamin C water and I got better much faster than I ever had in the past.